Thursday, January 28, 2016

Aerowatch Renaissance 7 Time Zones

The Renaissance “7 Time Zones” is a new mechanical Aerowatch model that in addition to local time also displays the time in 6 of the world's major cities. The concept of this exceptional timepiece is the brainchild of Fred-Eric Bolzli, horological engineer and co-proprietor of the family-owned Aerowatch company.

The “7 Time Zones” by Aerowatch is a mechanical timekeeping instrument with an unbeatable price/performance ratio. With this creation, Aerowatch has definitely reasserted itself as a key contender in the small community of innovative and independent Jura-based watchmaking companies.

The movement of the “7 Time Zones” model, the Swiss company's latest icon, is integrated in a renaissance-style case that reflects the historic conventions of symmetry and proportion. Based on a manually wound Unitas caliber, the watch displays local time plus the hour in six further time zones.
Its satin-finished stainless steel case has a diameter of 44 mm that emphasizes the persuasive prominence of the “7 Time Zones” model. To match the case, the silver dial has been endowed with a sunburst finish that reflects incident light and contrasts against the six black 24-hour subsidiary dials. The watch is eminently legible. A pusher at 10 o'clock makes it possible to conveniently set the hands to local time at the owner’s current location. The displays of the subsidiary dials remain unaffected. This adjustment is needed only when the owner travels across time zones.

The lavishly finished movement reflects state-of-the-art craftsmanship. On the movement side, the plate is decorated with Geneva striping, accentuated with the vibrant gloss of blued screws. The rose-gold-plated ratchet wheel and crown wheel are skeletonized with a whirlwind motif that enriches this timepiece with avant-garde panache.

Contrary to other multiple-time-zone watches, the “7 Time Zones” offers unparalleled convenience for frequent flyers and people who communicate on a global scale. The fine-tipped hands precisely indicate the time on each of the subsidiary dials. And users who often make telephone calls across time zones will appreciate the 24-hour format that tells them whether it is day or night at the other end of the line.

Available exclusively through authorized Aerowatch dealers, the “7 Time Zones” is a unique timepiece with an exceptionally competitive price.

Technical details
Model: Renaissance – 7 Time Zones (Ref. A 51974 AA03)

Movement
Hand-winding mechanical base movement 16 ½ (lines) 6497-1 ETA
17 jewels – 18’000 vibrations per hour
Module developed by Aerowatch with display of 7 time zones
Rhodium-plated circular « Côtes de Genève » decors, circular graining and blued screws
Ratchet wheel and wheel crown with decor « Tourbillon », skeletonized and pink 4N gold-plated

Functions
Local hour and minute time with 6 others time zones (hour/minute counter)

Case
Satin-finished stainless steel case
Diameter 44,00mm
Domed sapphire crystal
Transparent case back
Water-resistant to 50 meters

Dial
Silvered sun-brushed dial with external black circular-brushed ring and white timer
6 black thin circular-satined counters (24 hours) : LONDON, MOSCOW, DUBAI, TOKYO, SHANGHAI, NEW YORK with black polished diamond thread
Black rectangular indexes
Local time hands: skeletonized, faceted, black lacquered, Super-Luminova C1
6 subsidiary 24 hours hands: shaped, polished rhodium-plated, Super-Luminova C1

Strap
Black leather strap with customized steel folding clasp
Also available in black PVD version

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