Bremont HAWKING Steel Limited Edition 022/388 Jan 2021 Box & Papers
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Hawking / SS
Black with grey-tone central motif, luminous hands / hours, big date display at 12 and retrograde seconds at 6.
Polished and brushed stainless-steel with screw-down crown and Sapphire crystal glass. Special case-back, individually numbered.
Black Croco-leather with contrasting white stitching and steel pin buckle.
Automatic, Bremont Calibre BE-33AE, 42-hour power reserve.
Hours, minutes, retrograde seconds and big date. 100 m water resistance.
Box and Papers, full set.
12 Months / Balance of Manufacturer’s Warranty.
As New … Unused !!!
The Hawking Collection is inspired by the life and discoveries of Stephen Hawking produced in limited editions of Steel, White or Rose Gold and Platinum.
The Hawking Collection incorporates artifacts from the subject itself: four wooden discs arrayed around the caseback are made from the wood of the desk Stephen Hawking himself used from 1975 until his death in 2018, these are a tangible connection to the birthplace of some of the greatest scientific discoveries of the 20th century. A meteorite sample at the center of the design reinforces Hawking’s connection to outer space, and the serial number at 6 o’clock is printed on paper from original copies of Hawking’s massively influential 1979 research paper “The ‘nuts’ and ‘bolts’ of gravity.” Completing the scene is a complex etching of the stars visible over Oxford, UK on the night of Hawking’s birth along with one of his equations, flanked by the title of his seminal book “A Brief History of Time.”
The dial is dominated by the central “black hole” etched spiral pattern about Hawking’s work explaining the nature of these cosmic phenomena. The rest of the main dial is glossy black in contrast, with pointed syringe hands and beveled applied rectangular indices. While the complications may be more visible, the watch’s other great astronomical nod comes through the minute scale where a short section is marked off as “Sunlight Travel” about the 8 minutes and 20 seconds it takes for light from the sun to reach the surface of the earth. The complications for the Hawking Collection are laid out for a delicate and striking visual balance, with the big date display at 12 o’clock counterweighted by the retrograde seconds display at 6 o’clock. The retrograde seconds subdial works on a 30-second scale rather than a full minute.