Schwarz-Etienne is a free watch produce whose causes return to the mid 20th century. On the off chance that the brand has been flying somewhat under the radar, it has a great deal to bring to the table. Today we investigate the Roma Petite Seconde, a watch that feels fairly basic from the start however, similar to the remainder of the brand, is brimming with subtleties and loaded with watchmaking expertise.
Schwarz-Etienne is essential for an autonomous watchmaking bunch claimed by Raffaelo Radicchi, a business person situated in La Chaux-de-Fonds. This permits an astonishing degree of vertical coordination: Schwarz Etienne fabricates its watches and developments in-house (counting creation for outsider brands, like MING ) yet additionally its hairspring (with sister company E2O advancements ). The gathering even makes CNC machines to create watch components!
The Schwarz-Etienne Roma Petite Seconde is an exemplary three-hander with a little seconds sign at 6 o’clock. It is the least difficult model of the brand, yet there is something else under the surface the eye with a finely created dial and an eminent miniature rotor movement.
The dial highlights various wraps up making a fascinating feeling of profundity. The middle part shows a sunray design with the brand name demonstrated on an applied cartouche. The external part is grained with Arabic numerals. The little seconds sub-dial is somewhat recessed and is brightened with a flinqué guilloché design. The Alpha-type hands are blued for the steel adaptation and gold-plated for the gold form. By and large, this dial is shockingly energetic, however just when seen with consideration. Else, it stays prudent enough for day by day use.
Available in steel or 18k pink gold, the Schwarz-Etienne Roma Petite Seconde is introduced in a proportional 42mm case with an inclined bezel and extended drags that are stepped on the external edge. The crown is engraved with the SE initials. The precious stone is marginally domed. The case is altogether cleaned, offering an exemplary style. The presentation caseback offers a pleasant perspective on the overly miniature engine movement.
The Schwarz-Etienne Roma Petite Seconde is fueled by the type ASE 100.00. The ASE (programmed Schwarz-Etienne) is important for a group of mechanical developments with a secluded idea. It began with the MSE (manual Schwarz-Etienne) , a twin-barrel hand-wound type. The ASE utilizes the space of one of the two barrels to consolidate a miniature rotor. Compensating for its decreased measurement, the helter-skelter wavering weight is thicker than that on a conventional development. This guarantees amazing twisting efficiency. Each of the wheels of the stuff train is held by its own extension. The beautification incorporates hand-chamfered edges, perlage, Geneva stripes or snailing.
Last, the ASE 100.00 is controlled by a variable dormancy balance wheel joining the SE initials. The equilibrium and hairspring are made in-house.
The Schwarz-Etienne Roma Petite Seconde is introduced on a dark or earthy colored hand-sewn croc tie with a beautiful coating. The steel adaptation is fitted with a collapsing clasp, the gold form with a pin clasp. Cost is set at CHF 10,500 in steel and CHF 24,700 in pink gold. For more data, visit www.schwarz-etienne.com .