SUISSEMECANICA SM8 Collection

Officially launched at Belles Montres in November 2012 in Paris, the SM8 collection by Swiss watch brand SUISSEMECANICA was one of the important revelations of the show thanks to the powerful and ingenious design of the timepiece cases; highly resistant, made to protect the extremely efficient mechanical manufactured calibers. Inspired from this success, SUISSEMECANICA unveiled their debut collection at Basel world 2013.

The SM8 collection has a completely renewed design with a sliding crown protector patented system (SCPSy), unreleased to this day. This innovation distinguishes it from all other timepieces.It also differs by other innovative technical prowess, as the double inner turning bezel (calculation of immersion and Dual Time) under the convex sapphire glass, and powered by two conical and ergonomic crowns at two and four o’clock. The SM8 collection FIRST EDITION is available in two models, the SM8 and the SM8 chronograph, 50 pieces each and all individually numbered. Produced in steel and with 200 meters water resistance, these instruments are also available by order in gold and titanium.

The soul of the SM8 collection is rooted in the seventies, under the influence a design considered experimental or explosive this pivotal time; this generation of watches with surprising curves were then created by designers irreducible and original. Three and a half years of development and testing were required to be released in 2012 workshops SUISSEMECANICA of Watchmaking SA SM8 collection, FIRST EDITION, available in SUISSEMECANICA SM8 and SM8 SUISSEMECANICA Chrono with 50 pieces each.

Resolutely turned towards the future with its modern and sharp curves, the SM8 collection Auto mechanics is characterized by innovative and unique technical prowess, as the double inner rotating bezel (Calculation of immersion and Dual Time) as domed sapphire crystal, and powered by two conical crowns and ergonomic two and four hours. These crowns are sheltered by a patented sliding crown guard – named “Sliding Crowns Protector System (SCPS)” – unreleased system. Ultra masculine, the SUISSEMECANICA SM8, is designed to meet the highest requirements of men.

Form and function blend to give a unique identity to each piece. Materials, colours and shapes were chosen in the rules of the art and the response to different functional needs. The result is a true time measuring instrument that appeals and gives pleasure to the admirers. All the elements that compose protect and sliding crowns, rotating bezels … fit perfectly the middle due to their design. Sharpened edges and “perfect” curves – merge boldly to give the masculine and elegant that characterizes this collection.

The SM8 is equipped with ergonomic, easy to handle crowns thanks to their size and conical shapes. Two reflective curved sapphire crystals on the front and back to the middle, respectively 3.82 mm and 2.24 mm thick each, also provide the characteristic resistance of the collection and SM8 possible to appreciate the subtle details of the velvety black dial. A beautiful buckle closes the set and follows the same aesthetic codes and robust powerful character of the SM8. The first edition of the collection is SM8 made of steel circular satin finish; it is also available in titanium and precious metals control.

The shock sliding fundamental innovation and exclusive collection of SUISSEMECANICA SM8 is a crown protector that slides in 12h-6h double meaning. This piece is surprisingly strong and flexible manufacture both, very nice to handle. This patented system, SCPSy (Sliding Crowns Protector System) protects the crowns of shocks, ensuring and proper operation. It makes the watch more comfortable on the wrist. In the central position, protects crowns lock functions at 2 and 4 hours, allowing only access to the central crown the winding, setting the time and setting the date. Protects the sliding rings down, the 2h ring is released, allowing the adjustment of the dual time function and the activation of the pusher chrono model. Finally, slide the crown to protect the above, the crown at 4 o’clock is released, allowing adjustment calculation based on Immersion diving.

Two functions that characterize all variations the SM8 collection: Dual Time and Computation Immersion Diving. These two functions are realized two rotating inner glasses activated thanks to the side at 2 and 4 o’clock crown.

The Dual Time function is as a “Bezel dial” 12 hours bi, which once positioned on the second zone, provides simultaneously reading a double shift. More commonly this is an additional complication represented by an additional hand. The Dual Time function of the SM8 is simple and effective. The calculation based on Immersion Diving well known by all diving enthusiasts, presents also as a rotating bezel, but unidirectional according to safety standards, although bigger than the bezel Dual Time, readability impeccable with numbers and inserts covered Luminova C3, clearly visible in immersion.

The housings of the first edition are respectively individually etched 1/50 to 50/50, for SM8 SM8 model and Chrono. This marking, coupled with the caliber of a 4-digit number, ensures the uniqueness of each piece and facilitates traceability. Indeed, the clever combination of number series of case with the caliber makes it virtually impossible to counterfeit.

The manufacture movements SM1-2222 and SM1-2022M, which equip the SM8 and SM8 Chrono models respectively, are developed by movement manufacture CONCEPTO exclusively for SUISSEMECANICA . These mechanical automatic movements, have been realised in the highest quality standards. Bridges and the mass are completed with the utmost care to provide aesthetic conformity to male codes the SM8 SUISSEMECANICA collection.

These movements are visible through sapphire glass case back and have been decorated with a specific “premium” finish, as their oscillating weight adorned with a black ruthenium finish name of the factory, the plate and bridges sandblasted finish “Black Gold” and polished angles.

When comes to its performance, one of the key points of the collection is advanced through all features and characteristics of robust build. Strong and powerful, the SM8 is submersible up to 200 m. The sober dial with subtle details offers optimum legibility of the dial.  The hour and minute hands are also consistent the DNA and offer a true SM8 comfort reading day and night, because of their skeleton design and Luminova C3 application.

The SM8 SUISSEMECANICA collection is composed of two models for men, watch SM8, three hands, hour, minute, large second and date, and SM8 Chronograph, hour, minute, small seconds, date and chronograph. The first edition of the collection, is made of stainless steel circular satin, it is also available in titanium and precious metals on order.

With variations of black or steel domestic glasses Dual Time and Calculation of Immersion Diving collection SM8 is available in four different versions: black DIVING / DUAL TIME steel, steel DIVING / DUAL TIME black, black DIVING / Black DUAL TIME DIVE steel / steel DUAL TIME.

For “gentlemen” version, straps are made of Mississippi Alligator skin, Made in France, hand-sewn and colour matte or matte black carbon finish. The “sportsman” version comes with black vulcanized rubber bracelets. Both types of bracelets are provided with SUISSEMECANICA SM8 and are interchangeable with a simple gesture.The SUISSEMECANICA watches are guaranteed for 3 years.

SUISSEMECANICA SM8

Model SM8, the first collection immediately reveals its strong character and offers four different versions that fit the particular style of individual. The SUISSEMECANICA SM8 is powered with  SM1-2222, automatic movement.

Technical details
Movement
100% SWISS MADE
CALIBRE SM1-2222
Automatic mechanical movement by Valerian Jaquet, Manufacture CONCEPTO, exclusive developed for SUISSEMECANICA.
Diameter: 13 ¼” ’30 mm. Height: 7.90 mm
Twenty three Jewels (23)
28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz)
Power reserve: 50 hours
Hour, minute and second major, date window at 6 o’clock
Correction rod, 3 positions
Specific finish “high end”
Automatic Bridge: Sable Black Gold, polished angles, consecutive No. engraving
Bridge balance, Barrel Bridge & anchor bridge: Shortbread Black Gold, polished angles
Rotor: perforated, sandblasted black ruthenium, engraving SUISSEMECANICA Watchmaking

Case
100% SWISS MADE
Circular steel satin finish, engraving Serial
Construction in 3 parts
Protects crowns sliding in the vertical direction (12h-6h)
SCPSy (Sliding Crowns Protector System) Patented system
Bidirectional Rotating inner bezel l for DUAL TIME
Unidirectional rotating inner bezel for DIVING
Ratchet system
Luminescent Luminova C3 on the main cylindrical inserts embossed 0, 15, 30 and 45, and that the webs (5, 10, 20, 25, 35, 40, 50 and 55)
Central Crown for winding, setting the hour and minute setting the date
Crown at 2 o’clock to adjust the rotating bezel DUAL TIME
Crown at 4 o’clock for setting the rotating bezel DIVING
Top anti-reflective curved sapphire crystal, carved block of 3.82 mm
Case back:  anti-reflective sapphire crystal, carved block of 2.24 mm
Dimensions: 43mm diameter without SCPSy. 48.50 mm SCPSy
Water resistance: 200 meters

Dial
Two superimposed parts velvety black Arabic numerals 12, 3 and 9 luminescent
Hands: Hours and minutes skeletons, luminescent

Strap
Matt black alligator or black matt finish “carbon” large scales, hand-stitched with engraved buckle
System modules fixing pin to facilitate the exchange of bracelet styles

SUISSEMECANICA SM8 CHRONO
Very masculine, the SM8 Chrono complements the qualities of the first model with two chronograph counters. The push button is placed on the same axis as the crown at 2 o’clock, which will host three Start / Stop / Reset functions, and thus provide a true comfort in handling. This complication undoubtedly increases the versatility aesthetic that characterizes the SM8 collection. This exceptional chronograph is equipped manufacture caliber SM1-2022M, mechanical automatic winding.

The SUISSEMECANICA SM8 CHRONO model was selected to compete for the prestigious Montre de l’Année 2013″ award in Geneva. This Timepiece is one of the 40 finalists for the final vote and will be exhibited at the evening Awards 2013 which will take place on October 25 in Geneva.

Technical details
Movement
100% SWISS MADE
CALIBRE SM1-2022M
Automatic mechanical movement by Valerian Jaquet, Manufacture CONCEPTO, exclusive developed for SUISSEMECANICA
Diameter: 13 ¼” ’30 mm. Height: 8.40 mm
Twenty seven Jewels (27)
28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz)
Power reserve: 50 hours
Hour, minute and small seconds at 9 o’clock, minute counter at 3 o’clock, date window at 6 o’clock. Correction rod, 3 positions
Single-button chronograph controlled 2h
Automatic Bridge: Sable Black Gold, polished angles, consecutive No. engraving
Bridge balance, barrel bridge, anchor bridge: Shortbread Black Gold, polished angles
Rotor: perforated, sandblasted black ruthenium, engraving SUISSEMECANICA Watchmaking

Case
100% SWISS MADE
Circular steel satin finish, Serial number engraved
Construction in 3 parts
Protects crowns sliding in the vertical direction (12h-6h)
SCPSy (Sliding Crowns Protector System) Patented system
Bidirectional Rotating inner bezel l for DUAL TIME
Unidirectional rotating inner bezel for DIVING
Ratchet system
Luminescent Luminova C3 on the main cylindrical inserts embossed 0, 15, 30 and 45, and that the webs (5, 10, 20, 25, 35, 40, 50 and 55).
Central Crown for winding, setting the hour and minute setting the date
Pusher at 2’clock to adjust the rotating bezel DUAL TIME and chronometric functions
Mono-pusher START / STOP / RESET
Crown at 4 o’clock for setting the rotating bezel DIVING.
Top antireflective curved sapphire crystal, carved block of 3.82 mm.
Case back:  anti-reflective sapphire crystal, carved block of 2.24 mm.
Dimensions: 43mm diameter without SCPSy. 48.50 mm SCPSy.

Dial
Two superimposed parts velvety black Arabic numerals 12, 3 and 9 luminescent
Hands: Hours and minutes skeletons, luminescent

Hands
Matt black alligator or black matt finish “carbon” large scales, hand-stitched with engraved buckle
System modules fixing pin to facilitate the exchange of bracelet styles

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