Atelier de Chronométrie #88

Atelier de Chronométrie #88

Atelier de Chronométrie #88

The Atelier de Chronométrie #88 is a very special timepiece because of its new movement enhancements that are harmonically supported by an exotic Sector dial with Arabic numerals which, for the first time, is presented in a new re-designed stainless steel case.

The movement

New enhancements

The movement is based on the same calibre as our other timepieces, the Omega 266, but with enhancements such as a new free sprung balance wheel regulated by 6 masselottes made in 18k rose gold, an own fourth wheel and a lowered escape wheel bridge made of carbon steel. The frequency has been changed from 18.000 b.p.h. to 21.600 b.p.h. to greater accuracy.

 

  • 44 parts are completely handmade without using CNC milling machines.

  • The rest of the calibre parts are modified and decorated by hand using artisanal tools and methods.

  • The calibre finish includes techniques such as matte frosting, as well as hand beveling, black polish, anglage, perlageetc.
  • Each movement is reinvented each time for each customer, changing technically and aesthetically.
More details
  • 44 parts are completely handmade without using CNC milling machines.
  • 3 superior bridges made in Arcap, black polished screws, 18k pink gold plated accents (ie. wheels, anchor, etc.). 1 new lowered and black polished escape wheel bridge made of carbon steel and a new pinion, 1 new free sprung balance wheel regulated by 6 masselottes made in 18k rose gold with a black polished stud holder plate and 1 black polished anchor bridge.
  • The ratchet wheel is matte finished and the crown wheel is matte finished and black polished.
  • Train wheel: 3 original wheels from the Omega cal. 266, modified and improved. The brass wheels are rose gold-plated to avoid corrosion. Every wheel arm is hand beveled and polished cerclage in all the surface and diamond finish in the center. 1 entirely new fourth brass wheel rose gold-plated and with the Atelier de Chronométrie symbol shape.
  • The anchor original from the Omega calibre, decorated to enhance its beauty, with anglage and matte finishing and anchor pallets bercée polished.
  • The ratchet 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”.
  • Piton Genève.
  • Handmade grainage as well as hand beveling, black polished, anglage, perlage, etc.

The case

Re-designed steel case

A lively new three-body case in stainless steel with flat bezel and elongated lugs combining satin and high polish finishes. It measures 37,5mm and fits perfectly to the wrist. 

The dial

Exotic Arabic Sector 

The dial is inspired in the look of the watches from the 30’s with a Sector dial with Arabic numerals. A large engine turned sub-seconds completes the dial design. It comes in two versions; black galvanic gilt dial and galvanic silver dial.