Atelier de Chronométrie #4

Atelier de Chronométrie #4

Atelier de Chronométrie #4

The fourth Atelier de Chronométrie creation is a very special timepiece. The design combines the pure lines of a 18k white gold Calatrava case with an amazing “cloisonné” enamel dial with 35 different colors and hues that enhance the beauty of the Planet Earth and the Moon from outer space. The watch is completed by a romantic complication that makes the dial do a full turn every 5 hours and 20 minutes. 

The movement

Romantic complication

As all the Atelier de Chronométrie timepieces, this calibre has been made entirely by hand and has a “romantic” complication integrated on the base plate (without any additional plate) that makes the dial do a full turn each 5 hours 20 minutes. The calibre is based on the mythical Omega cal. 266 that has been chosen because of its durability and stability.

  • 42 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 finish includes handmade techniques such as “frosting” (real frosted, not sandblasting) as well as hand beveling “anglage”.
  • Each movement is reinvented each time for each customer, changing technically and aesthetically.
More details
  • 42 new pieces are completely handmade without using CNC milling machines.
  • 4 superior bridges made of German Silver (Arcap) entirely crafted and decorated by hand using artisanal methods. The bridges have a bicoloured finish that combines 18k rose gold plated on the superior frosting, flanks and inferior “perlage” and the natural color of the German silver for the “anglage”. 

  • The rachet click is completely handmade in one single piece of carbon steel and is finished by file.
  • The rachet and the crown wheel are mate finished and the crown wheel core is fully handmade.
  • The balance is a “free sprung balance” regulated by inertial screws.
  • Hidden piton system under the balance bridge to allow a better vision of the balance.
  • Train wheel: original from the Omega cal. 266, modified and improved. The brass wheels are rhodium-plated to avoid corrosion.
  • Anchor escape original from the Omega calibre, decorated to enhance its beauty.
  • A “romantic” complication is integrated on the base plate (without any additional plate) that makes the 18k gold dial base do a full turn every 5 hours 20 minutes. It can be adapted at 12h or 24h.

The case

An elegant shape

A timeless and minimalist handmade three-body Calatrava case with elongated lugs and concave bezel that enhances the beauty and the power of such a “cloisonné” dial. It’s made in 18k white gold. 

The dial

Universe in motion

A “cloisonné” dial made with 35 different colors and hues (opaque, opal and transparent and Mica powders) that rotates and represents another perspective of outer space that enhances the beauty of Planet Earth, the Moon and the Universe. The complication located on the base plate of the movement allows the dial do an entire rotation each 5 hours and 20 minutes. A romantic representation of the passing of time that is completed by the elegant two 18k yellow gold artisanal hands.