BASELNEWS 2010Functional – The Paul Picot C-Type model equipped with a helium valve
The Paul Picot C-Type range has long occupied an enviable position in the world of exclusive diving watches. Striking shapes, distinctive colours and successful innovative features give this extraordinary chronograph its uniqueness and its exceptional character. Moreover, the high-quality titanium of the watch guarantees its lightness on your wrist. The Paul Picot 48mm C-Type is opening a new chapter on models functions, aiming particularly at professional divers.
Paul Picot is renowned not only for its perfect mastery of the art of watchmaking, but also for its sense of innovation and originality. C-Type model has already proven its particular skills several times. This spring, Paul Picot is proud to present the new 48 mm C-Type equipped with a helium valve. Professional divers spend days into pressurised chambers where they breathe chemical mix of gas, including helium. Helium is made of very small and lightweight atoms that can penetrate into the watches and make an overpressure. When the pressure is reduced, the helium atoms will distend and won’t be able to escape the watch. The helium valve permits it and avoids damages related to overpressure.
The two all-titanium models, produced in limited editions of 500 pieces, are characterised by their sporty look. In the first version, which is entirely in the colour of titanium, only the bezel is edged with black, while, in the second version, the tips, horns and bezel are also black.