Inspired by the counter of the mythical 356 Speedster automobile, the new RESERVOIR Kanister Silver inaugurates a silver-colored dial and the new RESERVOIR RSV-240 horological caliber, offering a power reserve of 56 hours, combining a patented and optimized proprietary module of three complications (retrograde minute, jumping hour, power reserve) with a manufacture movement (LJP-G100 base): a tribute to the spirit of freedom and speed of the 1950s !
THE KANISTER COLLECTION : “ALWAYS CHOOSE BOLDNESS…”
“A furtive caress on the curve of the hood, gloved hands. I open the door. Click. I close it. Clack. The sound is reassuring, familiar. A look in the rear view mirror, a hand in the hair. Start. It is a soft, powerful voice. It is nearly 10.30 a.m. The sun is warming the bodywork. The engine is roaring. The tachometer needle comes to life. Thus is born audacity, when passion defies the ordinary. The leather of the seat passenger is weathered like an old bracelet. He has seen it too. Sunlight streaks across the dashboard. On the mechanical timepiece, faithful ally of our adventures, the minutes tick away. It is time to go, the Kanister watch on your wrist. Its radical design is inspired by the speedometers of the mythical 356 Speedster automobile of the 1950s. The adrenaline is there, palpable, in search of a new playground The appointment is at noon. The beautiful stranger will wait, or not.
Driving fast is not only synonymous with performance, it is also a way of life. First, second. The engine rattles, the trees scroll. Everything is here. The hoped-for moment becomes reality. The senses are awakened, the intensity growing. Third fourth. Rolling with your feet to the floor is essential to follow your route, when the pressure reaches its limits. That’s what’s on our minds when checking the time on the Kanister. Wearing it is the promise of a road-trip through time. The radical nature of its alternative way of reading the time is the watchmaking signature that has made Reservoir such a success: jumping hours, retrograde minutes and power reserve. It is 11 a.m., the minute hand returns to its starting grid, as if traversed by a regular shudder. Another hour’s drive. And this mystery of waiting. Will she be there or not? Only one obvious thing: never give up.
Tight turn on approach. Third, second. Braking. It dances in the curve. Palpitations. An eye on the Kanister. It’s almost noon. The colors of its dial are inspired by those of the tachometer of this car that I love so much. Its leather strap is reminiscent of saddlery. The phone is ringing. Hand brake. “Hello, yes…” Smile. For a moment, everything then becomes possible at the very moment when the will regains control, when the mind empties. The call ends. Disappointed.
The 356 is at a standstill, not the Kanister. I take it off my wrist to admire, thanks to its transparent back, the beating of its mechanical heart – the RSV-240 caliber. I open the glove box to store the phone and change the strap thanks to the interchangeability system developed by RESERVOIR. It’s almost noon. My gestures find their address until the ultimate thrill that closes the experience and sets the next hour in motion. Like an eternal departure. Startup. U-turn. I’m going back. The beautiful stranger will wait, or not.”
The Kanister collection is inspired by the R.P.M. counter of the legendary 356 Speedster car. The new RESERVOIR Kanister Silver enriches the collection with a silver-finish dial, on which shine indexes and a minute hand with polished reflections. Worn on a timelessly elegant black or taupe leather strap, the Kanister collection pays tribute to the spirit of freedom and speed that blew during the decade of the 1950s. The new Kanister Silver inaugurates the new watchmaking caliber RESERVOIR RSV-240. This self-winding mechanical caliber has a 56-hour power reserve and is made up of a proprietary patented three-complication module coupled to a manufacture movement (LJP-G100 base).
THE NEW RESERVOIR RSV-240 CALIBER : THE AUDACITY OF RESERVOIR COMBINED WITH THE KNOW-HOW OF THE SWISS ENGINE MANUFACTURED TELOS
Since its creation, the association with TELOS has been a strategic partnership for the Franco-Swiss watchmaker RESERVOIR, nourished by human affinity, technical challenges and the challenge of manufacturing larger series. Over the past decade, the engine manufacturer TELOS boasts remarkable watchmaking achievements in the world of Swiss fine watchmaking. This structure combines the skills of its teams with the proximity of high-tech Swiss suppliers. Since its creation in 2017, all RESERVOIR collections have been equipped with a bespoke 124-piece module, designed by TELOS and called P068, which drives the three watchmaking complications (retrograde minute, jumping hour and 37-hour power reserve), mounted on a Swiss automatic movement.
In 2022, this association continues to give birth to the new RESERVOIR RSV-240 caliber, whose revisited P168 module has been specially developed to measure, still animating the three horological complications (retrograde minute, jumping hour and power reserve) but benefiting from several optimizations. This module is now coupled to a manufacture movement (LJP-G100 base) and has an increased power reserve of 56 hours.
From a horological point of view, the new P168 module required in-depth consideration for its development, its mass production and its reliability. The new RESERVOIR Kanister Silver inaugurates the RESERVOIR RSV-240 caliber, that will be deployed across all collections in the coming months.