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.