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Leo

Material
Titanium
Bracelet strap
Rubber, Canvas
Buckle
Pin buckle
Dial finish
4 discs within movement architecture
Water resistance
30 m
Size
ø 48 mm
Thickness
16.5 mm
Movement
Self-winding mechanical
Power reserve: 48 h, 28800 variations / hours
Skeleton movement
Functions
Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Jumping hours
Reference
LEO JW1.1
Launch date
04.2023
Collection
LEO / 50-pieces limited series
Price incl. VAT
32’000 CHF
Description

Designed by Jason Wilbur, the LEO is a an exploration into displaying time from an extraterrestrial point of view. This is possible with the first in-house movement from the American brand WILBUR, the Wilbur Engine One Jump-Hour movement. The openworked and "floating" movemnt/dial combination is a 3D sculpture that is mounted to the case with an architectural chassis that allows for viewing pleasure from all angles. 2 layered special alloy and sapphire discs overlap in the central "eye"; proprietary cryptic symbols come together to create each hour numeral. Seconds are displayed on a mini disk at "12" and minutes are displayed at "6" via large hub-less minute ring. Special alloys and new mfg. techniques were required to create this machine and the LEO is Swiss Made.

In addition to the unique use of cryptic symbols to indicate time, the titanium case is finished with subtle polished surfaces that bring attention to the fact that the case is "off-round", meaning the saphire window into the case has "tabs" at 9 & 3. Ergonomic features are built into the strap design and the case interaction between strap, case-back and wrist. Very much a collection of modern automotive inspired details, that comes from Mr. Wilbur's past as an automotive concept designer.