The independent luxury manufacturer Ateliers deMonaco unveils its latest creation named Admiral Chronographe Flyback – Saphir. This exceptional newcomer reinterprets the iconic Flyback complication with this modern piece.
First appeared in 1936, the flyback function has become a favorite amongst pilots and other sportsmen. The quite useful function makes it possible to save time while measuring an event. By pressing the flyback or instant-restart pusher once, the timing stops at the first interval and resets the hand to zero. After that, the chronograph hand starts again once the push-piece is released. This feature is very useful when measuring short and fast races because it allows its wearer to save precious time whilst timing an event.
The latest addition to the Ateliers deMonaco range is powered by the in-house Admiral Chronographe Flyback caliber dMc-760 with a direct “return to zero” mechanism. The automatic movement runs at the rapid frequency of 28,800 alternations per hour (4 Hz) and provides no less than 38 hours of power reserve. The mechanism is encrusted with 32 jewels, hand-decorated bridges and a 22-karat gold hand-engraved rotor. Each part of the movement is fully polished and hand-crafted to the standard of perfection.
Ateliers deMonaco Admiral Chronographe Flyback Saphir is housed in either 18-karat white or 18-karat rose gold case (their references are DMC-CHR-SPH-WG and DMC-CHR-SPH-RG) measuring 42mm in diameter and 13.30mm in thickness.
The famous high-end watchmaker shielded the case of the new Ateliers deMonaco with sapphire crystals. The watch is constructed to resist water pressure up to 30 meters (approximately 100 feet).
Underneath the front glass lies an amazing dial which is entirely made out of sapphire crystal, thus allowing the owner to enjoy the movement and all of its hand assembled parts directly from the watch face.
Over 50 holes were pierced into the dial surface in order to fix the diamond-cut Roman numerals. The dial displays indicators for hours, minutes, small seconds, central chronograph seconds counter and chronograph minutes counter. A small seconds sub-dial is placed at the 9 o’clock position, while conversely at the 3 o’clock position there is a chronograph counter.
Ateliers deMonaco Admiral Chronographe Flyback Saphir is teamed up with an elegant hand-stitched alligator leather strap, ending with an 18-karat gold ardillon buckle. Both versions are produced in the limited quantity of 88 pieces each. The retail price for the rose gold model is $27,100, while the white gold variant can be purchased for $28,200.
Ateliers deMonaco is the independent manufacturer that develops and manufactures timepieces in Monaco. The brand is particularly proud to be the fifth brand bearing the demanding Geneva seal.