Qatarwatch by Thomas Prescher

Qatarwatch by Thomas Prescher

Recently Thomas Prescher was asked if he could do a watch with a flag or national symbol. After asking for what country, the answer was: “Qatar”.

After a lot of research about this exceptional country, a picture of its Coat of arms inspired Thomas Prescher.

The coat of arms of Qatar (Arabic: شعار قطر‎) shows two crossed swords in a yellow circle. Between the swords there is a traditional sailing ship called dhow, sailing over the waves beside an island with two palm trees. The yellow circle is surrounded by a white and brown band, which is divided horizontally with a zigzag line.

The realization of the watch: One sword tip shows the minutes, while the other indicates the hours.  With this retrograde system, after the swords reach the end of the index sector they jump back to the beginning to rise again.

After pushing the button in the crown the swords move to a resting position to show the original coat of arms in gold and noble colors. After a second push the swords move back to continue to show the actual time.

Thomas Prescher has developed this exquisite concept to give the connoisseur the choice: Having the figure continuously showing the time or allowing it to simply remain in its non-temporal state. This could be only achieved through the use of a complicated and ingenious new system, which Thomas Prescher created specially for his watches, after studying and repairing old originals.

Excellent design, the finest materials, perfect processing, invaluable beauty for generations.

Select a handcrafted timepiece, a unique work of art, luxury from the house of Thomas Prescher.

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Movement Information

Diameter:
37 mm, including module

Height :
7 mm, including module

Displays
retrograde jumping hours, retrograde minutes.
Each shown by the tip of the sword on a index sector

Winding automatic :
Power reserve 40 hours

Number of jewels:
25 bearing jewels

Frequency:
28,800 vph

Escapement:
Swiss lever escapement

Balance spring:
flat hairspring

Shock protection:
Incabloc

Decoration:
completely hand-engraved and gold-plated

Rotor:
18-karat gold, completely hand-engraved

Case Details

Case material:
18-karat gold

Diameter:
39 mm

Height:
13 mm

Glass:
Crystal convex sapphire crystals on front and back

Crown:
contains button for activating time display

Dial material:
laquer

Figure:
18-karat gold

Index plates:
18-karat gold

Name plates:
18-karat gold

Water resistance:
1 atm, 10 meters

Strap:
hand-cut and sewn alligator skin uppers and lowers

Buckle:
18-karat gold