Gaël Petermann and Florian Bédat created their impartial watchmaking model in 2017. In 2020, the dynamic duo of gifted younger watchmakers obtained a well-deserved trade accolade, taking house the Horological Revelation Prize on the prestigious GPHG for his or her beautifully crafted 1967 Deadbeat Seconds. Petermann Bédat now strikes one step additional into complexity and high-end watchmaking with an impressive monopusher split-seconds chronograph with a leaping minute counter. Meet the Petermann Bédat Reference 2941.
If the 1967 Deadbeat Seconds was already pretty complicated, Gaël Petermann and Florian Bédat haven’t chosen a straightforward highway for his or her second motion. The rattrapante (or split-seconds) chronograph is extensively thought-about to be probably the most elaborate and troublesome to provide issues in mechanical watchmaking. Rattrapante chronographs characteristic two superimposed seconds arms that point two occasions of various lengths concurrently. One hand (the rattrapante) will be stopped to learn an intermediate time, whereas the opposite one (the trotteuse) retains working. A second push on the rattrapante pusher permits the stopped hand to meet up with the transferring hand.
To create this new motion, Petermann Bédat has opted for a monopusher split-seconds chronograph with a column wheel and horizontal clutch. The leaping minute counter makes for a extra exact interval read-off. The motion incorporates a security mechanism, securing the reset when the rattrapante hand is stopped.
Seen by way of the watch exhibition caseback of the watch, the hand-wound calibre 202 is gorgeous to behold. The 339-part mechanism is constructed on a singular, elaborate aesthetic. If it clearly pays homage to the good watchmaking custom, it additionally feels trendy and distinctive. The structure and the steelwork (particularly with the impeccably polished levers with their arrow-shaped tails) are spectacular. And as you’ve come to anticipate from Petermann Bédat, the ornament is impeccable, displaying distinctive craftsmanship in each respect. Final, in an uncommon method, the split-second chronograph mechanism is positioned dial-side so you’ll not discover its attribute elements by way of the again of the watch.
The calibre 202 beats at 18,000 vibrations/hour, a quite charming frequency realizing that 28,800 vibrations/hour is commonly the norm in trendy watchmaking. The massive steadiness wheel incorporates a hairspring with a Breguet curve and is fitted with a swan-neck regulator. The autonomy is of 42 hours.
The reference 2941 is available in a sublime 38.6mm spherical platinum case with individually soldered stepped lugs and a field sapphire crystal barely protruding from the concave bezel. The oblong rattrapante pusher is positioned at 10 o’clock. Consistent with their first creation, the dial is a semi-open design manufactured from platinum and sapphire and additional reveals the motion, particularly, the dial-side split-seconds mechanism. It options two massive registers and a minute monitor on its periphery.
The Petermann Bédat Reference 2941 Cut up-Second Chronograph is worn on a calfskin leather-based strap. A restricted version of 10 items, it retails for CHF 243,000, which is in regards to the worth of a Patek Philippe 5370P Cut up-Seconds Chronograph. Naturally, it received’t be for each pocket, however Gaël Petermann and Florian Bédat have created one thing very particular right here.
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