If you like products that completely break all, previously known design codes, you will probably find something fresh and interesting on this avant-garde timepiece. Following the authentic style of its City Collection, deLaCour further increases the level of craziness on the interface of this one-of-a-kind watch, by implementing striking red dots on its bezel, chrono pushers and case side. New City Episode Red Dots Chronograph is specially created for the Only Watch 2013 event to be held in Monaco, in September. The watch will be auctioned along with other unique creations of 37 high-end watchmakers and all the proceeds will be donated to the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy.
Inspired by the shape of the human body, or more precisely, by human hips, an unusually shaped case is made of titanium with PVD coating. Its robust dimension (55.5 x 53 x 15.5 mm) just contributes to the unique experience that comes with this timepiece. The inner bezel and the case side are covered with red dots, reminding of airport runway lighting or city lights. Also covered by red dots, large chronograph pushers are almost indistinguishable from the rest of the case side.
New deLaCour’s City Episode Red Dots Chronograph for Only Watch features a complex multi-level dial which is white, decorated with black vertical stripes and protected with anti-reflective sapphire crystal. It comes with applied hour markers which also present a rarely seen design. Three chronograph sub-dials are also applied, indicating 30-minute time intervals at the 12 o’clock position, 12-hour intervals at the 6 o’clock, while the sub-dial at the 9 o’clock position tracks small seconds. All chrono hands, including the central seconds hand and the power-reserve hand, come in striking red that matches red dots. Hour and minute hands are skeletonized and covered with white luminescent coating. Finally, there is a round date aperture at the 4 o’clock position.
The case is paired with a sporty looking, black rubber strap that makes a nice contrast with white and red details on the dial and the case. Inside the case, there is a Calibre DC 270 self-winding mechanism, based on ETA Valjoux 7750 movement. It oscillates at the frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and ensures the power-reserve of up to 42 hours.