Sunday, February 3, 2019


From Bereve -

Courtesy of Bereve
And just who is Bereve?  Well a fairly new effort coming out of Chiasso, and focused on offering something fairly different.  

Courtesy of Bereve
The dial is a pretty wild concoction, per Bereve -
Fine silver 999, Enamel Grand Feu – Champlev√©, twenty colors with Ugo Nespolo’s opera “Numbers”.

So for those of you out there not fully dialed-in to the art world, Ugo Nespolo is, per Wikipedia -

Ugo Nespolo (born 29 August 1941 in MossoBiella) is an Italian painter and sculptor, particularly known for his experimental films, his applied arts works and his artistic collaborations in advertising, theatre and literature.

But this is more than just a nice looking dial.  Under the hood, the Vaucher 3002 keeps things moving on time, with a minimalist display of hours and minutes.  And I have to say, I dig it!

Here are the pertinents -


DIAL: Fine silver 999, Enamel Grand Feu – Champlev√©, twenty colors with Ugo Nespolo’s opera “Numbers”.

CASE: Stainless steel 316 LM, height 14.41 mm, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.

DIAMETER: 42 (without crown).

WATER RESISTANCE: 5 ATM (50 meters).

MOVEMENT: Bereve BV02, Vaucher Manufacture 3002 based, self-winding mechanical movement, Adjusted in five positions, double barrel rapid rotation in series, two hands, Fitting of 11 ½”, Thickness of 3.7 mm, 189 components, Flat balance-spring, Tungsten oscillating weight, Ceramic ball-bearing, Incabloc Anti-shock.

JEWELLING: 28 jewels.


FREQUENCY: 4 Hz (28’800 A/h).

HAND: Feuille.

INDICATION: Hours and minute.

STRAPS: Handmade blue Louisiana alligator leather.

BUCKLE: Stainless steel 316 LM, custom buckle deployante three parts with buttons.

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