French watch maker reservoir has built its growing reputation around timepieces inspired by the functional and aesthetic components of measuring instruments. The brand’s latest debut follows this legacy, this time inspired by the world of new sound and hi-fi Sonomaster Chronograph In silver and black colors. The new model incorporates many of Reservoir’s unique design capabilities, particularly set as the brand’s flagship, which will be on display this year. Watch time is New York.
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On the wrist, the watch measures 43mm in diameter, with a stylized, flat crown and push buttons all inspired by the flushed control buttons on the amplifier. A fine polished finish is applied throughout, while the tachymetric bezel complements the style of the exceptional chronograph exterior.
Essentially, the second iteration of the new Reservoir Sonomaster Chronograph model is a silver and black variation of the original black and beige option that was first unveiled earlier this year. Like the original, the Sonomaster features a “bi retrograde” display, with two half-moon areas that contrast with the main dial and create space for the date and seconds windows. Emphasis is placed on the functionality of each individual sub-dial, which is aesthetically cohesive with retro overtones. The visual trademark of the sound measuring instruments that inspired this watch is a slim needle, which the reservoir mimics in its pin-thin hands.
Regardless of its inspiration from different mediums, Reservoir keeps one thing consistent in its collections: its distinctive use of retrograde hands. These are used both as a mechanism for practical timekeeping and as a reference to traditional analogs. Seeing this watch in person offers an exciting opportunity to watch the movement of the hand, which rewinds every 30 seconds to reset, if you blink, you might miss it.
The new caliber RSV-Bi120 helps achieve the unique performance of the timepiece. Described by the brand as a “manufactured bi-retrograde chronograph movement, [with] Automatic mechanical winding and column wheel,” it features exceptional engineering to help the model demonstrate its timeliness. The mechanism, thanks to its unique construction, still offers a solid power reserve of 60 hours.
The Reservoir Sonomaster Chronograph is available for purchase through the brand’s online store and authorized retailers, priced at $6,350 on a leather strap and $6,750 when placed on the brand’s newly introduced steel bracelet.
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