To pay tribute to the world’s most prestigious yacht show, Athens Watch has launched a new model of the nautical series Pilot’s Watch. This watch is limited to 100 pieces and is equipped with a large fire enamel dial. The Athenian watch continues its glorious nautical and military traditions and wonderfully interprets the ancient Great Fire enamel craftsmanship.
This year, global luxury yacht enthusiasts once again gathered in the resort port of Hercules to celebrate the luxury event presented by the Monaco Yacht Show. In the beautiful and idyllic atmosphere of Monaco, the official sponsor of the Monaco Yacht Show-Athens Watch presents a new model: Nautical Pilot Watch Monaco Limited Edition, limited to 100 pieces. Since the beginning of the brand, sailing has been the core theme of the Athenian watch. This time, Athens Watch released a new nautical timepiece, which once again demonstrated its leading position in the field of nautical watches. From September 25th to 28th, 2019, visitors from all over the world and enthusiasts of fine watchmaking can explore the new works of Athens watches in the upper lounge of the yacht show.
Mr. Patrick Pruniaux, Chief Executive Officer of Athens Watch, said: ‘Athens Watch has a profound and clear cooperation with the Monaco Yacht Show because of its long maritime heritage. Both the Monaco Yacht Show and Athens Watch are committed to the sea, luxury, precision and innovation. We are very proud to be working with the Monaco Yacht Show for 11 consecutive years. ‘
This year, 125 superyachts and nearly 40 luxury dinghies will be displayed under the sun on the azure coast of Hercules Port. As the official sponsor of the Monaco Yacht Show, Athens Watch will demonstrate the expertise, innovative ability and unique genes of the deeply rooted nautical heritage of the brand.
Tailor-made large enamel dial
The Athens watch has long been associated with the sea, and its nautical series is to pay tribute to this long and rich history. Today, the series welcomes a new member: a limited edition of 100 nautical series pilot watches Monaco limited edition, and equipped with The large fire enamel dial showcases its watchmaking technology. The Donzé Cadrans enamel workshop under the Athenian watch company is exquisite in craftsmanship, using the most pure traditional craftsmanship to make enamel dials. The enamel dial is an ancient skill. There is no official training institution, so all craftsmen are trained in the workshop.
‘Daming fire enamel’ means vitrification of mineral materials, which is an ancient and exquisite craft. All processes are done by hand, and breaks often occur. As a result, the finished products of the Da Minghuo enamel dial are even more precious and popular.
The first step of the process is to apply enamel powder on a brass base and then fire it at a high temperature of about 800 ° C. The Nautical Pilot Watch Monaco Limited Edition uses white and gray enamel powder.
The second step is to attach the time stamps and inscriptions to the dial with enamel powder paint. Then fire the dial again to melt the new enamel coating and keep the dial surface flat. This means that the dial will be flattened by a piece of carbon. This process requires a high level of skill, and because carbon may leave marks on the enamel surface, the consumables are large.
After that, the dial is fixed to the case, and two other small dials are assembled. To complete the assembly process, a file is needed to adjust the chamfer of the gray power reserve disk and small seconds dial. It was then soldered to the white dial.
The enamel dial contains mineral components that are resistant to UV rays and never fade.
Nautical Pilot’s Watch Monaco Limited Edition
The name of the Athenian Nautical Pilot’s Watch is derived from the flexible and agile small vintage torpedo boat of the 19th century. This series of watches is very suitable for the modern urban lifestyle and is extremely comfortable and pleasing to the eye. In addition, this series of watches is a true captain’s timepiece, accompanied by the Swiss official observatory certification COSC and Athens watch certification, the collection of contemporary top-level watch design, highlighting a continuous line of superb watchmaking craftsmanship.
The Nautical Pilot’s Watch Monaco Limited Edition features elegant, slim blue Roman numerals, pear-shaped steel hands, and the Athenian logo on the screw-down crown. The small seconds dial at 6 o’clock has a date window and the red ‘MonacoYachtShow’ and the words ‘09.19’ in commemoration of this annual event in Monaco. The date window displays red numbers 25, 26, 27 and 28 to highlight the date of the boat show. The blue alligator leather strap is embellished with white safety stitching, a tribute to the nautical world.
The Nautical Pilot’s Watch Monaco Limited Edition is completely independently designed by the Athenian watch, equipped with the UN-118 self-winding movement regarded as a treasure of the brand, with a 60-hour power reserve (small dial display at 12 o’clock) and silicon Anchor escapement.