Schwarz Etienne is an a brand that has been flying under the radar for as long as couple of years, in any case, there are some real reasons why it deserves a more intensive look. Take for example its in-house created and produced development, and the way that it’s one of the couple of Swiss makers who really make their own equilibrium springs! We go involved with the Schwarz Etienne Roma Power Reserve.
Visiting the Schwarz Etienne creation offices is an educational encounter. The degree of vertical mix is fairly surprising for a free watchmaking company producing a couple hundred watches per year. This is the consequence of an arrangement dispatched in 2008 to create and deliver developments in-house. Today, the development portfolio is organized around a group of top of the line types and Schwarz Etienne even fabricates its own hairsprings.
The first thing to grab your eye about the Schwarz-Etienne Roma Power Reserve nonetheless, is its beautiful face. The silver shading dial highlights various wraps up, making a rich feeling of profundity, specifically the guilloche design transmitting from its middle. The applied hour markers and hour/minute hands (spear/alpha sort) are finely faceted and rhodium plated. The enormous seconds at 6 o’clock makes a pleasant equilibrium, and at 2 o’clock the 4-day power reserve is shown.
The rich round case is made in treated steel and measures 42mm in breadth. It includes dainty, stretched straight hauls that are unobtrusively fluted on the external edge, and the sapphire presentation case back is gotten by 6 screws.
The development – type MSE 111.00
The Roma Power reserve is worked around the grand hand-wound MSE 111.00 type made of 230 sections. This huge twin-barrel development (30.40 mm) ticks at 3 Hz. with a sound power reserve of 4 days. The design of the development is magnificent with spans for each wheel of the stuff train. It is pleasantly finished with Geneva stripes and hand chamfering on the scaffolds. The barrels are snailed and the gem sinks are finely cleaned. The offset wheel with change screws consolidates the brand logo which is a quite (uncommon) touch.
The balance haggle of Schwarz-Etienne developments are fabricated in-house by the brand’s sister company E2O Innovation that is additionally overseen by Mauro Egermini, CEO of Schwarz Etienne. Psyche you, very few watch brands have the information and abilities to fabricate their own equilibrium and hair spring, and most companies depend on Nivarox for these parts. The Schwarz Etienne offset comes with timing-change screws, and is designed with the brand’s initials. The hair spring is a level hairspring and the whole equilibrium has a great idleness of 16 mg/cm2.
The Schwarz Etienne Roma Power reserve is worn on a gator tie with a dull blue coating – utilizing shaded covering (diverse for each model) is a brand signature and furthermore a decent touch. It is gotten with a steel collapsing clasp engraved with the brand’s logo.
The Schwarz Etienne Roma Power reserve is additionally accessible in pink gold and with a dark dial. For more data, visit www.schwarz-etienne.ch
Technical particulars – Schwarz-Etienne Roma Power reserve
- Case: 42 mm distance across x 12.13 mm thick – steel case – sapphire precious stone with antireflective covering – sapphire case back – water impervious to 5 ATM/50 m.
- Movement: in-house mechanical development with manual winding MSE 111.00 – 30.40 mm x 5.35 mm – 4 days power reserve – 21’600 vibrations/h – 38 gems – Functions: hours, minutes, little seconds and power reserve indication
- Strap: dark croc calfskin with blue fixing with steel collapsing buckle.
- Price: CHF 10.460 (before tax)