German Design Award Special 2021
Available in three sizes: 40 mm, 43 mm or 45 mm - Price from 2,950.00 euros
"Sector Dial" models date from the early phase of Art Deco. From 1910 this design dominated almost the entire pocket watch market and was used by all well-known watch manufacturers. From 1935, with the advent of the wristwatch, this design was continued due to its popularity and is one of the most popular early wristwatch designs. In general, watches during this period looked very similar. At that time, the dials were not designed by the watch manufacturers themselves, but the design was specified by the dial manufacturers. The watch manufacturers chose a design from the dial manufacturer's range, and they then only had to print the customer's logo on the dial. A dial was often used by several brands at the same time. That's why when looking for old watches you often find different brands with one and the same design. Between the two world wars, the Art Deco design prevailed among classic watches. These watches can be recognized by the following features: railway line on the outer edge, Arabic numerals, small seconds at 6 o'clock, classic slim "feuille" hands and a simple and flat case with a non-slip crown. Art Deco watches came in two popular varieties, the classic "Art Deco" and the "Sector Dial" models. The classic Art Deco pocket watches had Arabic numerals throughout. The "Sector Dial" models mostly had only three numbers (3, 9, 12), only dashes or a combination of numbers and dashes. The small second was also different. While the classic "Art Deco" models also used a railway line in the second field with the division into tens (10,20,30,40,50,60), the "Secotor Dial" models only had dashes in the second field, which were also divided into two areas - so-called sectors - were divided into an inner and an outer circle.
The historic "Sector Dial" model incorporates concentric dashes inside and outside the hour or minute markers with solid lines connecting these circles. An hour sector divides the space between these lines into twelve sections, while a minute sector has sixty sections, often with heavier hour markings. The division in the seconds field also consists of two sections. The inner ring is blank while the outer ring has short and longer dashes. No numbers were used in the seconds field. Since the minutes are divided into sixty small sectors, they look like the classic "chemin de fer" railway lines, which are also known from many other pocket watches. Strictly speaking, the outer ring of the "Sector Dial" models is not supposed to represent a railway line at all. Rather, it is about the division into sectors. In order to make this clearer, the sectors in the minute scale were drawn as squares in later models in order to distinguish them visually from the classic, rectangular railway lines.
manufactured watch case
wristwatches in vintage pocket-watch design
40 mm, 43 mm or 45 mm diameter
48 mm, 50 mm or 52 mm lug to lug
22 mm strap wide
10.4 mm, 10.6 mm or 14.45 mm thickness (incl. domed crystal)
watch case made of stainless steel
5 ATM WR
TOP GRADE manual wind movement (based on Swiss Made ETA Unitas 6498-2), 17 Jewels, 21.600 A/h beats per hour, power reserve 60 h
fine adjusted in 5 positions
Precision -2/+8 sec/day, after casing
Properly refined according to highest watchmaking standards
genuine 925/000 Sterling silver faces
rhodium plated steel hands
Domed and anti-reflected sapphire glass on front
Sapphire display case back
Stainless steel clasp
Watch straps made of genuine Louisiana alligator skin or Cordovan Leather
Shipped in an attractive travel Leather case
anti-shock proof (DIN standard 8308)
antimagnetic 4,800 A (DIN standard 8309)
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Delivery time within 4 weeks
Price (NET excluded VAT):
Sector Dial Top Grade with Cordovan Leather strap * 2,950.00 Euro
Upgrades: (Please click on the text for more informations):
genuine alligator skin strap + 75.00 Euro
Change to straight crown * free of charge
Folding clasp + 50.00 Euro
Large presentation-wooden box + 300.00 Euro
German Design Award Special 2021
This model received the coveted GERMAN DESIGN AWARD SPECIAL in the luxury goods category.
Statement of the Jury:
Simple geometric elements combine with gentle colours and minimal numeric components to create a sophisticated, elegant and spectacular watch that evokes the Art Deco design of the early 20th century.
Award-winning design meets German craftsmanship
Even if it looks less professional on a official website, you can only see the quality of the watches from live-pictures. All watches look great on official product images. Even the cheap ones. But in order to get an accurate feeling of the watches, you have to hold them in your hand. These often have a completely different effect. However, since our customers mostly order online and cannot view the watches beforehand, our pictures must be as authentic as possible.
The basis for our Top Grade movement is the Swiss ETA Unitas 6498-2. The ebauche is completely finely finished in our manufactory with skeletonization, snail grinding, perlage, bevelled edges, blued screws, double sunburst wheels and a blued swan-neck fine adjustment. The movement is also technically upgraded with a longer power reserve and a Glucydur chronometer balance.
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