Friday, March 20, 2015

Andersen Genève Tempus Terrae

During Baselworld 2015 Andersen Genève unveils the Tempus Terrae, the 5th limited edition world time watch created by the independent Swiss watch maker. It celebrates 25 years (1990-2015) of World Time Watches with indication of different time zones by Andersen Genève.

In 1884 Sandford Flemming invented the 24 time zones that are used to tell time on earth. In 1930 Mr. Louis Cottier, a watchmaker from Carouge in Geneva, developed a complication for pocket watches to display multiple time zones. This complication was introduced on a wrist watch by Mr. Cottier in 1950. This 5th edition World Time watch by Andersen Genève will commemorate the first World Time Watch with two crowns developed by Louis Cottier in the 50’s; one of the most beautiful world time watch ever created.
The Tempus Terrae carries Andersen Genève’s DNA adorned by watch collectors: a very sober and classy watch case in gold, aesthetic simplicity, “A” shaped Andersen hands and a exclusive “Blue Gold” guilloché main dial. This timepiece offers also personalisation alternatives to its owner; bespoke options have been offered by Andersen Genève since the beginning in the early 80’s.

Whether with a special City name or special text colours, the watch collector can make his Tempus Terrae unique. Moreover he will have the opportunity to have his desired text engraved on the dust cover case back. Every component of this watch is produced in Switzerland, whether in Geneva or Neuchâtel, with the help of passionate high end craftsmanship.

The time zones indication gives an easy way to read the time all around the world, without pushing buttons or turning crowns. This module developed and assembled by Andersen Genève has been continually optimised since Andersen Genève’s first World Time Watch the “Communication” in 1990.

Technical details
High quality automatic movement upgraded by Andersen Genève with time zones complication module developed and produced in the atelier
Rotor: “Blue Gold” guilloché main
4Hz (28’000A/h) with 48 hours power reserve

Yellow (2N), pink (5N) and white gold with hunter case back
Diameter: 39 mm
Height: 8.9mm
Width between lugs: 20 mm
Two sapphire glasses

Multi-part, with one rotating ring displaying 24 hours’ time zones with day/night coloration in dark blue and silvery white metal
Center disc: 18mm in 21ct “Blue Gold” with guilloché main “écaille” or “tapisserie”
World time zone scale on a silvery white metal disc with dark blue city names; personalisation available on colours and names of the cities
Hands: “A” Andersen shaped 18ct yellow (2N), pink (5N) and white gold

Hand-stitched alligator leather with 18ct buckle or 18ct fold-over clasp in yellow (2N), pink (5N) and white gold

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