L1 DLC

design by Fabian Schwaerzler

 

Nomination Swiss Design Award 2019

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

Design by fabianschwaerzler.com

Mr Fabian Schwaerzler is the man to thank for Maurice de Mauriac‘s ‘L1’ watch – he says it’s one of the designs he’s most proud of, and we can see why. This reference has a stainless steel case with a black Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating that’s abrasion- and scratch-resistant – it’s also anti-allergenic because it’s applied by vacuum. The 5 bar water resistance means it can be worn while washing your hands, showering and even swimming.

 


Amount
CHF 3,200

    • 150.015 CHF

Glossary

Special characteristic

Automatic in DLC, 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 in PVD, 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

DLC coating

Stainless steel or titanium with a DLC-coating (Diamond-Like-Carbon) stands out via its beautiful grey / black colour. DLC makes stainless steel extremely abrasion and scratch resistant. Moreover, the layer of carbon applied in a state-of-the-art vacuum process is also highly anti-allergenic.

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.