ANTOINE MARTIN Slow Runner
ANTOINE MARTIN Slow Runner

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Year
2013
Type
Watch
Price range CHF
10000-19999
Category
Exceptional Mechanics
Case
Steel
Gold
Diameter
38-43 mm
Water-resistant
30 - 100m
Bracelet/strap
Alligator/Crocodile
Functions/Complications
- Power reserve

Slow Runner

Slow Runner: a new concept – decelerating time. An original idea from the Manufacture Antoine Martin. Drastically reducing the frequency to 7,200 semi-oscillations (vibrations) per hour, meaning 1 Hz, while preserving the qualities of a high-precision watch. On the practical side, the escapement and balance-spring are made of silicon. One essential point is that the giant 24 mm-diameter balance generates so much kinetic energy that it cannot be disturbed. Moreover, the balance features two gold adjustment screws, the balance rim is in grade 3 titanium, and the ultra-precise balance-spring production process enabled watchmakers to optimise its inner point of attachment and its curve. All these technical details serve just one mission: that of slowing time down in order to sublimate it.
Movement
Mechanical hand-wound, AM36.001 calibre, 199 parts, 23 jewels, 7,200 vib/h, 92-hour power reserve; silicon escapement and balance-spring, grade 3 titanium balance, non-deformable steel balance bridges
Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds and power reserve
Case
Stainless steel or 18k pink gold, 42 mm Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, transparent back Water-resistant to 50 m (5 ATM/165 ft)
Dial
Silver-toned or anthracite Off-centred hours and minutes Small seconds on a subdial at 6 o’clock Power-reserve indication between 9 and 10 o’clock
Bracelet/strap
Black alligator leather with triple folding clasp in stainless steel or 18k pink gold