The stunning V1 – the beginning of a new chapter in watchmaking.
By challenging the status quo in the industry, the V1 heralds the opening of a new chapter in the art of mechanical watchmaking. Designed to reflect the highest levels of industrial skill and built by master horologist Andreas Strehler, the V1 has been created for the watch enthusiast who has little interest in brand prestige or status, but who cares passionately about genuine innovation, incredible craftsmanship, component quality and time.
By displaying time in a unique way, the V1 is a constant reminder of how precious time is.
While the minutes are displayed in a “classic” way, by the use of a conventional, but nevertheless striking minute hand, hours are displayed in an entirely novel way.
The hours are displayed on a sapphire crystal disc which is positioned above the gears of the dial (HGT). The disc is smoked and changes gradually from fully transparent to fully opaque. The line between the transparent and the opaque parts of the disc indicates the current hour.
This unique way of reading time reminds us that we cannot look into the future, hence the smoked glass and that our memories fade as time passes, just like the hour indicators gradually fade behind the smoked sapphire.
V1 Titanium limited to 99 pieces
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Titanium case back