Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Eterna Adventic GMT with in-house 3914A calibre

The new Adventic GMT is a masterpiece of fine watchmaking from Eterna that underscores the importance of substance over appearance. An understated, modern aesthetic joins forces with forward-looking technology, practical functionality with first-rate quality and reliability.

The Adventic GMT has a pronounced individual character and displays its contemporary aesthetic appeal without resorting to unnecessary gimmickry. Nevertheless, as the displays on the dial suggest, the Eterna inhouse 3914A calibre housed inside the case represents technology at its most advanced. To achieve this, the basic 39 movement was equipped with automatic winding, a date window at 3 o'clock, a small seconds at 9 o'clock and a practical additional time zone. The latter features a 24-hour scale and is accommodated at 6 o'clock in its own subdial, whose distinctive colour and design sets it apart from the rest of the watch.
In the latest version of the Adventic GMT, the single hands in the second time zone and the small seconds are both neon orange-coloured, which adeptly creates a link to the warm brown of the ostrich skin strap. Otherwise, the beautiful anthracite dial is reduced to essentials and radiates stylish self-assurance. Elegant, elongated indices with luminous highlights are dotted around an outer ring whose discreet circular decoration is reiterated at the centre of the two subdials. The simple design of the hands, likewise finished in anthracite and coated with white SuperLuminova, perfectly rounds off the modern, no-frills display for maximum legibility.
The 42-millimetre stainless-steel case with its unfussy, gently contoured bezel, slim lugs and finely knurled crown radiates the same, stylish discretion. The time and skill lavished on the finish is reflected in the fascinating interplay of the polished and satinized parts, and in the five decorative grooves that embellish the sides of the case. Five small spheres on the crown represent the famous Eterna brand logo.

The Adventic GMT's automatic 3914A movement is based on the Eterna proprietary 39 calibre, the latest innovation from the company's workshops in Grenchen, which can be modified to produce no fewer than 88 different movements. The basic movement, which in its simplest form is hand-wound, owes its astonishing versatility to the unique modular design. This permits simple and efficient integration of additional components and sub-assemblies. Apart from its unmatched versatility, the calibre's enormous potential lies in standardized production and optimized assembly that guarantee outstanding movement quality. Like all other versions of the movement, the Adventic GMT's 3914A calibre has other impressive features such as chronometer-level precision and a guaranteed 68-hour power reserve, and is equipped with further-improved Spherodrive technology. Seventy percent of the parts are manufactured at Eterna's Grenchen headquarters or in the immediate vicinity.

Technical details
Model: Adventic GMT
References: 7661.41.56.1352
Movement: Eterna calibre 3914A
Case: Stainless-steel, 42mm
Dial: Anthracite
Strap: Brown ostrich leather
Functions: h, min, date, small second, GMT
Price: CHF  3‘900.-/EUR  3‘800.-

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