It always starts in a pitch-dark room. Seconds of sacred silence before the unleashing of a thousand Watts of musical genius and madness. Suddenly, you hear the wooden shock of two drum sticks marking the tempo like two clock hands running towards each other, the beginning of a new story of time. Here is the watch made for Rock Legends : the RESERVOIR Sonomaster Chronograph Black Thunder.
If Rock Music was a Watch, would you dare wear it ?
During a concert it slows down, it stops, and it flies… Music always has a special effect on time as we experience it. In its most daring dress of Rock n Roll, time shows its true nature : unpredictable and adventurous in the hands of those who know the secret of how to play with it. Today we explore the universe of the love shared between a musician and the embodiment of his timeless inspirations.
A New Story of Time and Legends
The spirit of rock has entered watchmaking and the world of luxury. Is the top of the range using The spirit of rock has entered watchmaking and the world of luxury. Is the top of the range using him or has he lost his rebellious verve? On the contrary, it is indeed rock that leads the way to a new era of watchmaking. From Elvis to AC/DC, legendary guitarists and drummers have adorned their wrists for ages, becoming a source of inspiration for our watchmakers. In each component we can find all the sublime complexity of a musical work whose notes come together to form a harmonious and unique whole.
RESERVOIR made it a purpose: put boldness around your wrist to make every second count like if it was your own fearless beating heart counting. These Swiss made watches are a symbol of adventures and the great men who lead them. Today a new dimension of life is explored in its most exciting experiences with the extension of RESERVOIR brand expression into the world of music, and more specifically rock music. Discover new singular watches with unique design, containing genuine horological complications and a tailor-made and patented Swiss-Made watch modules with the new RESERVOIR Sonomaster Chronograph Black Thunder.
Make It Bold, Make it Rock, Make it Yours.
The atmosphere of the greatest rock concerts is injected into every component of the RESERVOIR Sonomaster Chronograph Black Thunder. Like an electric shock on the wrist, its elegant design reproduces the hands of power measurements or VU meters from analog stereo amplifiers. They will make each second a tempo on which the most beautiful performances of your life will be played. As all its predecessors, the rock watch inspires itself on the boldest of measurement tools such as VU meters. The VU meter is an instrument showing the audio signal level. With this choice of design, RESERVOIR transforms decibels into minutes.
It has the famous “Bi-Retrograde” display of RESERVOIR. Two half-moon-shaped areas were free to accept the date and real-time seconds, creating a clever solution for maximum readability that makes this rock ratch as atypical as all the legendary misfits of the genre. This bi-retrograde watch date and seconds at 120° follows the chronograph model from RESERVOIR with central second, 30-minute counter at 12, hour counter at 6. The watch is powered by the new watchmaking caliber RSV-Bi120: a manufactured bi-retrograde chronograph movement, an automatic mechanical winding, and a column wheel (base LJP-L1C0). A clever design that takes eyes on a journey into backstages and studios.
Paint it Black !
And like the Rolling Stones once Said: Paint it Black ! It is THE symbolic colour of rock, punk and gothic style. From head to toe, followers of this lifestyle rely only on black to impose their style. Black patterned T-shirt, black leather jacket, black destroyed jeans, black leather boots: wherever you go, black is the code. It is also the most convenient colour as it can follow world tours and nights of craziness without ever letting a stain show. The history of rock music has been as volatile as it is unpredictable. Since its creation in the late 1940s, the style has continued to reinvent itself. Not to mention all the editorial writers, musicians or record companies, who have never stopped redefining rock for critical or commercial purposes. In short, we end up with a hell of a mess that makes the task of defining it very difficult. But if it was a colour, it would be black.
What is rock music for RESERVOIR ?
The most restless and bold form of music. Let us avoid falling into an overly scientific analysis. Most agree that we expect to hear electric guitars, bass and drums and usually the lyrics of a singer when exploring a rock playlist. Like the Sonomaster, Rock music is a chimaera of different styles. Shaped by multiple influences, it reflects modern music and changing customs. The RESERVOIR Sonomaster Chronograph Black Thunder revisits history to offer its own answer. Adopt the elegance, the wild and the unpredictable spirit of rock music with refined taste inspired by yesterday to shine tomorrow.