Available in a limited edition series of 50, the Masterpiece Calendrier Rétrograde and Masterpiece Double Rétrograde are produced in pink gold. The large 46 mm diameter cases, statuesque in appearance, afford time a space in keeping with its dimensions. The case, which is water-resistant to a depth of 50 m, has a very contemporary style polished and satin finish, with nothing superfluous and no decorative flourishes. Its plain simplicity is echoed in the blue dials that display the time data in a methodical and practical fashion, whatever the model.
One model features a retrograde date at 10 o’clock, the other a GMT double retrograde and date at 12 and 6 o’clock. The delicately cut out displays, stylish despite their technical sophistication, are enhanced by the sun-brushed satin finish of the dial, the deep blue colour of which confirms their credentials. The power reserve display, located at 2 or 3 o’clock depending on the model, is characterized by its bold, dynamic appearance. The pink-gold applied markers sit in a curve that stretches out gradually, giving a real impression of movement. As for the small seconds hand, it circles regularly without stopping.
In a clear, striking contrast, the fine pink-gold hands skim round the blue dial, their diamond-cut finish further enhanced by their gently curved shape. The absence of an arbor hole confirms traditional design where attention to the minutest detail is taken to its extreme. The purity, the quiet poise of the design that emanates from these timepieces cannot fail to evoke the most beautiful architectural creations where design, distilled to its purest essence, transfigures form and function. Perfect visual harmony and crystal-clear legibility testify explicitly to this.
The finish, even of the tiniest component, invisible after the watch is assembled, can be seen through the sapphire crystal case backs. Their 16½ line diameter makes them among the largest automatic calibers in the market. In response to the expectations of a demanding public for whom performance is a way of life, the new automatic Masterpiece watches are also available in steel in a more popular case size of 43 mm, with two dial finishes, black and silver-plated.
- Stainless steel, Ø 43 mm, satin and polished finishing
- Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
- Screwed case back with wide sapphire crystal
- Water-resistant to 50 m/5 atm
- Based on a solid 925 silver plate
- Available in black or silver color, with sun brushed finishing
- Diamond-cut applied hour markers, small second and power reserve indications
HANDS AND DISCS
- Stamped hours and minutes hands with diamond-cut head in the pure tradition of hands making
- Retrograde indications in contrast to the dial color for optimum legibility: rhodium colored on black dial, black gold color on silver dial
- Rhodium-colored stick hand for power reserve and small second
STRAP / BRACELET
- Black large-scale crocodile-skin strap, lined with black calfskin and black over-stitching
- Folding steel clasp with push-pieces
- Satin and polished finish
Automatic movement, self-winding ML 191 (Double Rétrograde)
Double Rétrograde (ML 191):
- Hours and minutes indicated by central hand
- Date indicated by retrograde hand at 6 o’clock
- 2nd time zone indicated by retrograde hand at 12 o’clock
- Small second hand at 9 o’clock
- Power reserve hand at 3 o’clock
VIBRATION: 18,000 vibrations/h, 2.5 Hz
POWER RESERVE: 52 hours
ADJUSTMENTS: 5 positions after full winding and after 24 hours
DECORATION: Vertical brushed finish and Grand Colimaçon, rhodium-plated
Automatic movement, self-winding ML 191 (Double Rétrograde) Functions: - Hours and minutes indicated by central hand - Date indicated by retrograde hand at 6 o’clock - 2nd time zone indicated by retrograde hand at 12 o’clock - Small second hand at 9 o’clock - Power reserve hand at 3 o’clock - Vibration: 18,000 vibrations/h, 2.5 Hz - Power reserve: 52 hours - Jewels: 74 - Adjustments: 5 positions after full winding and after 24 hoursAbout our movements
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