Swiss watch brand Arcadia presents its re-launch collection, the AC01.
With its modern, virile look, the first re-edition of the Arcadia collection strides confidently into the 21st century – while retaining the utmost respect for watchmaking’s greatest traditions.
This can be seen in the powerful design of this audaciously restyled retro model. While retaining its DNA – rounded shapes for the watch and displays within a tonneau case – the Arcadia AC01 has been entirely redesigned in line with today’s technical codes. This new design approach is one of extremes: the watch combines harmonious volumes with aggressive elegance, with visible screws and push-pieces reworked to appear part of the case.
The watch is made from such avant-garde materials as titanium (for the case), carbon (for the split-level dial), and anti-allergenic technological fibre (for the strap), married to watchmaking functions that evoke the awesome savoir-faire of the Fleurier Watch Company: the hour-and-minute display in the centre of the dial is surrounded by four skillfully juxtaposed sub-dials with original, extra functions (including chronograph, date and 24-hour time-zone index). The automatic movement, with 18-carat pink gold rotor, can be admired through a transparent case-back.
The watch is edited in a limited series of 275, and offered for sale with a revolutionary concept ideally suited to the era of new technologies: much in the manner of an iPhone or iPad, all data linked to the model (guarantee, aftersale service, orders for further timepieces) is entered on a USB key given to the owner and activated on-line at time of purchase.
Each Arcadia model comes with a travelling case in supple, ultra-resistant neoprene for easy transport and maximum protection.
Case, dial and strap
Shape : cushion
Material: TITANIUM/STEEL 316L
Dimensions: 42.00 x 40.00 x 14.60 mm
Opening: 29.40 x 29.40 mm
Between lugs: 22.00 mm
Bezel & case-back: sapphire crystal
Dial: split-level, carbon fiber
Strap: technological fibre
Clasp: folding, with security
Dubois Dépraz module (base ETA2892-A2)
Winding: automatic, two-way
18 k rose gold rotor
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour
Power-Reserve: 40-44 hours
Diameter: 26.20 mm
Thickness: 6.80 mm
55 jewels (21+34)
Time Display: center hours & minutes hands, small seconds hand at 3 o’clock
Chronograph: center seconds hand, 30-minutes counter at 9 o’clock, 12-hours counter at 6 o’clock
Date at 4 o’clock
Time zone: 24-hours index at 12 o’clock