BASELNEWS 2010Illuminating the daily routine: Atlantic Square Mother-of-Pearl
What could be more natural than selecting mother-of-pearl when your name is Atlantic. A natural, semi-precious, shimmering material, mother of pearl exploits light and brings depth and movement to the dial. Iridescent with pink or silvery-grey nuances, the choice of the model is then a function of your wardrobe or the colour of your skin. The effect is guaranteed with the mirror-polished 316L steel of the case, whose sobriety illustrates the refined classicism of the Square line.
A perfect square with 31mm sides, the case includes four bevelled profiles, perfect display surfaces to embellish the chronograph with sparkling stones. Four refined zircon baguettes "set in rails" provide an echo to the 8 stones delicately hand-mounted in the hour ring, not to mention each of the stirrup-holders, also clothed in light.
Purity and limpidity are the key-words describing the Worldmaster Mother-of-Pearl, which nevertheless remains a true chronograph. And not the least because its ETA G15.261 movement is one of the most spectacular. Conceived by the Manufacture to display times measured in a retrograde manner and partly counter-clockwise, the chronograph, when working, appears full of action and motion. A 5-minutes counter at 2 o’clock, a 60-minutes counter at 10 o’clock, both retrograde, a 30-seconds counter in the centre at 180 degrees and a date window at 4 o’clock: the Atlantic know-how does justice to the movement achieving full overall legibility. The scratch-resistant, anti-reflection sapphire crystal and guarantee of water-resistance to 50 metres thanks to the screw-down case back with its 4 screw systems reflect the effort of the Brand with the sextant to leave nothing to chance on this product with strong added value.
The white leather strap (black on request) accentuates the impact of the mother-of-pearl, recalling its association with maternal values. Another illumination of passing time...a sort of glamour to counter the humdrum.