L1 Steel Milanese

design by Fabian Schwaerzler

 

Nomination Swiss Design Award 2019

Automatic Swiss movement (ETA-28.24)
stainless steel | Ø 39 mm
open case back | Stainless steel Milanese bracelet
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
Available also with a black or a dark brown leather strap and it the sizes 37mm/39mm/42mm

“Maurice de Mauriac’s minimal and ultra-modernist L Series has become something of a modern classic, designed in close collaboration with fellow Zurich visionary Mr Fabian Schwaerzler – a close friend of founder Mr Dreifuss. Mr Schwaerzler’s signature style translates effortlessly from his usual oeuvre of chairs and sofas to the matter of a circular timepiece, its purpose and functionality heightened through his purist approach.”

 

Amount
CHF 2,420

    • 152.625 CHF

Glossary

Special characteristic

Automatic in steel, side perspective

The cases for automatic watches are 9mm tall and have a crown. The crown offers good grip and precise turning, thereby making adjustments to the watch very easy. The watch is water resistant to 5 ATM. This means that the watch can be worn, for example, while washing your hands, in the rain, in the shower, while washing the car, skiing, trekking or swimming.”

Special characteristic

Automatic, caseback

Our display back case uses a blue anti-reflective sapphire crystal and thus allow for an unobstructed view of the pulsating calibre. One has the feeling that the soul of the mechanical automatic movement can both be felt and seen. The watch is alive. Together with the possibility of the custom labelled rotor, each watch becomes a truly personal gift – even to oneself.

Special characteristic

Kaliber ETA 28.24-2

ETA 28.24-2 is one of the most famous Swiss watch movement.
  • TOP Execution
  • Hours, minutes, sweep second
  • Self-winding mechanism with ball bearing
  • Date in window, corrector
  • Stop second device
  • Regulator system ETACHRON and regulator corrector
  • 28.800 vibrations per hour; 4 Hz
  • 25 Jewels

Special characteristic

Steel

Not all steels are created equal. We use 316L stainless steel; one of the hardest premium steels in the world. In addition to its hardness and resistance, this high-quality steel stands out because of its finish as well as it very fine silver hue. 316L steel has a significantly lower nickel emission than, for instance, 904L steel, which is also a high-strength steel alloy. This is, for us, a reason to favour 316L stainless steel.

Special characteristic

The darker, the brighter

Super-LumiNova is a brand name under which strontium aluminate–based non-radioactive and non-toxic photoluminescent or afterglow pigments for illuminating markings on watch dials, hands and bezels, etc. in the dark are marketed. This technology offers up to ten times higher brightness than previous zinc sulfide-based materials. When the luminescent pigments were stimulated by daylight or artificial light, they give off the light energy in the dark for several hours. This gives the watch extremely good legibility even in the dark.

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