Friday, October 5, 2012

Manufacture Rodolphe Cattin Witness One Watch

Manufacture Rodolphe Cattin Witness One Watch


The Manufacture Rodolphe Cattin introduces Witness One, a resolutely singular men’s watch. The openworked Tourbillon movement heights the depth effect created by the gear wheels and the pure mechanics of the movement, already dictated by the absence of a dial. The finely sandblasted surfaces, bevelled and diamond-polished hands, black gold-treated bridges are exactly the kind of finishes that forge the character of MRC timepieces. Finally, the Tourbillon placed at 6 o’clock and marking off the seconds dominates the front, while the three-arm “octopus spring” operating the pull-out piece, click and lever governs the movement visible through the caseback.

Movement
Hand-wound tourbillon Calibre MRC800, 21,600 vph, 19 jewels, lever escapement, skeletonised plate and bridges, 72-hour power reserve
Functions
Hours, minutes and seconds
Case
Steel, 18K white gold or 5N 18K pink gold, 45 mm
Cambered anti-reflective sapphire crystal and transparent caseback
Water-resistant to 30 m / 3 ATM
Dial
Polished and blued facetted hands
Seconds hand on the tourbillon at 6 o’clock
Bracelet/Strap
Black alligator with folding clasp matching the case

Manufacture Rodolphe Cattin Press