Julien Coudray 1518 Competentia 1515 Limited Edition

Le Locle based Swiss luxury watch brand Julien Coudray 1518 unveils their new model Competentia 1515 Limited Edition. This model, whose movement is made entirely from solid gold or platinum, is equipped with a power reserve indicator, a service indicator, a day/night indicator and a one-minute tourbillon. Despite the complication level, this calibre does not exceed 5 millimetres in height, to ensure that the watch remains comfortable to wear, though adorned with a dial comprising eleven enamel parts. This model also has a service indicator where an enamelled gold oil drop symbol appears after four years in operation, when the timepiece must be serviced.

The decoration of the central disc of this dial employs the subtle technique of plique-à-jour enamelling, so as to show glimpses of all the refinements of the movement decoration. To achieve this effect, transparent enamel is delicately laid onto a gold structure, before being fired in a furnace at over 800°C. The peripheral indexes, a modern vision of 16th Century clocks, are made from enamel and gold.

Technical details
Edition
A limited series of 15 pieces per version, available in solid 18 carat gold, 2N yellow gold, 5N red gold, Pd 125 white gold or Pt 950 platinum.

Movement
Calibre JC 1515, diameter 15’’,  made from solid 18 ct gold (2N yellow gold: 37 g; 5N red gold, Pd 125 white gold: 35 g) or solid Pt 950 platinum (52 g), with all components hand-decorated, back hand-engraved with a decoration inspired by the “Jardin à la Française” style
Manual winding, power reserve of more than 55 hours, with gold indicator
60 jewels
Day/Night indicator on case-back side
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations/h, 4 Hz
One-minute tourbillon rotation
Original escapement with gold balance

Dial
11-part dial made from enameled solid gold
Indexes made from “grand feu” enameled gold
Dial base made from “plique-à-jour” enameled gold

Case
Solid 18 ct gold or Pt 950 platinum, made from the same metal as the movement
Dimensions: 42.00 mm / 9.82 mm
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating, Sapphire case-back
Water resistance: 50 m (5 Atm)

Strap
Alligator on both faces, hand-stitched and beaded
18 mm ardillon buckle made from solid 18 ct gold or Pt 950 platinum, with engraved pictogram

Functions
Hour and minute
Power reserve indicator
Day/Night indicator on case-back side
4-year service indicator

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