Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Jordi Icons of the World Watch

Jordi Icons of the World

Jordi Icons of the World back

With Icons of the World, Michel Jordi pays tribute to some of the world’s most legendary places. One collection, eight places, each issued in a limited edition of three. In cooperation with Jean-François Mojon, Michel Jordi has created an unusual gong-striking mechanism. Instead of the usual vibrations of the caseback, a hammer strikes the gong at a low frequency of 2Hz, reminiscent of the cadence of the ringing of a mountain chapel bell. Christophe Moinat is in charge of the design, of this model, which reflects the signature codes of the Swiss Icon collection, including a sapphire crystal cambered like a pebble from the River Rhône and the cylinder-shaped crown featuring a deconstructed Swiss flag. It is however the day/night indicator that springs the biggest surprise by revealing at 10 o’clock the place or monument that gives its country such an iconic nature. The titanium and red gold case lends the timepiece a final touch of strong character.

Movement
Hand-wound, double barrel with one reserved for the gong-striking mechanism, 28,800 vib/h, 45 jewels, 65-hour power reserve
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, day/night indicator and 24-hour alarm with day/night and on/off indicators
Case
Titanium and 18K red gold, 46 mm
Cambered sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 100 m / 10 ATM
Dial
Openworked 18K white gold
Hours, minutes and seconds on an openworked and off-centred counter
Alarm day/night indicator at 2 o’clock
Standard time day/night indicator at 10 o’clock revealing an iconic place or monument
Alarm hour and minute counters at 4 o’clock and on/off indicator at 6 o’clock
Bracelet/Strap
Black leather with steel folding clasp

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