Sunday, March 12, 2017

Rönkkö Icarus Bi-Hemispheric Moon Complication Silver Sky Edition

Paying tributes to the ancient myth of Icarus, Finnish watchmaker Rönkkö presents Icarus Bi-Hemispheric Moon Complication in a limited edition of 10 pieces.

Rönkkö Icarus Bi-Hemispheric Moon Complication displays the position of the moon in the two hemispheres – with a dial divided horizontally into a northern and southern half. The legend of flying Icarus rising and falling is visible in the dial.
The position of the moon and its phases are opposite on both sides of the planet earth. That´s the reason Icarus features a display that allows to see the position of the moon in the northern (on the top half of the dial) and southern (on the bottom half of the dial) hemispheres. Rönkkö´s In-house complication features two multifaceted 10,5 mm Icarus moon talismans, displayed in an arched aperture that runs on the entire upper and lower half of the dial. The moon disc is engraved with precise constellations, North Star Polaris being the pole in the center of the dial, as seen in the night sky.
In northern hemisphere aperture the full moon displays at 12 o´clock position and black moon at 9 o´clock, moon disc rotating counterclockwise. Simultaneously in southern hemisphere aperture the full moon displays at 6 o´clock position and black moon at 3 o´clock, moon disc rotating counterclockwise.
The Icarus moon talisman itself measures 10,5 mm and is crafted to be faceted interpretation of winged flying Icarus with over 180 facets. The moon talisman is made of electrum – the ancient alloy of gold and silver fused together.
The Silver Sky Edition of 10 pieces comes with two Icarus moon phase talismans in the blue dial side; an additional talisman is in free-rotation at the middle of the labyrinthine rotor in an open case back coated with clear sapphire glass. The Icarus comes with a matte black strap of genuine alligator leather.
The hands with Swiss Super Luminova come in stainless steel, matching the case. All the stars in the dial and six of the hour indexes are luminous in the dark. The subtle sign of watchmaker Rönkkö is engraved straight inside the sapphire crystal with high definition. The silent signature of the maker is visible in certain angles.
Each of the 10 exclusive handmade pieces of ICARUS Silver Sky Edition retails for 15 400 Euros, excluding VAT.
Technical details
Model: RÖNKKÖ ICARUS, Silver Sky Edition of 10

Movement
In-house Bi-hemispheric Moon Complication indicating the full moon with hours and minutes at Northern and Southern hemisphere of the planet.
Customised Swiss Soprod A10 movement
Automatic wind
42 h power reserve
28 800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz)
25 jewels
Movement diameter 25,6 mm
Two Icarus talismans, made of electrum (ancient alloy of gold & silver) in dial. One talisman (stainless steel) in free-rotation at the middle of the labyrinthine rotor (rotor mass: 18 kt white gold) in an open case back
Finishing of the movement: bottom side circular graining (perlage)

Case
Rönkkö case design - diameter 42 mm and height 11.75 mm
Hand finished stainless steel 316L case with satin finished surfaces and polished edges
Dial side and back side straight sapphire crystal (with anti reflexive coating underside of crystal)
Stainless steel crown with Rönkkö ® -signage
Water-resistant to  3 ATM
   
Dial
Skeleton index with hours and minutes
Rotating ornamental bi-hemispheric moon calendar with two Icarus moon phase talismans with luminous constellations
Two full moon Icarus talismans made of electrum (ancient alloy of gold & silver)
Hands made from stainless steel with Swiss Super Luminova

Strap
Genuine matt black alligator strap, embossed Rönkkö -signage
Stainless steel buckle with mirror polished surfaces

Other Watch Models by Antti Rönkkö
Rönkkö Steel Labyrinth
Rönkkö MINOTAUR – The Dual Moon Complication, Dark Edition
Rönkkö Minotaur Dual Moon Complication Light Edition

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