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Tempusvivendi Qatarwatch by Thomas Prescher

Thomas Prescher Haute Horlogerie is known for its luxury hand- and tailor-made watches for watch affiniciados and connoisseurs all over the world since 2002. The timepieces of Thomas Prescher are manufactured using the knowledge of the ancient art of watchmaking by hand. Excellent design, the finest materials, perfect processing. Beauty for eternity. Select a handcrafted timepiece, a unique work of art, luxury from the house Thomas Prescher.

A vision. That is normally the beginning of a time sculpture manufactured by Thomas Prescher. With excellent design, finest materials and perfect processing these dreams become reality step by step. www.prescher.ch

Recently Thomas Prescher was asked if he could do a watch with a flag or national symbol. After asking for what country, the answer was: Qatar.

After a lot of research about this exceptional country, a picture of its Coat of arms inspired Thomas Prescher.
The coat of arms of (Arabic: شعار قطر‎) shows two crossed swords in a yellow circle. Between the swords there is a traditional sailing ship called dhow, sailing over the waves beside an island with two palm trees. The yellow circle is surrounded by a white and brown band, which is divided horizontally with a zigzag line.

The realisation of the watch: One sword tip shows the minutes, while the other indicates the hours. With this retrograde system, after the swords reach the end of the index sector they jump back to the beginning to rise again. After pushing the button in the crown the swords move to a resting position to show the original coat of arms in gold and noble colours. After a second push the swords move back to continue to show the actual time.

Thomas Prescher has developed this exquisite concept to give the connoisseur the choice: Having the figure continuously showing the time or allowing it to simply remain in its non-temporal state. This could only be achieved through the use of a complicated and ingenious new system, which Thomas Prescher created specially for his watches, after studying and repairing old originals.

Excellent design, the finest materials, perfect processing, beauty for generations.

Select a handcrafted timepiece, a unique work of art, luxury from the house of Thomas Prescher.
· Double retrograde indication of time
· Continuously running display of minutes and jumping display of hours in temporal display
· Special mechanism, activated by button in crown, for switching between displaying the time or being in a non-temporal position, original coat of arm position

Movement Information:
Diameter: 37 mm, including module
Height : 7 mm, including module

Displays
retrograde jumping hours, retrograde minutes.
Each shown by the tip of the sword on a index sector

Winding automatic:
Power reserve 40 hours
Number of jewels: 25 bearing jewels
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Escapement: Swiss lever escapement
Balance spring: flat hairspring
Shock protection: Incabloc
Decoration: completely hand-engraved and gold-plated
Rotor: 18-karat gold, completely hand-engraved

Case Details
Case material: 18-karat gold
Diameter: 39 mm
Height: 13 mm
Glass: Crystal convex sapphire crystals on front and back
Crown: contains button for activating time display
Dial material: laquer
Figure: 18-karat gold
Index plates: 18-karat gold
Name plates: 18-karat gold
Water resistance: 1 atm, 10 meters
Strap: hand-cut and sewn alligator skin uppers and lowers
Buckle: 18-karat gold
 
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