Hands-On – Reservoir Watches, with Cool Retrograde/Jumping Display

Hands-On – Reservoir Watches, with Cool Retrograde/Jumping Display

There are some newcomers and they pass by the name of Reservoir, and they turned out to be probably the coolest find at Baselword 2017. Further to their pre-dispatch introduction recently, the brand’s first assortments are currently available. Their watches give their own cool, odd interpretation of watchmaking, motivated by their interest for everything mechanical, and a wistfulness for the prime of vehicle culture and old estimation instruments: speedometers, tachometers, fuel, oil, temp, volt measures, you name it!

If you feel that a large portion of the vehicles these days are stripped of character? That the cool, amazing, arousing plans of the past have surrendered to an extreme degree a lot of their character chasing after common sense and wellbeing? All things considered, in the event that you do feel nostalgic about the brilliant period of vehicle culture – famous games vehicles, hustling gloves, oil measures, the adrenaline of vehicle dashing Reservoir may merit a nearer look.

Fired with an excitement for mechanical watches and estimation devices, François Moreau and the Reservoir group have set out on planning assortments of watches motivated from various universes: car, air transportation and marine. Their GT Tour and Supercharged are obviously roused by dashboard instruments, catching the substance of exemplary and elite vehicle hustling. The Airfight is brought into the world in the realm of military flying and its symbols, while the Tiefenmesser from that of submarines.

The Reservoir idea depends on its unique yet practical approach to read a clock. Hours are shown by a window at 6 o’clock. They are imprinted on a plate that bounces each hour, the minutes are perused with a focal retrograde hand reviewing fire up counters, and the force save show echoes the fuel and oil gauges.

The Reservoir watches’ motor depends on an ETA2824 development; a pervasive, attempted and tried workhorse combined with a refined restrictive module created and made by Télôs, a development plan/creation company possessed by Frank Orny and Johnny Girardin, the men behind the Harry Winston Opus 14 and the Metamorphosis for Montblanc – among other projects.

Not everybody understands that the hopping hour is an uncommon, complex and demanding instrument (the Reservoir watch module alone is made of almost 100 parts). Hours and minutes need to bounce and fly-back accurately at the top of the hour. The instrument needs to aggregate force prior to delivering everything simultaneously with one quick development, yet with no additional bob. Another refinement of the Reservoir component is that it includes a security gadget. In contrast to many bouncing hour/retrograde moment watches, there is no danger of harming the development when turning the crown against clockwise.

All assortments share a similar dynamic round case – a work of art, well-however out plan with a slanted bezel and a proportional fluted screw-down crown. The silk completed/cleaned case is 43mm in width and wears very well on the wrist. The case back is opened on 240° and got with 5 screws. It is water safe down to 50m. Reservoir watches are molded out of various materials: steel, PVD-steel, bronze…

Reservoir watches are accessible with a wide decision of cool texture or calfskin ties to fit every assortment. These are gotten with a comfortable security collapsing fasten. For more data on  www.reservoir-watch.com .


Technical determinations Reservoir Supercharged Classic

  • Case: 43 mm x 13 mm – steel case – sapphire precious stone with antireflective covering – sapphire case back – water impervious to 50m.
  • Movement: mechanical with automatic winding (base ETA2824 with selective module created with TELOS) – 34h power save – 28’800 vibrations/h – 35 gems – hopping hours, retrograde minutes and force hold indication.
  • Strap: alligator cowhide tie with security collapsing clasp.
  • Price: EUR 3,750 with tax