Monday, April 29, 2019

What Was Cool At BaselWorld - Laventure

Recent darling of Kickstarter, the Laventure team were present to show off some of their offerings at the Incubator section of BaselWorld.  This is (if memory serves) the Sous - Marine.  A pretty straight forward proposition - hours, minutes, seconds and a rotating bezel.  

The case is stainless steel and measures 41 mm in diameter.  The movement is ETA's 2824-2.

For those inclined, here are the pertinents -


Materials : Stainless Steel
Diameter : 41 mm
Lugs to lugs length : 48,50 mm
Thickness : 10.20 mm (without glass) / 12.30 mm (with glass)
Bezel : Unidirectional rotating 120 clicks with light capsule
Crown : Screwed for a better seal
Glass : Domed sapphire type "Superdome" internal anti-reflective coating
Case Back : Solid Case Back for better sealing in Stainless Steel
Manufacturing : Switzerland


Manufacturer : ETA SA Manufacture Horlogère Suisse
Model : 2824-2
Finish : TOP Grade : set and adjusted on 5 positions
Winding : Automatic winding ball bearing
Power reserve : 38 hours
Number of jewels : 25
Spiral Spring : Anachron
Barrel Spring : Nivarox NZ
Balance Wheel : Glucydur
Shock absorber : Incablock
Frequency : 28,800 A / h (4 Hz)
Manufacturing : Switzerland

The price is, in my honest opinion, a wee-bit ambitious at 2,350 CHF, but in fairness, the previous models and the bronze edition have all sold well, so clearly there is a market out there.

And I look forward to seeing what might be next up for Laventure.

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