This watch adds a unique visual element and perhaps prompts the owner to reflect on the rich history of the Arabian Peninsula. Straight, hollowed indices mark the hours between those represented on the turning cubes. Encircling the outer edge are empty dots denoting the minutes, with a solid dot marking each 5-minute interval. Sword-shaped hour and minute hands, the Byrne logo, and a small Swiss made mention at 6 o’clock complete the image.
Calibre 5555 in-house automatic movement with a “magic” pawl for optimal winding. Bearing-mounted rotor.
The dial is an important part of a watch’s personality. The dial of a Byrne watch requires 45 separate stages to produce. Finishing is entirely by hand for impeccable results, with a straight-grain finish on the dial and index plates, completed by rhodium-plating and Super-LumiNova.
The hand-crafted hour and minute hands echo the dial, with a straight-grain finish and contouring in Super-LumiNova.
The case is how we recognise a watch. It defines its identity. Byrne Watch’s designer built on his experience in restoration to imagine a sculpted case whose profiled lines bring to mind a race car’s contours. The bezel and sapphire crystal are level with the minute track. Easy-grip screw-down crown. Hand-finished satin-brushed bezel, caseband and crown. Screw-down sapphire caseback with recesses for the engraved series number.
Limited to 10 pieces
Specification: Mechanical automatic watch
Power reserve: 60 h
Water-resistance: 5 ATM (50 m)
Total components: 261
Swiss Made calibre 5555
Finishes: Hand-chamfered and hand-finished
Complication / Animation: Ultra-tested GYRO DIAL
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Number of jewels: 42
Shape: Profiled with round dial
Height: 15,6 mm
Diameter: 42 mm
Materials and finishes: Shiny and matte steel, hand-brushed
Sapphire caseback and bezel
Crown: Screw-down with hand-finished engraved character
Colours and finishes: Rhodium-plated, engraved, straight-grained by hand
Indices: Flippable indices in multiple styles
Hands: Rhodium-plated, straight-grained by hand Super-LumiNova
Material: Steel pin buckle, shiny and matte hand finishes