Depancel AUTO Collection

French watch brand Depancel creates timepieces inspired by the iconic cars, whose aesthetics and engineering still continue to amuse millions across the world. The Depancel AUTO is a collection of sporty automatic timepieces that combines elegance and performance.

Depancel AUTO collection

Available in two configurations – 24H & 3H – the Depancel AUTO takes its design inspiration from the legendary cars. The push button, timer and embossed goffering of the dial – all hark back to elements seen on the dashboards of vintage motor cars.

Depancel AUTO collection

The Depancel AUTO watch comes with a 40mm diameter and 12.8mm thick stainless steel case. The 24H version displays day, date, month and 24H function in addition to the basic hour, minute and seconds display.

Depancel AUTO collection

The 24H model is equipped with a Miyota 9120 self-winding movement. This 26 jewels movement beats at 28,800 vph and provides a power reserve of 40 hours. It is equipped with stop second device, automatic and hand winding functions and quick date setting.

Depancel AUTO collection

The Depancel AUTO 24H model features a multi-layer dial. For the basic time display, it has rectangular hour-marker indices, minute tracks, hour & minute hands and a central-seconds hand. Secondly, the watch also provides triple calendar display with the date window at 4.30 H, day with a sub-dial at 9H and month with a sub-dial at 3H. At 6H, there is a sub-dial for 24H. This watch features a crown at 3H for time and day-date setting. To set the month, it has a separate push-button at 2H.

Depancel AUTO collection

In comparison, the Depancel AUTO 3H model maintains a simple dial layout. Its features a date window at 3 o’ clock and three central hands for indicating hour, minute and seconds.

Depancel AUTO collection

The 3H model houses a Miyota 8215 self-winding movement. Beating at 21600 vph, this 21-jewels movement provides a power reserve of 42 hours. This movement also features quick date setting function. This movement can be energized by both automatic and hand winding methods.

Depancel AUTO collection

The baton-shaped hour & minute hands as well as the hour-marker indices of both 24H & 3H versions are embedded with Luminova. Both versions are fitted with sapphire crystal front glass with AR coating. The Depancel AUTO watch models also feature sapphire crystal case-back, which reveals the red, white and blue oscillating weight, decorated in France.

Depancel AUTO collection

Made from 316L surgical stainless steel, the watch case maintains a brushed finish. Both timepieces (24H & 3H) are available in silvery steel, black PVD and pink gold PVD case finishes. Lug width is 20mm. Each timepiece is fitted with a bull-leather strap by a manufacturing partner based in Besançon, France.

Depancel AUTO collection

Technical details

Model: AUTO 24H

Movement
Miyota 9120
Power reserve: 40 hours
Automatic winding with oscillating weight engraved and painted in France

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 40mm
Thickness: 12.8mm
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 100m (10 ATM)

Functions
Hour, minute and seconds
Day, date and month display
24H function

Retail price
€585

Model: AUTO 3H

Movement
Miyota 8215
Power reserve: 42 hours
Automatic winding with oscillating weight engraved and painted in France

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 40mm
Thickness: 12.8mm
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 100m (10 ATM)

Functions
Hour, minute and seconds
Date display

Retail price
€385