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.
The RESERVOIR collection is a testament to the unique body of watchmaking knowledge that abides by the most stringent professional standards.
Qualified watchmakers design, assemble and check the meticulously calibrated settings of RESERVOIR watches in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The fact that the checks are so thorough, and that such attention is devoted to every minor detail, means that RESERVOIR is truly proud to display the SWISS MADE label: an emblem of high quality watchmaking achieved through a patented proprietary module comprising 124 components.
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 124-components proprietary watchmaking module has, to this end, been specially drawn up and patented. The module is powered by an ETA 2824-2 movement, widely acclaimed for its reliability and precision, oscillating at 28,800 alt./h.
All RESERVOIR watches feature a retrograde minute hand, a jumping hour and a 37-hours power reserve.