The new LS8 features a manual wind mechanical movement called AN0711S.
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 skeletonized, finely decorated with “Cote de Geneve” finishing and embellished by “Perlage”.
Through the dial and the sapphire glass it’s possible to admire the beautiful skeletonized movement and the gold engravings reporting the reference number of every watch. Polished blue screws stand out in the splendid finishing of the rhodium plating of the plate and of the bridges. The “Guillochè” dial, now only a precious frame, shows the majority of the movement.
The new LS8 model will be produced in limited amounts of 600 pieces:
Ref 9620S–AG–P713MR2: 200 pieces – stainless steel case, silvered dial
Ref 9620S–NR–P713NR2: 200 pieces – stainless steel case, black dial
Ref 8620S–GR–P713GR2: 200 pieces – stainless steel case, 18k rose gold crown and bezel, grey dial
Mechanical, manual wind Calibre AN0711S, basic UT 600 produced in 1957
Calibre AN0711S made up of 127 components
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
316 L Stainless steel
Diameter 43 mm
Thickness 10 mm
316 L Stainless steel + 18 Kt -5 n rose gold bezel
Glass Sapphire crystal with antiglare treatment on both sides
Water Resistance 5 ATM
Guilloché decorated with applied indexes and diamond cut “dots”
Buckle: 316 L stainless steel buckle