Fired by an unflinching desire to perpetuate the watchmaking heritage of the famous Fleurier Watch C°, Claude Sanz is proud to present Arcadia Vintage 22: a quality timepiece steeped in excellence and tradition, reserved for connoisseurs and collectors of fine watches.
Like the AC01, Arcadia’s historic first model revisited in 2010, Arcadia Vintage 22 reflects the desire to retain the brand’s DNA in both mechanical and aesthetic terms. The heart of the timepiece is an historic Valjoux 22 movement, with components made by the Fleurier Watch C° in the 1930s and rediscovered in an perfect state of conservation.
Arcadia watchmakers have called on all their technical mastery and savoir-faire to assemble the model’s mythical movement in keeping with the values and attitudes of Swiss watchmaking tradition. The beauty and minute precision of this daring achievement can be admired through the watch’s sapphire crystal case-back, engraved with the name of the original manufacture.
The Arcadia Vintage 22 also displays aesthetic continuity. The watch’s sporty-chic appearance highlights the watch’s original functions (chronograph, tachymeter and telemeter), polished angles and Côtes de Genève finish, transcending the heritage of the Fleurier Watch C° yet in no way distorting it.
The fully waterproof 43mm-diameter case offers a modern interpretation of the traditional Arcadia look. The contemporary dial plays on the contrast between white and black to ensure easy time-reading. The streamlined blued hands guarantee the watch’s Arcadia roots yet look decidedly 21st century. The pull-out crown and movable lugs matching the original, angular push-pieces give the timepiece a vintage feel, reflecting the perfect blend between tradition and evolution.
Limited edition of 35 pieces.