Baselworld 2012 – meet the Ronde de Monte-Carlo
When inspiration and innovation form the seed of a nouvelle horlogerie, the Ronde de Monte-Carlo is conceived. stunningly refined with a very well rounded and harmonious case, the Ronde de Monte-Carlo is classically yet elegantly styled while safeguarding the distinctive Ateliers deMonaco identity. Thanks to the use of the latest materials and productions techniques, the movement produces High Precision Performance (HPP) at a frequency of 4 Hrz. It is this use of modern technology that we have contrasted against the tradition of individual hand finishing that creates the hybrid that gives our collections its unique look and feel.
Technical specifications – the automatic centre seconds bi-directional winding 4 Hrz movement, has curved chamfered decoration on bridges, the iconic 18K gold hand engraved rotor and a silicium escapement to enable the movements precision. The case diameter is 39mm and a height of 11mm. The case is build on a titanium core on which 30 18K gold individual components are attached, thus allowing for the perfect piece by piece contrasting brush and polishing finish. The multi layered lozenge engraved dial has several layers of lacquer applied to allow for a vibrancy and depth as light reflect on the surface. As with all our watches, they come with a personalized hand-stitched alligator straps and an 18K gold adjustable folding buckle.
Beyond the artistic vision of a new and original masterpiece, men and know-how are at the heart of our creations, stamped with Bienfacture and excellence. Innovation is our standard and is firmly rooted leveraging latest generation of technology combined with age-old watchmaking works of art. We place great emphasis on the development of new patent applications and or design registrations as well as for the quest to use new materials. At the same time we are proud ambassadors of Geneva’s incomparable tradition and expertise in the art of watchmaking.
The Ronde de Monte Carlo collection comes in 18K White and Rose gold, and prices start around €15’000.
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