Armand Nicolet L06 Small Seconds

Armand Nicolet introduced in 2006 the new L06, the special series that utilizes as its base the caliber UT 176 in the 1951 version. 425 pieces were found from this era in the company’s warehouse. Continuing the evolution of the first Limited Edition made in 2003, the L06 utilizes as its base a movement of Small Seconds UT 176 produced in 1951 (300 pieces in the version with 18 rubies and 125 pieces in the version with 17 rubies) that has been elaborated giving it more modern and refined technical characteristics. The application of the shock absorber Incabloc was integrated with the Swan Neck mechanism of adjustment.

The “ruage” and the system of “reglage” have been totally revised to obtain a“regulation” set up comparable to the characteristics of the best Swiss mechanical production of 2006. The movements have been finely decorated with the “Côte de Genève and Perlage” has gold engravings and blue polì screws that stand out in the splendid finishing of the rhodium plating of the plate and of the bridges.

All the technical refinement given to the first Limited Edition has been enhanced, skilfully skeletonizing the balance zone making the movement revealed through a beautiful framed opening created on the fine “Guilloché” decorated dial. Armand Nicolet also wanted to revise the classical aesthetics by lightly retouching the lines in a more modern version adding diverse combinations of materials and colours.

There are two metals with five available combinations

  • 100 pieces with case and buckle in steel, silvered dial and brown alligator strap
  • 100 pieces with case and buckle in steel, black dial and black alligator strap
  • 100 pieces with case and buckle in steel and bezel in 18 Kt rose gold, grey dial and grey alligator strap
  • 75 pieces with case and buckle in 18 Kt rose gold, silvered dial and bordeaux alligator strap
  • 50 pieces with case and buckle in 18 Kt rose gold, black dial and black alligator strap

L06-Small Seconds Available in the following versions:

  • Ref 9130A-AG-P713MR2: Stainless steel 316L case. Water-resistant 5 ATM. Brown big scales alligator strap with stainless steel 316L buckle, available in 100 pieces.
  • Ref 9130A-NR-P713NR2: Black big scales alligator strap with stainless steel 316L buckle, available in 100 pieces.
  • Ref 8130A-GR-P713GR2: Stainless steel 316L case and 18 Kt rose gold bezel. Water resistant 5 ATM. Grey big scales alligator strap with stainless steel 316L buckle, available in 100 pieces.
  • Ref 7130A-AG-P713BX2 :18 Kt rose gold case. Water-resistant 5 ATM. Bordeaux big scales alligator strap with 18 Kt rose gold buckle, available in 75 pieces.
  • Ref 7130A-NR-P713NR2: 18 Kt rose gold case. Water-resistant 5 ATM. Black big scales alligator strap with 18 Kt rose gold buckle, available in 50 pieces.

Technical details

  • Diameter: 43 mm
  • Thickness: 10 mm
  • Movement: Mechanical, manual winding with small seconds
  • Calibre: AN 0501 Incabloc
  • Dial: Guilloché decorated with applied indexes and diamond cut dots
  • Case: Stainless steel or 18 Kt rose gold with anti-glare treated sapphire crystal and see-through screwed back
  • Strap: Alligator
  • Buckle: Stainless steel 316L or 18 Kt rose gold
  • Water resistance: 5 ATM with double “OR” crown

 

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