The Centenus is an extraordinary watch. Based on the innovative development of the Magnus movement, even the basic concept, with its unique precision balance, its subtly engineered mechanisms for regulation of the escapement, the balance and the balance wheel itself, is impressive. But at the same time, the Centenus is much more than the sum of these absolutely precisely constructed mechanisms.
It really is a Chinese watch in the true sense of the word: far more than just paying homage to all things Chinese, it actually displays the traditional Chinese system of measuring time as well as simultaneously indicating the current system. Already introduced more than 3000 years ago, the Chinese subdivision of a day into 100 units represents the first decimal system in the world. The fundamental idea behind Centenus is the combination of this first instrument display with our time system.