career started in a typical watchmaker's fashion - learning his craft at big Manufacture, like Patek Philippe
. These formative years are clearly reflected in the style of this Sympathie Chronograph
watch, produced alongside the Hommage Series
. Inspired by time-honoured pieces (such as Patek Philippe's Ref. 130
), the Sympathie
offers a different take to this classical styling, with a distinctive angular case and elongated lugs.
The design is that of a two-register chronograph, with a gloss-dial and applied Breguet
numerals. The polished surfaces and black-printed detailing contrast well against the off-white dial, visible through the anti-reflective sapphire glass. The feuilles hands are white-gold, with two matching blued hands for the chronograph and 30-minute register. The 37mm square case features an array of polished and brushed surfaces, with a stepped-bezel, elongated, polished lugs and over-sized screw attachments.
The watch is powered by the Cal. RD 56
(based on the Lemania 2310
), bearing the Seal of Geneva
. The complexity of the movement is revealed through a sapphire case-back, featuring a 21 jewel, straight-line lever escapement, a monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, a self-compensating Breguet
spring and swan-neck micrometer regulator.
Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.