This year, Ateliers deMonaco has introduced a new model to its prestigious Admiral Chronographe Flyback collection: the Prato. The pieces – launched in March of this year – were presented as the fruit of the brand’s new partnership with Prato Automobiles. Further completing the collection, is a new timepiece in rose gold. A standout piece that asserts the two brands’ luxurious standards and passion for mechanics. Below, the integral press release.
An ideal partnership
If two worlds were made to collide, watchmaking and automobiles were the ideal candidates.
The two industries definitely echo each other on many levels – precision, a care for detail and a smart design are just a few mere examples. It is, therefore, no surprise that Ateliers deMonaco and Prato Automobiles came together in an effort to bring their ideas into a series of fine timepieces.
A rose gold marvel of mechanics and aesthetics
An addition to the chronographs released earlier this year, Ateliers deMonaco’s rose gold newcomer needn’t envy its predecessors.
Its shiny 18K rose gold polished case houses the brand’s automatic hand-decorated dMc-760 caliber – the heart of the patented Flyback complication which offers its wearer, a single gesture to go from one measurement of time to another. Protecting this complex mechanical core, a delicate carbon fibre and 18K rose gold dial. Thanks to a specific technique often used in the automotive industry, each dial is meticulously finished and, more importantly, unique.
A face further enhanced by black PVD treated applied Roman numerals and the Prato logo.
Finally, the counters and Dauphine hands complete the timepiece offering a powerful and playful contrast with the rich, textured dial.
Because beauty should come from within, Ateliers deMonaco takes pride and patience in preparing its components and assembling its movements. The dMc-760 makes no exception to the rule.
The in-house calibre is composed of 226 components split in two essential parts. The first is the base movement, intended to bring to life the hours, minutes and seconds of the watch. The second is the module carrying the flyback chronograph mechanism, which relies on 96 components.
The movement is assembled by hand by the brand’s skilful watchmakers, a long and delicate process which requires both experience and finesse.
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Technical specifications Ateliers deMonaco Admiral Chronographe Flyback – Prato
Movement: Automatic dMc-760 calibre
Flyback chronograph with patented ‘’Direct return to zero’’ mechanism
Alternances: 28800 beats/hour (4 Hrz)
38-hour power reserve
Calibre distinction: Hand decoration on all bridges: Circular satin-finishing, circular graining, Côte de Genève, chamfered, line drawn 22K gold hand-engraved rotor
Functions: Hours, minutes, chronograph seconds (centre), small seconds (9 o’clock), chronograph minutes (3 o’clock), flyback
Case: 18K rose gold 3 parts
Diameter: 42 MM
Height: 13.3 MM
Full polished and assembled by hand
Multi-layered anti-reflection coating on front and back sapphire crystal
Case back secured with 6 screws
Water-resistant up to 3 ATM
Dial: Carbon fibre and 18K rose gold; Polished, curved and applied Roman numerals, black PVD treated Prato logo
Strap: Hand-stitched alligator leather, 18K rose gold tongue buckle
Edition: Limited edition 88 pieces
PRATO ORAGE – Technical Specifications
Chassis and body
Frame: Hydroformed aluminum
Body: Carbon fiber
Suspension: Aluminum double-wishbone suspension
Tyres and wheels
Front tires: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S / Sport Cup 2 – 285/30 R20
Rear tires: Michelin Pilot Sport 4S / Sport Cup 2 – 345/30 R20
Front wheels: 9,5 x 20
Rear wheels: 12 x 20
Front brakes: Carbon / Ceramic – 396mm rotors – 6 pistons
Rear brakes: Carbon / Ceramic – 380mm rotors – 4 pistons
Top Speed: 370kph (229,9mph) limited
Acceleration: 0-100kph (0-62mph) – 2,8 s; 0-200kph (0-124mph) – 6,9 s
Type: V8 at 90° naturally aspirated
Displacement: 8,100 cm3
Compression ratio: 14:1
Maximum power: 662/900KW/CV at 7250RPM
Maximum torque: 1044Nm at 5200RPM
Type of transmission: Rear-wheel drive
Gearbox: Manual 6 speeds
Driveshaft: Carbon fibre
Clutch: Double clutch
Wheelbase: 2,650mm (104,3in)
Overall length: 4,720mm (185,8in)
Overall width: (including mirrors) 2,208mm (86,9in)
Overall width front: 2,006mm (79in)
Overall width rear: 2,075mm (81,7in)
Overall height: 1,261mm (49,6in)
Dry weight: 1,392kg (3,068,8lb)
Weight/Power ratio: 1,54kg/PS (3,41lb/PS)