AT THE VERY DEPTHS
OF THE SUBMARINE
TIEFENMESSER : 1910-1945
RESERVOIR takes its inspiration from the universes that have marked the history of mankind from the 19th Century to the present time. Submarines as emblems of power confined to unfathomable depths act as a natural link to the TIEFENMESSER.
Immersion is imminent. A submarine quietly folds into the unfathomable depths of the ocean, disappearing without trace from the surface and taking with it a world whose space is enclosed in heat and wetness. The metallic ping of the sonar pulses in the glacial silence, and the smell of the diesel engines saturates the air. The heat is suffocating in the engine compartment, and the noise deafening. Everything on the TIEFENMESSER is about metal, pressure and precision: the piping, the riveted plates and the tubes. In the living quarters, time passes differently for the crew, except for the Captain: monitoring the periscope, he is the only one to have contact with the outside world.
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.
Diameter: 43 mm
Thickness: 13 mm
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 (34 hours)
White dial, central hand in blued steel
Colour: Brown leather, red overstitching, brown lining
Clasp: Butterfly folding clasp in steel