Founded by the French designer Fabien Cacheux, the new watch manufacture Cacheux Haute-Horlogerie has taken the wraps off its debut timepiece, christened Elephant Automatic.
Impressive as an elephant, it has been developed in France, yet produced, assembled and finished in Switzerland. It is evidenced by the “Swiss made” inscription, featured on the back of this model.
The new Cacheux Haute-Horlogerie watch is set in an oversized 42 mm case, round in shape. It is crafted from 18 carat white, pink or yellow gold. The timepiece is submersible to 3 ATM.
Housed in the case is an ivory dial, completed with black hour and minute markers as well as four Arabic numerals.
It shows hours, minutes and seconds by means of centralized hands, dressed in black. The display also offers a date indication, which appears in the exhibition window at 3 o’clock.
The dial of the new Elephant Automatic watch is shielded by a glare-proofed sapphire crystal. The same glass is utilized for protecting the case-back. The latter provides an exciting vision of a self-winding mechanical LAT 1150-101 movement, made by Les Artisans Horlogers.
The originality of the mechanism lies in its off-centered rotor. Embellished with 30 jewels, this caliber operates at a frequency 28, 800 vibrations per hour.
Fitting the model is a calf leather strap. The issue of the new Cacheux Haute-Horlogerie watch is strictly limited to 11 pieces, manufactured individually for each customer.