German watch brand ARCHIMEDE presents the new ‘Pilot XL Handwound TOP’, a special edition of the Pilot XLH powered by a ETA 6498-2 movement.
Collectors will be familiar with the superb, high quality ETA 6498-2 manual-winding calibre. It is not only the magnificent decorated back, with Geneva stripes and blued screws, that makes this version so remarkable; the internal features are equally striking.
This movement has a beating rate of 21,600 beats per hour (BPH). It features Incabloc shock protection, Glucydur balance wheel, Nivaflex NO barrel spring, Nivarox Anachron hair-spring, and 50 hours power reserve. The TOP version with the higher BPH allows higher levels of accuracy compared with the standard 6498 movement.
The ARCHIMEDE Pilot XL Handwound TOP watch costs US$ 1070 (shipping costs and US customs duties included) or Euro 665 (international, plus shipping costs).
Model: ARCHIMEDE Pilot XL Handwound TOP
Eta 6498-2 TOP, Hand wound movement, Swiss Made, · 21,600 beats per hour (BPH), Incabloc shock protection, Glucydur balance wheel, Nivaflex NO barrel spring, Nivarox Anachron hair-spring, power reserve > 50 hours, Geneva stripes, blued screws
Stainless steel case, finely brushed, sapphire crystal with antireflective coating on both sides, screw down case back: with mineral crystal or solid, pilot’s crown, water resistant to 50m, diameter 45mm, thickness 10,5mm
Black, with luminous numerals and indexes
Hands: Blue hands with white luminous
Leather strap with steel rivets