Taschenuhr

Series G-1996

The pocket watch

Our 1996 pocket watch is an elegant manual winding watch with an indirect central second hand. The large crown turns the daily winding into a sensory experience. The sapphire crystal focuses the attention on a white face with an hours, minutes, seconds and date display.

G-1996

A pocket watch – old-fashioned? No, but it’s definitely special!

A must with top hat and tails, and for everyday use a special timepiece. We gave our model a Lépine design, which means the crown is at 12 O’clock and it doesn’t have a spring lid. This makes the watch robust, suitable for everyday use and, of course, water resistant.

Thanks to the design without a sprind lid, the 1996 model also makes an excellent table clock because you can always keep an eye on the face or, if you want a slightly calmer design, the finely decorated pocket watch movement HS81. Another special feature is the indirect central second hand. In contrast to a small second like standard watches, the seconds are displayed via a central second hand, which – in contrast to today’s conventional movements – is not integrated in the power train.

To precisely set this watch, the movement has a second stop. When the crown is wound, the second hand continues to run until it reaches “60” and then it automatically stops – thus it is possible to use a time signal to set the watch to the second.

Model Overview Series G-1996

G-1996S

Model G-1996S

Funktionen
Hours, minutes, indirect center second, second stop at 60 when crown is pulled, date indication at 3 o'clock

Gehäuse
925/1000 sterling silver

Zifferblatt
white dial with Roman numbers, minute-track, Breguet pointers

Besonderheit
A silver watch chain is included in the delivery

G-1996G

Model G-1996G

Funktionen
Hours, minutes, indirect center second, second stop at 60 when crown is pulled, date indication at 3 o'clock

Gehäuse
stainless steel, 40 microns gold-plated

Zifferblatt
white dial with arabic numbers, minute-track, Breguet pointers

Besonderheit
A golden coloured watch chain is included in the delivery

Technical details

Movement

  • Calibre HS 81
  • Base calibre: UNITAS calibre 6503, a very seldom version of the UT 6497 Lépine. Modified as per a construction by Helmut Sinn
  • manual wound movement
  • indirect center second
  • second stop at 60 when crown is pulled
  • 18 jewels
  • 18000 vibrations per hour; 2.5 Hz.
  • Movement diameter 16 1/2''' (36,6 mm)
  • Incabloc shock protection
  • Glucydur balance
  • Incabloc shock protection
  • Nivarox hairspring
  • Triovis precision adjustment system
  • Power reserve approx. 40 hours
  • Movement decorated with Geneva Stripes , blued screw hads, crown wheel and ratchet wheel with solar finish

Functions

  • Hours, minutes, indirect center second
  • second stop at 60 when crown is pulled
  • date indication at 3 o'clock

Case

  • stainless steel, 40 microns gold-plated
  • sapphire crystal glass, anti-reflective on the interior
  • screwed back with sapphire crystal glass
  • Crown non screwed
  • bezel fluted
  • Pressure resistant up to 3 bar

Dimensions and Weight

  • Case diameter: 52,5 mm
  • Case thickness: 12,7 mm
  • Weight without chain: 133 Gramm (silver case)