Atelier de Chronométrie #2

 

 

Atelier de Chronométrie #2

 

 

Atelier de Chronométrie #2

 

 

The second Atelier de Chronométrie is a handmade time-only wristwatch inspired in the old rare pocket watches with center seconds from the XIX century. A two color three body case that enhances the beauty of the black glossy gilt dial with applied Breguet numerals in 18k rose gold. The movement has an entirely handmade experimental stainless steel balance wheel.

The movement

An indirect center seconds

A time-only wristwatch inspired in the old rare pocket watches with center seconds from the XIX century and based on the Omega cal. 283 (30mm) that has been chosen because of its durability and stability. The movement has an entirely handmade experimental stainless steel balance wheel regulated by four 18k rose gold masselottes.

  • 35 pieces are completely handmade without using CNC milling machines.
  • The rest of the calibre parts are completely modified and decorated by hand using artisanal tools and methods.
  • The calibre finish includes techniques such as handmade “frosting” (real frosted), not sandblasting. As well as anglage, purple black polished screws and perlage.
  • Each movement is reinvented each time for each customer, changing technically and aesthetically.
More details
  • 35 pieces are completely handmade without using CNC milling machines.
  • 4 superior bridges made of Arcap and 18k rose gold plated entirely crafted and decorated by hand using artisanal methods.
  • The rachet click is completely handmade in one single piece and finished by file. Despite its delicacy, it offers high reliability and excellent sound; the typical “click”.
  • The rachet and the crown wheel are matte finished with polished countersink details, the crown wheel core is fully handmade. We offer a choice of mate finish and/or combined with polished detailing.
  • Train wheel: original from the Omega cal. 283, modified and improved. The brass wheels are gold-plated to avoid corrosion.
  • Anchor escape original from the Omega calibre, decorated to enhance its beauty, with anglage and in all the surfaces black polished and anchor pallets bercée polished.
  • Free sprung experimental balance wheel in stainless steel and regulated by 4 18k rose gold masselottes.

The case

A delicate three body case

The handmade two color three body case with straight curved lugs combines 18k white and rose gold and measures 40mm (without crown) in the most curved part. The perfect shape to enhance the beauty of such a black glossy gilt dial with applied Breguet numerals in 18k rose gold.

The dial

Stunning black

The best couple for such an elegant two tone and three body case, a very particular black glossy gilt dial with applied Breguet numerals in 18k rose gold. The completely crafted dart hands are made in 18k rose gold and have the ideal shape for such a center seconds and enhance the timeless black look.

Technical specifications

List of features
  • Manual winding.
  • Calibre of 13 lines and 5,65mm height.
  • 20 jewels.
  • Power reserve 43 hours.
  • Frequency 18.000 v.p.h.
  • 35 new pieces completely handmade (without using CNC milling machines).                                                                                  
  • 4 superior bridges made of Arcap and 18k rose gold plated entirely crafted and decorated by hand using artisanal methods.
  • Rest of the parts completely modified and decorated by hand using artisanal tools and methods.
  • Free sprung experimental balance wheel in stainless steel and regulated by 4 18k rose gold “masselottes”.
  • Handmade frosted finish,”anglage” and purple black polished screws and perlage. Base plate with circular graining, barrell with “côtes circulaires”.
  • Black glossy gilt dial with applied Breguet numerals in 18k rose gold.
  • Handmade, 18k rose gold hands.
  • Handmade, 40mm 18k white and rose gold three body case with straight curved lugs.
  • Handmade, 18k rose gold crown.
  • Handmade, 18k rose gold buckle. 

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