Power reserve: 86 h, 21600 variations / hours
Schwarz Etienne is pleased to unveil its latest model, the GEOMETRY.
Masterminded by acclaimed designer, Eric Giroud, the dial is divided into quadrants and encompasses an array of finishes. Using geometric patterns, the dial conveys the idea of shifting from one course to another. The model is equipped with a Manufacture automatic movement, the calibre ASE 200.02, incorporating a micro-rotor.
Geometry is a branch of mathematics that relates to angles, dimensions, proportions, shapes and surfaces. This field of study often involves the precise arrangement of lines and arcs. The dial of the new Schwarz Etienne GEOMETRY is endued with concentric arcs and straight ridges.
Divided into quadrants, the dial is adorned with an array of finishes, including fluted lines, azuré, clous de Paris and fine sandblasted sections. Like a metaphor for life itself, the dial artistically depicts arcs and ridges shifting from one course to another, a scenario that can prove surprising and thrilling. This ‘deconstructed’ dial motif, comprised of various geometric forms, was masterminded by the acclaimed designer, Éric Giroud.
Lancine-style hour and minute hands float above a tapestry of intricately textured motifs, applied using hand-guilloché. A small seconds display, again featuring a lancine-style hand, is positioned at 6 o’clock. Formed of gold 18ct, the dial is offered in a choice of two colours: silver and salmon.
Measuring 39mm in diameter, the polished stainless steel case features numerous contours that freely engage with light, producing pockets of brilliance and shade. An exhibition case back grants sight of the Manufacture automatic movement, the calibre ASE 200.02. Each dial variant is complemented with a colour-coordinated strap fitted with a stainless steel folding buckle.
The calibre ASE 200.02 is equipped with a micro-rotor, providing the convenience of automatic winding. Furthermore, the specification delivers unimpeded views of the beautifully finished bridges. The main plate is presented in grey brass with a fine sandblasted finish, while the ratchet wheel is embellished with diamond drops and snailing. The bridges, again featuring a fine sandblasted finish, are dressed in grey PVD and incorporate polished bevels angles and tone-on-tone engraving. Assuming the mainspring is fully tensioned, the GEOMETRY will run autonomously for 86 hours.
Since it was founded in 1902, Schwarz Etienne has repeatedly conceived highly original timepieces imbued with technical virtue; the GEOMETRY proves no exception.