Petermann Bédat unveils a follow-up to the immensely popular 1967 Dead Beat Second. Limited to 25 pieces, the 1967 Second Series features a 39mm grade 5 Titanium case with a bright blue semi-open dial.
Made in Renans, this first in-house watch has been subjected to the utmost care and finishes. Every detail has been crafted with the same desire for perfection: a Bréguet spiral spring, black polished bevels, everything finished by hand with the same care as the next watch. Even parts one will never get to see are decorated.
Unlike the smooth sweep of a running seconds hand, the dead beat seconds hand ticks in short sharp movements; mimicking that of an electronic quartz watch. In a case of horological irony, dead beat seconds are prized amongst collectors largely due to the fact that only those in the know recognise one when they see it.
The elaborate dead beat second mechanism and bridge is on full display, visible from the sapphire-crystal case-back. Combined with an array of decorative techniques on display, including frosting, mirror polishing and bevelling, the 1967 Dead Beat Second is a fine example of independent artisanal watchmaking at its best.
The 1967 Second Series retails for S$110,000 inclusive of GST. For more information, visit thehourglass.com.