Thursday, September 20, 2012
Gentleman's relish: Angular Momentum Index Virga and Index Sphaera Dress Watches
Angular Momentum is a one-man manufacturer of luxury custom made and bespoke watches. "Manu Propria" is the name of the Angular Momentum "Artisan Timepiece Collection" completely hand made in the Angular Momentum atelier in Bern, by Martin Pauli. Not one part is made by CNC machine, and nothing is outsourced, each watch is a tireless labour of hand made love.
Just added to the Technical Timepiece Collection is a new Gentleman's Dress Watch model in two different dial executions. The "Index Virga" and "Index Sphaera". Those of you who recall L.A.Wilding's Latin Course for Schools will know that ‘Virga’ is the Latin word for stick or bar, while ‘sphaera’ is Latin for ball.
Made of Staybrite steel, the watches are 42mm in diameter, with a rounded case and flat bezel, smoothly satin finished with a silvered stainless steel dial, circular satin finish with polished "Index Vergia".
The other model, "Index Sphaera" features a sapphire crystal, and is powered by a hand-winding movement calibre FHF 96, 11.5''', 17 jewels, 18'000A/h, with 48 hours power reserve.
The beguiling elegance and simplicity of both watches shine forth when matched (as in the main picture) with a bold splash of sartorial colour.