Steel and leather were the hallmarks of elegance in the cars that graced our roads in bygone days, and these materials are likewise the hallmarks of the SUPERCHARGED model. This version features an opal white dial, precision “needle” hand, graduated precision fuel gauge both and is equiped with overstitched extra-thick black leather strap. Note the two red markers at the 50 and 55 minutes before the start of a new hour.
Like all RESERVOIR watches, the SUPERCHARGED feature a retrograde minute hand, a jumping hour and a 34-hour power reserve “fuel gauge”: 3 watchmaking complications woven into a design prevalent in the classic, golden age of car designs from the 1930 to the 1950’s.
AN INNOVATIVE WAY TO TELL TIME: THE RESERVOIR SIGNATURE
The retrograde minute and jumping hour hand act as substitutes for the more usual three hands on Swiss watches. RESERVOIR timepieces are innovative for the radical way the time is displayed, which is achieved by drawing on two watchmaking complications combined with the power reserve – a testament to mechanical energy and pent-up power. The retrograde minute at 240° recalls the rev counters. The jumping hour in the aperture recalls the kilometre counters, and the power reserve display echoes the fuel and oil gauges.
Precision, exactitude and reliability: this is all about measuring time and delivering 34 hours of non-stop performance, thanks to the automatic mechanical movement.
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 97-part proprietary watchmaking module has, to this end, been specially drawn up and patented. The module is powered by the ETA 2824-2 movement, widely acclaimed for its reliability and precision, oscillating at 28800/h – and a guarantee of reliability.