Ba111od returns with Chapter 4.9 Meteor Tourbillon

April 2024

Ba111od returns with Chapter 4.9 Meteor Tourbillon

The brand from Neuchâtel stages a remarkable return with a fresh new rendition of its Chapter 4 Tourbillon. The revamped model from this modern classic series is distinguished by its unique dial, created using grey meteorite fragments, and showcases a tourbillon at the 7 o’clock position.


he Chapter 4.9 Meteor Tourbillon is distinguished by its exceptionally rare dial, made from a genuine fragment of grey meteorite, which gives each piece its uniqueness. This touch of exclusivity is perfectly in keeping with the growing trend towards contemporary luxury watchmaking. A timeless timepiece that is suitable for all styles thanks to its 40mm diameter.

Thomas Baillod, the brand’s founder, says: “At BA111OD, we have always been committed to pushing back the boundaries of watchmaking innovation while preserving the traditional values for which our company is renowned. This new Chapter, with its grey meteorite dial, perfectly embodies this philosophy. It is a masterful fusion of craftsmanship and elegance, and a testament to our dedication to offering our customers watches of exceptional quality and timeless beauty, and at unrivalled prices.”

The brand’s senior designer, Liliane Murenzi, adds: “Creating this model was much more than a simple styling exercise. Each meteorite fragment that I used to shape this dial tells a unique story, a story of travel through space and time. More than just materials, these meteorites symbolise luck and protection, offering wearers a connection to the stars and a touch of watchmaking magic.”

Ba111od returns with Chapter 4.9 Meteor Tourbillon

While this new model stands out for its classic design, its concept is resolutely modern: it has a 40mm steel case, with the crown always at 4 o’clock. Its grey meteorite dial, with its captivating reflections, reveals the tourbillon through a cut-out at 7 o’clock.

The skeletonised anthracite hand-wound mechanical movement, powering the watch with a 105-hour power reserve, is the work of the brilliant watchmaker Olivier Mory, and its sapphire caseback reveals its exquisite finishing. Finally, a metal bracelet completes this timeless timepiece, offering a touch of modernity and elegance.

The Ba111od brand, founded in 2019 by Thomas Baillod, embodies an innovative approach to the world of Swiss watchmaking, setting itself apart by its desire to make luxury more accessible. Located in the heart of Neuchâtel’s Watch Valley, the company designs its exclusively Swiss-made watches in-house, and already has its own watchmaking workshop.

Ba111od returns with Chapter 4.9 Meteor Tourbillon

For the development of its complications and their assembly, it calls on the renowned watch designer Olivier Mory, who is based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, close to the other co-contractors with whom Ba111od collaborates. A pioneer of we-commerce, which combines personalised human interaction with the convenience of e-commerce, the brand has a loyal and constantly growing community of afluendors (a contraction of “ambassadors, influencers and vendors”), with whom it has created a strong bond based on transparency, accessibility and direct contact.

This approach, integrating online sales and now also physical points of experience, transforms each launch into a major event, mobilising the community on platforms such as LinkedIn and at exclusive events. Each >me, the watches are acclaimed for their cuing-edge design, choice of materials and integrated innovations, embodying Ba111od’s mission to democratise luxury watchmaking for a diverse public.


Case: 40mm, stainless steel

Glass: Domed sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective coating

Dial: Meteorite, with a cut-out at 7 o’clock

Movement: BA.01 hand-wound mechanical movement (based on BCP Tourbillon), 21,600 vib/h (3hz), variable inertia balance, 19 jewels. GMT function at 1 o’clock, tourbillon at 7 o’clock.

Functions: Hour-Minute-Second

Power reserve: 105 hours (>4 days)

Bracelet: Stainless steel, Deployant clasp

Water resistance: 50 m

Magnetic resistance: 2000 Gauss

Shock resistance: 5000G

Warranty: 2 years

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