The Le Méridien series Gravity Watch unveiled at the Baselworld 2014 was the first timepiece to use an all-silicon escapement system, and it became very popular after its launch, with sales rising steadily.
Since 1975, Le Méridien has been a pioneer in the creation of watches and clocks, dedicated to incorporating new technologies, impressive timekeeping design and superb Swiss craftsmanship into its works. To celebrate the brand’s 40th anniversary, Le Méridien has launched a limited edition of the Ingenious Gravity Watch this year, combining a sophisticated blue dial with a number of innovative elements.
The 40th Anniversary Edition of Ingenious Gravity Watch combines many famous Le Méridien designs, including the factory-made movement, the silicon escapement, the semi-hollow dial, the eccentric hour, minute display and bright color layout, all of which are eye-catching This is reflected in the stylish POWERLITE® alloy case.
POWERLITE® alloys are extremely robust and extremely lightweight. The smoky gray case is anodized. Le Méridien’s design team has specifically selected POWERLITE® alloys to create an exquisite case with outstanding materials for this watch, which has played an important role in the brand’s history.
-43mm smoky Powerlite alloy case
-43 mm stainless steel case, matte and polished
-‘Box-shaped’ double-sided anti-reflective sapphire crystal
-Sapphire crystal screw-down case back
-Water resistant to 50 meters / 5 atm
Movement bridge / dial
-White lacquered and black printed Roman numerals, blue minute scale, black and blue printed second scale, 4N logo
-Black lacquered and rhodium-plated hour markers and logos, rhodium-plated minute scale, red and white printed seconds scale
-Blue lacquered and rhodium-plated hour markers and logos, rhodium-plated minute scale, rhodium-plated seconds scale placed on the outer ring of the small seconds dial
-4N gold-plated or rhodium-plated hour, minute and second hands
-Black or brown alligator strap
-Black soft crocodile leather strap
-Push-button folding stainless steel buckle
-Frosted and polished
-Black PVD-coated buckle
ML230 automatic movement
ML10 escapement and rotor
– Off-centered hour and minute hands at 2 o’clock
– Off-centre small seconds at 4 o’clock
– ML escapement and oscillating weight between 6 and 8 o’clock
Vibration frequency: 18 000 times / hour, 2.5 Hz
Power reserve: 50 hours
Number of jewels: 35
Adjustment: 5-way adjustment after full winding and 2-way adjustment after 24 hours Decoration: Classic style: rhodium-plated bridge decorated with snailed Geneva ripple and sandblasted,
All bridge corners are diamond-cut.
Modern style: Black gold-plated bridges with vertical Geneva trim and sandblasted, all bridge corners are diamond-cut.
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Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud precision timepiece brand participated in the ‘Only Watch’ charity auction for the first time. The brand donated to the eighth grand event a lone masterpiece created for this auction: the Chronomètre FB 1 precision timepiece series ‘Night Star’.
This watch will be auctioned by Christie’s in Geneva on November 9, 2019 to fund the Duchenne Muscular Atrophy Association to support research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. There is no cure.
The FB 1 precision timepiece ‘Night Star’ is equipped with a sand-blasted dark gray ceramic titanium case. This ceramification treatment makes titanium gold four times stronger than traditional titanium metal, while giving it a unique appearance.
The design highlights of this orphan watch focus on subtle color contrasts. This is the first Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud precision timepiece brand to create a watch with Super-LumiNova luminous coated hands and numerals. The intentional choice of white fluorescent materials is to make a clear and powerful contrast with the dark and dark tones of the appearance parts, like the starlight flickering in the middle of the night.
According to historical records, the star is an indicator for the navigator to determine the ship’s positioning at sea, and this is also reminiscent of the FB 1 series’ creative inspiration. It was the source-made watch master Ferdinand Berthoud in order to measure Precision marine clock made by longitude at sea.
Investigating its symbolic significance, the white Super-LumiNova luminous coating symbolizes hope, hoping to successfully find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
The black ceramic crown inlay perfectly matches the black grained dial. This dial’s retouching treatment also appears on the latest models launched by our factory recently. Chronomètre FB 1 precision chronometer “Night Star” watch is equipped with three chamfered and polished transparent sapphire crystal half-splints on the bottom side of the watch, which allows you to see the entire black rhodium-plated balance cone – sesame chain movement and its movement. Drive the seconds tourbillon directly.
Since its launch in 2005, the ‘Only Watch’ charity auction has raised more than 40 million Swiss francs, thanks to the unique timepieces donated by major brands to the association for auction sales. As a result, the Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud precision timepiece brand has once again established the Chopard Group’s unwavering determination since participating in this charity for the first time.
‘We are very honored to support this philanthropy and to fund this scientific research that still affects so many children and adults’ health,’ said Karl-Frederick, Chopard Co-President and Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud Precision Timepiece Brand Chairman Karl-Friedrich Scheufele explained: ‘This long-standing commitment allows us to develop unique masterpieces of bold innovation. The crystals obtained through long-term aesthetic and technical research have a strong, bold and decisive style. It will exceed the imagination and expectations of collectors. The Chronomètre FB 1 precision timepiece series ‘Night Star’ is born under such a vision. This concept allows us to present an aesthetic style that is unique, noble and different from A lone masterpiece of our traditional watch. ‘
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