Baselworld 2019: Fiji Floral Seconds by Schwarz Etienne

SCHWARZ ETIENNE’s inaugural ladies’ watch is a deliberate departure from the concept of adapting a men’s design to ladies proportions.

 

 

 

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The dial is animated by a small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock designed as an openwork lattice that rests above a rotating disc. It is a subtle acknowledgment that women are as interested in the mechanics of a timepiece as they are in its aesthetics. The Fiji
Floral seconds contains an automatic caliber with a remarkable 86-hour power reserve. It is decorated with a sunray pattern on the bridges and a guilloché motif on the balance bridge. The 38 mm case is stainless steel, constructed in three parts, including
bezel, caseband and case back, forming a capsule that is mounted with a separate cradle that incorporates the lugs. Dial colors include black or pale salmon, with drop shaped indexes and an Arabic numeral at 12 o’clock. The large crown is topped by a 0.02 ct diamond.