In 2002, when the Athens Watch Whimsical Series was born, it broke the boundaries and challenged tradition. Its design concept and technology are unprecedented in the watch industry. The Whimsical series subverts traditional design and is known for its avant-garde design that abandons the case, crown and hands, displaying the time through the movement of the movement’s gear train. This transcendent design has won countless awards, broke tradition, and showed freedom and boldness. At the Geneva Watch Show this year, the Freak imagination series of Athens watch launched the first self-winding watch, as if in the mysterious deep sea, exuding the infinite charm of machinery. Let’s take a look at this new and recognizable watch. (Watch model: 2505-250)
Subverting extraordinary dreams into needles
The Athenian Whimsical Series abandons the design of traditional hands and has a special mechanical beauty. Different from other general series watches, this Whimsical Series Transcend watch does not have independent hands, but instead displays the time through the cage of the integrated wheel train. The lower bridge connects to the center of the watch, using a white triangle to indicate the hour, while the upper gear bridge is used to display the minutes. The ‘Flying Carussell’ of the watch will rotate around the axis of the dial, adding toughness to the design of the dial. This design is different from the traditional pointerless design, showing the superb watchmaking technology.
Watch real shot
The case of this watch is made of platinum, the bezel is made of titanium and covered with blue rubber, and it has 3 titanium markings. The rubber on the bezel and the sides of the case gives a refreshing look, showing transparency and atmosphere.
The Whimsical series watch abandoned the design of the crown and replaced it with a dial set at 6 o’clock, in the center of the lugs. Just lift the dial up and then turn the bezel to adjust the time.
The smooth curve on the side of the case is very pleasing to the eye, and the watch and wrist are more fitted when worn, which is in line with ergonomic design.
The blue dial is no longer a traditional pointer design, but the continuous movement to indicate the time. The new upper gear bridge is inspired by the 3D hull design to indicate the minutes. The new curved dome crystal glass can make the middle part of the watch and the bezel thin, making the watch look lighter.
The blue imitation rubber leather strap and the blue rubber bezel complement each other, presenting a stable and low-key temperament, and a titanium folding buckle is more convenient and secure.
The case back is also made of titanium and is set with 6 screws. This watch is equipped with the UN-250 movement, which can provide a power reserve of 50 hours when fully chained. The movement is equipped with an Athens anchor-type constant swing escapement, which is made of silicon and uses the flexibility of the spring leaf to maintain constant power. Through the dome-shaped crystal glass on the case back we can appreciate the ‘grinding’ winding system, which can make full use of any slight movement of the wrist, which is twice as efficient as the existing conventional devices.
In summary: The Atlantic Whimsical Transcend watch brings a refreshing visual experience, discarding the case, crown and hands, but highlights the brand’s boldness and innovation. This free and bold attitude breaks through traditional boundaries and achieves extraordinary results again. If you like the watch friends of this watch, you can pay more attention. Reference price: 95,000CHF. (Picture / text watch home Wu Fengqi)