With its new Lépine Hebdomas pocket watch, Swiss watch brand Aerowatch salutes the rich heritage of Swiss watchmaking artistry. It pays tribute to traditions by breathing new life into the illustrious era of the Hebdomas movement.
The Hebdomas caliber was developed and crafted in 1888 by master watchmaker Irénée Aubry from Saignelégier. At that time, the movement was revolutionary because it had a power reserve of 8 days, comparable to that of small pendulum clocks and some other types of timekeeping instruments. The exposure of the balance spring and parts of the escapement through an aperture in the dial was another technical accomplishment.
This invention was lauded with multiple awards, among them medals won at the following competitions: Geneva 1896, Paris 1900, Chicago 1902, Brussels 1910, Bern 1914 and Milan 1916. It is with passion and pride that Aerowatch has now restored the Hebdomas movement while preserving its original looks. In the 1950s, the cases of the prominent Aerowatch Lépine Hebdomas were made of 925 silver. The caseback and the caseband were lavishly guilloched in the Baroque style.
The dial is an eyecatcher. The steady beat of the balance spring and the manually decorated bridge in yellow gold instantly attract attention. Its sunburst finish is vibrantly radiant, endowing the pocket watch with contemporary appeal.
With sublime elegance, the moon-phase disk reveals sparkling stars inside a ring of svelte Roman numerals. The Breguet-style hour and minute hands in blued steel assure superb legibility of the time.
The analog date and day displays feature slender blued steel hands, emphasizing the balanced personality of the pocket watch as an expression of its charismatic lineage. The pocket watch is now available exclusively at official Aerowatch points of sale.
Model: Pocket watch – Lépine Hebdomas
Ref. 88798 A901
Historical movement patented in 1888, mechanical hand-winding 19’’’ Hebdomas 102, 8-day power reserve, 15 jewels
Screw balance wheel visible from the dial side
Gilded bridge engraved by hand
Hours, minutes, Moonphase calendar
Day & date indicated by steel blued hands
Sterling Silver 925 case – Diameter 51.00 mm
Domed mineral crystal
Silvered sun-brushed dial, roman numerals,
Steel blued « Breguet » hands