Atelier de Chronométrie #3

 

 

The third Atelier de Chronométrie creation is a tribute to the Art Deco wristwatches with an aesthetic that mixes impossible combinations, a variety of rich details, tones and textures; a timepiece that becomes an eye-catcher impossible to pass unnoticed. A minimal case made of 18k rose gold with elongated lugs and concave bezel.

The movement

4 bridges, piton Genève

The  movement based on the same calibre than the AdC#1 (Omega 266) but with a completely different look and finishes. It has been chosen because of its durability and stability.

  • 21 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 hand beveling, black polish, perlage and côtes circulaires, etc.
  • Each movement is reinvented each time for each customer, changing technically and aestheticaly.
More details
  • 21 pieces are completely handmade without using CNC milling machines.
  • 4 superior bridges made of Arcap, 18k yellow gold and rhodium plated entirely crafted and decorated by hand using artisanal methods.

  • The rachet click and the crown wheel are double nailed finished with matte finished center. The crown wheel is completely handmade in one single piece and finished by file. Despite its delicacy, it offers high reliability and excellent sound; the typical “click”. This rachet click is greatly appreciated by “conossieurs” and can be modified at the buyer ́s request.

  • The rachet and the crown wheel are black polished, the crown wheel core is fully handmade. We offer a choice of mate finish and/or combined with polished detailing. There is also the possibility of changing the quantity of the screws of the crown wheel core as well as the finishes.

  • Train wheel: original from the Omega cal. 266, modified and improved. The brass wheels are gold-plated to avoid corrosion. The customer can also choose the color for the train wheel. In order to finish our wheels to the highest standards, we use different finishes. Every wheel arm is hand beveled and polished “cerclage” in all the surface and diamond finish in the center.

  • 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 balance regulated by inertial screws and two massellottes made of 18k white gold. The shock system is the three points contact KIF. The customer can also choose between Incabloc or non shock system similar to antique pocket watches.

  • Piton Genève.

  • Handmade frosted finish, handmade anglage and black polish. Base plate with circular graining, barrell with côtes circulaires

The case

Minimal shape

A timeless and minimal handmade case with elongated lugs and concave bezel in 18k rose gold that enhances such a sexy dial. It measures 37,5mm (without crown). 

  • It‘s also available in 18k white and yellow gold, as well as combined (for instance, the case can be in white gold with bezel and crown in rose gold).
  • It’s also available in stainless steel.
  • The diameter can be adapted from 35mm up to 38’5mm as per customer request.

The dial

A 30’s style

A tribute to the Art Deco wristwatches with an aesthetic that mixes impossible combinations, a variety of rich details, tones and textures; a timepiece that be- comes an eye-catcher impossible to pass unnoticed and engine turned sub-seconds. The elegant 18k rose gold artisanal hands, an essential part of the time indication, which heighten the 30’s look.

  • The dials can also be made to measure at the customer’s request.
  • There is also the possibility of creating a cloisonné dial.
  • The hands are also available in 18k rose, yellow and white gold.

Technical specifications

List of features
  • Movement based on a Omega calibre 266.

  • Manual winding.

  • Calibre of 13 lines and 4mm height.

  • 17 jewels.

  • Power reserve 38 hours.

  • Frequency 18.000 v.p.h.

  • 21 new pieces completely handmade (without using CNC milling machines).

  • 4 superior bridges made of Arcap, 18k yellow gold and rhodium 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 balance regulated by inertial screws and two massellottes made of 18k white gold. The shock system is the three points contact KIF. The customer can also choose between Incabloc or non shock system similar to antique pocket watches.

  • Piton Genéve.

  • Handmade frosted finish, handmade anglage and black polish. Base plate with circular graining, barrel with côtes circulaires.

  • Multitone dial with hours, minutes and big sub seconds.

  • Handmade, 18k rose gold hands.

  • Handmade, 37’5mm 18k rose gold case with elongated lugs and concave bezel.

  • Case diameter can be adapted from 35 up to 38’5mm. Also available in 18k yellow and white gold, as well as combined (for instance, a case in white gold with bezel and crown in rose gold) and stainless steel.

  • Handmade, 18k rose gold crown. Also available in 18k yellow and white gold.

  • Handmade, 18k rose gold buckle. Also available in 18k yellow and white gold and stainless steel.

  • Handmade ostrich leather strap. Also available in crocodile leather, oak leather, cordovan, etc.

  • Optional handmade, 18k white gold ‘’beads of rice’’ bracelet. Also available in 18k yellow and rose gold or a combination of both.

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