Väan Konrad ® Expellion
This beautiful gentleman's timepiece comes with a wealth of features. The 35 Jewel Automatic Movement is encompassed in a very unusual OVAL shaped polished 316L Stainless Steel case with finely decorated rotor bridges and Côtes de Genève back plate.
This wonderful watch boasts a white watch face with 18ct gold plated trim detailing around the dials, calendar window and Open Heart widow that displays the main spring balance and escapement which can be seen in full working glory when the watch is running. The 35 Jewel Mechanical Movement which gives a very robust 40 Hour power reserve (maximum) when fully wound.
The Face of the watch reveals intricate engraving with BLACK roman numeral markings with two Sub Dials displaying Months & Days of Week and the Calendar Date at 12 o'clock position which are trimmed in 18ct gold plate. The 'BIG' calendar date display window shows a large date made up from 2 separate number rotors, please note due to the design of the big date display (2 separate rotors) it will have to be manually reset to 01 at the end of each month when it reaches 31st. Finally the face is protected by a scratch resistant Mineral Crystal glass cover.
This wonderful watch is attached to a Väan Konrad leather strap with an engraved well engineered buckle. All this makes for a truly unique and stunning timepiece.
Full Technical Details:
- 316L stainless OVAL SHAPED steel case (polished)
- 18ct gold plate dial trim
- black leather strap
- stainless steel buckle (polished)
- mineral crystal scratch resistant glass
- exhibition glass back
- central-second hand
- big calendar date display window (automatic)
- month display dial (manual adjust only)
- day of week display dial (automatic)
- all calendar options adjustable with side pushers
- luminescent hour & minute hands
- water resistant 3 ATM (not suitable for swimming)
- automatic- 35 Jewel caliber
- watch weight inc strap 3oz (86gms)
- strap length MAX wrist fit approx 8.5inch (22cm)
- 20mm strap width (at lugs)
- watch diameter (widest point excluding crown) 1.65 inch (42mm)
- watch diameter (narrowest point) 1.5inch (38mm)
- watch thickness 0.6inch (15mm)
- 1 year warranty
Glossary of terms:
Côtes de Genève - A decoration of undulating lines, like waves, frequently used to embellish superior quality movements.
Movement Jewels - (In French: empierrer) To set or push fit jewels (ruby bearings) in a watch movement.
Balance - (In French: balancier) A generally circular, moving part which oscillates on its rotational axis. It is coupled to the balance-spring which gives it the to-and-fro motion through which it divides time into strictly equal parts. Each to-and-fro movement ("tick-tock") is called an oscillation, and each oscillation comprises two vibrations.
A circular mass (rim) held by spokes. Combined with the spiral it forms the regulating organ of the watch.
Rotor - A heavy half-disc of metal which the energy produced by the movements of the arm cause to freely rotate inside the case of a self-winding watch. Its own weight returns it to a vertical position. A specific system multiplies its rotations to continually wind the mainspring.
316L stainless steel - Grade 316L, the low carbon version of 316. Used extensively in surgical instrumentation this very high grade steel is commonly refered to as 'Surgical Grade Stainless Steel'.
Please look at the images below of this beautiful timepiece. Just click on the image to show it full size.
PLEASE NOTE THIS WATCH IS OVAL IN SHAPE.