Antoine Martin watches started with a bang
Antoine Martin watches came on to the watch making scene with a bang. They came out with a perpetual calendar complication on the very first watch they created a couple of years back in time. Martin Braun, a watchmaker par excellence, is the brains behind Antoine Martin watches. The watchmaker did amaze many people with the introduction of the Antoine Martin Quantième Perpétuel au Grand Balancier at the Basel World 2013 show.
Martin Braun has many decades of expertise behind him in creating mechanical watch movements that succeeded in bowling their owners over. He has the ability to create his watch movements from scratch. Martin Braun and Bruno Jufer came together to create Antoine Martin watches. They worked towards the common goal of creating luxury watches that are notable for their aesthetics as well as technical finesse.
Most of the features in Antoine Martin watches come from Martin Braun
The very first creation from Antoine Martin watches had a completely in house crafted Calibre 39.001 watch movement powering its operations. Some of the unique features of this movement are the brain child of Martin Braun. It has a power reserve that can keep the watch running for six long days at a stretch. You can see the beauty of the 17.5 mm titanium wheel in action through the see through sapphire crystal case back. This modern looking watch needs to be manually wound and thus has an element of uniqueness associated with it.
The readability of the model from Antoine Martin watches is really good. The lack of running seconds is not affecting the legibility of the dial in any way. The big hour and minute hands are located in the middle portion of the dial. The day of the week window is located at 10 O’ clock position. The month window is located at 2 O’ clock position. The date window is visible at 6 O’ clock position. The AM/PM indicator is at 9 O’ clock position and leap year sub dial is at 12 O’ clock position. Unlike the traditional preference seen in luxury watches to embrace symmetry in dial design, Antoine Martin watches opted for an asymmetrical design and succeeded in their bold attempt.
The best part about Antoine Martin watches is its readability
The various finishes used on the case as well as dial by Antoine Martin watches add to its lustre. At 46 x 16.4 mm in size, it is a pretty big watch to wear.
At a price ranging in between 48,500 CHF to 72,000 CHF, the design from Antoine Martin watches is available in 18 karat white gold, rose gold and black DLC applied over stainless steel versions.