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Magellan NH 1521 SS

Posted by wristwatch on August 15, 2007

The 1521 series – the number refers to the year in which Magellan reached his goal of sailing around the world – incorporates a dial in the form of a half globe, housed under a scratch-resistant anti-reflective sapphire dome. This protected model features an automatic movement (a de-centric weight winds the mainspring), crown fully incorporated into the case (which greatly attributes to the fact that the watch is pleasant to wear), hands curved with the circumference of the dial and a 24-hour hand which indicates the longitudinal position of the sun at any given time.

Although the model is unique and innovative, the look and feel remains profoundly classical. Model 1521 was awarded a prestigious ‘Prix du Jury’ award by Montres et Passion for innovation and design.

The sapphire crystal used in the production of model 1521 is to our knowledge the most expensive glass ever incorporated into a timepiece. The “canons” (set of tubes that transport the power for the hands up from the movement to the centre of the dial) require milling with extreme precision. Add to this the labour intensive assembly process and the use of delicate materials such as mother of pearl and you will understand why Magellan produces only three, individually numbered units per day.

* Stainless steel case
* 43 mm diameter, 19 mm height
* ETA 2893 automatic movement (21 rubis)
* Natural mother of pearl chapter ring with hour, seconds and gradient indications
* Sapphire scratch resistant, anti-reflect glass
* Engraved backplate
* Custom ostrich, crocodile, lizard or rubber straps, no visible lugs
* Double folding (butterfly) buckle
* Spherical dial depicting Northern hemisphere
* Encased crown, accessible from back
* Second, minutes and hour hands curved with the surface of spherical dial
* 24-hour individually adjustable sun-dial hand for geographical reference to noon
* Water resistant to 3 ATM
* Swiss Made



One Response to “Magellan NH 1521 SS”

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