The launch of the “W” watch

Wearing the W watch underWater, where it belongs - © Fred Buyle

The W watch

Introducing a one-of-a-kind dive chronograph | June 2007

The design and concept of the W watchwas born in the mind of Christophe Golay, a creator of innovative time-keepers, whowas inspired by William’s underwater breath-hold exploits. Hence, the W was not meant to be a dive computer, but rather a time-piece for underwater adventure-seekers such as William.

Its concept resides in a removable safety cage set above the glass, allowing water to pass in-between, creating a magnifying effect underwater. The glass is also protected by this cage which will take the blow of real-life encouters in and out of the water.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Movement

Self-winding chronograph, Valjoux Soprod 7750 movement with date indicator, 42-hour power reserve, diameter 30 mm, thickness 7.9 mm, 25 jewels, frequency 28’800 oscillations per hour.

Case

Stainless steel case 316L, diameter of 44.6 mm for a 14.3 mm thickness. Main case, push-piece and winding crown with black PVD coating. Two 1.2 mm thick anti-reflecting sapphire glasses. Assembled by 12 screws.

Cage

Removable safety cage in stainless steel 316L, diameter of 52.0 mm for a thickness of 18.3 mm. Magnifying glass effect in aquatic environment due to a sapphire convex anti-reflecting double-face glass. Assembled by 4 screws.

Dial

Polished black dial with polished numbers, graduation and index in white and red tampography.

Hands

Brushed nickel hands, superluminova red. Power reserve hands and small second hand in a helical shape.

Strap

Black rubber strap, folding clasp in stainless steel.