Antoine Martin Slow Runner Slow Runner

This is a new concept by decelerating time instead of accelerating it. The Manufacture Antoine Martin has drastically reduced the frequency to 7,200 semi-oscillations (vibrations) per hour (A/h), meaning 1 Hz, while preserving the qualities of a high-precision watch. Just to compare: A normal or regular watch operates at 28.800 A/h or 4 Hz, the Zenith El Primero operates at 36.000 A/h or 5 Hz. The new escapement and balance-spring are made of silicon. The giant, 24 mm-diameter balance generates so much kinetic energy that it can hardly be disturbed. Moreover the balance features two gold adjustment screws, the balance rim is in grade 3 titanium and the ultra-precise balance-spring production process enabled watchmakers to optimize its inner point of attachment and its curve. All these technical details serve just one mission: that of slowing time down in order to sublimate it.

In my opinion a very interesting project, I will follow up a.s.a.p.

Guys, look what a huge balance wheel! With 24 mm it almost has the size of the entire movement …

Movement: Mechanical hand-wound, AM36.001 calibre, 199 parts, 23 jewels, 7,200 vib/h, 92-hour power reserve; silicon escapement and balance-spring, grade 3 titanium balance, non-deformable steel balance bridges.

Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds and power reserve.

Source: watch insider