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Répétition Minute Zephyr

Case material
Platinium, -
Bracelet strap
Leather
Buckle
Folding buckle
Water resistance
30 m
Size
53.6 x 43.7 mm
Thickness
14.8 mm
Movement
Manual-winding mechanical
Power reserve: 48 h, 18000 variations / hours
Functions
Hours, Minutes, Dual time, -, Striking Watch, powerreserve
Reference
n/a
Year
2008
Collection
Limited Edition
Description

Sometimes we ask ourselves where the boundaries of luxury watchmaking lie. Such is the case with the Répétition Minutes Zéphyr, whose complications and intricate manufacturing process make it a particularly exceptional piece.

Guy Ellia chose to combine the most poetic complication with two extremely functional complications.

The first, Répétition Minutes, allows for a cathedral chime to sound on the hour, quarter hour and minutes, day and night, on request. The owner of the watch thus becomes a conductor directing a two-tone instrument, turning time into music…

The second, for the multiple time zones, allows the owner to see the time in his reference country on the central hands and that of four other time zones by means of rollers showing the name of a city and the corresponding time with a day-night indicator.

The third, the power reserve indicator, essential for a mechanical calibre, allows the owner to see at a glance for how much longer the movement will operate autonomously.

Guy Ellia has produced a case that meets the same high technical standards as the Christophe Claret calibre, a renowned mechanical handwound complication.

The technical prowess of the Répétition Minutes Zéphyr is revealed through a solid, convex, high-resonance sapphire crystal case of impressive proportions (53.6 x 43.7 x 14.8mm) carved in a solid mass enhanced with white gold, red gold or titanium.

An extraordinary watch for connoisseurs with a sanded black bottom plate, 720 components including rhodium-plated wheels in various colours, two time zones displayed on the front and two others on the back, all four operating in harmony with the Répétition Minutes hammers.

Yet another technical feat reflecting the watchmaking expertise of Guy Ellia, the chiming mechanism is positioned at 6 o'clock instead of 10 o'clock, the usual placement. A bold move, and a complication unto itself!

The Répétition Minutes Zéphyr, complicated ambassador of Guy Ellia, is water resistant to 30 metres, mounted on a rubber strap with a gold or titanium folding clasp and boasts a diamond cabochon on the winding button.