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MOVEMENT NORD N2   Minutes VARIOCURVE   /   double minute segment display  /  hours decentralized  /  date. 25 jewels
5 integrated  precision microballbearings.   Sliding parts as the minute hand from the material ARCAP.   Symmetrical 360° winding rotor with integrated winding weights, which are not visible  by looking through the bottom.     28800 vibrations per hour  /  power reserve to 42 h  /  basic ETA 2824
The Variocurve-mechanism is patented.  (Patent Nr.  CH 704 094 )
WATER-RESISTANT   10 ATM (100 meters)     
DIMENSIONS diameter  43,6 mm  /  height    15,2  mm (16,2  over the domed glass)  
weight    110  grams  (without strap)
CASE stainless steel / bezel and sapphire crystal back, secured with 7 screws
crown  with double o-ring seals / screwed strap bars

GLASSES top        :  sapphire crystal curved / flat   1,5 mm to 2,5 mm  both sides antireflected  
bottom :   sapphire crystal  flat  1,8 mm
STRAP calf leather strap,   wide 22mm

VARIOCURVE Daniel Nebel’s search for an innovative time display started from the premise that in most mechanical watches with decentralised hands, retrograde faces or disc dials, the displaying element (hand, disc, cage, etc.) always turned on a fixed axle. This means that the displaying element always shows the time on a steady, constant radius, which usually makes a complete revolution or, in the case of retrograde dials for example, a revolution of 120 degrees. Not having a fixed point for the attachment of the hand, therefore, appeared to him to be the solution for inventing a new kind of display. After many experiments with eccentrics and levers, he managed to create many different types of display, but ultimately these did not provide him with a satisfactory result, because the displays that emerged were either too small, were crossed in the middle, or were not visually attractive. Only the solution with the two opposing eccentrics, arranged decentrally on the watch, fulfilled the objective of an innovative time display that can be easily read. As soon as the correct proportions and lengths of the eccentric wheels and levers were calculated and laid in such a manner that the maximum hub (largest distance per minute) took place on the full hour, the kidney-shaped minute hand was born. However, after observing and simulating the display mechanism for a while, it became clear that, during the “dead point” of the eccentric, the hand only moved a short distance per minute in the area of ¼ to and ¼ past, with the disadvantage that the display resolution in these areas was not very large. Then, in a continued search for an improvement to this situation, two further display segments were built, which would “run counter to” the hand and thus solve the problem at ¼ to and ¼ past. The result: because the minute hand of the watch moves at different speeds during 60 minutes and since the watch has a display trajectory with varying curves, the name Variocurve was given to the watch. The Variocurve-mechanism is patented.

VERSIONS V1 mechanical parts coated  :  white rhodium / blackgold        
V2 mechanical parts coated  :  white rhodium / pinkgold           
V3 mechanical parts coated  :  white rhodium / yellowgold       
V4 mechanical parts coated  :   white rhodium / PVD blue        
V1  limited to 97 pieces,  from  N° 01  to  N° 97
V2  limited to 97 pieces,  from  N° 01  to  N° 97

V3  limited to 97 pieces,  from  N° 01  to  N° 97
V4  limited to 97 pieces,  from  N° 01  to  N° 97

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