Monday, June 12, 2017

François Borgel 130th Anniversary Signature Collection

François Borgel, one of the most important names in the history of Swiss traditional watchmaking now gets a revival, thanks to two passionate entrepreneurs – Dimitri Vorontsov and Daniel Hanley.

The revival collection, christened as the 130th Anniversary Signature Collection, pays tribute to François Borgel's original works.

Established by François Borgel in the late 1800s, the Borgel watch case company of Geneva was an industry leader in the manufacturing of superior watch cases. The company used to supply watch cases to reputed watch manufactures such as Longines, IWC, Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin. The brand name is popular among vintage watch lovers for its Borgel officer’s watch and Borgel trench watch.
Dimitri and Daniel share a unique set of skills in design, professional photography and fashion editing for internationally renowned media brands. Their latest mission is to revive a historic watch brand François Borgel. In partnership with leading Swiss Watch manufacturers, Dimitri and Daniel designed a unique collection as homage to François Borgel's original work. The centre piece of the collection is a modern interpretation of the original officer’s watch which François Borgel became famous for. Equipped with Swiss Made movements manufactured by ETA, Sellita or Ronda, these timepieces boast cases and engravings inspired by François Borgel designs from the late 1800s. All watches carry two years international warranty.

François Borgel 130th Anniversary Signature Collection comprises of both automatic and quartz watch models.

1. Automatic Watches
In automatic watch series, first one is a men’s classic wrist watch inspired by the iconic Borgel officer’s/trench watch. Other models for men are Grand Combin and Alphubel. This series is also offering a ladies’ wristwatch named Monte Rosa Automatic.

Officer Automatic Series
Flagship model of the collection is Officer Automatic Series for men. It is a modern interpretation of the François Borgel Officer Watch, also known as the Borgel trench watch. Equipped with an ETA Automatic 2824 movement, this stainless steel timepiece comes fitted with sapphire crystal front glass and open caseback. Measuring 41mm diameter, the watch case has a water resistance up to 100 meters.
Technical details
 “Officer Automatic” Swiss Made
Case: Stainless Steel, 41 mm, Sapphire Glass, 100 meters water resistant, open case back, Finish - Steel/Gold PVD Plated
Dial: Black/White
Movement: ETA Automatic, Caliber - 2824-2/25 Jewels, Red Ruby/Epilame-Coated, Regulator system ETACHRON, Regulator corrector, Self-winding mechanism with ball bearing, Date, corrector. Stop second device, 28.800 vibrations per hour; 4 Hz
Strap: Leather Black/Metal/Canvas
2 Years International Warranty

Grand Combin Automatic Series
Taking its name and inspiration from the towering Grand Combin (4,314 Metres/ 14,154 ft) in the western Pennine Alps, Switzerland, this gent’s watch boasts a sleek design with open heart on the dial to reveal the movement parts. Its 40mm stainless steel case houses a Sellita Automatic movement.
Technical details
 “Grand Combin Automatic” Swiss Made
Case: Stainless Steel, 40 mm, Sapphire Glass, 100 meters water resistant, open case back, Finish - Stainless Steel, Rose/Yellow Gold PVD Plated
Dial:  Black/White/Blue, open heart
Movement: Sellita Automatic, Caliber SW200/26 Jewels; Red Ruby/Epilame-Coated; Mechanical Lever Movement/Self-Winding; 28.800 vibrations per hour; 4 Hz
Strap: Leather Black/Brown/Steel
2 Years International Warranty

Alphubel Automatic Valijoux Series
The most premium watch of the collection takes its name from the summit of the Alphubel that consists of a large ice-covered plateau, part of the Fee Glacier on its east side. Equipped with the legendary ETA Automatic Caliber 7750 Valjoux, this chronograph watch comes dressed in a stainless steel case measuring 42mm diameter with a water resistance up to 100 meters.
Technical details
 “Alphubel Automatic” Swiss Made
Case: Stainless Steel, 42 mm, Sapphire Glass, 100 meters water resistant, open case back, Finish - Stainless Steel
Dial: Black/White
Functions: Chronograph/Open Back
Movement - ETA Automatic Caliber 7750 Valjoux/25 Jewels, Red Ruby/Epilame-coated, Chronograph mechanism with cams, Self-winding mechanism with ball bearing, Regulator System ETACHRON, Regulator Corrector, 28.800 vibrations per hour; 4 Hz, Chronograph 60 seconds, Date and Day/Corrector
2 Years International Warranty
Strap: Leather Black/Brown/Steel

Monte Rosa Automatic Femme
This ladies’ automatic watch line takes its named from Monte Rosa, the second highest mountain in the Alps and Western Europe. Dressed in a 34mm diameter stainless steel case and featuring a mother of pearl dial with open heart and eight diamond hour markers, this watch beats to the rhythm of a Sellita Automatic Caliber SW200.

Technical details
 “Monte Rosa Automatic” Swiss Made
Case:  Stainless Steel, 34 mm, Sapphire Glass, 50 meters water resistance, open case back, Finish - Stainless Steel, Rose/Yellow Gold PVD Plated
Dial: Mother-of-Pearl dial, Eight Certified Genuine Diamonds, open heart
Movement: Sellita Automatic Caliber SW200/26 Jewels, Red Ruby/Epilame-Coated’ Mechanical Lever Movement/Self-Winding, 28.800 vibrations per hour; 4 Hz
Strap: Steel
2 Years International Warranty

2. Quartz Watches
Mont Dolent Series
This classically designed quartz watch collection takes its name from a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif which lies on the border between Italy, Switzerland and France. Dressed in stainless steel case and equipped with Swiss made Ronda quartz movements, the collection offers  both men’s (40mm) and women’s (28mm) models.
Technical details
“Mont Dolent Homme” Swiss Made
Case:  Stainless Steel, 40 mm, sapphire glass, water resistant up to 50 meters, Finish - Stainless Steel/Gold PVD Plated
Dial: Black/White, Date Indication
Movement: Ronda Analog Quartz Caliber 515/1 Jewel/Nickel Plated
2 Years International Warranty
Strap: Leather Black/Brown

 “Mont Dolent Femme” Swiss Made
Case: Stainless Steel, 28 mm, sapphire glass, water resistant up to 50 meters, Finish - Stainless Steel/Gold PVD Plated
Dial: Black/White
Movement - Ronda Analog Quartz Caliber 763/5 Jewels/Gold Plated
Strap - Leather Black/Brown
2 Years International Warranty

Mont Vélan Series
Name and design of this collection draws inspiration from the mountain of the Pennine Alps, located on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Boasting an elegant design inspired by one of the famous vintage models from the early 1900's, each Mont Vélan timepiece comes in a stainless steel case with an ETA quartz movement beating inside. Featuring simple dial and clean lines, the collection offers both men’s (38.5 mm) and women’s (25 mm) variations.
Technical details
“Mont Vélan Homme” Swiss Made
Case:  Stainless Steel, 38.5 mm, sapphire glass, 30 meters water resistant, Finish - Stainless Steel, Rose/Yellow Gold PVD Plated
Dial: Black/White, Date Indication
Movement: ETA Analog Quartz, Caliber ETA 955.412/7 Jewels
Strap: Leather Black/Brown/Steel/Canvas
2 Years International Warranty

 “Mont Vélan Femme” Swiss Made
Case:  Stainless Steel, 25 mm, sapphire glass, Water resistance up to 30 meters, Finish - Stainless Steel/Gold PVD Plated
Dial:  Black/White
Movement: ETA Analog Quartz, Caliber ETA 902.002/4 Jewels
Strap: Leather Black/Brown/Steel
2 Years International Warranty

Panache Chronograph Series
The Panache series offers masculine watches for modern men who like to flaunt a stylish and flamboyant accessory on their wrists. It is the perfect combination between a style watch coupled with everyday usability as it can be matched to many outfits and accessories. Case measures 42mm and houses a Ronda quartz movement.
Technical details
“Panache Chronograph” Swiss Made
Case: Stainless Steel, 42 mm, sapphire glass, water resistant up to 100 meters, Finish - Stainless Steel/Gold PVD Plated
Dial:  Black/Blue/White, Chronograph
Movement: Ronda Analog Quartz Caliber 5040.D/13 Jewels/Gold Plated
Strap: Leather Black/Brown/Metal
2 Years International Warranty

Nautique Chronograph Series
Nautique Chronograph Series is designed for those men who love nautical adventures. This high-precision quartz chronograph equipped with Ronda Analog Quartz Caliber 5040.D comes in a massive 45mm stainless steel case, rotating bezel and tested for 100 meters water resistance.
Technical details
“Nautique Chronograph” Swiss Made
Case: Stainless Steel, 45 mm, sapphire glass, water resistant up to 100 meters, Finish - Stainless Steel
Dial: Black/Grey/Blue
Features: Chronograph/Rotating Bezel
Movement: Ronda Analog Quartz Caliber 5040.D/13 Jewels/Gold Plated
Strap: Rubber/Steel
2 Years International Warranty

Stellihorn Chronograph Series
Named after a mountain in the Swiss Pennine Alps, the Stellihorn Chronograph Series offers rugged and daily wear sports watches featuring eye-catching and unique design. Tested for 100 meters water resistance its stainless steel case measuring 43mm diameter houses a ETA quartz chronograph movement.
Technical details
 “Stellihorn Chronograph” Swiss Made
Case: Stainless Steel, 43 mm, Brushed Stainless Steel finish, Black/Rose Gold PVD Plated, Sapphire Glass, Water resistant to100 meters
Dial: Black/White
Functions: Chronograph
Movement: ETA Analog Quartz, Caliber G10.212/4 Jewels, PowerDrive/PreciDrive
2 Years International Warranty
Strap: Rubber

Pilotage Chronograph Series
This line offers masculine men’s watches inspired by the timepieces worn by aviators during world wars. Equipped with Ronda quartz calibre and dressed in a large 46mm diameter stainless steel case with rotating bezel, the timepiece displays chronograph functions on its black dial.
Technical details
“Pilotage Chronograph” Swiss Made
Case: Stainless Steel, 46 mm, Sapphire Glass, 100 meters water resistant
Finish: Brushed Stainless Steel, Rose/Yellow Gold PVD Plated
Dial: Black
Functions: Chronograph/Rotating Bezel
Movement: Ronda Analog Quartz, Caliber - Z60 Xtratech
2 Years International Warranty
Strap: Leather Black/Brown/Steel

Mont Fliana
Taking its name for the gracious and pristine Piz Fliana, a mountain of the Silvretta Alps, located south of Piz Buin in the Swiss canton of Graubünden, this ladies watch offers a clean presentation and classic feel, making the wearer feel very special. Its stainless steel case measures 32mm diameter and houses a Ronda quartz caliber.
Technical details
 “Mont Fliana” Swiss Made
Case: Stainless Steel, 32 mm, Sapphire Glass, 50 meters water resistance, Finish - Stainless Steel, Rose/Yellow Gold PVD Plated
Dial: Black/Blue/Mother-of-Pearl, Seconds Hand at 6 o’clock
Movement: Ronda Analog Quartz Caliber 1069/6 Jewels/Gold Plated
Strap: Leather Black/Brown/Steel
2 Years International Warranty

Official website : https://www.francoisborgel.com/

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