Saturday, June 25, 2016

88 Rue Du Rhone “1820 Old Glory” (Double 8 Origin Collection)

Presented in 2015, the 1820 OLD GLORY by Swiss watch brand 88 RUE DU RHONE is a contemporary chronograph that pays homage to the United States of America.

Capturing the essence of the United States of America, the 1820 OLD GLORY epitomizes the characters of its people: bold, optimistic and free. The 1820 OLD GLORY offers the brand a perfect mix between classicism and contemporary design, fusing the colours of the American flag – red, white & blue, where the name of this timepiece was born and where the inspiration for the design comes.
Featuring a 45mm stainless steel case, the 1820 OLD GLORY timepiece is a statement piece that exudes confidence and drive. The timepiece is powered by a Swiss-made Quartz Chronograph Cal 15” featuring 5 jewels. The case houses a silver dial with the USA flag motif and blue Arabic numerals. For the first time ever, 88 RUE DU RHONE uses a diamond stud at 8 o’clock to represent prosperity. This timepiece’s functions include small seconds’ counter at 6 o’clock, 10 hours’ at 3 o’clock and 30 minutes’ at 9 o’clock, a tachymeter ring and a two-date window at 6 o’clock.

The silver dial and case are offset with a striking red seconds hand with an 8-shaped counterweight. The 1820 OLD GLORY is finished with a blue Nato strap, using the same fabric as war medals use, with contrasting red stitching and stainless steel ardillon buckle. It has a water resistance of 5ATM.

Technical details
87WA154506 – 1820 OLD GLORY – Double 8 Origin
45mm Quartz Chronograph

Quartz Chronograph, RONDA Caliber 15", 5 jewels

Central hours and minutes, small seconds hand at 6 o’clock
Two-date window at 6 o'clock
Date adjustment by pulling completely the crown out
Tachymeter ring
- Start, stop and restart using push-button at 2 o’clock
- Split-second function: intermediary-time reading and split-second
- Synchronization by second press on push-button at 4 o’clock
- Return to zero using push-button at 4 o’clock
- Central chronograph hand
- 30 minutes counter at 9 o’clock
- 10 hours counter at 3 o’clock

Stainless steel
“RUE DU RHONE” engraved on the case side
Diameter: 45mm
Thickness: 11,7mm
Crown: Stainless steel – fluted with 88 monogram
Crystal: Sapphire
Water resistance: 50m/165ft/5ATM
Case back: Snapped, with engraved logo and 8 engraved 8-shaped hour Markers

Silver, with USA flag motif
Indexes: Blue Arabic numerals, blue star and one diamond at 8 o'clock
“88 RUE DU RHONE” logo at 12 o’clock
Hands Red seconds hand with 8-shaped counterweight

Blue Nato with red stitching and stainless steel ardillon buckle

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