Swiss luxury watch brand Thomas Prescher unveils “Nemo Sailor” , the first timepiece of “Nemo Triptychron” series, as a part of their prestigious and sensational Archaeological Project. The newly introduced “Nemo Triptychron” line is inspired by Jules Verne’s “20’000 Miles Under the Sea” and different steampunk and art nouveau influences.
To create this exceptional timepiece, Thomas Prescher dived into a cosmos of images and stories of the late 19 th century. Surrounded by a collection of material of these topics he created a fantastic story around all the things he found and published it every few days like a diary about a new sensational archeological discovery.
A lot of attention was paid to this new way of letting the public participate in the creative process. It was clearly indicated that the story was invented but many readers were so fascinated that they have taken it for real. So the entire project became a fabulous success.The “Nemo Triptychron” story will be continued soon with the models Officer and Captain.
Important design elements are the porthole look of the bezel and back. Nameplates and index rings are inspired by old steam engines and steam punk design. The design highlights the materials used. For the lugs and front and back bezels saltwater resistant copper bronze was chosen, it has the right look and it ages with time to a wonderful patina. When softly re‐polished it gains the charming look of ancient things. Together with the stainless steel a fabulous contrast is created.
For the appliqués, on the dial but also on the case, a soft copper found its way into the design. The copper’s warm red color together with the traditional method of engraving the letters and filling them with paint round out the design to perfection.
The balance between free spaces on the dial and many little details gives the eye time and place to recover before starting again to discover the high end craftsmanship in the finish and the contrast between brushed surface and polished chamfer or the nameplate of the series in copper embracing the case at 9 o’clock.
For the oscillating weight an Art Nouveau window by Arnold Lyongrün gave the inspiration. It is a lovely composed detail as a fully closed slice. The transparent case back shows perfectly this special Nemo rotor with its copper appliqué and the white rhodium nameplates.
A really breathtaking detail is the crown. Inspired by the form of historic valves it is a bit the cherry on the cake of this marvel. The case measures 44 mm in diameter and 12 mm in height. Clients have the possibility to choose their own movement. Depending on the movement the height may differ a bit.As usual Thomas Prescher uses hand cut and hand sewn straps with crocodile leather on both sides.
Thomas Prescher makes hand‐made watches to the very highest standards and their finish is among the best available. So is his service. He offers modifications to client’s wishes for all his models.. His clients are accustomed to the fact that even their most exigent dreams are fulfilled.
Material: Copper bronze, nickel‐ and lead‐free, stainless stay‐brite steel case
Case diameter: 44 mm
Case height: Depending on the movement, around 12mm
Material: Metallic grey rhodium plated
Nameplates: Copper, letters engraved and paint filled.
Index ring: Rhodium plated, letters engraved and paint filled
Number plates: Copper, letters engraved and paint filled
Appliqués in copper, plates rhodium plated, letters engraved and paint filled
ETA 2824‐A2 or the client’s choice
Winding: depending on the movement, automatic both directions
Special oscillating weight
In‐house Nemo rotor: metallic grey rhodium plated.
Hand cut and –sewn alligator skin uppers and lowers
Buckle: Copper bronze