The desire to achieve new goals, together with a constant research inspired by the past, have led Armand Nicolet to the creation of a new fantastic example of watch manufacturing. After the huge success obtained by L06 and L07 models, Armand Nicolet introduces the new L08 collection.
Following the footsteps of the two previous limited editions, the new L08 features a wonderful manual wind mechanical movement called AN0711A. It is a movement created with original components from 1957 that has subsequently been modified by the manufacturing process and gifted with newly evolved technological characteristics. The limited amount of watches produced relates to the quantity of original components from 1957 still available in the factory.
The movement has been integrated with the shock absorbent system called Incabloc and the Swan Neck mechanism of adjustment. This upgrade makes this movement a perfect mix of great Swiss mechanical tradition with the most modern techniques of watch making. The 18,000 vibration per hour and 18 jewel calibre has been finely decorated with “Côte de Geneve” finishing and embellished by “Perlage”.
Through the sapphire glass it’s possible to admire the beautiful gold engravings reporting the reference number of every watch and the polished blue screws. They all stand out in the splendid finishing of the rhodium plating of the plate and of the bridges. The “Guillochè” dial shows part of the movements with some openings finely created in correspondence to the balance, lever, time-setting and winding systems.
The new L08 model will be produced in limited amounts of 500 pieces:
– Ref 9620A–AG–P713MR2: 150 pieces – stainless steel case, silvered dial
– Ref 9620A–NR–P713NR2: 150 pieces – stainless steel case, black dial
– Ref 8620A–GR–P713GR2: 150 pieces – stainless steel case,18k rose gold crown and bezel, grey dial
– Ref 9620D–NR–P713NR2: 50 pieces – stainless steel case, bezel set with 74 Top Wesselton, vs-si, brilliant cut diamonds for the total of 1 karat, black dial.
Mechanical, manual wind Calibre AN0711A, basic UT 600 produced in 1957
Diameter: 31,50 mm
Thickness: 3,95 mm
Jewels number: 18
Power reserve: 36 hours
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds
Winding system: Manual
Balance: 13.50 mm diameter with balance screws
Vibrations: 18,000 vibrations per hour (2.5 Hz)
Adjustment: Swan Neck mechanism, regulated in 5 positions
Finishing: Cótes de Geneve, rhodium Perlage
Shock Absorber: Incabloc
Guilloché decorated with applied indexes and diamond cut “dots”
-316 L Stainless steel
-316 L Stainless steel + 18 Kt -5 n rose gold bezel
-316 L Stainless steel bezel set with diamonds
Glass: Sapphire crystal with antiglare treatment on both sides
Diameter: 43 mm
Thickness: 10 mm
Water Resistance: 5 ATM
Buckle: 316 L stainless steel buckle