138 An­niver­sary Piece

Ernest Borel ex­tends its Jules Borel col­lec­tion with a lim­ited edi­tion time­piece to com­mem­o­rate its 160 years of his­tory

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Ernest Borel ex­tends its Jules Borel col­lec­tion with a lim­ited edi­tion time­piece

Ernest Borel cel­e­brates the 160th an­niver­sary of its found­ing this year, and has re­leased a lim­ited edi­tion time­piece in its Jules Borel col­lec­tion to cel­e­brate the mile­stone. The choice was an easy one – Jules Borel was the brand’s founder, and his name­sake col­lec­tion con­sists of dressy watches with a touch of luxe that a time­piece such as this will fit in with per­fectly.

The com­mem­o­ra­tive watch be­gins with a rose gold­plated steel case 40mm across – per­fect for the mod­ern wearer – with match­ing hands and in­dexes. The ap­pliqué hour mark­ers them­selves are stud­ded with a di­a­mond each to fur­ther dis­tin­guish the time­piece, while the sil­ver dial has a scal­loped sun­burst guil­loché pat­tern for added flair. The three sub-di­als at three, six, and nine o’clock have cir­cu­lar grained pat­terns in­stead for con­trast, and fea­ture a ret­ro­grade date, power re­serve, and day in­di­ca­tor re­spec­tively.

The watch’s cel­e­bra­tory as­pect is ex­pressed in var­i­ous ways. The most ob­vi­ous is the “160th An­niver­sary” text on the flange at six o’clock. Flip the time­piece over, and an etched draw­ing of the Ernest Borel Fac­tory re­veals it­self. Etch­ing aside, the case back also has an aper­ture to al­low its wearer to ob­serve the bal­ance wheel in mo­tion.

Only 888 pieces of this an­niver­sary time­piece will be pro­duced. Each will be de­liv­ered with an in­di­vid­u­ally num­bered case and cer­tifi­cate. MOVE­MENT Self-wind­ing Cal­i­bre 9094 with 42-hour power re­serve

CASE 40mm in rose gold-plated steel, wa­ter re­sis­tant to 50m STRAP Brown al­li­ga­tor with match­ing de­ploy­ant buckle PRICE Un­avail­able

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