Chronographe Suisse launches Mangusta Supermeccanica Stupenda

May 2005

A direct descendant of the Mangusta Supermeccanica, the Stupenda also employs a lateral attachment, using a process patented by Chronographe Suisse, whereby the attachment is clinched to the original case, thereby protecting the crown.
With its width increased from 45 to 51.40 mm, this version combines urban style with sporty looks. The case is surmounted by a dashing dark enamelled tachometer bezel that provides an original speed-computing function.
On land, in the skies or at sea, the mark excludes no field where the rendezvous is speed. The sapphire domed watch glass, tested in the most rigorous pressure conditions, is proofed for absolute immersion. The elegant short steel stems of the hands and time pointers have a purity of design, ensuring easy reading underwater through the presence of terminal luminescent spots employing Superluminova.
The polished metallic-finish watch dial, features three chronometer counters which underscore its sporty look. A strap characterized by a circular symmetry of angular alligator scales secures the watch to the wrist. The desire for modernity embodied in a slim and harmonious case, combined with the unending search for faultless technical prowess led Chronographe Suisse to employ an unusual type of movement.
Abandoning the mechanical standards whereby the weights either completely cover or laterally flank the movement, the gauge in this case employs a weight mounted in the chrome parts of the movement, oscillating internally, thus forming a faithful and reliable servant measuring the perpetual rhythm of time.
Massive yet elegant, the result perpetuates the technical and aesthetic criteria of comfort and legibility that have built the renown of the brand.


Technical Characteristics:
Movement : automatic mechanical, type CSC 266C20, built on the calibre 26 designed by Chronographe Suisse Cie. 13 lines/diameter 30 mm, 28,800 alternations per hour, 51 rubies, tolerance : 0.20, 4 position fine regulating
Functions : hour, minute, small seconds at 9 o'clock, 3 dial chronograph, depth metre. Sealed to 200 meters.
Case : overall width 50.70 mm, brushed-steel AISI 316L, screwed case-back, self-contained protection system for crown and buttons (patented).
Bezel : tachymeter
Crown and push-buttons : 1 screwed-crown for rewinding and regulating hours and minutes, 2 dark steel buttons for regulating chronometer functions
Dial : black polished, with short-stem steel hands for hours, spot of luminous Superluminova applied manually, chronograph displays at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock
Hands : skeleton with applied Superluminova for hours and minutes needles, needle of the centre and needles of the 3 rhodium counters
3 mm curved sapphire-crystal is cut on block 3.6 mm, anti-reflection coated
Bracelets : large-scale alligator, hand-sewn with single loop or opening loop, rubber with single loop, polished steel with opening loop

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