Latest example of a particularly successful marriage between supreme mastery of watchmaking techniques and their impressive implementation in ground- breaking design, this watch lies at the very heart of a novel way of reading the time. Teamwork accordingly enables Paul Picot to assert its identity and specialization in exclusive mechanical watches.
The TECHNOGRAPH was developed on the basis of the 7750 Valjoux movement. A clever system of two superimposed dials makes for a perfectly clear display of the hours and minutes in the centre of the reading zone, to the exclusion of all other indications, while the small seconds hand, the chronometer minute counter, the calendar and 300 division minute-circle are located in a peripheral zone on the lower dial.
The principle is as follows: the top dial in the centre of the watch is fitted on the bottom dial. The small seconds hand is displayed on a dial added at 9 o’clock, in a half-moon shape. The short part of the hand (counterpoise) indicates the first 30 seconds in the inside area of the half moon, and disappears at noon.
The long part of the hand is then revealed at 6 o’clock (arrow) and shows the next 30 seconds in the outer zone. It too disappears at noon after indicating the sixtieth second, and so forth. The hand therefore follows a circular movement, despite the fact that the aesthetic may in some respects be reminiscent of a retrograde display. The 30 minutes chronometer counter at 3 o’clock works on the same principle.
Technograph display of hours, minutes, seconds, 30 minutes counter, date at 6 Self-winding chronograph movement, base Valjoux 7750 , 28 rubies, 28‘800 oscillations per hour;44 mm diameter case in 18ct rose or white gold, water resistant to 100 metres ;Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating and sapphire crystal case back with anti-reflection coating;Screw down crown;Leather strap;Personalized Paul Picot buckle.
This magnificent timepiece is housed in a case with generous yet sporty lines. The undercut on the rim of the case and pushpieces is a distinctive sign of the brand whose ambition is to convey its philosophy of nobility down to the last detail. Only soldered horns enable such a high degree of accuracy to be achieved in the making of this undercut.
The TECHNOGRAPH enriches the Firshire collection which already includes several models with exclusive characteristics that have won wide acclaim from several international competition panels.