Corniche Heritage Chronograph Demande Spéciale II Limited Edition
INTRODUCING THE LIMITED EDITION
DEMANDE SPÉCIALE CHRONOGRAPH
Salmon dials have been coveted in the world of timepieces and especially on chronographs throughout the history of the wristwatch. This alluring shade of orangey-pink has been a special request colour from the top watch collectors of the most iconic brands. Ever since we released our Heritage Chronograph in 2018, we have been asked to make our own. Presenting the Demande Spéciale Chronograph. Limited Edition of 200 pieces not only with this fantastic shade yet also with unique hand-applied Breguet numerals and a stunning stainless steel case.
Inspired by the early days of racing, the new Demande Spéciale Chronograph is powered by an impressive engine of its own. In fact, the renowned VK64 Meca Quartz from Seiko is a so-called “hybrid movement” combining quartz technology with mechanical movements to form an engine that balances the advantages and disadvantages of each. We’d have it no other way.
“The central chronograph hands tick five times per second, just like movements of old. We’d have it no other way.”
Whilst the timekeeping mechanism is essentially quartz, you’ll notice the “meca” part of the equation come into play every time you reset the chronograph. With components taken directly from Seiko's own in-house mechanical chronographs, the chronograph hands are disengaged from the quartz motor and are snapped back to zero, meaning you don't get that sweep back to zero that is representative for standard quartz chronos. Rather, you get a timepiece that combines the accuracy of quartz with the distinct look and feel of a mechanical chronograph. The central chronograph hands tick five times per second, just like movements of old.
IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS
The dial of the Demande Spéciale is very special. It comes in a stunning Salmon ceramic finish with stunning applied Breguet numerals in steel. A real throwback.
Like every Heritage Chronograph, the Demande Spéciale also comes in a 316L stainless steel case in 39mm with a perfect balance of brushed and polished finishes.
THE CASE BACK
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