Q&A Magma Limited edition Watch Collection – Classic, Bronze and Technic Models

The Q&A Magma is a brand new collection of Swiss made luxury timepieces born out of an innovative project jointly developed by Yvan Arpa of Artya Watches and Pascal Meyer of QoQa.ch.

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With this collection, its creators pay tribute to the great traditions of Swiss watch making. Available in three versions – Classic, Bronze and Technic – one major aesthetic feature of the collection is “Magma of Respect”, a special screwed-on bar fitted to one side of the watch case. This side bar was actually produced from an alloy obtained by the simultaneous fusion of high luxury watches brought from five iconic Swiss watch manufacturing companies.

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To realize this collection, Q&A purchased five different, brand-new luxury watch models, and melted them to create magma.  From this material, the brand has produced the side bar and then embossed “Magma of Respect” mention. Designed by Yvan Arpa, Q&A Magma Watch Collection is limited to total 1482 individually numbered pieces, with 494 units per model.

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The classic model features a highly resistant 316L stainless steel case. Its stainless steel bezel is embedded with gently rounded carbon-fibre inserts made under special conditions using a 50-ton press to eliminate fraying.

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Also featuring a black carbon-fibre dial with appliquéd rhodinized-steel indices, this model has an original and sober look.

The second model in the collection, Magma Bronze perfectly blends tradition and technology. Inspired by the military diving watches of past, this model comes in a bronze case and features carbon-fibre inserted bezel.

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To prevent any allergic reaction, the case-back is actually stainless steel with a bronze-coloured finish. This model features black sunburst-finished dial with appliquéd rhodinized-steel indices.

The Magma Technic, third model in the collection features a dramatic design with attributes of a cutting-edge diving watch and bold “Côtes du Jura” dial finishing. Made as a tribute to prestigious dive watches, this timepiece in Black PVD-finished 316L stainless steel case features a toothed, easy-grip unidirectional rotating bezel, protected crown and luminescent HM hands and high-precision seconds scale.

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It comes with a sunburst “Côtes du Jura” embossed dial finish, central black disk, appliquéd rhodinized-steel rectangular indices and luminescent seconds scale.

Powered with a Swiss Made COSC-certified automatic movement to ensure high levels of accuracy and precision, each timepiece is meticulously assembled by a qualified watchmaker following the strict watch-making regulations followed in Switzerland.

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Dressed in 316L Stainless Steel, Bronze or Black PVD-finished 316L stainless steel depends upon the version, the watch case measures 42mm diameter. Each timepiece is supplied with finest, extremely supple and unblemished calfskin leathers with croco finish with underside in sweat-resistant Nappa calfskin featuring embossed Q&A logo.

Other common features of the watches include screwed-on case sidebar with embossed “Magma of Respect” mention and Convex sapphire crystal front glass with antireflective treatment.

Technical details
Movement
Fully Swiss Made automatic movement, 11 ½, 25.60mm diameter, 3.60mm thickness, with COSC certification number. Rhodinized and Geneva-striped (“Côtes de Genève”) automatic winder engraved with Q&A logo. Rhodinized and pearled bridges, rhodinized bottom plate, snailed undercut, nickelled main plate, ratchet and going barrel, gold-coloured Glucydur bronze balance wheel and polished round-head screws throughout.

Case
– Magma Classic: 316L Stainless Steel; Carbon-fibre inserts in bezel, toothed crown with quick date-reset, embossed Q&A logo, and screwed-on case sidebar with embossed “Magma of Respect” mention; 42mm diameter, 10.7mm depth.
– Magma Bronze: Bronze, 42mm diameter, 10.7mm depth; Case-back in bronze-coloured hypo-allergenic stainless steel. Carbon-fibre inserts in bezel, toothed crown with quick date-reset, embossed Q&A logo, screwed-on case sidebar with embossed “Magma of Respect” mention
– Magma Technic: Black PVD-finished 316L stainless steel, 42mm diameter, 10.9mm depth, crown protection at 3 o’clock with matching case extension at 9 o’clock; Unidirectional (counter-clockwise) diver’s rotating bezel with railway minute markings, toothed crown with quick date-reset, embossed Q&A logo, screwed-on case sidebar with embossed “Magma of Respect” mention
Water resistance: 5 bar/ 50m
Crystal: Convex sapphire crystal with antireflective treatment

Dial
Magma Classic: Black carbon-fibre dial with appliquéd rhodinized-steel indices and outer railway motif, Q&A logo at 12 o’clock, “Swiss Made” and “Chronometer officially certified” at 6 o’clock and date window at 3 o’clock; Faceted and rhodinized dauphine-type HMS hands.
Magma bronze: Black sunburst-finished dial with appliquéd rhodinized-steel indices and outer railway motif, Q&A logo at 12 o’clock, “Swiss Made” and “Chronometer officially certified” at 6 o’clock and date window at 3 o’clock; Faceted and rhodinized dauphine-type HMS hands.
Magma Technic: Sunburst “Côtes du Jura” embossed dial finish, central black disk, appliquéd rhodinized-steel rectangular indices and luminescent seconds scale, Q&A logo at 12 o’clock, “Chronometer officially certified” and “Swiss Made” at 6 o’clock, date window at 3 o’clock; Skeletonized and rhodium-treated HM hands with luminescent treatment and rhodinized seconds sweeper

Strap
Black or Havana-brown calfskin leather with croco finish
Underside in sweat-resistant Nappa calfskin, with embossed Q&A logo
Buckle with finely-worked pin design and contoured clasp
Q&A logo on tongue

 

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