Sunday, October 27, 2013

Challenge Black Luna

This is the latest offering from TNT - a special opportunity to pre-order a very unique watch!

Here are the details -

- The Challenger -
Black Luna Fullcalender Chronograph with Moonphase

Torsten Nagengast Timepieces (TNT) announced to produce a very special,limited edition of the latest Challenger model: The LUNA.

TNT requested FORaSEC to team up again and handle the sales and customer service for this project (like we do for the Watchuseek Rattrapante edition of the Challenger).

We are pleased to say that production of samples has already been started. Realistically we could have the watches ready before the end of March 2014. Demand will decide

The watch

The Triple calendar and the moon phase complication are custom made and have never been produced by Valjoux or ETA themselves in this combination.
The Moon will be filled with Super Luminova for maximum visibility. Fixed lugs and the coin-edge case body give the watch a nice vintage feeling.

The unique movement enables an incredible number of functions: Day and month display, date, chronograph function and a fantastic LUMINOVA MOON PHASE!
We will limit the LUNA to only 85 pieces worldwide. Still, we will give the choice of three different dial colors to suit everybody’s taste: black, blueberry or silver.
Technical details
  • Case Material: Stainless steel 316L, coin-edge design with fixed lugs
  • Diameter : 43 mm without crown, height 16,1mm, lug to lug 54-55 mm (to be confirmed after sample test)
  • Bottom : Stainless steel, screwed with display to see the movement
  • Water resistance: 10 ATM (Suitable for recreational surfing, swimming, snorkeling, sailing and water sports)
  • Movement: Hand-wound Valjoux 7734 chronograph, modified to include triple calendar and moon phase function
  • Decoration of the movement : Perlage
  • Functions: Hour, minute, central second, chronograph, calendar , moon phase
  • Limitation: 85 pieces world wide
  • Dial : black, blueberry or silver
  • Hands : white with brown luminova 
  • Glass : 3mm thick Borosilicitate crystal (Pyrex): 8 Mohs hardness (and no easy smudging with fingerprints like on sapphire)
  • Strap / Size : Nylon nato type strap (24mm). We investigate leather strap options as optional accessory.
  • Warranty: 24 months
  • € 1.198,- excluding V.A.T. (outside European Union)
  • € 1.450,- including V.A.T. (European Union)
  • Shipment: € 15 within the European Union (Incl. V.A.T.), €25 for the rest of the world.
  • First deposit (order intake) is € 500,- excluding V.A.T. / € 605,- including V.A.T.
  • Second and final payment will be just before delivery in February or March 2014 (to be confirmed) and will be the balance including any optional accessories chosen (strap, alternative dial color) and shipment.

if we will pull the trigger on production.
We decided to keep the price at a very decent € 1.198,- (€ 1.450,- incl. EU V.A.T.), as we believe our direct sales structure should benefit the customer as much as possible.
A price level unheard of for this type of quality Valjoux-based complication.
We ask you to let us know by return if you are interested in purchasing this watch via this link:

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