THE MONTECRISTO RATTRAPANTE IN A SPECIAL 100-PIECE LIMITED SERIES.
LOCMAN continues its research endeavours and the perfecting of its iconic collection by launching the Montecristo Rattrapante, a refined watch stemming from elaborate work of horological engineering.
For LOCMAN, the Montecristo Rattrapante represents another major step on the path towards innovation and movement development, undertaken in 2006 with the opening of the Scuola italiana di Orologeria (italian Watchmaking School).
The sophisticated and particularly complicated split-second mechanism is an evolved version of the chronograph capable of measuring two separate phenomena beginning at the same time but of varying durations. The large central seconds hand has its ‘double’ or alter ego, but the two are superimposed so as to look like just one. Activating the chronograph via the corresponding pusher at 2 o’clock sets both hands moving. Pressing the split-second pusher at 10 o’clock stops the lower hand and thus indicates a first time measurement. Meanwhile, the other hand continues moving and can be stopped using the chronograph pusher. Restarting the split-second hand brings it instantly back to the chronograph hand and the two are once again perfectly superimposed. This sequence can of course be repeated according to time measurement requirements.
Producing such a mechanism, based on an ETA 7750 movement, calls for a high level of experience in the art of watchmaking.
Produced in a 100-piece limited numbered series, the Montecristo Rattrapante features the unmistakable design of the collection as a whole.
The dial, presented in an anthracite grey shade with a sunburst effect, houses three counters and is framed by an enamel inner bezel ring stamped with the minutes. The chronograph minutes and hours counters appear at 12 and 6 o’clock respectively, along with the small seconds subdial at 9 o’clock.
The broad case made of 316L surgical steel and satin-brushed titanium – both innovative and non- allergenic materials – is topped by a flat glass with sapphire crystal treatment that gives it a hardness comparable to that of natural sapphire and dramatically increases its transparency. A crystal pane set into the case-back provides a chance to observe the movement and the elegant gold-toned oscillating weight personalised with the LOCMAN logo.
Water-resistance-tested to 10 atmospheres, the case of the Montecristo Rattrapante is fitted to the leather strap via the distinctive triple-bar lugs. For more sporting occasions, an additional silicon strap is also delivered with this model.