Armand Nicolet L16

The O.H.M. (Original Historical Movement) Series feature original historical movements from the 1950’s and 1960’s that are recovered and tuned in Armand Nicolet’s atelier. These series are produced only in Limited Editions because the quantity is determined by the amount of original historical movements still available.

Armand Nicolet L16 automatic skeleton watch

Armand Nicolet’s skilled watchmakers manually restore, tune and re-assemble each of these unique pieces. These precious movements are the result of many years of expertise and dedication to the fine art of watch-making.

Armand Nicolet L16 automatic skeleton watch

Exactly ten years after the launch of the L06 collection (the progenitor of Armand Nicoled Limited Edition Series), its long-awaited successor has finally arrived. While keeping alive some traits of the historic version, like the skeletonized pattern and the guilloché dial, the L16 is the result of a modernization process that gives this collection a fresh and classy look.

Armand Nicolet L16 automatic skeleton watch

The skeletonized dial allows full display of the beautiful movement from 1953 and the distinctive sign of the Armand Nicolet maison, the O.H.M is clearly printed on the dial.

This elegant collection is manufactured in stainless steel with the classic four colour variations of the dial and it’s accompanied by alligator strap. The limited amount of watches produced relates to the quantity of original components from 1953 still available in the Armand Nicolet factory.

The L16 collection will be produced in 299 pieces.

Technical details

Movement
Mechanical, manual wind
Calibre AN0731S, obtained from FHF 264 produced in 1953
Diameter: 29.40 mm
Thickness: 3.95 mm
Jewels: 17
Power reserve: 36 hours
Winding system: Manual
Escapement: Lever
Hair-Spring: Flat
Balance: 10.30 mm diameter with balance screws
Vibrations: 18,000 vibrations per hour (2.5 Hz)
Finishing: Cótes de Geneve, rhodium Perlage
Shock Absorber: Incabloc

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds

Dial
Guilloché decorated with applied indexes

Case
316L Stainless steel
Diameter: 43 mm
Thickness: 10.50 mm
Glass: Antiglare treated sapphire crystal on top and sapphire crystal in the see-through screwed back
Water Resistance: 10 atm or 100 meters

Strap
Alligator
Buckle: 316L Stainless steel Tang buckle

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