After the successful launch of the stainless steel and 18K red gold version in two other extravagant variations, the HERIOS “TriRetrograde Seconds Skeleton” will be available also in 18K white gold and white gold version decorated with diamonds.
The exact rhythm of the retrograde seconds function in three sectors of 20 seconds each is given by a Swiss quality mechanical movement in an exclusive special version with automatic winding. This remarkable timepiece is one of the HERIOS range, whose name is inspired by the hero Hercules, son of Zeus and symbol of courage, stamina and strength. As though in one large, sweeping gesture, the strong, definitive presence of the powerful square case forms the framework for the exquisitely designed time display.
And just as the TriRetrograde function is different and rare, so is the lacquered dial of the watch unique: the dial background is distinctive black, pure white or brown and stylised Arabic numerals stretch out gracefully to the edges of the case frame. A dazzling highlight is coming from the 4.75- carat brilliant-cut diamonds adorning the extravagant timepiece in 18K whose case, dial and clasp are in white gold.
|Herios TriRetrograde Seconds Skeleton 18k red gold|
The heart of the dial and the watch is formed by the round silver-coloured inner skeleton area. This is where the eye-catching grouping of the three seconds-display sectors is placed. Skeleton hour and minute hands constantly allow the view of the three blue, retrograde seconds hands jumping back in 20-second rhythm. Positioned in three separate circle segments at 6, 10 and 2 o’clock, they work in ‘flying relay’ clockwise. Starting at 6 o’clock, the first hand jumps instantly back to the right to its starting position after 20 seconds.
Going clockwise, the next seconds hand at 10 o’clock followed by the third at 2 o’clock take over the same task. This alternation tirelessly repeats itself, giving the overall impression of a magic dance performed by the seconds hands. Blued steel screws fix the distinctive seconds-display sectors in place and, together with the blued steel hands, give fine accentuation to the silver-coloured background.
|Herios TriRetrograde Seconds Skeleton White gold with diamonds|
The dial of the HERIOS TriRetrograde Seconds Skeleton displays the unique precision of the watch, allowing an exclusive look at the inner life of the automatic movement through the opening at its centre. The round convex sapphire crystal window on case-back gives a view of the movement, in particular the skeleton oscillating weight in the form of the Milus logo with the engraved brand’ symbol in the centre.
A comfortable alligator leather strap for the stainless steel and red gold versions and a black strap in finest alligator leather with vintage finishing for the white gold variations complete the elegant appearance of the watch.
|Herios TriRetrograde Seconds Skeleton White Gold|
Mechanical Swiss quality movement in an exclusive special version module MILUS 3838 – automatic with retrograde seconds in 3 sectors of 20 seconds each
Total 37 rubies, circular graining decoration, hand-bevelled ‘Côtes de Genève’ pattern, screws in blued steel the skeleton oscillating weight in form of the Milus logo with the engraved brand symbol in the centre
Polished stainless steel, 41.7 x 42 mm,curved sapphire crystal satinised case back screwed down with 8 screws and with round, convex sapphire crystal viewing window
Variations: Polished stainless steel, 18-carat 5N red gold,case, dial, clasp in 18-carat white gold adorned with brilliant-cut diamonds -4.75 carats- Top Wesselton, IF-VVS
Water-resistance to 30 m
Hours, minutes, 3 sectors of 20 seconds each at 6, 10 and 2 o’clock
Lacquered, dial with stamping pattern, with polished silver-coloured Arabic numerals, retrograde seconds display engraved on bridges
Opening: round inner area Ø 26 mm with view of skeleton
Hands: Faceted skeleton hours and minutes hands and3 seconds hands, in blued steel
Alligator leather in black, brown or ochre for steel and red gold versions
Black alligator leather with vintage finishing for white gold versions
Clasp: Buckle in white gold, red gold or stainless steel (according to version)
Recommended retail price
CHF 8’700.00 (Stainless steel)
CHF 19’400.00 (Red gold 5N)
CHF 21’900.00 (White gold)
CHF 66’000.00 (White gold with diamonds)