Watch making is about dividing time in equal parts, and no one seem to care about our real perception of time in this quite mathematical world. That is why we created the relative second. This complication gives a dramatic feeling of emotional time and makes almost impossible to count the seconds while looking at the hand. Because some seem too long, some too short, exactly like in real life.
The wandering hours is an ancient and well known complication. But something was never questioned in this construction: why showing the time using the conventional 12 hours inherited from the circular watch dial? We decided to develop the first 24 hours wandering hours display, using 6 rotating disks engraved with 4 numbers each, and supported by a carrousel rotating once a day. As far as we know, a world first we are very proud of.
We love our home country Switzerland, and its amazing landscapes which are a big part of our inspiration. Its dramatic esthetic culminates with the breathtaking combination of lakes with peaks. The design of our Perception’s dial pays tribute to this great contrast, featuring opening on the mechanics that represent the lakes, while the kind of “level curves” structuring the surface of the dial, imagines its alpine relief.
The second axis of a watch movement has very little power -torque- and it is a great challenge to move the complex ensemble of the relative second with it. To achieve this, we use an amazing micro ball bearing. This miracle of micromechanics has an outside diameter of 1,28mm/0,05 Inches and uses ceramic balls having a size of 0,2mm/0,008 Inches! It is incredibly light and allows the system to work perfectly because of its frictionless rotation.