At Baselworld 2011, the Monaco-based brand will present its new Ateliers DeMonaco Quantieme Perpetual limited edition automatic watch that makes setting the perpetual calendar (a task always tricky to accomplish) ridiculously EaZy.
As you must have already guessed, “EaZy” is the name of the new patented calendar adjusts system, which is employed in the new watch.
According to the watchmaker, to set the perpetual calendar, you only need to press the pusher on the fluted crown until the hand on the sub-dial at 6 o’clock reaches the desired position: “Date,” “Day,” “Month” or “Week.”
Then you simply adjust the display by turning the crown. Easy? EaZy!
I guess this is indeed the simplest adjustment system that I have ever heard of. I hope, it will be reliable, too.
Speaking of reliability, there is also a special safety system that prevents accidental damage to the movement while setting the calendar. Even if you happen to change current day or date at midnight, the movement will stay intact.
Equipped with a high-tech silicium escapement, the movement is also quite precise allowing for tolerances between 1 and 4 seconds per day.
The watch will be sold in a rose gold or titanium case 43 mm in diameter and 13 mm in height. Pricing starts at €26,800.
Photos: Ateliers DeMonaco
Ateliers DeMonaco Quantieme Perpetual automatic watch specification
Price: €26,800 (MSRP)
Movement: Automatic, Swiss Made
Movement decoration: Skeletonized rotor
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, day, week, month, year
Power reserve: N/A
Case material: Rose gold / Titanium
Bezel material: Rose gold / Titanium
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 43.00 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: 13.00 mm
Water resistance: 30 meters
Strap: Black leather
Crystal: Sapphire, antireflective
Case back: Sapphire