Swiss watch brand 88 RUE DU RHONE‘s latest chronograph, 1820 OLD GLORY, pays homage to the United States of America. Capturing the essence of the United States of America, this special watch epitomizes the characters of its people: bold, optimistic and free.
The 88 RUE DU RHONE 1820 OLD GLORY watch offers the brand a perfect mix between classicism and contemporary design, fusing the colours of the American flag – red, white & blue, where the name of this timepiece was born and where the inspiration for the design comes.
Although the date is uncertain, Old Glory was made and presented to the young Captain Diver by his mother back in 1820s and remains possibly the most highly recognized country flag ever created.
Featuring a 45mm stainless steel case, the 88 RUE DU RHONE Double 8 Origin 1820 OLD GLORY timepiece is a statement piece that exudes confidence and drive. The timepiece is powered by a Swiss-made RONDA Quartz Chronograph caliber featuring 5 jewels. The case houses a silver dial with the USA flag motif and blue Arabic numerals.
For the first time ever, 88 RUE DU RHONE uses a diamond stud at 8 o’clock to represent prosperity. This timepiece’s functions include small seconds’ counter at 6 o’clock, 10 hours’ at 3 o’clock and 30 minutes’ at 9 o’clock, a tachymeter ring and a two-date window at 6 o’clock.
The silver dial and case are offset with a striking red seconds hand with an 8-shaped counterweight. The 1820 OLD GLORY is finished with a blue Nato strap, using the same fabric as war medals use, with contrasting red stitching and stainless steel ardillon buckle. It has a water resistance of 5ATM.
Model: 88 RUE DU RHONE Double 8 Origin1820 OLD GLORY – 45mm Quartz Chronograph
Quartz Chronograph, RONDA Caliber 15″, 5 jewels
Watch Central hours and minutes, small seconds hand at 6 o’clock
Two-date window at 6 o’clock
Date adjustment by pulling completely the crown out
– Start, stop and restart using push-button at 2 o’clock
– Split-second function: intermediary-time reading and split-second
– Synchronization by second press on push-button at 4 o’clock
– Return to zero using push-button at 4 o’clock
– Central chronograph hand
– 30 minutes counter at 9 o’clock
– 10 hours counter at 3 o’clock
“RUE DU RHONE” engraved on the case side
Crown: Stainless steel – fluted with 88 monogram
Water resistance: 50m/165ft/5ATM
Case back: Snapped, with engraved logo and 8 engraved 8-shaped hour markers
Silver, with USA flag motif
Indexes: Blue Arabic numerals, blue star and one diamond at 8 o’clock
“88 RUE DU RHONE” logo at 12 o’clock
Hands: Red seconds hand with 8-shaped counterweight
Blue Nato with red stitching and stainless steel ardillon buckle