Hong Kong Limited Edition in Tantalum

Hong Kong Limited Edition in Tantalum

12'750

Presenting a limited series of just 50 timepieces in collaboration with Independent Watcher. 
The watches are exclusively available via Independent Watcher. 
For reservations & questions please write to us at: info@herculeswatches.com

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Description

Tantalum watch cases are a fascinating niche in the world of horology. Tantalum, a rare and dense metal, has increasingly become a choice material for luxury watchmakers seeking to differentiate their timepieces. Here’s why tantalum is gaining popularity in watchmaking:

  1. Durability: Tantalum is renowned for its exceptional durability and resistance to corrosion, making it an ideal material for watch cases. It can withstand the rigors of daily wear, scratches, and environmental factors, ensuring that the watch retains its luster and appearance over time.

  2. Unique Aesthetic: Tantalum’s distinctive dark grey hue sets it apart from traditional watch case materials like stainless steel or gold. Its deep, lustrous sheen adds an air of sophistication and exclusivity to the timepiece, appealing to collectors and connoisseurs who appreciate unique aesthetics.

  3. Hypoallergenic Properties: Tantalum is hypoallergenic, making it an excellent choice for individuals with sensitive skin or metal allergies. This property ensures that wearers can enjoy their timepiece comfortably without any adverse reactions.

  4. High Density: Tantalum is a dense metal, which gives tantalum watch cases a substantial feel on the wrist. This weightiness adds to the luxury feel of the timepiece and provides a sense of quality craftsmanship.

  5. Craftsmanship Challenges: Working with tantalum presents unique challenges due to its high melting point and resistance to corrosion. However, skilled watchmakers have developed techniques to overcome these obstacles, resulting in finely crafted tantalum watch cases that meet the highest standards of quality and precision.

  6. Limited Availability: Tantalum’s rarity adds to its allure in the world of luxury watches. Its limited availability contributes to the exclusivity of tantalum timepieces, making them highly coveted among collectors.

Overall, tantalum watch cases offer a blend of durability, unique aesthetics, and exclusivity that appeal to discerning watch enthusiasts. As the demand for distinctive and high-quality timepieces continues to grow, tantalum is likely to remain a sought-after material in the realm of luxury watchmaking.

The dial of this exquisite timepiece is exclusively crafted for the Hong Kong limited edition. It begins with a base of chipped carbon, meticulously painted in a vibrant shade of blue. This color palette and intricate pattern pay homage to the expansive sky that graces the exalted heights of Lion Rock. Drawing inspiration from the pioneering spirit of Hercules’ original exploration watch from 1953, the indexes are elegantly designed. To further accentuate the homage to Lion Rock, the second hand is adorned in a striking yellow hue, exclusively tailored for this esteemed limited edition.

Both the hour and second hands, along with the squares surrounding the hour markers, are imbued with SuperLuminova, ensuring optimal visibility in low-light conditions. These squares illuminate in harmony with the color of the height lines on the movement, enhancing the overall aesthetic coherence. Additionally, all hour markers, as well as the hour and minute hands, are meticulously crafted from high-polished steel, further accentuating the watch’s luxurious appeal.

Technical details


Movement Micro Rotor Option

Design Designed by Olivier Mory (OM Mechanics) made in Switzerland
Winding Automatic micro-rotor
Size 15.5’’’lignes – 34.4mm diameter
3.70mm thickness
Number of jewels 33 Jewels
Frequency 28’800 / hour
Precision Ratings of -4 / +6 seconds per day
Power reserve 70+ hours
Functions 3 hands: Hour, Minute & Central second
Engraving Mountain height lines, filled with BGW9 SuperLuminova
Finishing Sunburst finishing (from the center of the movement)
Certification Officially Chronometer Certified (ISO 3159), 100 % Swiss Made

Movement Hand Wound Option

Design In collaboration with Manufacture horlogère Vallée de Joux
Winding Hand Wound
Size 13 1/4’’’lignes – 30 mm diameter
3.90 mm thickness
Number of jewels 26 Jewels
Frequency 28’800 / hour
Precision Ratings of -4 / +6 seconds per day
Power reserve 120 hours (5 days)
Functions 3 hands: Hour, Minute & Central second
Engraving Mountain height lines, filled with BGW9 SuperLuminova
Finishing Sunburst finishing (from the center of the movement)
Certification Officially Chronometer Certified (ISO 3159), 100 % Swiss Made

Movement

Case

Construction 3 parts (bezel, middle case, caseback) all screwed
Diameter 40 mm
Thickness 9.4 mm (including glass)
Lug to Lug 46 mm
Material 316L Stainless Steel
Finishing All polished finishing
Lug size (strap) 20 mm
Glass Sapphire glass with Anti Reflective (AR) coating on the inside
Caseback Screwed caseback with sapphire glass including AR coating
Water resistance 100 M / 10 ATM water resistant
Crown 316L steel with embossed crown logo
Case

taxes & shipping

Your watch will be shipped by DHL Express and is fully insured by us during shipment.

In the EU and Switzerland, the pricing is including local duties & VAT. Outside these regions you can buy excluding VAT from us, but you will have to pay local duties and VAT when your watch arrives. For any questions, please contact us.

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