Monday, March 16, 2015

NORD Zeitmaschine Quickindicator Version V4

Introduced in 2013, the QUICKINDICATOR by Swiss watch maker NORD Zeitmaschine features the fastest minute hand in any mechanical wristwatch. The minute hand of the Model Quickindicator makes 3 revolutions per hour and travels in 60 minutes over a minute track of 205mm length, means the hand (top) travels with a speed of 205mm/hour.
Travelling on three overlapping ovoid-minute tracks, the minute hand has two axes of rotation, one of the hand itself, and the other the rotating platform the hand is mounted on. This year the switch watch brand enhances this collection with version V4 featuring black DLC case. Like the earlier versions V1, V2 & V3, the QUICKINDICATOR V4 will be produced in a limited edition of 97 pieces.
The complete hand movement assembly group is comprised of Hand platform, hand, gear wheels, ball bearings, shaft, coupling and screws. The hand movement assembly group has a total weight of 0.74 grams, which compared to a standard minute hand(e.g. 0.02 gram) is 37 times heavier.
The "QUICKINDICATOR" hand assembly group is connected to the movement through a frame with a precision-ceramic ball bearing. The complete minute-track has a length of 205mm and the minute hand makes 3 revolutions in 60 minutes, because of this the hand „cross“ the minute-track 4 times in 60 minutes.
Left picture:   The hand points to the silver coloured marking on the movement, means the hand is over the silver coloured section of the minute-track.   (8h11) Right picture: The hand points to the copper coloured marking on the movement, means the hand is over  the copper coloured section of the minute-track. (8h49)
Technical details

Movement
NORD N3, Basic ETA 2824
Minutes / hours decentralized / date
25 jewels and integrated precision-micro ball bearings
Symmetrical 360° winding rotor with integrated winding weights, which are not visible by looking through the bottom
28800 vibrations per hour
Power reserve to 42 h

Case
Stainless steel
Bezel and sapphire crystal back secured with 10 screws
Crown with double o-ring seals
Diameter: 44.3 mm
Height: 15.6mm
Weight: 115 grams (without strap)
Sapphire crystal curved-flat1.6mm to 2,7mm both sides anti reflected, laser engraved numbers (inner side of the glass)
Bottom: sapphire crystal flat 1.8mm
Water-resistant: 10 ATM (100 meters)

Strap
Calf leather strap wide 24mm

Versions
V1: mechanical parts coated: white rhodium / black gold, hand and arrows blue
V2: mechanical parts coated: black gold / white rhodium, hand blue
V3: mechanical parts coated: black gold / yellow gold, hand and arrows white rhodium
V4: mechanical parts coated: black gold / black DLC hand and arrows rose gold / Case black DLC

Edition
V1: limited to 97 pieces, from N° 01 to N° 97
V2: limited to 97 pieces, from N° 01 to N° 97
V3: limited to 97 pieces, from N° 01 to N° 97
V4: limited to 97 pieces, from N° 01 to N° 97

Retail price
Version V1, V2, V3: 13`500 CHF (excl. Tax)
Version V4 : 13`800 CHF (excl. Tax)

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