Wessex Peerless Standard
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The Peerless takes its inspiration from the watch designs of the grand masters of horology from bygone era's and combines it with the unique design approach of Wessex.
In designing the dial for The Peerless we wanted to achieve real depth to the dial, not just the illusion of depth. Not being happy with the results of applied chapter ring, sub-dial and banners, the result being too generic and not in keeping with our design philosophy, we decided to go for the layered dial that adorns the final product.
The dial is in fact made up of two separate dials, each painstakingly created and finished by hand in our Wiltshire workshop. The base dial features two machined guilloché, the timeless 'basket weave' to the main dial and our very own and completely unique 'diamond weave' to the seconds sub-dial. The semi-frosted finish to the base dial is achieved using our own in-house, unique methods, all accomplished with the dial makers hands. The top dial is meticulously cut away to form the chapter ring, sub-dial and banners, leaving multiple windows to view the beautiful guilloché beneath. The index, roman numerals and banners are engraved and hand painted in a deep blue, before we, again by hand, apply the final brushed finish.
The Swiss made case for The Peerless Standard is precision milled from solid block 316L stainless steel (surgical grade) and polished to a fantastic mirror finish. It features a double domed sapphire crystal with AR coating to the front and a flat sapphire crystal to the rear exhibition window through which the incredible movement........
The incredible movement takes the form of the absolutely stunning Unitas 6497-1 Élaboré Art Deco Skeleton silver, an exceptional and rarely found work of art that tells the time! Apart from the magnificent skeletonisation of the movement, this modified caliber features a Glucydur balance wheel, Nivarox balance spring and Incabloc shock protection. Beating at a stately 18,000 vph or five ticks per second, it is factory regulated in three positions with final regulation and testing performed by Wessex to ensure that your watch is accurate to just a very few seconds per day.
The watch is completed with Swiss made blue spade style hands and a handmade italian calf leather strap, again in blue.
Each Peerless watch is assembled, regulated and tested by us at Wessex in our Wiltshire workshop.