wo useful functions for travellers, a sober and modern design: with its new World Heritage watch, Edouard Koehn reaffirms its technical expertise with this new range which complements the chronograph launched last year.
In its light titanium case, with optimal acoustics, this elegant model combines two complications rarely found on a contemporary timepiece - a 24-hour world time and alarm - and totally absent in this price range (CHF 6’900), displayed on an anthracite and black dial. The former allows you to see the time instantly all over the world; the latter, with its programmable striking mechanism, is one of the oldest horological complications.
Edouard Koehn founded his manufacture in Geneva in 1891. Now based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the family-owned brand perpetuates this expertise.
Offered in a limited series of 88 pieces, this first World Heritage model combines aesthetic refinement and watchmaking innovation with its latest-generation automatic movement, reworked in collaboration with an independent high-end movements’ manufacture based in La Chaux-de-Fonds.
The timeless design of the 42 mm diameter titanium case with sapphire back, water-resistant to 50 metres, pays tribute to the Swiss luxury watches of the 1960s. An elegance underlined by the deep colours of the anthracite and black dial, punctuated by Alpha hands and luminescent applied hour markers. The final touch is a natural calfskin strap with a folding clasp adorning this Swiss mechanical watch.
The hours, minutes and seconds functions via central hands, world time via a central 24-hour disc and an alarm are controlled by a state-of-the-art mechanical self-winding movement. The EK-MVTWTA01 calibre, with double barrel which is simultaneously winding the watch and the alarm functions is equipped with a 4Hz frequency and a 48-hour power reserve, is entirely manufactured in La Chaux-de-Fonds.