Tuesday, March 17, 2015

duManège DM-Exploration Silver Edition

Montres duManège, the only Swiss brand of watches to display the name La Chaux-de-Fonds on its dials, is launching the DM-Exploration Silver Edition. The market launch of the DM-Exploration Silver Edition reinforces some of those unique and inspiring values derived from a specific urban setting and relationship with one of the historical cradles of top-drawer watchmaking.

The case is made up of nine steel or ceramic components, is 44.5 millimeters in diameter, and water-resistant to 50 meters. The DM-Exploration Silver Edition highlights the keen sobriety of the case's curves by alternating satin-brushed surfaces with polished beveled edges. The workmanship is meticulous. It was done by the artisans and subcontractors of the region, which includes the famed Jura.
As for the automatic mechanical caliber, it was also produced by one of the top movement builders of the region, the company Technotime in Brenets. It has a power reserve of 120 hours, which is indicated by a hand, has two barrels and a module for the date, also indicated by a hand. The oscillating weight and the finishings have been given some subtle and elegant customization touches, which show that a young, creative and inspired designer is at the origin of the DM-Exploration Collection.
The power reserve indicator is located at 11 o’clock; the calendar with hand date is at 7.30. It's an unusual arrangement and has a functional reason: the caliber was mounted into the case backward to allow the winding crown on the left of the watch, a trend that is popular with some of the major brands.

Technical details
DM-Exploration Silver Edition


Diameter: 44.5 mm, lug width 22 mm
Satin-brushed surfaces, polished bevelling
9 steel Components, high-tech black ceramic inserts
Water-resistant to 50 meters
Anti-reflexive sapphire crystal

Silver treated (opalin sargenté)
Inscription "La Chaux-de-Fonds"
Ruthenium-plated hands, varnished blue tips (second and date hands)

Automatic (mechanical)Technotime with duManége customizing
Two barrel springs
Retrograde date shown by a hand
Power reserve indicator
120 hours power reserve (five days)

Natural rubber (caoutchouc) with steel folding clasp or genuine leather made with hand in La Chaux-de-Fonds

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