June 29, 2012
The watch 4N MVT0/D01 is an extraordinary mechanical watch available in 18K white gold or platinum.
The watch 4N MVT0/D01 watch has a simple digital display, powered by a mechanical movement. This was the main driving force behind the creation of the 4N: an opportunity to move beyond a typical analog mechanical timepiece with moving hands.
The 4N MVT0/D01 watch, while remaining within the mainstream of the new haute horlogerie, distinguishes itself by the creation of a digital display, extremely effective in its ergonomics and spectacular in its shape, never before carried out (typographical frame 5.5 mm). The brand draws its name from the four digits found on the dial face of the watch, indicating the time. 4N = 4 numbers. Not merely telling the time, but actually revealing it by the use of its unique 4-digit display, the watch relay’s time’s rhythmic movement. Resolutely masculine, and unapolegetically high-tech, the 4N houses a complex mechanism, which becomes easily inderstandable thanks to its legibility. 4N has mastered time with a modern horological concept housing a mechcanical heart – looking forward while still paying homage to the time-honoured basics of fine watch making.
The booming tone of the lettering, the excessive size of the print and the overall formal vocabulary, make this model an exclusive creation in the clock-making domain. So 4N promotes a contemporary image with mechanical tones, which stress the key-role of the clock function.
4N MVT01/D01 Watch Technical Specifications
The 4N MVT01/D01 watch is embodied in a mouvement of manufacture, defined by a mechanical complication with manual assembly and a 12-hour digital display. It is based on an intelligent configuration of intermittent rotating discs. Three subgroups of discs, , kept in cage structures, light up to reveal the time according to a jumping display as the minutes pass (4 discs for the hour, 5 for the minutes, and 1 for the ten minutes). The device uses a system of jump by constant force guaranteeing a minimum expenditure of energy whatever the degree of movement. The patented model solves delicate technical issues. The one size of the figures (5.5 mm) leads to a demanding implementation, based on a totally manual manufacturing process. The movement, stems from a complex setting of the kinematic discs, to solve problems of balance, inertia, and friction for optimum movement and a minimum expenditure of energy. This model is available in 18K white gold or platinum. The bracelet which may be selected from a range of high-quality materials, is mounted on the box by an automatic strap system and allows for lengthening as required. The model is also equipped with a time setting where it is easy to adjust the hour digits independently of the minutes.
All these special qualities make the 4N MVT0/D01 watch a contemporary creation that will highlight the exclusive discretion of its owners. Jumping minutes and hours
- Digital display by discs
- Double barrel with simultaneous transmission stop-work
- Screw balance: 9.12mm
- Breguet spiral
- Rhythm: 21 000 Vibration/hr
- 520 components
- 87 rubies
- 237-hour power reserve
- Finish: all parts are hand-decorated
APRP, a world-renowned partnership
The partnership with the manufacturer Renaud and Papi (Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi) clearly and comfortably places 4N in the contemporary Haute Horlogerie. The innovative spirit of the manufacture, its production methods, among the most advanced, as well as its perfect mastery of technology have developed for it, over the years, an unparalleled reputation that has attracted the most prestigious watchmakers. Today APRP puts its know-how and technical expertise at the service of 4N, offering the assurance of constant and sustainable guaranteed services. The uniqueness of APRP, the personality of its founders and it’s level of requirements, have led to a highly qualified team with which 4N is proud to work today.
4N, achieved a level of excellence
The partnership with Renaud and Papi (Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi) clarifies and highlights the performance ambition sustained by the brand. Assurance of high-tech and exceptional technical prowess, APRP today guarantees maintenance and regular monitoring of production, applied and sustainable. From the industrial research to the prototype to the delicate operation of finish and assembly, the collaboration with Renaud and Papi places 4N at a level of excellence in the horology market. The partnership has a number of technical advances on the model of the iconic brand (4N MVT01/D01), both in the sophistication of the finishes crafted entirely by hand and the final details worthy of the finest timepieces, as well as in the selection and implementation of exceptional quality materials. This level of excellence is notably apparent through the enhancement of the screw balance placed on the dial, and of a movement of 10-days power reserve built around a double barrel. Some 520 components, all hand decorated with 86 rubies, form this exceptional movement. Their balance in this model makes it a particularly innovative work that reflects the audaciousness, and mastery of this young, independent brand.
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