In 2009, the Saguaro Chronograph meets the stars with a variety of exclusive Gibeon iron meteorite dials, whether black, white or rose. Each meteorite fragment is unique and comes from molten planetary cores that were broken apart. This highly decorative pattern, mirror of the sky and aesthetically appreciated by collectors, confers to the timepiece a fantastic architecture full of rays of light. This unusual, rare and timeless material transforms the edgy Saguaro into a unique watch where infinity meets time.
The styling of the 46mm Sportster Saguaro chronograph recalls the advanced chronograph designs produced by BOVET in the Art Deco era. The Saguaro self-winding chronograph is unusual in having the buttons at the top of the case at 11 and 1 on either side of the crown and bow. It makes the chronograph easier to use and provides a pleasing symmetry to the watch. The new Sportster Saguaro collection in 46mm is available in steel, 18K gold or in black PVD.
Whether black, white or golden, each meteorite fragment is unique. Practically kept intact when impacting the earth’s ground, the Gibeon meteorite, the one used for the Saguaro dials, is well-known for its quality, beauty and handiness.
The Gibeon meteorite, 4 billions years old, was first discovered in 1836 in Great Namaqualand, Namibia in Africa. Its origin comes from the asteroid string located between Mars and Jupiter, fourth and fifth planets of the solar system. The meteorites, the solar system’s memory, answer to some key issues about its birth, evolution and age. Made up of 90% of steel, 8% of nickel, 0.4% of cobalt and 0.04% of phosphorus, the Gibeon meteorite is one of the most concentrated of all, reaching a density of 8.
For the Saguaro dials, its finish is made up of several stages. First, the material has to be sawn, then polished and finally worked by acid. This process forms the very special and characteristic crystalline structure of the meteorite, known as the “ Widmanstätten ” pattern. This highly decorative pattern, mirror of the sky and aesthetically appreciated by collectors, confers to the timepiece a unique architecture full of rays of light.
Model: Sportster Saguaro Chronograph with Exclusive Gibeon Iron Meteorite Dial
Hours, minutes from central hands
Big date at 12 o’clock
Chronograph with Serpentine seconds hand
Minutes chronograph counter at 9 o’clock
Hours chronograph counter at 3 o’clock
Seconds chronograph counter at 6 o’clock
Dimensions: Diameter 46mm;Height 21.35mm
Material: Black PVD steel with 18k red gold crown, pushers, inner bezel, bow and strap-bolts
Water resistance : 300 meters – 30 ATM – 990 feet
Golden meteorite with Art Deco applied numerals
18K red gold inner bezel with pulsometer indication
White luminova dots
Hands :Hours and minutes hands with luminova tips;Serpentine seconds hand
Finished in “Côtes de Genève”
Lines :13 1/4
Jewels : 28 rubies
Frequency : 28 800 v / h
Winding rotor : 22k blackened gold
Screws : Angled and blued by fire
Power reserve : 42 hours
Black rubber with 18k red gold ardillon buckle
Limited Edition of 100 pieces