TOP TIME DEUS LIMITED EDITION
This chronograph, imagined thanks to a perspicacious partnership, creates an unerring bond between the realm of watchmaking and the art of living advocated by the business founded by Dare Jennings.
For loads of biking and surfing fans, DEUS Ex Machina creations are absolute can’t-do-withouts in their daily lives. Besides its custom motorbikes, the Australian lifestyle brand has also gained a reputation around the planet for its collection of clothing and accessories which have become cool-attitude icons. The novel Top Time Deus Limited Edition born out of its collaboration with Breitling is right on track for similar success thanks to its consensual design.
Its 41 mm-diameter steel case and its pushers are inspired by chronographs created back in the 1960s by the watchmaking brand. The bi-compax-positioned black rounded-edged square counters on its ivory dial and the yellow and orange touches adorning the hands and lightning-bolt-shaped central direct-drive whisk us back to the 1970s. The black tachymetric scale bearing the DEUS logo along with its In Benzin Veritas adage, as well as the engraving on the caseback representing a vintage motorbike hurtling along at top speed – a work of art imagined by Carby Tuckwell, the firm’s Artistic Director – play a role in this 1,500-piece limited edition’s aesthetics which are very much in tune with the times.
The time features are all driven by the ever-so accurate 23 caliber, chronometer-certified by the COSC. This selfwinding movement delivers a power reserve of some 48 hours.
The Top Time Deus Limited Edition is worn on a perforated brown calfskin strap clasped by an ardillon buckle.
By Dan Diaconu
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