Saarbrücken, 03/16/2009 – With only a few days left until BASELWORLD will open its gates, NIVREL presents one of its news as a first highlight of the year 2009. Within the Edition Classique – one of four editions of the NIVREL collection – the already popular concept of the red-coloured 12 on the dial is published in a rather plain, three-handed automatic watch.
For the last couple of years, two NIVREL models have shown a red 12 o’clock indication on their dial: The ‘La Grande Manuelle Red 12’ and the ‘Répétition Classique Red 12’. The design of the disctinctive 12 is inspired by aviation watches of the older days. Today, the red 12 is an allegory for the spirit of its owner who shows love for the detail and has the sense for small extraordinary specialties.
The special edition „Red 12 Automatic“ will make its contribution to the great success of the NIVREL watches with the red 12 design. Elegance and beauty give the distinction to the extraordinary character of this plain three-handed watch. Deliberately, NIVREL realized this watch without any additional functions in order to create a watch that can be worn at every opportunity. Therefore, close attention was also payed to the interaction between case and dial.
Bezel and lugs are the gently curved case components that find its continuation on the dial in terms of form and density. Here, the generously curved arabic numbers are in wonderful contrast to the white lack that covers the dial. The red 12 o’clock indication places another special emphasis on the design. A single, short glimpse on the balanced hands in Breguet style is enough for the owner in order to capture the exact time in every situation.
Reference N 165.001, automatic movement calibre ETA 2892-A2 / Indication of hours, minutes and sweep second / Case made of steel 316 L, sapphire crystal, screwed case back with sapphire crystal, water-resistant to 5 bar, diameter: 42 mm, height: 9.6 mm.
Dr. Guido Grohmann
NIVREL Uhren – Gerd Hofer GmbH
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