Monday, May 2, 2016

DAVOSA Pontus All Stars Limited Editions

They were the stuff of dreams in the days when European motor racing was still young, raw and wild. The  Alpine Renault A110 1970, the  Mercedes Benz 300 SL 1954,  the  Alfa Romeo Montreal 1970 and the Jaguar E-Type Series1 1961 still quicken the pulse of motor sports aficionados  when their engine growl and elegant curves glide down the road.

Technically sophisticated, powerful and with an unmistakable design, they set the benchmark for all subsequent generations: This is what unites the European motor sports classics.  The DAVOSA Pontus Pilot All Stars were inspired by these petrol thoroughbreds.  A nonconformist, characterful design coupled with exceptional technology – in strictly limited editions.
The eye catching 44-millimetre diameter case makes an unequivocal statement. The 3-part case is crafted from stainless steel, a solid unit built as if for eternity. The 9 o’clock side carries a screw-down emblem giving the edition number. Flip the watch over and you will discover a 6-fold screw-down back, which provides a glimpse of the modified, hand-winding DAV 6498 calibre. The heart of the watch is expertly finished with details such as Côtes de Genève and blued screws.
Under the scratch-resistant, anti-reflection front glass, the dial appears in nuanced shades of matt black and dark grey. An arrow at 12 o’clock adds an aviator touch, while Arabian numerals and hands with vintage and white Super-LumiNova ensure easy reading both by day and night.
 
The 300-piece limited Pontus All Star with red detailing, which is dedicated to the Mercedes 300 SL, boasts a small seconds dial at 9 o’clock, a complication that the other models share. All the models come with a shell cordovan leather strap in muted greys or browns.
For true watch enthusiasts, the Pontus All Stars come with three different complications, except in the case of the entry model. The customer can choose between a Pontus All Star with a large date display under 12 o’clock and striking French blue accents to match the Renault Alpine.
The green model, which echoes Jaguar’s British racing green, possesses a regulator design with a decentral hour display in place of the more usual dial. The orange Pontus All Star comes equipped with a power reserve display.
It pays homage to the Alfa Montreal and is the flagship timepiece of the whole collection in terms of price.

All timepieces are strictly limited editions. The basic model is limited to 300 pieces; its complicated teammates come in smaller editions of 100 pieces.

Technical details

Reference numbers
160.500.66 (small seconds complication), 160.500.76 (regulator), 160.500.86 (large date display), 160.500.96 (power reserve)

Case
Tri-part, satined, stainless steel case; 44 mm diameter, 12.9 mm height
(small seconds complication and regulator), 13.8 mm height (large date display and power reserve)
Scratch-resistant, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective properties glass back
Water resistant to depths of 50 metres

Display
Models with complication: small seconds complication, large date display,  power reserve or regulator display
Illuminated numerals and hands in Super-LumiNova

Movement
Swiss quality DAV 6498 manual-winding movement

Price
998 Euros (small seconds complication)
1548 Euros (large date display)
1548euros (regulator)
1648 Euros (power reserve)

Limited edition
Small seconds complication limited to 300 pieces, all others 100 pieces; limited number on screw-down emblem at 9 o’clock

Accessories
Supplied in high-quality gift box with accompanying car model
160.500.66 – Mercedes 300 SL
160.500.76 – Jaguar E-Type
160.500.86 – Renault Alpine
160.500.96 – Alfa Montreal

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