launched the Classic
in 2000, having been designed and constructed entirely in the workshop of Janvier SA, in Sainte-Croix, Switzerland. Only 250 pieces
were made, cased in pink, yellow and white gold. This example of the latter material, is fitted with a pink rose or salmon dial. It comes with its original box and papers.
The 18-carat white gold case measures 36mm, featuring 12 machined-gold rivets
for the hour markers, inspired by the portholes of Captain Nemo’s Nautilus. The multileveled case is elegantly finished, with frosted and polished surfaces. Both the hand-engraved numerals and text on the dial are filled with black enamel
- which never fades, unlike printed dials. A further level of depth is added in the form of hand-finished, curved, blued-steel hands
is powered by the Cal. VH198
(based on the Lemania 8810
). This VH198
movement not only displays finishing of the highest quality, with hand-decorated components, but was also re-designed by Vianney Halter
. Whilst the VH198
shares many of the same impressive mechanical elements as the Cal. 8810
(balance-wheel, anchor, escape-wheel and gear wheels), the unique bridges and baseplate are designed by Vianney
Visible through the sapphire display back, the VH198
calibre is fitted with a patented ”mysterious mass” winding rotor
. Using this system, the oscillating mass is hidden behind a peripheral ring, with no apparent link to the central rotor. This allows for a complete, uninterrupted view of the movement. The self-winding VH198
calibre oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 A/h, with a power reserve of 35 hours.
comes on one of our Copenhagen
light taupe suede straps and corresponding, white-gold tang buckle.
Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.