The new Paleograph Gray Dial version separates the two very different tasks of the watch by color: only the large white hour hand indicates the time. The central stop-second, the minute hand on the totalizer at the 6 o’clock position and the small running second counter at 9 o’clock have been painted a vibrant red – should the wearer be interested in short and, indeed, the shortest time increments.
Even at second glance, the Paleograph is never a typical chronograph, as it has dispensed with a telemeter and tachymeter scale and there are no push knobs on the watch case . Short-term measurements are started, stopped, and reset by pressing the crown. Such a discrete construction was widespread decades ago, but can only be rarely found today.
For the Paleograph, the high-quality Swiss hand-wound movement was extensively redesigned and supplemented by a chronograph module with classic column-wheel. The owner can observe this mechanism through the glass base. The stainless steel case has a diameter of 43 millimeters.
The gray dial features a fine sunburst finish, which allows the gray to shimmer in the light. The striking combination of white contrasted with three red hands against the gray dial looks very sporty – and is also an expression of the Paleograph’s technical ambition.