Sir Waltham: getting priorities straight

August 2006

On a market where men are faced with an increasing and sometimes bewildering choice among complicated mechanical models of all kinds and multi-function chronographs with ultra-sophisticated dials, Waltham provides an aristocratic reminder of the essentials of timekeeping with its Sir Waltham SW39.

Clothed as its name implies in a classic round 39 mm rose gold case, this elegant model proclaims its lineage through its rounded case with the distinctive Waltham lugs, offset by an easy-grip crown set with a blue cabochon. The readable white mother-of-pearl dial also carries a family likeness thanks to its stamped guilloché-work motif and cone-shaped index-type hour, minute and seconds hands in blued steel, sweeping over well-proportioned Roman numerals.

Model reference: SW39

Serving as a visual reminder that each day that time brings is of the utmost importance, the highly legible double date display appears right at the top of the dial in the 12 o’clock position. Directly opposite at 6 o’clock, a dedicated blued steel pointer moves across the semi-circular power-reserve display, highlighted by the much-coveted title of ‘chronometer’ granted to the self-winding La Joux-Perret movement, Calibre 3513, by the highest authority in the field: the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

Complemented by a finely crafted brown ostrich leather strap, this model is also available in 18K non-rhodium plated white gold or yellow gold with two additional dials (5N rose gold or anthracite dial stamped with the same sunburst motif) and a choice of black or grey ostrich leather straps with matching buckles.

Source: Waltham

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