I saw this interesting watch today. It is from the company a.b.art. The company was founded in 1991 by Alexander Burhans. The brand started out as a German brand. However in 2003, it was integrated into fashiontime ag of Switzerland. a.b.art stands for authentic and basic art.
The series I was looking at is the Serie MM. This series features a hand wind mechanism and very large case. The design of the watch is very simple. The dial is either black, silver, yellow or gold. The dial is void of any legend other than the a.b.art signature. The hour index marker is applied.
The watches offers a basic 3 hand movement with the second displayed on a sub-dial at the 6 o'clock position. The unique aspect of the watch (or achilles heel) is the lug width. It is 23 mm, which makes you dependent on the brand for replacement strap.
The watches retail for about NTD 42,000 or USD1,310.
The series basic specifications:
Functions: Hours, minutes and seconds
Case: 316L three part stainless steel, 46.5 mm diameter, 13 mm height, 23 mm lug width, display back. Case also offered in gold and PVD black.
Crystal: Domed sapphire crystal with AR coating
Water resistant: 5 ATM
Movement: Unitas 6498-1 hand wind movement with Cotes de Geneve decoration, rhodium plating and blue screws.
The watches in the collection.
MM101 and MM102.
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