Antoine Martin "SlowRunner" - decelerating time!
Alpnach, March 2013
Slow Runner: a new concept – decelerating time. An original idea from the Manufacture Antoine Martin. Drastically reducing the frequency to 7,200 semi-oscillations (vibrations) per hour, meaning 1 Hz, while preserving the qualities of a high-precision watch. On the practical side, the escapement and balance-spring are made of silicon. One essential point is that the giant 24 mm-diameter balance generates so much kinetic energy that it cannot be disturbed. Moreover, the balance features two gold adjustment screws, the balance rim is in grade 3 titanium, and the ultra-precise balance-spring production process enabled watchmakers to optimise its inner point of attachment and its curve. All these technical details serve just one mission: that of slowing time down in order to sublimate it.
Movement: Mechanical hand-wound, AM36.001 calibre, 199 parts, 23 jewels, 7,200 vib/h, 92-hour power reserve; silicon escapement and balance-spring, grade 3 titanium balance, non-deformable steel balance bridges
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds and power reserve
Case: Stainless steel or 18k pink gold, 42 mm, Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, transparent back, Water-resistant to 50 m (5 ATM/165 ft)
Dial: Silver-toned or anthracite, Off-centred hours and minutes Small seconds on a subdial at 6 o’clock, Power-reserve indication between 9 and 10 o’clock
Bracelet/Strap: Black alligator leather with triple folding clasp in stainless steel or 18k pink gold