Limited to 140 pieces, the new Armand Nicolet L07 chronograph comes in an astonishing range of colour combinations of dials and straps, 20 pieces use the famous movements VENUS 175 with column wheel and 120 pieces use the VENUS 188 with “navettes” system.
This collection goes farther beyond the Armand Nicolet tradition characterized by very finely decorated movements revealed through the transparency of case backs in sapphire crystal and openings on the dial.
The plate and the bridges deserve particular attention: they are entirely decorated with a new motif that the Maison has called “Côte de Nicolet”. After their surface is perfectly polished, the plate and the bridges are hand decorated by means of a special tool that has an ivory point.
This tool scrapes the surface creating beautiful lines every 2 mm. The pattern recaptures a decoration used in the 1930s only on high-end movements of that time and all the work on the movement is meant to recuperate the original handcraftsmanship belonging to the Maison.
The balance wheel uses the counter-weight system; it is in Glucydur with 16 balance screws. The vibrations are 18’000 per hour and the power reserve is 32 hours. As the previous Limited Editions, the movement is engraved with the limited number on the frame opening on the dial.
The watch is presented in a special wood case with its Certificate of Authenticity. The 140 movements of the L07 are assembled and shared in 7 diverse versions with 20 pieces from the Venus 175 and 120 pieces from the Venus 188.
Stainless Steel 316L, 18 Kt grey gold or 18 Kt rose gold
Antiglare treated sapphire crystal and see-through screwed back
Diameter: 43 mm
Thickness: 13 mm
Water resistance: 5 ATM
Mechanical, manual winding with chronograph functions
Calibre Venus 175 or Venus 188
Polished and engraved plate and bridges, 32-hour power reserve, engraved and numbered
Guilloché decorated with applied indexes and diamond cut dots
Openwork hour counter at 9 o’clock with view of the movement
30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and direct-drive centre seconds-hand
Big scale alligator
Buckle: Tang Stainless steel 316L, 18 Kt white gold or 18 Kt rose gold
Steel case with 18K pink gold bezel and Grey dial: limited edition of 30 pieces (with Venus 188 movement)
Steel case with silvered or black dial: limited edition of 70 pieces (with Venus 188 movement)
18K pink gold case with silvered or black dial: limited edition of 20 pieces (with Venus 188 movement)
18K white gold case with blue or grey dial: limited edition of 20 pieces (with Venus 175 movement)