Every watch enthusiast there was buzzing with excitement Zenith Caliber 135 Observatory Limited Edition In collaboration with others Curry Voutilaine It was announced earlier this year. During the announcement, a tease of the eleventh watch will also be up for auction, revealing a ten-piece set in platinum with a black-finished sterling silver dial. Phillips in association with Box & Russo. Well, now we’ve seen the eleventh watch and it’s a unique piece with a salmon dial and niobium case.
Niobium is an antimagnetic alloy that is as hard as titanium and is often used in movement parts, but rarely to build the entire case. I believe Cartier made an astrotourbillon that used a niobium-titanium case, but this is a rare and obscure example that I have never physically handled. WatchTime editor-in-chief Roger Ruger has an excellent article about these Zenith x Cari Voutiline watches (the initially announced platinum models, that is), which you can read here if you’re unfamiliar with the whole thing. Briefly, the historic Caliber 135-O is a special execution of the movement designed for chronometric gifts and produced between 1949 and 1962. Cary Voutilaine and his team restored and completed the eleven calibers now used in this Zenith caliber. 135 Observatoire Limited Edition Watches.
Like the platinum versions, this unique niobium piece is 38mm wide and 10.35mm thick. Finished in Voutilainen’s Kamblemine atelier, the sterling silver dial is finished in a salmon matte finish with beautiful guilloche work adorning the outer perimeter. This Zenith Caliber 135 Observatoire Limited Edition by Cary Voutilaine and Philips (ref. 13.1350.135/35.C100) will be auctioned on November 5, with all proceeds being donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. I know I’ll be paying close attention to see what these get.