The outstanding international reputation of Athens Watch is inseparable from its outstanding achievements in the development of nautical astronomical clocks. As a well-known Swiss watchmaker, since 171, Athens Watch has won more than 4,300 championships and 18 world-class international gold medals. Athenian watches were used in the 19th and early 20th century for precision marine astronomical clocks in naval fleets in more than 50 countries around the world.
Today, navigators no longer use these precision navigation instruments while crossing the ocean, but ship bell collectors and mechanical enthusiasts especially value their superb mechanical construction principles. Today, the Athenian watch pays tribute to the glorious history of the past, inspired by the historic nautical astronomical clock, and presents a new generation of nautical iconic image: the ‘calendar of the nautical astronomical observatory’ with big fire enamel.
Today, Athens Watch has been committed to the pursuit of excellence, streamlined watch parts, and promoted an innovative culture of innovative technology. In 2016, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Marine collection, the Athenian watch combined a marine chronograph with an annual calendar for the first time.
Traditional almanacs require up to thirty components and have a one-year mechanical program. However, the watchmakers in Athens successfully developed a system consisting of only seven components, which is easy to operate and only needs to be adjusted once a year in February. The Nautical Observatory Almanac shows the true technology in a pure way, a microcosm of innovative technology. This is exactly the challenge of personalizing the ‘simple is beauty’ philosophy advocated by Ludwig Oechslin, a talented watchmaker. The UN-113 movement was designed and developed by the Athens Watch Factory, including a silicon hairspring. Another simple operation of the almanac is to adjust the date forward or backward.
Today in 2017, the flaming enamel dial ‘Navigation Observatory Almanac’ has been certified by the COSC Swiss Official Observatory. This precision timepiece combines an annual calendar, a 60-hour power reserve, a self-designed and developed movement, and an eye-catching blue large fire enamel dial.
Enamel dials refined by enamel specialists from Donzé Cadrans, a member of the Athenian watch group, add highlights to the timeless and elegant Marine collection. Delicate enamel ripples, extending from the center of the dial to the power reserve display at 12 o’clock and the annual calendar and date display at 6 o’clock. The watch has the classic features of the Marine series, including the distinctive hour and minute hands, Roman numerals, a coin-shaped bezel, a screw-in crown that guarantees 100 meters of water resistance, and a diameter of 43 when read Stainless steel case.
The Nautical Observatory’s Almanac is the embodiment of the extraordinary history of the Athenian watch, equipped with the latest technology in precision mechanical timepieces, a tribute to the power and purity of the ocean.
Model 1133-210 / E3
Movement: UN-113 movement, 13 ¾’’ self-designed and developed movement Silicon escapement and silicon hairspring, 28,800 times per hour 55 gems
Power reserve: about 60 hours
Winding method: automatic winding
Function: COSC Swiss official observatory certification, power reserve display at 12 o’clock, 6 o’clock position, annual calendar display, small second hand and date window display Date and month can be adjusted forward or backward Case stainless steel
Bezel: stainless steel coin bezel
Dial: Blue Great Fire Enamel Dial, Roman Numerals
Crown: Rubber-covered screw-down crown
Diameter: 43 mm
Water resistance: 100 meters
Mirror: Anti-glare and anti-wear sapphire crystal
Case back: sapphire crystal glass case back
Strap: leather strap with folding clasp
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