Swiss luxury watch brand Ellicott pays homage to its British heritage and to John Ellicott, one of the 18th century’s most accomplished watchmakers by unveiling RS 38 Master Complication. The grand complication watch, introduced as a tribute to the Council of the celebrated Royal Society of London, houses an exclusive mechanical movement that is the world’s thinnest minute repeater with perpetual calendar.
An 18K pink gold case, a winding and setting stem tipped with a black sapphire cabochon and a slide bolt opposite 9 o’clock add touches of refinement to this exceptional timepiece. Featuring a raised engraving, the clear sapphire case back reveals the movement’s complex workings.
Its silver-toned and grey dial features sub-dials fitted with blued steel hands plus a moonphases indicator. Its diamond-polished watch and minute hands and hour markers are in 18K pink gold. The moonphases indicator combines a circular-grained mother-of-pearl moon moving over an aventurine sky.
The RS 38’s hand-wound mechanical movement displays the hours and minutes plus seven complications including a minute repeater, a perpetual calendar and a moon-phase indicator. Exceptionally slim at 5.10 millimetres, it consists of 388 parts and components, making it the world’s thinnest minute repeater movement with perpetual calendar and moon-phase display.
The Master Complication RS 38 from Ellicott, an impressive meeting of technological virtuosity between an exceptionally slim movement and a sleek design’s timeless elegance.
« Round shape » in pink gold 18k
Dimensions: 42 mm, 48 mm (including lugs)
Thickness: 10 mm
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection treatment
Back with sapphire crystal and relief engraving
Water-resistant to 30 meters
Silver and grey dial, partially turned engine with indexes in pink gold 18k. Moon in mother of pearl over an aventurine sky
Hands, hours and minutes in pink gold 18k
Hands, dates, days, months in blued steel and leap year in red
« 7 complications »
• Minute repeater
• Perpetual calendar
– Dates of the month
– Days of the week
– Leap years
Diameter: 26.20 mm
Height: 5, 10 mm
Number of jewels: 30
Frequency: 18’000 a/h (2,5Hz)
Balance – spring flat
Power reserve: 31 hours
Number of components: 388
Black alligator strap hand stitched
Buckle in pink gold 18k