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THE STUNNING V1

THE BEGINNING OF A NEW CHAPTER IN WATCHMAKING

By challenging the status quo in the industry, the V1 heralds the opening of a new chapter in the art of mechanical watchmaking. Designed to reflect the highest levels of industrial skill and built by master horologist Andreas Strehler, the V1 has been created for the watch enthusiast who has little interest in brand prestige or status, but who cares passionately about genuine innovation, incredible craftsmanship, component quality and time.

VAULT’S PHILOSOPHY EMBODIED WITHIN AN EXTRAORDINARY TIMEPIECE

Imagine a watch which has a unique way of working and which looks different whenever the time is set. This represents a daring break from traditional watchmaking. Both the design and construction of this unique and breathtaking timepiece pay homage to the classic bank vault.

READING TIME

THE V1 – A TIMEPIECE WHICH IS ABOUT THE PAST THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE

By displaying time in a unique way, the V1 is a constant reminder of how precious time is.

While the minutes are displayed in a “classic” way, by the use of a conventional, but nevertheless striking minute hand, hours are displayed in an entirely novel way.

The hours are displayed on a sapphire crystal disc which is positioned above the gears of the dial (HGT). The disc is smoked and changes gradually from fully transparent to fully opaque. The line between the transparent and the opaque parts of the disc indicates the current hour.

This unique way of reading time reminds us that we cannot look into the future, hence the smoked glass and that our memories fade as time passes, just like the hour indicators gradually fade behind the smoked sapphire

The fully opaque part of the disc conceals the hours to come, whereas our ability to see the hours just past is gradually removed by its  ever increasing degree of tint. This innovative and unique way of reading the time, therefore reminds us that we cannot see into the future and that, as time passes, our memories fade.

SETTING THE MINUTES

The minute hand is set by ensuring the crown is in the correct setting mode (M) and then turning the crown to rotate the entire watch movement within its housing until the desired position is reached.

 

This rotational movement is achieved by a system of internal gears which are driven by the turning of the crown.

SETTING THE HOURS

The desired hour is also set by placing the crown in the correct setting mode (H) and turning it to engage with the interlocking gears.

 

This results in the watch dial rotating until the number corresponding to the desired hour is at the correct point on the sapphire crystal disc.

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