Thursday, June 18, 2015

Greco Hexagonal Nut-design LTM-18t Mechanical Watch

Greco Hexagonal Nut-design LTM-18t Mechanical Watch
In complete defiance of the adage that "form follows function", Greco Genève has transformed a truly utilitarian object, the hex nut, into a symbol of modern luxury. Fitting a mechanical movement inside a nut-shaped case, threading included, is nothing short of an exploit, yet the Hexagonal Nut watch is much more than a demonstration of expertise inherited from Swiss watchmaking tradition.

Greco Hexagonal Nut-design LTM-18t Mechanical Watch

The first creation in the Les Temps Modernes collection, it conveys the universal values of one of cinema's masterpieces: Modern Times. Like the film's hero, Greco Genève plays around with an icon of the industrialised world, a hex nut, and uses it to propel us into a more optimistic future, where people will be at the heart of industrial aesthetics. Full of humour and totally off-the-wall, this 50-piece limited series shows the hex nut in a new light. Mechanical allusions abound, from the wrench-shaped hands to the silicon strap that resembles the tyre tread of a powerful 4x4.

Movement
Mechanical automatic, ETA 2892 calibre, hand-decorated oscillating weight, 40-hour power reserve
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Case
Black DLC grade 5 titanium Sapphire crystal front and back Water-resistant to 30 metres (3 bar / 100 ft)
Dial
Black carbon
Bracelet/strap
Textured silicon with black DLC grade 5 titanium folding clasp

Greco Press