RESERVOIR Sonomaster Chronograph

The new Reservoir Sonomaster Chronograph takes its inspiration from measuring instruments widely used in the world of sound or Hi-Fi.

Its two retrograde hands faithfully reproduce the hands of VU meters usually employed in high-end analog stereo amplifiers. In addition to two bi-retrograde hands (date and seconds at 120°), Sonomaster features central seconds, 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock, 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock.

Reservoir Sonomaster Chronograph

VU (Volume Unit) meter was developed in the 1940s to measure all manner of electronic signals, including the sounds going into a mixing desk or tape deck in a recording studio, the strength of a radio broadcast signal, the power output of an amplifier or the sound pressure levels in the listening space (also referred to as “volume” or “loudness”).

The action of a VU meter’s needle is the same as a retrograde hand in a watch: the needles do not ascribe a 360 circle, as do conventional watch hands, but swing back-and-forth.

Reservoir Sonomaster Chronograph

Various hi-fi manufacturers have personalised their VU meters to render their equipment instantly recognisable, with veteran brand Luxman opting for a golden glow, EAR Yoshino using kidney-shaped apertures over their meters, D’Agostino’s massive round meter features a Breguet-style hand, while McIntosh is world-famous for its blue-lit VU meters.

In addition to real-time hours, minutes and seconds, the Sonomaster Chronograph features a central sweep seconds hand for the stopwatch function, a 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock, a 12-hour counter at 6 o’clock, and the date. A window for the latter would add clutter, while the desire for symmetry, which is missing in chronographs with sub-dials at 6, 9 and 12 o’clock and a date window at 3 o’clock, remained paramount.

Reservoir Sonomaster Chronograph

The 43mm diameter 316L stainless steel case comes with brushed finish. The crown is inspired by amplifier control button, and push buttons take inspiration from bass and treble buttons. The hands are treated with Superluminova.

RESERVOIR has carefully cultivated a unique, family look for its retrograde models. All employ retrograde minute hands completing an arc from what would be, on a convention al dial, 8 o’clock to 4 o’clock.

The visual balance is assured by the hour appearing in a window above the 6 o’clock position, while below it is a retrograde power reserve. Despite the need to deal with more functions, the Sonomaster Chronograph could not depart from the established RESERVOIR design language.

Reservoir Sonomaster Chronograph

With the hours and minutes of the Sonomaster Chronograph addressed by conventional hands, and with the 30-minute and 12-hour counters using traditional sub-dials, it was noted that there was ample “real estate” on either side of the divide. Two half-moon-shaped areas were free to accept the date and real-time seconds, creating what RESERVOIR has called a “Bi-Retrograde” display.

For maximum readability and to create a fresh aesthetic in a horological context, RESERVOIR looked beyond the confines of the watch and automotive industries, the latter a much-favoured source of inspiration in horological circles.

Instead, they found the solution on the front panel of the iconic vintage hi-fi amplifier, such as the legendary Luxman M10 Mk II power amplifier. This high-end audio equipment features two massive VU meters, with black needles against cream dials, accented with red segments to indicate the “danger zones”. Thinking laterally, RESERVOIR turned the dials on their sides, to be read vertically.

Reservoir Sonomaster Chronograph

The dial on the left provided retrograde seconds, its scale marked 0-30, with the needle – or hand in this case – flying back every half-minute. The dial on the right was chosen for the date display, its indications marked 0-31, with a retrograde fly-back return at the end of the month. Both counters feature red segments to respect their muse, though there is no danger present.

The same background colour scheme employed by Luxman was retained as well for the Sonomaster Chronograph, the cream providing vivid contrast against the fine black scale. Both retrograde counters are sunken into the main dial, the added depth this creates further recalling the physical presence of VU meters set within an amplifier’s front panel.

Reservoir Sonomaster Chronograph

The new RESERVOIR Sonomaster chronograph is sportier than the range’s precursor model, with a case and a bracelet made entirely of brushed 316L steel.

This 43mm stainless steel watch is powered by the new RSV-Bi120 watchmaking caliber: a bi-retrograde manufacture chronograph movement with automatic mechanical winding, and column wheel (base LJP-L1C0).

The open case-back reveals the automatic column wheel chronograph movement with a generous 60-hour power reserve.

The Reservoir Sonomaster Chronograph is available with two dial styles: Silver with Black and Black with Beige.

Technical details

Model: Reservoir Sonomaster Chronograph

Versions
Ref. RSV04.SN/136.SI.BA (Silver & Black)
Ref. RSV04.SN/136.BL.BA (Black & Beige)

Case
316L stainless steel case with brushed finish
Diameter: 43mm
Crown inspired by amplifier control button
Push buttons inspired by bass and treble buttons
Domed anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass
Tachymeter bezel
360° Opened case-back
Water-resistance: 50m / 5ATM

Dial
Color: Black & beige/ silver & black
Hands with Superluminova

Movement
Caliber RSV-Bi120: manufacture bi-retrograde chronograph movement, automatic mechanical winding and column wheel (base LJP-8310)
60 hours power reserve
Frequency: 28,800 alt./h
Swiss Made

Functions
Chronograph (central second, 30-minute counter at 12, hour counter at 6)
Bi-Retrograde date and seconds at 120°
Hour and Minute

Strap
316L stainless steel bracelet with butterfly folding clasp

Availability
Available to order online and through a prestigious network of 70+ high-end stores and specialist retailers in 20+ countries

Price
6,150 €TTC
5,600 £ including taxes
6’750 $ w/o taxes

 

RESERVOIR Kanister Silver

Franco-Swiss watchmaker RESERVOIR has announced the launch of a silver dial version of the Kanister watch.

RESERVOIR Kanister Silver

The Kanister collection is inspired by the R.P.M. counter of the legendary 356 Speedster car. The new RESERVOIR Kanister Silver enriches the collection with a silver-finish dial, on which shine indexes and a minute hand with polished reflections.

RESERVOIR Kanister Silver
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The Kanister Silver watch introduces the new watchmaking caliber RESERVOIR RSV-240. This self-winding mechanical caliber has a 56-hour power reserve and is made up of a proprietary patented three-complication module coupled to a manufacture movement (LJP-G100 base).

RESERVOIR Kanister Silver

The RSV240 movement was crafted by TELOS, the Swiss manufacturer of complicated horological mechanisms. It displays retrograde minute, jumping hour and power reserve display functions.

RESERVOIR Kanister Silver
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Made of grade 5 titanium, the 41.5mm diameter case is equipped with screw-down crown and sapphire crystal glasses on both sides (front and case-back). It has a water resistance of 50 meters.

RESERVOIR Kanister Silver
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The Kanister collection pays tribute to the spirit of freedom and speed that blew during the decade of the 1950s. It comes fitted on an elegant black or taupe leather strap.

Technical details

Model: RESERVOIR Kanister Silver
Ref. RSV01.KN/433.SI

Case
41.5 mm, grade 5 titanium case, polished finishes
Silver colored dial
Screw-down crown
Water-resistant to 50m
360 degree open bottom
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal

Movement
Caliber RSV240 mechanical with automatic winding composed of a proprietary patented module of 124 parts on a Manufacture movement (LJP-G100 base)
Power Reserve: 56h
Frequency: 28,800 beats/ hour
Origin: Swiss Made

Functions
Retrograde minute, jumping hour, power reserve

Bracelet
Black leather strap, black stitching, width 20 mm
Additional taupe leather strap supplied with Flash pumps for quick strap change

Availability
Available to order from April 2022, online store and prestigious network of more than 70+ high-end stores and specialist retailers in 20+ countries

Price
4’200€ TTC/ CHF 4’200 incl. Taxes | $ 4’400 excl Taxes

RESERVOIR Hydrosphere “The Greg Lecoeur Edition”

This special edition timepiece was created in collaboration with the famous marine photographer Greg Lecoeur.

RESERVOIR Hydrosphere “The Greg Lecoeur Edition”

This massive 45mm diameter watch in bronze houses a customized self-winding movement that drives retrograde minutes, jumping hour and power reserve indications. Greg Lecoeur has selected the Hydrosphere Bronze diving watch model, and chosen a blue sunray dial to best reflect the seabed.

RESERVOIR Hydrosphere “The Greg Lecoeur Edition”

Water resistant to 250 meters, this diving watch features unidirectional rotating bezel in ceramic, helium valve, sapphire crystal glass, screw-down crown and stainless steel case back.

RESERVOIR Hydrosphere “The Greg Lecoeur Edition”

The Greg Lecoeur Edition also won the best diving watch award, awarded by the Middle East Watch & Jewellery Show, Edition 2021.

RESERVOIR Hydrosphere “The Greg Lecoeur Edition”

Technical details

45mm, bronze case with satin finish
Bronze dial with sundial finish, white index, magnifier on the jumping hour window
Self-winding mechanical movement, 37 hours power reserve
Complications: retrograde minutes, jumping hour, power reserve
Patented proprietary 124-pieces module on ETA 2824-2 caliber
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Unidirectional, ceramic rotating bezel with double scale for reading the time at different diving depths before and after the retrograde minute hand’s return
Helium valve
Stainless steel screwed back
Screw-down crown
Water resistance: 250 meters
Black rubber strap screwed onto the body
Additional blue NATO strap provided, mounted on bronze stirrups
Price: 4,850 Euros TTC

RESERVOIR X Blake and Mortimer “By Jove!!!”

RESERVOIR has launched a new limited edition timepiece in collaboration with DARGAUD, publisher of the Blake and Mortimer series.

RESERVOIR X Blake and Mortimer "By Jove!!!”

The RESERVOIR Blake and Mortimer “By Jove!!!” watch takes inspiration from the graphic universe of Edgar P. Jacobs. It is Francis Blake who indicates the minutes with his arm, the hour and minute digits using the lettering of the comic strip.

RESERVOIR X Blake and Mortimer "By Jove!!!”

On September 26, 2021, DARGAUD celebrated the 75th anniversary of the appearance of the characters Blake and Mortimer. To mark this milestone, RESERVOIR has created an exceptional limited series of 75 pieces featuring a drawing of the mysterious flying machine…

RESERVOIR X Blake and Mortimer "By Jove!!!”

On the first RESERVOIR watch, the dial of which it shares with Mortimer, it is with a very distinguished movement of the arm that it indicates the minutes. Blake’s arm indicates the passing of time, while at his feet, in a window, the hours pass.

Equipped with the same mechanical caliber as the other RESERVOIR collections, the watch is distinguished by the absence of an indication of the power reserve at the bottom of the dial to leave more room for the design.

RESERVOIR X Blake and Mortimer "By Jove!!!”

Two characters in action in a composition as emblematic as it is dynamic, completed by a bubble using Mortimer’s favorite expression: “By Jove!!! The digits for the minutes and hours also reflect the handwriting of the albums. It is produced in high quality serigraphy; the characters stand out as if in relief on the dial.

The 316 L steel case with brushed finishes has a diameter of 41.5 mm. It offers total comfort when worn, reinforces the vintage look of the piece, mounted on a black leather strap fitted with a folding clasp.

RESERVOIR X Blake and Mortimer "By Jove!!!”

The case back is engraved with a design of the swordfish and the words “So British since 1946”. The box is borrowed from the Longbridge, RESERVOIR’s most vintage collection.

Technical details

Model: RESERVOIR Blake & Mortimer “By Jove!!!” – Anniversary watch commemorating the 75th anniversary of the inaugural adventure of “Blake and Mortimer”, the first graphic novel designed and scripted by Edgar P. Jacobs: “The secret of the swordfish”.
Reference: RSV04.BM/133

Case
Diameter: 41.5mm
316L stainless steel case with brushed finish
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Engraved case-back
Screw-down crown
Water-resistance: 5ATM

Dial
Black dial with “Black & Mortimer” pattern

Movement
Self-winding mechanical movement, 37 hours power reserve
Complications: Retrograde minute, jumping Hour
Patented proprietary: 124 pieces module on ETA 2824-2 caliber

Strap
Black calf leather strap with stainless steel butterfly folding clasp
Quick release spring bars for easy changing of strap

Price
2’990 Euros TTC | $ 2’990MSRP excl. Taxes | £ 2’800 VAT incl.

Availability
Available to order from September 26, 2021
Delivery in December 2021

RESERVOIR KANISTER Palladium, Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

For its first participation at the Only Watch charity auction, France based brand RESERVOIR has created a unique Swiss made timepiece: the Kanister Palladium.

The unique RESERVOIR Kanister Palladium watch takes its inspiration from the speedometer of the iconic 356-Speedster, combining a breath-taking design to the spirit of freedom which embedded the 1950s decade.

RESERVOIR KANISTER Palladium, Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

Combining the design from this newest Kanister collection and the famous Palladium case of the RESERVOIR Longbridge collection, this unique watch is the symbol of determination in offering fresh view on high-end watchmaking, using the brand’s patented proprietary module of complications: jumping hour, retrograde minute and power reserve.

RESERVOIR KANISTER Palladium, Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

This unique piece has been personalized with ONLYWATCH 2021 color codes which were painted manually on the dial and developed within a set of 3 leather straps inspired by car seats from this era.

RESERVOIR KANISTER Palladium, Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

The watch has then been assembled and checked by qualified and renowned watchmakers Telos in La-Chaux-de-Fonds.

Technical details

Model: RESERVOIR KANISTER Palladium, Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021
Reference: RSV01.KN/733

Case
Pd950 Solid Palladium Case with polished finish
Diameter: 41.5mm
Thickness: 12.1mm
Domed & anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Opened case-back
Screw-down crown
Water-resistant 5ATM

Dial
Black dial

Movement
Self-winding mechanical movement
37 hours power reserve
3 Complications: Retrograde minutes, jumping Hour, Power Reserve
Patented proprietary 124-pieces module on the RSV-240 calibre

Bracelet
Black leather strap with black stitching with pin buckle, including quick release spring bars for easy changing of strap
3 additional leather strap with black stitching with pin buckle

Estimate
20’000 CHF – 30’000 CHF

RESERVOIR GT TOUR 371 SE

French watch brand RESERVOIR presents the GT Tour 371SE, a new Swiss made timepiece created as a tribute to the golden age of motor racing and featured in the hit, Netflix adventure film, Finding Ohana, directed by Jude Weng and released earlier this year.

RESERVOIR GT TOUR 371 SE

Jude Weng, prolific director of beloved TV comedies (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “The Good Place,” and “Fresh Off the Boat,”) making her splashy feature debut with her first film. “Finding ‘Ohana.”

Called Finding ‘Ohana, the film released on the streaming service Netflix on January 29, 2021, tells the story of two siblings who connect with their culture on an unexpected adventure to Hawaii. The movie reached the top spot in Netflix’s top ten the weekend in debuted.

Written by Christina Strain and directed by Jude Weng (Young Sheldon and The Good Place), Finding Ohana stars Kea Peahu, Alex Aiono, Lindsay Watson (The Wind & the Reckoning), Owen Vaccaro (Daddy’s Home), Kelly Hu (The Scorpion King), Ke Huy Quan (Second Time Around), Kyndra Sanchez (Marry Me) and more.

Alex Aiono who plays the character (Ioane), wears a Reservoir GT TOUR 371 SE.

The GT Tour watch adopts the codes of the ‘Classic’ car race. The matte black dial and the orange minute hand are inspired by the contrast of these two colours on a racing car meter, allowing maximum legibility. RESERVOIR takes its inspiration from the universes that have marked the history of mankind from the 19th Century to the present time.

Technical details

Model: RESERVOIR GT TOUR 371SE
Ref: RSV11.GT/130-12

Case
43mm diameter
Black PVD 316L Stainless Steel Case with satin and polished finish
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Opened case-back at 240-degree, screw-down crown
Water-resistant 5ATM

Dial
Black sandblast dial

Movement
Self-winding mechanical movement, 37 hours power reserve
Complications: Retrograde minutes, jumping Hour, Power Reserve
Patented proprietary 124-pieces module on ETA 2824-2 caliber

Strap
Perforated black calf leather strap with black PVD stainless steel butterfly folding clasp
Quick release spring bars for easy changing of strap
Additional NATO strap provided

Edition
Limited Edition of 371 pieces

Price
3850€ TTC, £3’650 incl VAT, $ 3’980 excl. Local Tax
Available to order online

RESERVOIR Tiefenmesser Bronze Plume (with feather strap made by ATELIER M.MARCEAU)

RESERVOIR Watches has collaborated with the celebrated French Plumassier (feather artisan) workshop ATELIER M.MARCEAU to create a tailor-made watch strap for the RESERVOIR Tiefenmesser Bronze Plume watch. The bracelet is crafted from hand-braided, ethically-sourced rooster feathers which are intricately woven in diagonals onto calfskin leather.

RESERVOIR Tiefenmesser Bronze Plume (with feather strap made by ATELIER M.MARCEAU)

Both houses are known for their French creativity and expert technical know-how. RESERVOIR invented the first and only Swiss Made jumping hour dial with retrograde minute hand on the market whilst Maxime Leroy founder of M.Marceau has collaborated with industry icons in the worlds of fashion, art, photography, cinema and interior design with his intricate feather works. In fashion world, Marceau has executed some of the most exquisite pieces of Haute Couture fashion for Chanel, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier and Louis Vuitton.

RESERVOIR Tiefenmesser Bronze Plume (with feather strap made by ATELIER M.MARCEAU)

This bronze timepiece has a 43 mm diameter case fitted with AR coated sapphire crystal glass, Titanium+ sapphire crystal case-back and screw-down crown.

RESERVOIR Tiefenmesser Bronze Plume (with feather strap made by ATELIER M.MARCEAU)

The RESERVOIR Tiefenmesser Bronze Plume houses a customized ETA 2824-2 calibre enhanced with a patented propriety module. On its white dial, the watch displays retrograde minutes, jumping hour and power reserve.

RESERVOIR Tiefenmesser Bronze Plume (with feather strap made by ATELIER M.MARCEAU)

Made by ATELIER M.MARCEAU, the feather bracelet with calf leather lining features a stainless steel and bronze butterfly folding clasp.

RESERVOIR Tiefenmesser Bronze Plume (with feather strap made by ATELIER M.MARCEAU)

The RESERVOIR Tiefenmesser Bronze Plume watch comes with an additional NATO strap. With quick release spring bars, the owner can easily change the straps.

RESERVOIR Tiefenmesser Bronze Plume (with feather strap made by ATELIER M.MARCEAU)

Further collaborations between the two houses will be available in November 2020 with the Longbridge collection which will present straps in green, black and brown.

Technical details

Model: RESERVOIR Tiefenmesser Bronze Plume

Case
36L bronze case
Diameter: 43mm
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Titanium opened case-back at 240 degree
Screw-down crown
Water-resistance: 5ATM

Dial
White and blue dial

Movement
Self-winding technical movement, 37 hours power reserve
Patented propriety 124-pieces module on ETA 2824-2 calibre

Functions
Retrograde minutes, jumping hour, power reserve

Strap
Feather bracelet calf leather lining, with stainless steel and bronze butterfly folding clasp
Quick release spring bars for easy changing of strap
Additional NATO strap provided

Available from
October 2020

Retail price
Tiefenmesser Bronze Plume: £4,350 including VAT in UK (Europe: 4,590 Euros TTC/ USA: $4750 excluding local tax)
Bracelet is also available separately: £450 (available online only)

RESERVOIR IDEC SPORT Edition

RESERVOIR has announced its partnership with the IDEC SPORT racing team for the 24 hours of Le Mans 2020 with launch of the very special IDEC SPORT Edition 2020 timepiece.

Taking place on the 19th and 20th of September 2020, RESERVOIR will be the official watchmaker for the Le Mans 2020 season during IDEC SPORT’s participation in the legendary race.

To celebrate this partnership, RESERVOIR will release the IDEC SPORT Edition, limited to 24 pieces, available from September 2020. Each of the 24 watches which will be installed in the toolbox of the LMP2 IDEC SPORT racing car which will compete in Le Mans 2020 and as a result, every timepiece will have experienced the thrill and exhilaration of the race first hand.

RESERVOIR IDEC SPORT Edition

Each customer who purchases one of the special IDEC SPORT Edition 2020 pieces will also receive a miniature of the car with authenticity card, as well as an exclusive invitation to the 2021 race and will have the opportunity to meet the IDEC SPORT team in action.

Technical details

Model: RESERVOIR IDEC SPORT Edition

Case
43mm, Titanium Case with Black brushed finish
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Opened case-back, screw-down crown, Water-resistant 5ATM or 50m

Dial
Open dial

Movement
Self-winding mechanical movement, 37 hours power reserve
Complications: Retrograde minute, jumping Hour, Power Reserve
Patented proprietary 124-pieces module on ETA 2824-2 caliber

Strap
Perforated black calf leather strap with stainless steel butterfly folding clasp
Quick release spring bars for easy changing of strap, Additional NATO strap provided

RESERVOIR Battlefield D-Day

The landings in Normandy on June 6th, 1944 mark the beginning of one of the biggest battles in the Second World War. On the beaches, thousands of cargo ships launch more than 20,000 war vehicles, including the Jeep, a legendary all-terrain vehicle designed in 1941 at the US Army’s request.

Used during the landings on June 6th, 1944, this all-terrain vehicle was an icon of the Second World War and today it is the symbol of adventure. The Battlefield Collection draws its inspiration from the heart of the history surrounding one of the biggest battles and landing operations.

RESERVOIR Battlefield D-Day watch

The Battlefield D-Day watch takes its aesthetic criteria from this extraordinary, legendary vehicle. A sand-khaki dial, stamped with a white US Army star, a typical odometer-style hand, the Battlefield D-Day counts out the never-ending minutes of a fierce fight. Solidly strapped to the wrist, it pays tribute to the soldiers who overcame fear and death in the name of freedom.

RESERVOIR Battlefield D-Day watch

More relevant than ever, the RESERVOIR icon brings back the symbol that was engraved on the petrol cans attached to the back of these all-terrain vehicles. It stands as an allegory for the incredible energy and resolute courage that the soldiers and pilots had as they fought against oppression. RESERVOIR unveils a collection filled with intensity and emotion, rooted in history with a strength that is only matched by one’s ability to overcome and excel.

The Battlefield collection is composed of three models, each one commemorates a major battlefield of the Second World War II: the Battlefield D-Day for the landing in Normandy is the first one available in October 2019. The models Battlefield Midway (Pacific War) and the Battlefield Tobrouk (theater in Africa) will complete the collection from 2020. A part of the sales will be donated to a charity for the veterans of this operation.

Technical details

Model: Battlefield D-Day
Reference: RSV01.BF/230-62

  • 43 mm, Gunmetal PVD and 316L steel casing, brushed finish
  • Self-winding mechanical movement, 37 hours power reserve
  • Complications: Retrograde minutes, jumping Hour, Power Reserve
  • Patented proprietary 124-pieces module on ETA 2824-2 caliber
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Opened case-back at 240 degree, screw-down crown
  • Water-resistant 5ATM
  • Quick release spring bars for easy changing of strap
  • Additional NATO strap provided
  • Retail price: 3’750 €

 

RESERVOIR

Established in 2015, Swiss luxury watch brand RESERVOIR produces timepieces inspired from the vintage measuring instruments.

Taking its inspiration from the functionality and the aesthetic appeal of vintage measuring instruments, RESERVOIR is meant to be the reflection of eras full of cult objects, eras in which precision instruments were at the service of mankind. From automobile races with old cars to military aviation or the universe of submarines, measuring instruments are a source of inspiration both inexhaustible and powerful.

The RESERVOIR collections are authentic allegories, traveling in the imaginary through the timepieces’ lines, materials and unique designs. RESERVOIR timepieces are innovative for the radical way the time is displayed, which is achieved by drawing on three horological complications. The retrograde minute at 240° recalls the R.P.M. counters, the manometers and the depth gauges.

The jumping hour recalls mileage meters and the power reserve display echoes the fuel and oil gauges. Precision, exactitude and reliability: this is all about measuring time, delivering performance and assessing risk factors.

RESERVOIR is designed for all those who are questing for luxury: an object that materializes passion and enthusiasm unique to those who choose to assert themselves and to live the intensity of the moment as a real adventure.

RESERVOIR has joined forces with one of the most renowned Swiss watchmakers, specialized in designing high complication movements. A 124-component proprietary watchmaking module has been specially drawn up and patented. The module is powered by an ETA 2824-2 movement, widely acclaimed for its reliability and precision, oscillating at 28,800 alt./h.

The RESERVOIR collection is a testament to the unique body of watchmaking knowledge that abides by the most stringent professional standards. It is at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, where qualified watchmakers design, assemble and check the meticulously calibrated settings of RESERVOIR watches. The thoroughness and rigor put into the checkups, especially into the attention given to every single detail, allows the brand to proudly display the SWISS MADE label.

Official website: https://www.reservoir-watch.com/en

Reservoir Supercharged Sport Red Zone Special Edition 30th Anniversary Coupe des Alpes

The legendary Coupe des Alpes car rally celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Swiss watch brand reservoir has the honour of being the official watch partner of the 2019 Coupe des Alpes for the first time.

For its 30th anniversary, this major classic car event in France will be held from 13 to 15th June 2019. On this occasion, RESERVOIR designed a special edition limited to 30 pieces to celebrate this partnership.

Reservoir Supercharged Sport Red Zone Special Edition watch 30th Anniversary Coupe des Alpes

RESERVOIR developed a 30-piece limited edition based on the SUPERCHARGED SPORT RED ZONE model. Its retrograde minute and jumping hour at the counter are reminiscent of classic car tachometer.

Reservoir Supercharged Sport Red Zone Special Edition watch 30th Anniversary Coupe des Alpes

It displays a retrograde minute in 10-notch, the logo «Coupe des Alpes 2019 » and a commemorative engraving on the case back. It is proposed with a strap designed specifically with Camille Fournet, in black alligator red stitch and red rubberized calfskin interior.

Reservoir Supercharged Sport Red Zone Special Edition watch 30th Anniversary Coupe des Alpes

Technical details

Model: Supercharged Sport Red Zone « Coupe des Alpes 2019 »

Reference: RSV01.SC/130-12rz
Limited edition 30 pieces

  • 43mm, 316L Stainless Steel Case with satin and polished finish
  • Black dial with red zone
  • Self-winding mechanical movement, 37 hours power reserve
  • Complications: Retrograde minutes, jumping hour, power reserve
  • Patented proprietary 124-pieces module on ETA 2824-2 caliber
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Opened case-back at 240 degree, screw-down crown
  • Water-resistant 5ATM
  • Black alligator strap with red stitching and steel butterfly folding clasp
  • Engraving on the back: «Coupes des Alpes 2019 | 30éme edition | xx/30»
  • Quick release spring bars for easy changing of strap
  • Additional NATO strap provided
  • Price: 4’100€

RESERVOIR Hydrosphere

RESERVOIR unveils Hydrosphere, a watch resembling Scuba diving pressure gauges, the first survival instruments for divers. Having a unidirectional, rotating bezel with a double scale, helium valve and power indicator, RESERVOIR’s Hydrosphere asserts its uniqueness with a single needle on the dial.

Dressed in a 45mm diameter 316L steel case and featuring brushed finish, Hydrosphere is waterproof up to 250 meters, also expressed in “2.5 MPa”, the mega-pascal pressure unit equalling a million pascals and in 25 Bar, a pressure unit equivalent to 100,000 pascals.

RESERVOIR Hydrosphere Blue hole watch
Hydrosphere Blue hole, RSV03.HY/130-32

The watch features an Operation Indicator that moves in a clockwise direction to show that the watch is in good working order and a Helium Valve that releases helium from the watch during deep dives that require the casing to be decompressed.

RESERVOIR Hydrosphere Blackfin diving watch
Hydrosphere Blackfin, RSV03.HY/130-12

Made from ceramic, the unidirectional rotating bezel of the watch has two scales for reading dive-decompression levels before and after the return of the retrograde hand.
– Use up to 45 minutes: Decompression level reading zone when the retrograde-minute hand is between 0 and 45.
– Use after 45 minutes: Decompression level reading zone when the retrograde hand turns to initial position. It can be read in continuity with the first zone.

RESERVOIR Hydrosphere  Air gauge diving watch
Hydrosphere Air gauge, RSV03.HY/130-21

Wrapped in rubber, the watch crown adopts the design from compressed-air valves on diving tanks. The hour window is covered with a magnifying glass to optimise reading visibility, particularly while diving. Superluminova coating ensures the best visibility in the water or at night.

RESERVOIR Hydrosphere diving watch

The 316L steel strap has a double push-piece sliding extension for easily adjusting the watch on your wrist when wearing it on a diving suit. Inspired by the watertight marine instrument cases and designed with an additional integrated rubber strap as well as a setting tool.

Technical details

– 45mm, 316L steel case, brushed finish
– Super-luminova black white or blue dial, black hour markers, magnifying glass on the jumping hour window
– Automatic mechanical movement, 37-hour power reserve
– Complications: Retrograde minute, jumping time, power reserve, date
– Patented 124-piece module on ETA 2824-2 calibre
– Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
– Unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel with double scale for reading the dive stop time before and after the return of the retrograde needle
– Helium Valve
– Screw-down case back, screw-down crown, water-resistant to 250m – 316L steel bracelet screwed on the case back, brushed finish with blade folding clasp and extension system
– Additional rubber strap provided

Recommended retail price including VAT
Hydrosphere Air gauge RSV03.HY/130-21: 4,250€
Hydrosphere Blue hole RSV03.HY/130-32: 4,250€
Hydrosphere Blackfin RSV03.HY/130-12: 4,250€

Reservoir Longbridge Collection – Longbridge Club Rose Gold and Longbridge Nightfall

The Longbridge Collection from Swiss watch brand RESERVOIR is inspired by the many famous car manufacturers that settled in Longbridge, England.

RESERVOIR timepieces and movements are innovative for the radical way the time is displayed, which is achieved by drawing on three horological complications. The retrograde minute at 240° recalls the R.P.M. counters, the manometers and the depth gauges. The jumping hour recalls mileage meters and the power reserve display echoes the fuel and oil gauges.

Powering these horological functions is a patented proprietary 124-pieces module on ETA 2824-2 caliber.

Reservoir Longbridge Club Rose Gold

A symbol of renewal, the Longbridge Club Rose Gold watch is made with precious materials, an 18-carat rose gold case and alligator strap, blending strength and elegance. A hypnotic watch, its originality and character stand out with its three robust horologic complications. Sensuous in its subtle style, the watch discreetly displays its size with a 41.5 mm case. This refined case is complimented by a burnished brown alligator leather strap, bringing to mind the saddlery of English clubs from the 30s.

Reservoir Longbridge Club Rose Gold watch with black dial

Technical details

Model: Longbridge Club Rose Gold, Ø 41,5mm, Ref : RSV01.LB/630-17

Case
41,5mm, 18 ct Rose Gold Case with satin and polished finish
Domed, anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screw-down crown, Water-resistant 5ATM

Dial
Black dial

Movement
Self-winding mechanical movement, 37 hours power reserve
Complications: Retrograde minutes, jumping Hour, Power Reserve
Patented proprietary 124-pieces module on ETA 2824-2 caliber

Strap
Brown alligator strap with pin buckle
Quick release spring bars for easy changing of strap
Additional NATO strap provided

Other versions
Longbridge Club Steel, Ø 39mm, Ref: RSV01.LB/130-12S

Retail price
Longbridge Club Rose Gold: 14 800€/ £13,100
Longbridge Club Steel: 3 750€

Reservoir Longbridge Nightfall

With a case made from the rare, precious metal palladium, blue dial and a midnight blue alligator strap, the new Longbridge Nightfall watch captures the blue of an intense night. This timepiece inspires the most wondrous voyages, combining the midnight blue of an alligator strap with the silvery white of palladium.

Reservoir Longbridge Nightfall watch, Palladium Case and Blue dial

Technical details

Model: Longbridge Nightfall, Ø 41,5mm, Ref : RSV01.LB/730-36

Case
41,5mm, Pd950 Solid Palladium Case with satin and polished finish
Domed, anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Screw-down crown, Water-resistant 5ATM

Dial
Blue dial

Movement
Self-winding mechanical movement, 37 hours power reserve
Complications: Retrograde minutes, jumping Hour, Power Reserve
Patented proprietary 124-pieces module on ETA 2824-2 caliber

Strap
Blue alligator strap with pin buckle
Quick release spring bars for easy changing of strap
Additional NATO strap provided

Retail price
16 300€/ £14,500