A hot new addition to the Black Widow saga collection, Mr Race adds a splash of red to the theme of the ensnaring web, adding a competitive, challenging dimension. The suspense is sustained, faced with the threat of a nameless, potential danger, as fascinating as the risk is compelling.
The Black Widow collection takes its cue from the symbolism of the compelling seductress, the highly venomous Lacrodaectus Mactans, aka The Black Widow, due to the spider’s natural tendency to exercise the right of life or death over her fellow male. Amid acts of passion and ritual celebration designed to perpetuate her race, the Black Widow can either show mercy and turn away, or kill outright in an uncontrollable outburst of lust or ultimate gesture of possession.
A visionary poet of the cool, dark, underground scene, Lionel Ladoire takes the solid bastions of luxury and undermines them with subtle acts of rebellion and anarchy. Temptation sits in its evil snare; it leads the way and sets the style. Already, the GMT wheel and ratchet sport the symbolic spider’s web.
Under the label Helvet Mechanic, it adds some surprising innovations, such as the hitherto unheard-of use of specially developed ceramic micro ball-bearings and the supremely successful automatic winding system driven by micro-rotor.
Limited edition of 12 pieces, RRP excluding taxes CHF 65,800.-
Workshop-crafted movement LADOIRE: Calvet/o2
Calibre with automatic winding via micro-rotor
Jewelling: 38 rubies
Thickness: 10.95 mm
Black Widow W-shaped bridge structure
Gear-train with specific, optimised toothing profile
Screw balance, black PVD (A-DLC)
Frequency: 18,000 v/h (2.5 Hz)
Power reserve: 52 h
Offset regulator complication – HMS planetary ® – duly patented.
Fixed Hours, Minutes and Seconds display via 3 silicium discs mounted on ceramic micro ball-bearings.
Ceramic micro ball bearings (ZrO2) Ø 0.397 mm, thickness 0.99mm, without lubricant, for maximum output, stability and reliability
The hour, minutes and seconds indications are displayed by cages mounted on 127 and 7 micro ball bearings, respectively.
12-hour GMT complication with quickset corrector at 2 o’clock
Asymmetric 2-part case: 9 o’clock–3 o’clock: 50.84mm / 12 o’clock – 6 o’clock: 41.77mm
Titanium bezel, middle case and case-back
Finished in black A-DLC type PVD coating
Black titanium crown with A-DLC type PVD coating, ergonomically positioned at 8 o’clock
Black titanium GMT quickset corrector with A-DLC type PVD coating
Cambered, glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Flat glare-proofed sapphire crystal case-back
Water-resistant to 50 metres
Asymmetric titanium single-lug attachment system
Full-grain smooth leather strap, double hand-stitched
Black pin buckle A-DLC type PVD coating
Ergonomic strap secured by a single asymmetrical lug.