Schwarz-Etienne is a free watch make whose starting points return to the mid 20th century. In the event that the brand has been flying somewhat under the radar, it has a great deal to bring to the table. Today we investigate the Roma Petite Seconde, a watch that feels rather basic from the outset in any case, similar to the remainder of the brand, is brimming with subtleties and loaded with watchmaking expertise.
Schwarz-Etienne is essential for a free watchmaking bunch claimed by Raffaelo Radicchi, a business visionary situated in La Chaux-de-Fonds. This permits an amazing degree of vertical joining: Schwarz Etienne makes its watches and developments in-house (counting creation for outsider brands, like MING ) yet in addition its hairspring (with sister company E2O advancements ). The gathering even makes CNC machines to create watch components!
The Schwarz-Etienne Roma Petite Seconde is an exemplary three-hander with a little seconds sign at 6 o’clock. It is the easiest model of the brand, yet there is undiscovered greatness under the surface the eye with a finely made dial and an amazing miniature rotor movement.
The dial highlights various wraps up making a fascinating feeling of profundity. The middle part shows a sunray design with the brand name demonstrated on an applied cartouche. The external part is grained with Arabic numerals. The little seconds sub-dial is somewhat recessed and is beautified with a flinqué guilloché design. The Alpha-type hands are blued for the steel rendition and gold-plated for the gold form. Altogether, this dial is shockingly exuberant, however just when seen with consideration. Otherwise, it stays cautious enough for every day use.
Available in steel or 18k pink gold, the Schwarz-Etienne Roma Petite Seconde is introduced in a proportional 42mm case with an inclined bezel and stretched carries that are stepped on the external edge. The crown is engraved with the SE initials. The gem is marginally domed. The case is altogether cleaned, offering an exemplary tastefulness. The presentation caseback offers a decent perspective on the very miniature engine movement.
The Schwarz-Etienne Roma Petite Seconde is controlled by the type ASE 100.00. The ASE (programmed Schwarz-Etienne) is important for a group of mechanical developments with a secluded idea. It began with the MSE (manual Schwarz-Etienne) , a twin-barrel hand-wound type. The ASE utilizes the space of one of the two barrels to consolidate a miniature rotor. Compensating for its decreased measurement, the off-focused wavering weight is thicker than that on a customary development. This guarantees incredible twisting efficiency. Each of the wheels of the stuff train is held by its own extension. The embellishment incorporates hand-chamfered edges, perlage, Geneva stripes or snailing.
Last, the ASE 100.00 is managed by a variable dormancy balance wheel consolidating the SE initials. The equilibrium and hairspring are produced in-house.
The Schwarz-Etienne Roma Petite Seconde is introduced on a dark or earthy colored hand-sewn gator tie with a vivid covering. The steel rendition is fitted with a collapsing clasp, the gold variant with a pin clasp. Cost is set at CHF 10,500 in steel and CHF 24,700 in pink gold. For more data, visit www.schwarz-etienne.com .