Every year, Baselworld attracts watch connoisseurs and collectors from across the world. At the upcoming Baselworld 1010, Glashütte Original will debut their limited edition rose gold Pocket Watch No. 1 with quarter-hour repetition. A historical watch by Julius Assmann served as the model for this limited-edition timepiece. The repeater is operated using a slide situated at 6 o’clock. Moving the slide toward 9 o’clock winds the mainspring. At full wind, the striking mechanism is activated automatically. The repeater first strikes the previous hours, and then, in a higher tone, strikes the number of quarter hours that have elapsed since the last full hour. A centrifugal governor visible on the wheel train side regulates the striking mechanism. The two hammers’ beating is made perceptible by two gongs of different lengths that pass around the piece beneath the wheel train.
The new hand-wound caliber 84-01 is designed so that when winding the crown, the balance wheel is halted, and the peculiar second-hand jumps to “zero.” A fine timepiece, it features a three-quarter plate, screwed gold chatons, a hand-engraved balance cock, and swan-neck fine adjustment. Two polished rose gold lids protect the watch on both sides, while a doubly non-reflecting sapphire display back provides an unobstructed view. The exclusive watch is limited to only 25 units, each of which will feature the watch’s name and the serial number that has been artistically engraved by hand on the bottom of the rear lid. The robust rose gold chain on which the timepiece is worn completes the look of this exquisite watch.
The exquisite and extremely exclusive model will be available in April 2010 after debuting at Baselworld in March.