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 this superb, high quality movement. 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. Here are a few:
-21,600 beats per hour (BPH)
-Incabloc shock protection
-Glucydur balance wheel
-Nivaflex NO barrel spring
-Nivarox Anachron hair-spring
-50 hours power reserve.
The TOP version with the higher BPH allows higher levels of accuracy compared with the standard 6498 movement.The Pilot XLH TOP costs US$ 1070 (shipping costs and US customs duties included) or Eur 665 (international, plus shipping costs) and is available direct from ARCHIMEDE.
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 antireflecive 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