Established in Jura Mountains of Switzerland, the luxury timepiece manufacture Paul Picot is excited to bring forth its new Atelier Slate 42 mm watch.
The main asset of this horological novelty is its ultra-thin slate dial. Distinguished by a veined pattern, the fine slate was obtained from marine sediments, which needed special geological conditions. Afterwards, a special technique, developed by the brand’s researchers, was applied to fashion this material.
First, the round pieces of slate were cut to size and then, reduced to the thickness of 0.6 mm. Within this process, the fragile structure of this material was subject to severe strain.
Next, the slate went through a delicate phase of cutting out the aperture and applied chapters. It should be noted, that only 1.5% of the materials, processed in this way, were utilized for the final assembly.
Due to its natural dial, the new Paul Picot watch acquires an individual character. It whispers the time through hours, minutes and seconds, indicated by elegant central hands.
They circulate over triangle-shaped hour-markers and slim minute-markers, joined by oversized Arabic numerals at 6, 9 and 12 o’clock position. The date indication is featured in a square aperture at 3 o’clock. The company’s logo resides just beneath 12 o’clock. The inscription “Automatic” is exposed above the numeral at 6 o’clock.
The dial of the new Atelier Slate 42 mm watch is housed in an 18ct rose gold case. As the name of the model suggests, it measures 42 mm in diameter. The case is equipped with a screw-down winding crown, located at 3 o’clock. It also boasts top and bottom sapphire crystals, coated with glare-proofed treatment. The water-resistance of the case is assured down to 50 meters.
The technical perfection of the timekeeper is ensured by a COSC-certified manufactory-made self-winding movement - calibre PP1400. It provides a 42-hour power reserve.
A Louisiana leather strap, finished with an 18ct rose gold pin buckle, completes the features of the new Paul Picot watch.