The Ovale Pan­tographe

Revolution (Hong Kong) - - SIHH 2017 -

takes di­rect in­spi­ra­tion from one of Michel Parmi­giani’s restora­tion projects, a pocket watch from 1780, which fea­tured tele­scopic hands. Trans­fer­ring this fea­ture to a wrist­watch proved con­sid­er­ably more dif­fi­cult than you would ex­pect; the dif­fer­ent po­si­tions of the watch, as worn on the wrist through­out the day, po­ten­tial shocks, and other en­vi­ron­men­tal vari­ables can af­fect the hands them­selves. These hands sub­se­quently re­quired 30 com­po­nents be­fore they could be made pos­si­ble, and they use an alu­minum al­loy with a mag­ne­sium base, sourced from the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try, to strike the re­quired func­tional equi­lib­rium to work re­li­ably. This year’s model gains a guil­loché bar­ley grain dial, and is avail­able with a choice of white or rose gold case.

Ovale Pan­tographe

Move­ment Cal­iber PF111; hand-wind­ing; 21,600vph; rose gold; 8-day power re­serve Func­tions Hours, min­utes; date; power re­serve; pan­to­graph hands Case 45.0mm x 37.3mm; 18K white or rose gold; sap­phire case back; wa­ter re­sis­tant to 30m Dial Sil­ver-col­ored; guil­loché bar­ley grain fin­ish Strap Her­mès al­li­ga­tor leather; match­ing pin buckle Lim­i­ta­tion 50 pieces

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