Three years ago, Paul Picot introduced its C-Type chronograph, a sports watch quite unlike anything it had previously created. Renowned for elegant mechanical watches with complications, the move was a daring one, but by bringing its technical prowess to a sports watch, the brand proved that they were not afraid to innovate in both form and aesthetics.
The latest offering is a C-Type Square Chrono-graph that with its bold appearance and dynamic use of colour – in this case yellow, will certainly create another niche for the brand.
The watch is in stainless steel (42 x 42 mm) and is equipped with an automatic base DD 2021 movement running at 28,800 vibrations an hour. There are three counters - minutes at 9 o’clock, hours at 6 o’clock and small seconds at 3 o’clock - with a central sweep seconds hand. The date is placed in an aperture between 4 and 5 o’clock, there is an anti-reflective sapphire crystal and the chronograph has screw-down crown and pushbuttons. Water-resistant to 100 metres, the watch comes with a black and yellow rubber strap.
Audacious in both colour and its bold use of raised numerals and indices on the square bezel of the watch, the C-Type Square chronograph will surely win new friends for Paul Picot. The watch comes in a Protector Case in a special synthetic resin and is produced in a Limited Edition of just 999 pieces.
Source: Europa Star April-May 2006 Magazine Issue