THE AUTOMOBILE HERITAGE
GT Tour : 1960 – 1990
RESERVOIR takes its inspiration from the universes that have marked the history of mankind from the 19th Century to the present time. The GT Tour was born in the world of the car and the car race – symbols of endurance and high performance.
1960-1990: it was during these years that so many legendary car races took place, forging the very essence of GT Tour timepieces. As the race is about to start, the driver glances at the rev counter…the mind is firing on all cylinders as the racing cars growl throatily and the powerful odours of oil and fuel saturate the air. All of a sudden, the rubber tyres grip the asphalt urgently, and you get a taste of the thrill of high speed, and of being the first to cross the finishing line. It is when the driver is totally focussed on his task that he can, at the very core of his being, dream of victory and adventure. His senses are on high alert, as intense as the headlights piercing the darkness of the night…The GT Tour incarnates these values of precision, high performance and determination.
The mat black dial and the orange minute hand are inspired by the contrast of these two colours on a racing car meter, allowing maximum legibility.
The 371-SE is an even more radical version, with a black case and a sandblast finish on the dial, which recalls the coating of legendary cars racetracks.
Worn with an automobile leather-style perforated black leather strap, the GT Tour timepiece is an homage to the golden age of the car race.
In order to fine-tune the precision mechanism so that the three complications on the timepieces can be displayed, RESERVOIR has joined forces with one of the best-known Swiss watchmakers, specialized in designing high complication movements. A 97-part proprietary watchmaking module has, to this end, been specially drawn up and patented. The module is powered by the ETA 2824-2 movement, widely acclaimed for its reliability and precision, oscillating at 28800/h. All RESERVOIR watches feature a retrograde minute hand, a jumping hour and a 34-hour power reserve.
THE SWISS MADE LABEL
Qualified watchmakers design, assemble and check the meticulously calibrated settings of RESERVOIR watches in Switzerland, and the fact that the checks are so thorough, and that such attention is devoted to every minor detail, means that RESERVOIR Watch timepieces are truly proud to display their SWISS MADE label: an emblem of high-quality watchmaking achieved through a patented proprietary module comprising 97 components.
GT Tour 371 SE
Diameter: 43 mm
Thickness: 13 mm
Material: 316L steel with black PVD treatment
Finishings: satin and polished
Antireflective sapphire crystal
Case back opened at 240° (5 screws)
Water-resistant up to 50 metres (5 ATM)
Mechanical automatic movement, calibre 2824-2 with additional RESERVOIR mechanism (97 pcs).
Functions: Retrograde minute – Jumping Hour – Power reserve (34h)
Colour: black, sandblast finish
Black leather, orange overstitching, orange lining
Butterfly folding steel clasp