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Horological Machine 2 - 20.DRRTL.R
automatic - Sowind base
18-carat rose gold and titanium
59 x 38 x 13 mm
brown stitched alligator strap
Moonphase, Date, Jumping hour, Retrograde minutes
This pre-owned, 18-carat rose gold and titanium MB&F Horological Machine 2 (ref. 20.DRRTL.R with Sowind base) watch is in mint condition and has perfect mechanical functionality. This rare MB&F comes as a full set, with the original box and paperwork, and is guaranteed for authenticity.
The extra large case has an 18-carat rose gold front and a titanium case-back. It measures an impressive 59 mm in width and 38 mm in length (without the lugs) and has a thickness of 13 mm. The watch has a real three-dimensional presence, yet it sits nicely on the arm, thanks to its excellent design, composed of 102 individual pieces. The lugs are nicely curved on the case-back, giving the watch a comfortable fit on the wrist.
The front features two dials, each 26 mm in diameter. The left dial has an outer chapter of white Arabic numerals on a ruthenium background, between the traditional eight and four o'clock markers. This scale serves as the retrograde date-function, jumping between the last and first day of the month. The middle of the dial, on a different level, features the bi-hemisphere moon-phase, emphasising the three dimensionality of the watch. The dial is a wonderful blends of colours, with ruthenium and silver being the dominant colours, but with rose gold re-appearing in small details like the pointed arrow for the date and moon, and blue used to shadow out the latter.
The right-hand side dial has concentric retrograde minutes on an outer scale, with a pointed, white arrow with a rose gold edge marking the minutes. The inner chapter is occupied by a ruthenium dial with white Arabic numerals for the captivating jumping hours. The hours are shown through a blue circle, giving the right dial a clear design, making it easy to read, despite its complexity.
Both the front and back are covered by sapphire crystals with anti-glare treatment, the latter revealing the stunning movement. The mix of hues and finishing is stunning, with the 22-carat rose gold rotor in the form of a battle-axe dominating the view. Watching it move is dazzling, making it almost as exciting as the front of the watch. The Sowind-based movement is designed by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht and Agenhor, and it is made up of of 349 parts, including 44 jewels, beating at a rate of 28,800 A/h. The Horological Machine 2 comes on a brown stitched alligator strap with a hidden, magnetic deployant clasp of rose gold and titanium.
The watch, despite its complexity, represents functionality. Designed from the ground up, it not just re-imagines, but re-invents what a watch is. Building on traditional watchmaking, it uses 21st century micro-engineering to create a contemporary timepiece. And as such, it is not just a horological machine, but a revolutionary timepiece as well.
This intriguing watch is limited to 125 pieces only.
Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
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We stand by the quality of all of our pre-owned watches and mechanical objects. If something goes wrong, we’ll always strive to remedy the situation in a timely manner and to the best of our ability. The satisfaction and trust of our clients is of the highest importance, to everyone at A Collected Man.
All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough, non-invasive mechanical inspections and have been serviced, if appropriate, to ensure that they meet our highest standards of timekeeping and functionality.
Our pre-owned watches, unless stated otherwise, are covered by either a full or a limited twenty-four month warranty. This excludes any damage sustained due to improper use or accident. Due to their age, some pre-owned watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when new.
Any of our pre-owned watches which have been serviced by their respective manufacturer, will carry the manufacturer’s servicing guarantee. This is separate and supersedes, the standard warranty offered by A Collected Man. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information. You can write to us directly at email@example.com, for further clarification.
A Collected Man is also an authorised retailer for a number of watchmaking brands. These watches are covered by the warranty from the original manufacturer.
We offer complimentary worldwide delivery on our watches. If ordering from overseas, delivery will depend on the value of the timepiece and the destination. All import taxes and duties are the responsibility of the buyer.
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