The Caliber • After some time, the two master watchmakers found that the caliber 99.0 with its small subsidiary second needed a somewhat more harmonic face. The pure design of the Cal. 99.0 was supposed to be continued nevertheless in the dial. Different issues had been in consideration, but the increasing of the small “second” played the favorite role. With the help of a long-standing friend of the family the new face of Cal. 99.1 was born.
Movement • Details of the movement Cal. 99.1: diameter: 37 mm • height: 4.4 mm • 20 rubies • oversized eccentric second display, indirectly driven below the train by means of an intermediate gear, with friction spring and cantilevered second pinion • power reserve 50 hours (+/-5%) • 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour • roségold plated three-quarter plate with yellow gold hand-graving of manufactory name and serial number • Geneva stripe finish • retracing ratchet • double sunburst finish on the crown wheels
Case • solid nickel-free stainless steel, polished / burnished, double screw union • diameter: 42 mm • height: 11.5 mm • 1.6 mm sapphire glass on top, slightly domed and antireflected inside • screwed sapphire glass base • oversized crown with embossed manufactory name
Dial • sterling silver with the grained, silky matte finished surface of historical deck watches • numerals and indexes numerals with black print • oversized eccentric second display at “6 o’clock” with single edge
Screws • flat polished, heat-blued with beveled edges • Glucydur screw balance with Nivarox-1-Spring • swan-neck fine adjustment on the hand-engraved balance cock
Hands • steel, hand-polished and heatblued
Strap • real high-quality alligator leather, hand-stitched • stainless steel pin buckle