Thursday, March 19, 2015

Ateliers deMonaco PdG collection

On the occasion of the opening of its new Ateliers in Geneva, Ateliers deMonaco (dMc) has been granted the prestigious “Poinçon de Genève” for its latest new collection “The PdG”. Originally created in 1886 to combat counter fits, the “Poinçon de Genève” is a quality certification of the watch as a whole. Given the strict standards used, the “Poinçon de Genève” is the most demanding signature for quality in fine watchmaking, and only a very few can carry in the Haute Horlogerie.
On top of de “Poinçon de Genève” certification, the new released dMc PdG timepieces also include the brand’s latest innovation with the patented “Freebeat” adjustment system. In a conventional regulation system, pins on both side of the hairspring are used to regulate how much it can wind and unwind hence regulating the speed of the balance wheel. By allowing the hairspring to bounce against these pins, in combination to gravity forces, the unfortunate side effect of these collisions is that it interferes with the precision of the movement itself.
Ateliers deMonaco’s newly patented “Freebeat Regulation System” allows to regulate the length of the hairspring with an adjustable “crémaillère” (straight bar with teeth on one edge, allowing it to be fixated at different length) obsoleting the need for the pins and thus avoiding the interference.
The PdG collection is made in a limited edition of 18 pieces per model, and retails as of CHF 18’500.-

Technical details
Reference: dMc-PdG-CL-RG

Patented, Poinçon de Geneve ceritified Manual winding
Hand decoration on bridges: Anglage main, perlage, étirage des flancs, sablage and cote de Genève on bridges.
Hand decoration on steel parts: Anglage main, étirage des flancs, tirage du trait, polisage bloquage.
Patented ‘’Freebeat’’ reglage system
Frequency: 28800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
38 hours power reserve

Hour, minutes, seconds

Diameter 40 MM
Height 9.2 MM
18K gold 3 piece case
Full polished and assembled by hand
See through case back
Front and back sapphire crystal
Multi-layered anti-reflection coating on sapphire crystal
Case back, secured with 6 gold screws
Water resistant up to 3 ATM

Silver plated, curved PVD plated roman indexes
Hands: Dauphine shaped

ATELIERS DEMONACO personalized hand stitched alligator strap
18K ardillon buckle

Limited edition 18 pieces

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