Taking its inspiration from the functionality and the aesthetic appeal of vintage measuring instruments, is meant to be the reflection of eras full of cult objects. During these eras, precision instruments (speedometers, tachometers, fuel/temp gauges) were at the service of mankind. The GT Tour and Supercharged collections are then clearly inspired by the dashboard instruments, capturing the essence of high-performance or ‘Classic’ car racing.
RESERVOIR is innovative for the radical way the time is displayed, which is achieved by drawing on three horological complications. The retrograde minute at 240° recalls the R.P.M. counters. The jumping hour displayed by a window at 6 o’clock recalls mileage meters. An aperture between 5 and 7 o’clock displays the power reserve and echoes the fuel and oil gauges.
Not everyone realizes that the jumping hour is a rare and complex mechanism. Hours and minutes need to jump and fly-back precisely on the hour. The mechanism requires it to accumulate power before releasing it all at once with one swift movement, but with no extra bounce. Unlike many existing jumping hour / retrograde minute watches, a security device has been developed so there is no risk of damaging the movement when turning the crown anti-clockwise.
To this end, RESERVOIR has joined forces with one of the best-known Swiss watchmakers, specialized in designing high complication movements. A 124-components proprietary watchmaking module has been specially drawn up and patented. The module is powered by an ETA-2824/2 movement, widely acclaimed for its reliability and precision, oscillating at 28,800 alt./h and deliver a 37-hours power reserve.
The RESERVOIR collection features a 43mm round-shape case for the GT Tour and Supercharged collections, in a blend of high quality and originality. Each universe proposes specific dials, hands, bracelets, cases in different materials (316L Stainless Steel, PVD-steel, Carbon, Bronze). A classic and well-thought-out design with a sloped bezel and a well-proportioned fluted screw-down crown. The case back is opened on 240°. It is water resistant down to 50m (5ATM). The watches are secured with a comfortable safety butterfly folding clasp.
Price range starts at $3,900 which is very appealing for a unique design and innovative concept made of Swiss Made horological complications.
Exclusive Agent for North America: BeauGeste Inc, New York – Contact: [email protected] or 212-847-1371