EPOS

The origins of the EPOS Company date back to 1925. In that year, James Aubert formed his watch company in the Vallée de Joux, known as the centre of the mechanical watch world. James Aubert was an enthusiastic mechanical watch engineer, who dedicated his life to developing new watch mechanisms.

James Aubert SA in the Vallée de Joux in the Swiss Jura

James Aubert was a master of his art and spent most of his efforts focusing on technical developments of chronographs and minute repeaters. He had first acquired his skills working as an engineer for the former watch movement manufacturers “Valjoux” and “Landeron“.

In the true watchmakers’ tradition, he handed down his knowledge to his nephew Jean Aubert and his son-in-law, Jean Fillon, who is still today the EPOS’ watch engineer in chief. In his workshop many of EPOS’ own developments for complicated watches were created in close cooperation with EPOS watchmakers. A few that could be named are the jumping hour, the power reserve indication, the big date, the regulator and the regulator with the phases of the moon.

In the early 80s, the success story of the traditional Swiss watch came to a standstill. The new quartz technology radically changed the face of the watch industry. Nobody wanted to produce mechanical watches any longer, with the notable exception of a few luxury brands.

Peter Hofer, a long-established expert in Swiss watchmaking, was one of the few who still believed in the future of the mechanical watch. With this vision, he and his wife Erna decided to form their own company in 1983: Montres EPOS SA. Their main assets were a passion for mechanical watches and a technical know-how in this field. Personal contacts with key people in watch workshops both in the Jura Mountains and the Vallée de Joux, as well as a vast knowledge of the global watch market, enabled Peter Hofer to quickly develop his own brand. From the very beginning, EPOS has been a mechanical brand with interesting innovations. For 20 years he remained faithful to his vision, developing stunning collections incorporating fascinating mechanisms, always in close cooperation with Jean Fillon.

In 2002 Peter Hofer looked for a successor who shared his passion for mechanical watches and was willing to take over and develop the EPOS business. Ursula Forster, who came from a watchmakers’ family, and her husband Tamdi, who also had great experience in the Swiss watchmaking industry, seemed to be the ideal solution.

Swiss perfection in every detail

Switzerland has gained a unique worldwide reputation over centuries, thanks to the pioneering spirit and sense of perfection of its watchmakers. EPOS’ mission is to be a guardian of these traditional values and high standards. EPOS watches are designed and developed with passion, manufactured with precision in the Jura Mountains and the Vallée de Joux workshops, and assembled with care in Grenchen, areas which have always been the most famous in the watchmaking heritage.

The heart of each EPOS watch is its mechanical movement. The basic mechanisms come from renowned Swiss manufacturers, which are then transformed by the EPOS watchmakers, who add special functions and stunning decorations. The new creations manufactured in Jean Fillon’s workshop, James Aubert SA, are based on historical vintage movements, which are no longer in production. Once completed, the movement is very carefully decorated, often by hand. Nearly all the EPOS models are equipped with a crystal caseback to allow its owner to admire the work. As a result, EPOS collections are greatly sought after by collectors and watch lovers.

EPOS offers high-quality mechanical watches with interesting functions but still at an affordable price. Finished with loving care, according to the traditional Swiss watchmakers’ heritage, they deserve to be called „Artistry in Watchmaking“.

Building of Montres Epos SA in Bienne, Switzerland.

Epos innovations

EPOS is especially proud of its in-house innovations. For instance, special functions such as the power reserve indication, the big date or the regulator with the phases of the moon were developed in Jean Fillon’s workshop, James Aubert SA. Such complicated mechanisms require considerable watchmaking skills, which turn each watch into a work of art. These in-house creations are made constructed either on basic calibres from Unitas or on the no longer produced movements from Peseux. Finally, the movement finish is individually made and often includes a hand-made engraving.

Hundertwasser pocket watch

Milestones

  • 1987: Reintroduction of skeleton manual winding model on Calibre P. 7040 and UT 6497
  • 1988: Development of a regulator module on Calibre P. 7046
  • 1989: Development of a power reserve indication on Calibre P. 7046
  • 1990: Reintroduction of skeleton automatic winding model on Calibre ETA 2892-2
  • 1991: Development of a regulator module with the phases of the moon on Calibre P. 7046
  • 89-92 :Development of the Hundertwasser pocket watch in collaboration with Edition MANUS
  • 1997:Development of a full calendar with the phases of the moon module on Calibre UT 6497
  • 2000: Development of a big date on Calibre UT 6497
  • 2002: Development of a date-pointer and small second hand at 8 o’clock on Calibre ETA 2824
  • 2003: Reintroduction ref. 3340 Edition Antiquité with historical 8-day movement with new case
  • 2004: Winner of the „Goldenen Unruh“ for ref. 3340 Edition Antiquité
  • 2005: Introduction of ref. 3375 “One Minute Flying Tourbillon”

Official website:www.epos.ch

EPOS 3441 Diver

At Baselworld 2018, Swiss watch brand EPOS presented the new 3441 Diver model, an extremely robust sports watch that embodies the latest and best features of a modern diving watch.

This automatic stainless steel diving watch possesses some impressive features. At its core beats a well known work horse of the Swiss watch industry: the reliable mechanical self-winding ETA 2824 movement.

EPOS’ engineers have chosen a sophisticated case design with a curved, anti-reflective sapphire crystal. The main attraction of the case is the relief ceramic unidirectional turning bezel. Featuring an integrated helium valve, the timepiece has a water resistance of remarkable 500 meters.

The case is available in stainless steel, with a black or blue colored ceramic bezel. ‘EPOS 3441 Diver’ has a diameter of 43 millimeters and a thickness of 14.5 millimeters. The watch comes either with a blue sunray or a black sandblasted dial, both versions with applied, hand-set luminous figures. To highlight the sporty look, the watch can be combined with either a metal bracelet or a rubber strap.

Technical details
COLLECTION SPORTIVE
EPOS 3441 DIVER

Movement
Mechanical self-winding movement ETA 2824
Date indication

Case
Sophisticated stainless steel case
Diameter: 43 mm
Thickness: 14.5 mm
Black or a blue relief ceramic unidirectional turning bezel
Domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Water resistant 50 ATM, equipped with a helium valve

Dial
Available in black sandblasted or blue sunray, with applied Arabic, hand-set luminescent figures

Strap
Rubber strap or stainless steel bracelet

 

EPOS New Retro Collection – Originale 3408, Originale 3437 & Emotion 3390

Influenced by former epochs, traditional Swiss watch brand EPOS has created three new models sporting a distinctive retro-look. Using state-of-the-art technology, EPOS breathes new life into the watch design of the 1960s.

EPOS Originale 3408
The latest 3408 version is equipped with a retro dial to highlight traditional watchmaking. It’s available in different variations. The decision should be made between a matt beige, a dark grey with sunray and a lacquered white dial. All versions are characterized by the curved and printed arabic hour markers. The slightly lowered smallsecond stays at six o’clock position. Furthermore, the model’s case is available in a classic stainless steel or rose gold PVD coating combined with either a mesh- or leather-strap.

Its central eyecatcher is again the antique ‘Peseux 7001’-movement with a thickness of only 2.5 millimeter. The hand-wound movement is decorated with a sophisticated ‘Côtes de Genève’-pattern and blued steel screws. A highly polished stainless-steel case with its clear lines, angles and curved lugs gives the 3408 a luxurious finish. The handy onion crown is particularly highlighted by its over-size, which makes operating of the hand-wound movement comfortable.

The model is equipped with sapphire crystal on the front and a see-through mineral on the back. It is water resistant up to a depth of 30 meter and measures a diameter of 40 millimeters. The EPOS 3408 is only 5.9- millimeter-thick, which makes it one of the thinnest mechanical watches worldwide.

EPOS Originale 3437
The classic retro dial of the EPOS 3437 is built in a stainless-steel case, which is characterized by its domed sapphire crystal. The reflections on the cases edge and the surfaces curvature effect an optical merger of the case with the dial.

The case shape with a diameter of 38.8 millimeter has a powerful presence. Due to its thickness of 9.9 millimeter the watch has a high wearing comfort. The sophisticated decoration of the automatic ETA 2824 movement is visible through an open back.

The case is available with stainless steel or rose gold PVD coating. Further, there are two types of dial variations available for selection, either a blue or silver dial with sunray finishing.

The model can be worn with either a black leather strap or a stainless steel mesh bracelet. It is water resistant up to a depth of 50 meter.

EPOS Emotion 3390
Newly the EPOS Emotion 3390-series will be complemented by a retro-model. The new model’s unconventional, extensive shape of the hands immediately catches the eye. Its hands and the cream-colored printed Arabic hour markers complement each other perfectly. The grey dial forms a beautiful contrast to the colorful hour markers and hands – a combination which gives the watch its intended retro-look.

The popular EPOS Emotion case shape with its classic onion crown remained unchanged. It measures a thickness of 9 millimeters and a diameter of 41 millimeters. The model is available with a stainless steel bracelet or a leather strap and is water resistant up to 50 meters.

The timepiece is powered by an automatic ETA 2892 movement, which is executed with a fine Soigné decoration.

EPOS 3435 Verso

In its latest creation EPOS once again combines traditional watchmaking with an unconventional approach and presents with the ‘EPOS 3435 Verso’ an exclusive novelty. The beautifully finished backside of the skeletonized Unitas 6497-movement shines in the spotlight on the timepiece’s front.

To present an exclusive novelty, the Unitas 6497 movement was modified by EPOS engineers to show its impressive backside with its sophisticated mechanics on the front. The beautiful backside of the skeletonized hand wound movement shines in the spotlight.

Presenting the unique ‘Verso’ watch EPOS is taking its philosophy of ‘artistry in watchmaking’ to the next level. The movement evolved from supporting- to leading role and thus ascended to the center of the design. Its central mechanical functions are now directly visible on the owners’ wrist.

The timepiece’s balance wheel is clearly revealed, due to a sophisticated skeleton handcraft by EPOS watchmakers. A high-class craftsmanship, hand-engraved bridges and blued screws characterize the unique look of the EPOS 3435.

The decentralized small dial with sunray finish and engraved index hour markers is positioned at 3 o’clock in a subtle way. To not distract from the movement’s beautiful sight, it is held in a rather puristic manner. Two symmetric screws on the dial’s outer rim attach the dial to the movement. Printed on the dial’s central crossbeam are the EPOS logo on the left and the exclusive serial number on the right.

The small second on the timepiece’s back assumes the function of a pulsometer. The case with a high-quality sapphire crystal is available in a stainless steel or rose PVD version and is water resistant up to 50 meter. Its diameter measures 43.5 millimeter, the thickness 11 millimeter.

Since the inception of EPOS, the key aspiration has always been to produce Swiss mechanical watches exclusively. The manufacture has invariably placed the Swiss watchmaking craftsmanship at the core of its philosophy. This approach is underlined with a high-end decoration and finishing of each model’s movement. The ‘Verso’ watch is the logical consequence of an evolutionary development since the first EPOS watches were put on the market.

The influences of several EPOS models on the ‘Verso’ are visible at first sight, such as the ‘Hundertwasser’ watch, which was produced by EPOS in 1993 in a limited-edition series. In addition to that, many influences came from skeletonized watches like the 3424SK or 3423SK. The skeletonized watches focus on the mechanical functions of the watch, rather the simple time reading. With these exclusive variations, and in particular with the ‘Verso’, EPOS addresses the classic mechanical watch enthusiast.

Epos 3429 Skeleton Limited Edition

Both transparent and versatile, the Epos 3429 Skeleton wristwatch transforms effortlessly into a pocket watch, simply by releasing the case attachment system in one of the brancards (vertical sides). A foldaway stand means it can also be admired as a desk clock. The Unitas 6498 calibre is thus reunited with its original function, which is to equip pocket watches. Epos has decorated this movement with engraving, while skeletonisation creates magnificent transparency.

Such meticulous finishing is highlighted by the simplest of dials, comprising a minute track, small seconds and hour-markers, and proposed in a choice of colours that includes ruthenium grey and bright green: further proof of the versatile nature of this transformable timepiece, produced as a 2,015-piece limited series.

Technical details

Movement
Mechanical hand-wound, skeletonised and engraved UNITAS 6498 calibre, 17 jewels, 18,000 vib/h, rhodium-plated or black finish, 48-hour power reserve

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds

Case
Steel, 45 mm
Anti-reflective sapphire crystals, front and back
Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar/165 ft)

Dial
Skeletonised, black, silver-toned or green
Luminescent applied hour-markers
Off-centre small seconds at 6 o’clock

Strap
Black alligator-pattern leather

EPOS Collection Originale 3431 Limited Edition

Traditional Swiss watch brand EPOS presents Originale 3431, a limited edition automatic watch model that offers a spectacular display of retrograde hours and minutes. Equipped with Swiss made SW 200 self winding movement, the Originale 3431 boats a unique retrograde display of hours and minute through its gleaming dial which is available in different colour versions.

Its hour and minute hands along with retrograde scale featuring Arabic numerals invite us to discover an innovative time measurement. The Originale 3431 is presented in Stainless steel or yellow-gold PVD case in limited edition of 888 per case version.

The 41 mm case is fitted with a curved sapphire crystal glass, and the see through caseback enables the wearer to admire the movement that beats inside.

Technical details
Mechanical self-winding movement SW 200 with module retrograde, decorated
Retrograde hours and minutes
Stainless steel or yellow-gold PVD case with curved sapphire crystal
Diameter: 41 mm, thickness: 13 mm
See through case back
Water resistant 5 ATM
Dial decorated
Available in different dial colour versions
Leather strap
Limited to 888 pieces per case version

Epos Emotion 3390 24H

Swiss watch maker Epos presents an exclusive development, produced entirely in-house from an ETA 2892 movement. The new 3390 24H watch is the irreplaceable companion for each of the 24 hours in a day, which it counts one by one on its dial. The day/night indication takes poetic form as the dial is divided into two sections: a silvered upper part for day and for night-time a starry sky against an anthracite grey background.

Time told over 24 hours takes on a romantic dimension and can also be read at a glance. This delightful composition is contained in an elegant 41 mm case.

Technical details
Movement
Mechanical automatic, 24-hour module developed by Epos on an ETA 2892 base

Functions
Hours with 24-hour day/night indication, minutes, seconds, date

Case
Steel or steel with yellow gold PVD treatment, 41 mm
Fluted crown
Sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar / 165 ft)

Dial
Silvered and anthracite grey
Luminescent applied hour-markers and Roman numerals
In the “night” section, constellation of Cancer symbolising the watch’s affordable price, Aquarius for its reliability and Gemini for craftsmanship
Date window at 6 o’clock

Strap
Leather or steel

Other versions

Steel case with anthracite grey dial
Luminescent applied hour-markers
Proposed in other colours

EPOS New Classic Pair Models – EPOS 3411 & 4411 and EPOS 3426 & 4426

Swiss watch brand EPOS unveils new classic models this year. The first two models (EPOS 3411 & EPOS 4411) are equipped with Swiss made SW 200 movement featuring date indication.  These models come in 39mm (EPOS 3411) & 31.4 mm (EPOS 4411) stainless steel case, and have a water resistance up to 5 ATM.

The models EPOS 3426 & EPOS 4426 are equipped with Swiss made mechanical self winding movement ETA 2824 with date indication. EPOS 3426 has 40mm stainless steel case and EPOS 4426 feature 34 mm case in stainless steel. Water resistance is 5 ATM. Both combinations are most suitable to wear as couple watches.

EPOS 3411 & EPOS 4411
Mechanical self-winding movement SW 200
Date indication
Stainless steel case with sapphire crystal
Also available with rose gold PVD coating
Water resistant 5 ATM. Silver or black dial
Leather strap or stainless steel bracelet
Thickness 10.2 mm, diameter 39 mm (EPOS 3411)
Thickness 10 mm, diameter 31.4 mm (EPOS 4411)

EPOS 3426 & EPOS 4426
Mechanical self-winding movement ETA 2824
Date indication
Stainless steel case with sapphire crystal
Also available with yellow gold PVD coating
Water resistant 5 ATM
Several different dials available
Leather strap or stainless steel bracelet
Thickness 9.8 mm, diameter 40 mm (EPOS 3426)
Thickness 9.4 mm, diameter 34 mm (EPOS 4426)

EPOS 3420 Limited Edition COSC

Swiss watch brand EPOS unveils their new ref. 3420 limited edition timepiece featuring a 40mm stainless steel case with black PVD coating and black dial. This automatic timepiece is equipped with Swiss made ETA 2892 calibre with date indication. The EPOS 3420 has been officially certified chronometer by COSC .Limited to 200 pieces worldwide. Also available in stainless steel non PVD version and the sapphire crystal case back enable the watch connoisseurs to admire the movement details.

EPOS 3420 Special edition,
Limited worldwide to 200 pieces
Decorated mechanical self-winding movement ETA 2892
Officially certified chronometer COSC
Date indication
Stainless steel case with black PVD coating
Sapphire crystal and screwed see through back
Water resistant 3 ATM
Black dial
Leather strap
Thickness 7.7 mm, diameter 40 mm

EPOS 3420 Special edition, (Non PVD Version)
Limited worldwide to 100 pieces
Decorated mechanical self-winding movement ETA 2892
Officially certified chronometer COSC
Date indication
Stainless steel case
Sapphire crystal and screwed see through back
Water resistant 3 ATM
Black dial
Leather strap or stainless steel bracelet
Thickness 7.7 mm, diameter 40 mm

EPOS – 3401 Pilot’s & 3406 Pilot’s Chronograph

Swiss watch EPOS unveils two new pilot’s watches. First model, equipped with Swiss made ETA 2824 self winding movement features date indication at 3’o clock. Second model, equipped with Valjoux 7750 movement is a chronograph version with calendar and day of the week functions.

Designed for pilots and aviation enthusiasts, the EPOS 3401 & EPOS 3406 Pilot models feature Stainless steel case with anti reflective, scratch resistance sapphire and crystal and highly legible dials. The See through case back enables to admire the movement that ticks inside the timepiece.

EPOS 3401
Mechanical self-winding movement ETA 2824, decorated
Date indication
Stainless steel case with anti-reflective, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Screwed see-through back
Water resistant to 10 ATM
Leather strap or stainless steel bracelet
Thickness 10.7 mm, diameter 43 mm

 

EPOS 3406
Mechanical self-winding movement Valjoux 7750, decorated
Chronograph with calendar and day of week
Stainless steel case with antireflective, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Screwed see-through back
Water resistant to 10 ATM
Leather strap or stainless steel bracelet
Thickness 14.5 mm, diameter 43 mm

EPOS 3391 – Automatic Moonphase Watch with Calendar, Midnight Blue Dial

The 3391 by Epos is a finely crafted timepiece that offers a magnificent display of moon phase under a star studded midnight sky. This stainless steel timepiece, which measures 41mm diameter, incorporates a beautiful midnight blue dial strewn with white dots that form a starry sky. The poetic moon phase indication at 6’o clock adds further elegance to this heavenly dial.

This timepiece also offers calendar functions: day, date and month. Date is indicates by a central hand and day/month windows are placed over the midnight blue dial. Luminescent hands complete this cosmic picture by day and by night. The Epos incorporates an automatic ETA 2892 calibre equipped with 9000 DD additional module.

Technical details
Movement
Automatic, ETA 2892 calibre, 9000 DD additional module, decorated and circular-grained

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, day, month, date and moon phases

Case
Stainless steel, 41 mm
Sapphire crystal, front and back
Water-resistant to 50 m / 5 ATM

Dial
Midnight blue with white “star” dots
Central day and month window
Date by a central hand
Moon phases at 6 o’clock

Strap
Black leather with buckle or steel with folding clasp

Epos 3412

In this new timepiece, Swiss watch brand Epos incorporates a finely-crafted mechanical movement and allows the balance wheel, visible through an opening in the dial at 12 o’clock, to capture the gaze. The hand-wound Unitas 6497 movement nests inside a steel case with pink gold PVD treatment that is classic yet firmly rooted in the 21st century. The limited-series number is inscribed on the side of the case, whose crown, in an original touch, is positioned at 4 o’clock. The Epos 3412 is proposed as an 888-piece limited series.

Technical details

Movement
Hand-wound, Unitas 6497 calibre, engraved and circular-grained, blued screws

Functions
Hours and minutes

Case
Stainless steel with pink gold PVD treatment, 42.5 mm
Scratch-proof anti-reflective sapphire crystal and transparent screw-down back
Water-resistant to 100 m / 10 ATM

Dial
White
Applied gold-toned Arabic numerals
Balance wheel visible through an opening at 12 o’clock

Strap
Brown leather, steel buckle with pink gold PVD treatment

Other versions
Steel case and grey dial, or steel case with yellow gold PVD treatment and white dial with Roman numerals

EPOS New Watch Models 2012 -References 3420, 3420SK, 3422OH, 3422SK, 3421, 3423, 3423OH, 3423SK, 3424OH and 3424SK

EPOS 3420 is a new self winding timepiece with date indication at 3’O Clock. Movement is ETA 2892. The model 3420SK features an engraved skeleton movement. Both models available in different dial variations and colors.

EPOS 3420 Mechanical self-winding movement ETA 2892, decorated. Date indication. Thin stainless steel case or rose PVD coating, sapphire crystal and screwed see through back. Water resistant 3 ATM. Dial with applied indexes. Leather strap or steel bracelet. Diameter: 40 mm, thickness: 7.7 mm. Dial available in different colour versions.

EPOS 3420SK Mechanical self-winding skeleton movement ETA 2892, engraved. Thin stainless steel case with sapphire crystal and screwed see through back. Water resistant 3 ATM. Dial with applied indexes. Leather strap or steel bracelet. Diameter: 40 mm, thickness: 7.7 mm. Dial available in different colour versions.

More EPOS Models for 2012
EPOS 3422OH: Mechanical self-winding semi-skeleton movement ETA 2824, decorated. Visible balance wheel at 12 o’clock. Stainless steel case with partial black and/or rose PVD coating, sapphire crystal and screwed see through back. Water resistant 5 ATM. Black carbon dial. Black leather strap. Diameter: 42.5 mm, thickness: 10.4 mm.

EPOS 3422SK: Mechanical self-winding skeleton movement ETA 2824, engraved. Stainless steel case with partial black PVD coating, sapphire crystal and screwed see through back. Water resistant 5 ATM. Black dial with applied luminescent indexes. Black leather strap. Diameter: 42.5 mm, thickness: 10.4 mm.

EPOS 3421: Mechanical self-winding movement Valjoux 7750, decorated with the “perlage” pattern and blued steel screews. Chronograph with calendar and day of week. Stainless steel case with partial black and/or rose PVD coating, sapphire crystal and screwed see through back. Water resistant 5 ATM. Black dial, applied luminescent indexes. Black leather strap. Diameter: 42.5 mm, thickness: 13.8 mm.

EPOS 3423: Mechanical self-winding movement ETA 2824, decorated. Calendar. Stainless steel case with sapphire crystal and screwed see through back. Water resistant 5 ATM. Guilloché decorated dial, applied luminescent indexes. Leather strap. Diameter: 40.5 mm, thickness: 10.4 mm. Dial available in different colour versions.

EPOS 3423OH: Mechanical self-winding semi-skeleton movement ETA 2824, decorated. Visible balance wheel at 12 o’clock. Stainless steel case with sapphire crystal and screwed see through back. Water resistant 5 ATM. Guilloché decorated dial, applied luminescent indexes. Leather strap. Diameter: 40.5 mm, thickness: 10.4 mm. Dial available in different colour versions.

EPOS 3423SK: Mechanical self-winding skeleton movement ETA 2824, engraved. Stainless steel case with sapphire crystal and screwed see through back. Water resistant 5 ATM. Dial with applied luminescent indexes. Leather strap. Diameter: 40.5 mm, thickness: 10.4 mm. Dial available in different colour versions.

EPOS 3424OH: Mechanical hand-wound semi-skeleton movement Unitas 6497, engraved. Visible balance wheel at 11 o’clock, small second hand at 9 o’clock. Stainless steel case, available with black or rose PVD coating. Sapphire crystal and screwed see through back. Water resistant 5 ATM. Guilloché decorated dial, applied luminescent indexes. Leather strap. Diameter: 42 mm, thickness: 10.4 mm. Dial available in different colour versions.

EPOS 3424SK: Mechanical hand-wound skeleton movement Unitas 6497, engraved, also available with black PVD coating. Small second hand at 9 o’clock. Stainless steel case, also available with black or rose PVD coating. Sapphire crystal and screwed see through back. Water resistant 5 ATM. Guilloché decorated dial, applied luminescent indexes. Leather strap. Diameter: 42 mm, thickness: 10.4 mm. Dial available in different colour versions.

EPOS 3419

Swiss watch brand EPOS presents a unique timepiece that can be either carried as a pocket watch or worn as a wristwatch. The model EPOS 3419 is equipped with an engraved Unitas 6498 movement. This stainless steel model is available in different dial variations. Balance wheel of movement is visible at 8 o’clock and a small second hand is located at 6 o’clock.

Technical details
Model: EPOS 3419 . Mechanical hand-wound semi-skeleton movement Unitas 6498, engraved. Visible balance wheel at 8 o’clock, small second hand at 6 o’clock. Stainless steel case with sapphire crystal and see through back. Water resistant 5 ATM. Dial with applied arabic figures and luminescent indexes. Dial available in different colour versions. Leather strap. Diameter wristwatch: 44 mm, thickness: 11.6 mm. Diameter pocketwatch: 42 mm, thickness: 10.5 mm.

EPOS Pocket Watch Collection

For those who love to discover the beauty of mechanical functions of a traditional pocket watch, Swiss watch maker EPOS offers a wide range of timepieces from its pocket watch collection. All timepieces from this collection are equipped with Unitas 6497-1 or Unitas 6498-2 mechanical hand wound movements. Available in gold or palladium plated steel cases, Arabic or roman numerals on white or black dials depending on the versions. Technical details of some models are given below.

EPOS Pocket Watch Ref. 2003

– Mechanical hand-wound movement Unitas 6497-1, decorated, blued steel screws.
– Small second hand at 6 o’clock
– Palladium plated case with mineral crystal and see through back, also available in gold plated version.
– White dial with Arabic figures
– Case dimensions: thickness: 9.2mm, diameter: 42.2mm

EPOS Pocket Watch Ref. 2003 SK

– Mechanical hand-wound skeleton movement Unitas 6497-1, engraved, blued steel screws.
– Small second hand at 6 o’clock
– Palladium plated case with mineral crystal and see through back, also available in gold plated version.
– White dial with roman figures
– Case dimensions: thickness: 9.2 mm, diameter: 42.2 mm

EPOS Pocket Watch Ref. 2004

– Mechanical hand-wound skeleton movement Unitas 6497-1, engraved, blued steel screws.
– Palladium plated case with mineral crystal and see through back, also available in gold plated version.
– White dial with roman figures
– Case dimensions: thickness: 9.2 mm, diameter: 42.2 mm

EPOS Pocket Watch Ref. 2048


– Mechanical hand-wound semi-skeleton movement Unitas 6498-2, engraved, blued steel screws.
– Visible balance wheel at 8 o’clock
– Small second hand at 6 o’clock
– Palladium plated double-hunter-case with mineral crystal and see through back, also available in gold plated version.
– White or black dial with roman figures
– Case dimensions: thickness: 9.2 mm, diameter: 49.5 mm

 

EPOS Pocket Watch Ref. 2078

– Mechanical hand-wound skeleton movement Unitas 6497-1, engraved, blued steel screws.
– Palladium plated double-hunter-case, see through back, also available in gold plated version.
– White dial with Arabic figures
– Case dimensions: thickness: 14.5 mm, diameter: 52 mm

EPOS Pocket Watch Ref. 2089

– Mechanical hand-wound skeleton movement Unitas 6497-1, engraved, blued steel screws.
– Palladium plated case with mineral crystal and see through back, also available in gold plated version.
– White or black dial with roman figures
– Case dimensions: thickness: 9.2 mm, diameter: 49.5 mm

EPOS Pocket Watch Ref. 2090

– Mechanical hand-wound semi-skeleton movement Unitas 6497-1, engraved, blued steel screws.
– Visible balance wheel at 8 o’clock
– Small second hand at 6 o’clock
– Palladium plated case with mineral crystal and see through back, also available in gold plated version.
– White or black dial with roman figures
– Case dimensions: thickness: 9.2 mm, diameter: 49.5 mm

EPOS Pocket Watch Ref. 2121

– Mechanical hand-wound skeleton movement Unitas 6497-1, engraved, blued steel screws.
– Small second hand at 6 o’clock
– Palladium plated case with mineral crystal and see through back, also available in gold plated version.
– White dial with roman or Arabic figures
– Case dimensions: thickness: 9.2 mm, diameter: 49.5 mm

EPOS Pocket Watch Ref. 2166

– Mechanical hand-wound skeleton movement Unitas 6497-1, engraved, blued steel screws.
– Small second hand at 6 o’clock
– Palladium plated Lépine-case with mineral crystal and see through back, also available in gold plated version.
– White dial with roman or Arabic figures
– Case dimensions: thickness: 13.2 mm, diameter: 49.5 mm

EPOS – Passion Ref. 3405, Jumping Hour

Driven by a movement modified by Epos and crafted in the finest Swiss traditions, this timepiece reveals its jumping hour through a broad rectangular aperture off-centred at 3 o’clock – a world-first feature – while the date is displayed at the bottom of a dial in an unusual round and hollowed aperture.

This non-conformist and instantly identifiable creation features a dial adorned with Côtes de Genève that sets the finishing touch to this remarkable example of precision craftsmanship.The black dial with “Côtes de Genève” motif has luminescent applied hands and hour-markers.

EPOS Passion Ref. 3405 is available in Rose gold PVD coated steel or Stainless steel case versions. Fitted with glare-proofed and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and transparent caseback, this timepiece offers water-resistance up to 100 metres. The 21 jewels automatic movement that beats inside the timepiece is visible through the transparent case-back.

Technical details
Movement
Mechanical self-winding, EPOS Calibre HS, circular-grained 21 jewels

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and date

Case
Rose gold PVD coated steel, 43 mm
Glare-proofed and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Transparent caseback
Water-resistant to 100 metres

Dial
Black with “Côtes de Genève” motif
Luminescent applied hands and hour-markers
Jumping hour aperture and date indication at 3 and 6 o’clock respectively

Bracelet/Strap
Black leather strap or stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp

Other versions
Stainless steel case, silvered, black or brown dial

EPOS Passion Ref. 3406 Limited Edition Mike Schmid

The 25 years old Swiss citizen from the Bernese Alps has been a member of the Swiss Skicross national team for several years. In Switzerland, skiing is a very popular and traditional sport. In Skicross, which is a younger and even more challenging version of skiing, the racer not only competes against time and racing track, but also against three competitors that start at the same time. Mike Schmid won the Swiss championship in 2007.

Last season, he won his first world cup race. This season, he continued his outstanding performance by winning three world cup races and the Olympic goldmedal in Vancouver. With his talent and performance driven nature, Mike Schmid faces a very promising future. EPOS is proud to have such an athlete as brand ambassador for the EPOS sportive models.

Technical details

  • Special edition, limited worldwide to 2010 pieces
  • Mechanical self-winding movement Valjoux 7750, decorated with the “perlage” pattern
  • Chronograph with calendar and day of week
  • Stainless steel case with anti-reflective, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
  • Screwed see-through back
  • Water resistant to 100 m
  • Black dial decorated with the “Côtes de Genève” pattern, applied luminescent indexes
  • Leather strap or steel bracelet
  • Case dimensions: thickness: 14.5 mm, diameter: 43 mm

EPOS GMT Limited Edition

The 3400 GMT Limited Edition from EPOS features a world first: an inverse 24-hour indicator with a separate date window for the second time zone. Fitted with two independent movements based on ETA 2671 for the simultaneous display of the two time zones and limited to 999 pieces, this exceptional timepiece has a transparent back through which both the mechanical movements can be admired.

The watch boasts an oval case in partially brushed stainless steel, 2 inlaid crowns at 9 and 3 o’clock, a black guilloche dial decorated with white mother-of-pearl, and finishing in the purest Swiss watchmaking tradition.

Technical details

Movement
Two independent ETA 2671 automatic movements, one with an Epos module for the reversed 24-hour indicator with date

Functions
Hours, minutes, date, second time zone

Case
Oval, partially brushed stainless steel, 40 x 47 mm
2 inlaid crowns at 9 and 3 o’clock
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Screw-down transparent back
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
Black guilloché with white mother-of-pearl and applique Roman numerals, or black guilloché without mother-of-pearl

Strap
Black leather

EPOS Ref. 3373 Five Minute Repeater Limited Edition

Launched in 2009, the new EPOS 3373 five-minute repeater boasts new looks. This exclusive special edition watch is restricted to 200 watches worldwide.

The basic ETA 2892-A2 movement has been supplemented with the DD88 striker module, the whole luxuriously embellished with a pearl finish and blued steel screws.

This Epos Swiss watch model comes with a curved scratchproof sapphire crystal and a luxury leather strap with double pusher folding clasp.

Every stainless steel case is numbered and a see-through back exposes the decorated movement. The pushbutton for the five-minute repeater is situated at eight o’clock. The dial is partly open, exposing the movement and the complex striker module.

EPOS Grande Date Verticale

Introduced in 2009, this Swiss made hand-wound timepiece (Ref. 3383) from the Epos’ “Sophistiquée” collection boasts an innovative date complication. With this timepiece, Epos has created the brand’s world-first “vertical large date” mechanism, a design based on Venus S.A.’s historical movements and modified by Epos.

This stainless steel watch features a crown at 12 o’clock. Available in black or silver guilloche dial, the Grande Date Verticale model incorporates the “vertical large date” display at 9’o clock and a sub seconds dial at 3ó clock. The highly decorated mechanical movement can be admired through the through the transparent caseback.

Technical details

Movement
Hand-wound EPOS GDV, Côtes de Genève decorations, blued screws, vertical large date mechanism

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and large date

Case
Stainless steel
Crown at 12 o’clock
Sapphire crystal and screw-down transparent back
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
Black or silver guilloché
Vertical large date window at 9 o’clock
Small seconds at 3 o’clock

Strap
Black leather

EPOS Emotion Big Date : Tricompax Chronograph with Big Date

Introduced in 1999 by traditional Swiss watch brand Epos , this automatic wristwatch boasts a tricompax chronograph with big date at 12 o’clock. This exceptional timepiece from the Emotion collection is equipped with the Calibre 4500 automatic based on the ETA 2892-A2 movement. This model features a round steel case with a fluted bezel and a screw-down transparent caseback.

Technical details
Movement
Calibre 4500 automatic, based on an ETA 2892-A2 movement

Functions
Tricompax chronograph
Large date at 12 o’clock

Case
316L steel
Sapphire crystal
Screw-down transparent caseback
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
Silvered

Strap
Leather

EPOS Action Team Hand-Wound

Introduced in 2001, this mechanical watch model from EPOS’ Action Team collection is equipped with a hand-wound movement (based on an ETA 6498 calibre) with small seconds and a big date. The decoration, comprising Côtes de Genève and blued screws, can be admired through the transparent base of the steel case. The silvered dial with applique hour-markers and blued steel hands boasts small seconds at 6 o’clock and big date window at 12 o’clock.

Technical details
Movement
Mechanical, hand-wound, based on an ETA 6498

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Case
Stainless steel
Sapphire crystal and back
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
Silvered
Applique hour-markers
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Big date window at 12 o’clock

Strap
Leather

EPOS Carré 3313

Introduced in 2002, this Swiss made automatic watch model from the Epos Carré collection offers a highly comprehensive time display: hours, minutes, seconds, date with hand, day and month in a double window and moon phases. The square calendar at the centre of the dial echoes the angles of the case. The rhodium-plated, automatic movement is visible through the transparent back.

Technical details

Movement
Rhodium-plated, automatic

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds
Days, months, date with hand and phases of the moon

Case
Steel
Sapphire crystal and back
Water-resistant to 30 m

Dial
Black

Bracelet/Strap
Steel

EPOS Carré

Introduced in 2001, this automatic chronograph from Swiss watch brand Epos deliberately opts for squares for the case, the buttons, the links on the bracelet and the appliqué hour-markers. Dressed in a stainless steel case, the EPOS Carré watch features a silvered dial with chronograph totalisers for 12 h and 30 min, small seconds at 3 o’clock and a big window cut out at 12 o’clock.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic, 2892-A2 DD 4500 calibre

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph

Case
316L steel
Sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
Silvered dial
Luminescent hands
Totalisers for 12 h and 30 min
Small seconds at 3 o’clock
Big date window at 12 o’clock

Bracelet
Stainless steel

EPOS Tonneau Vintage 2000

Launched in 2000, this automatic tonneau watch from Epos features a stainless steel case and puts the date in the place of honour. Displayed on a large calendar window at 12 o’clock, it is cleverly framed by Roman numerals while the rest of the hour circle is in Arabic numerals. Available in black, blue or silvered versions, the watch dial also features a small seconds counter at 6ó clock. The watch houses a Swiss made automatic caliber based on the 2892-A2 movement.

Technical details

Movement
Automatic, calibre 14000 on an ETA 2892-A2 movement, 26 rubies
44-hour power reserve

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Case
316L steel

Dial
Black, blue or silvered
Large calendar with two windows
Small seconds

Strap
Black calfskin

EPOS Tonneau Quantième

Equipped with a Swiss made 9000DD automatic movement based on an ETA 2892-A2 caliber, this stainless steel watch from EPOS displays full calendar functions with a central date hand, day and month windows at 12 o’clock, and moon phases at 6 o’clock. The watch has a matt black dial and features a transparent back.

Technical details

Movement
Calibre 9000DD automatic, based on an ETA 2892-A2 movement

Functions
Calendar (date, day, month, moon phases)

Case
316L steel
Transparent caseback
Water-resistant to 50 m

Dial
Matt black with white numbers

Strap
Leather