The Swiss-made, hand-wound movement of the Edition 366, the Unitas 6498-1, also epitomizes watchmaking tradition. It can be viewed through the exhibition glass back, with the ribbed finish on the plates, blued screws, ruby bearings, and the large balance, which begins to oscillate after a few turns of the crown. And like its great predecessors, this timepiece will remain a rarity, as no more than 100 individually numbered Edition 366 watches will be made. Apart from the number, the name of the edition is engraved on the back of the case, reminding its owner of the year it was purchased.
The exact subdivision and the unusually long 25-millimeter, arrow-shaped hand fitted with counterweights emphasize the watch’s commitment to scientific systematics and precision. The full and the quarter hours are marked red, the half hours blue, which makes it easier to keep track of time and shows the time in advance, according to human measure, i.e., it is nearly a quarter past.