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Purnell unveils the AS Monaco Limited Editions

Purnell unveils the AS Monaco Limited Editions
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Purnell is proud to present a World First with AS Monaco: an innovative Rotating Crystal Football, revealing the tourbillon inside with its transparency: Purnell x AS Monaco – Legend Collection

Purnell unveils the AS Monaco Limited Editions

Rise. Risk. Repeat. A philosophy AS Monaco abides by on the field, and one that matches with Purnell’s “More Future Than Past.”

It is in this spirit that Purnell created a World Premiere for its AS Monaco collaboration: two limited editions featuring a see-through football tourbillon crafted out of tinted crystal, putting the tourbillon inside on full display.

Purnell unveils the AS Monaco Limited Editions

Crystal Clear

Unveiled in two limited editions of 11 pieces—to match the number of players on the pitch—the Purnell x AS Monaco timepiece features a completely new take on the “football tourbillon” created just a year ago by Purnell on the occasion of its partnership with France Football and the Ballon d’OrTM.

Instead of a tourbillon encased in an engraved football made of solid precious metal, this iteration shows a football made of 24 hexagons of tinted crystal (or cristal de roche in French)—12 in AS Monaco red and 12 that are transparent. Overall, the rotating football weighs only 1.12 grams, making a full rotation in 30 seconds.

Purnell unveils the AS Monaco Limited Editions

This phenomenon was achieved thanks to Purnell’s association with watchmaking extraordinaire, Eric Coudray, winner of the 2012 Prix Gaïa. With Purnell, Coudray was able to devise a titanium skeleton in the shape of a football, where the watchmaker can then place the football’s crystal “facets” one by one. A feat of expert craftsmanship, the result is a hypnotic interpretation of a rotating football in perpetual movement—a first in the world of watchmaking.

The cristal de roche also adorns the dial in the form of the hour indexes tinted in “Daring Red”, the AS Monaco pantone. The hour indexes at 12 and 6 o’clock are bicolor, featuring the football club’s legacy “La Diagonale” pattern that can also be found on the team jerseys.

Purnell unveils the AS Monaco Limited Editions

The two limited editions each come in new colorways. The first sports a 48mm case in White Purnell Microfiber (WPM) with a bezel in Red Purnell Microfiber (RPM), a new case material exclusive to Purnell, while the second limited edition piece shows a more streamlined case entirely in WPM with a red tinted middle case as a nod to the association with AS Monaco. And the final touch: the AS Monaco crest, engraved on the movement bridge at 3 o’clock.

A Prestigious Association

With the goal of bringing the tourbillon to the forefront of avant-garde haute horlogerie, Purnell only associates with the best in their field. The brand found a natural association with the world of AS Monaco, the official football club of the Principality. A place of renown, regard, and elegance, Purnell found a deep association with these ideals that AS Monaco represents.

In exclusivity for this partnership, Purnell and AS Monaco created 2 limited editions featuring the watch brand’s Caliber P10 with a rotating “football tourbillon”.

AS Monaco’s slogan—Rise. Risk. Repeat. —matched our own will to create a timepiece that reflected both of our worlds,” says Maurizio Mazzocchi, CEO of Purnell. “We decided to develop a tourbillon in a way that had never been done before: encased in a crystal football, rotating in 30 seconds. A truly spectacular form of fighting gravity.

A collection available exclusively in Monaco as of July 2022.

Purnell x AS Monaco – Legend Collection - RPM Limited Edition of 11 Pieces

Purnell x AS Monaco – Legend Collection – RPM Limited Edition of 11 Pieces

REF. P10RDBWPM – CHF 350’000

Movement

  • Mechanical Hand Winding Caliber P10
  • World Premiere of Innovative Football Tourbillon, encased Red and
  • White “Cristal de Roche”, Full Rotation in 30 seconds
  • Functions: Hour, Minute, and Power Reserve Indication via an
  • Ingenious Suspended Mobile Cone Mainspring Sensor.
  • Number of Components: 245
  • Number of Jewels: 37
  • Power Reserve: 50 hours
  • 2 Barrels with 2 Visible Barrel Covers Engraved.
  • Balance Frequency: 3hz / 21,600bph
  • Torque: 32 newtons/mm
  • Movement Dimensions: 38 mm X 14.4 mm
  • Movement Weight: 9.88 grams
  • Adjusted: 12 Positions
  • Shock Protection: 8 Incabloc

Crystal football

  • Titanium “skeleton” upholding the 24 crystal facets in alternating AS Monaco “Daring Red” and Transparent colors.
  • Unobstructed view of the tourbillon inside, giving a full rotation in 30 seconds
  • Material: Red and Transparent “Cristal de Roche”; 1.12 grams
  • Shock Protection: 8 Incabloc

AS Monaco crest engraved and painted on bridge at 3 o’clock.

Engraving on Barrel Covers:
« Reconnus pour leur excellence, guidés par la recherche de performance, unis par les émotions qu’ils procurent. Excellence, performance et émotion sont des valeurs intemporelles de l’AS Monaco et de Purnell. Rise. Risk. Repeat. AS Monaco Purnell. »

Translation:
“Recognized for their excellence, guided by the quest for performance, united by the emotions each solicit. Excellence, performance, and emotion are the timeless values shared by AS Monaco and Purnell. Rise. Risk. Repeat. AS Monaco Purnell.”

Case

  • Material: Red Purnell Microfiber Bezel, White Purnell Microfiber Case
  • Dimensions: 48mm
  • Water Resistance: 3 atm
  • Number of Case Components: 15
  • Monobloc Sapphire Crystal
  • Lateral Windows on Edge of Case at 9 o’clock and 12 o’clock

Dial & Hands

  • Smoked Sapphire Dial with Hand-Polished Hands, featuring Hand-
  • Painted AS Monaco Diagonal patterns on the tips.
  • Dial set with Hand-Applied Red “Cristal de Roche” Indexes
  • Displaying Hours. Indexes at 12 and 6 o’clock featuring the AS Monaco Diagonal pattern.
  • Power Reserve Indicator painted in AS Monaco “Daring Red” & “Fearless White” pantones.

Strap

  • Natural Rubber
  • White ceramic, titanium ardillon buckle
Purnell x AS Monaco – Legend Collection – WPM Limited Edition of 11 Pieces

Purnell x AS Monaco – Legend Collection – WPM Limited Edition of 11 Pieces

REF. P10RDWPM – CHF 350’000

Movement

  • Mechanical Hand Winding Caliber P10
  • World Premiere of Innovative Football Tourbillon, encased Red and
  • White “Cristal de Roche”, Full Rotation in 30 seconds
  • Functions: Hour, Minute, and Power Reserve Indication via an Ingenious
  • Suspended Mobile Cone Mainspring Sensor.
  • Number of Components: 245
  • Number of Jewels: 37
  • Power Reserve: 50 hours
  • 2 Barrels with 2 Visible Barrel Covers Engraved.
  • Balance Frequency: 3hz / 21,600bph
  • Torque: 32 newtons/mm
  • Movement Dimensions: 38 mm X 14.4 mm
  • Movement Weight: 9.88 grams
  • Adjusted: 12 Positions
  • Shock Protection: 8 Incabloc

Crystal football

  • Titanium “skeleton” upholding the 24 crystal facets in alternating AS Monaco “Daring Red” and Transparent colors.
  • Unobstructed view of the tourbillon inside, giving a full rotation in 30 seconds
  • Material: Red and Transparent “Cristal de Roche”; 1.12 grams
  • Shock Protection: 8 Incabloc

AS Monaco crest engraved and painted on bridge at 3 o’clock.

Engraving on Barrel Covers:
« Reconnus pour leur excellence, guidés par la recherche de performance, unis par les émotions qu’ils procurent. Excellence, performance et émotion sont des valeurs intemporelles de l’AS Monaco et de Purnell. Rise. Risk. Repeat. AS Monaco Purnell. »

Translation:
“Recognized for their excellence, guided by the quest for performance, united by the emotions each solicit. Excellence, performance, and emotion are the timeless values shared by AS Monaco and Purnell. Rise. Risk. Repeat. AS Monaco Purnell.”

Case

  • Material: White Purnell Microfiber Case and tinted red titanium middle case
  • Dimensions: 48mm
  • Water Resistance: 3 atm
  • Number of Case Components: 15
  • Monobloc Sapphire Crystal
  • Lateral Windows on Edge of Case at 9 o’clock and 12 o’clock

Dial & Hands

  • Smoked Sapphire Dial with Hand-Polished Hands featuring Hand-Painted AS Monaco Diagonal patterns on the tips.
  • Finished with Hand-Applied Red “Cristal de Roche” Indexes Displaying
  • Hours. Bi-color indexes at 12 and 6 o’clock featuring the AS Monaco
  • Diagonal pattern.
  • Power Reserve Indicator painted in AS Monaco “Daring Red” & “Fearless White” pantones.

Strap

  • Natural Rubber
  • White ceramic, titanium ardillon buckle

ABOUT PURNELL
Purnell creates watches inspired by movement, performance and mechanical prowess, bringing more future than past to the sphere of haute horlogerie.
Established in Geneva with headquarters located at the “Carré d’Or” of the prestigious Rue du Rhône, Purnell continues to astonish with its unmistakable Spherion, the World’s Fastest Triple-Axis Tourbillon, created by watchmaking extraordinaire Eric Coudray. The brand conceives highly complicated and mesmerizing tourbillons, 100% Swiss Made. In 2021, the brand partnered with France Football and the Ballon d’OrTM, presenting an exclusive movement also created by Eric Coudray. Excellence and performance govern above all amongst Purnell’s core values.
www.purnellwatches.com

ABOUT AS MONACO
AS Monaco is a historic club of the French Championship, founded in 1924. With eight Ligue 1 titles, ten national cups and two European Cup finals (Champions League 2004, European Cup winners cup 1992), AS Monaco has one of the most impressive records in French football and a strong heritage.
The famous diagonal jersey created by Princess Grace, the Louis-II Stadium built on the Mediterranean Sea, the tradition of beautiful play and the nurturing of young talents (five French World Champions – T. Henry, D. Trezeguet, E. Petit, L. Thuram and K. Mbappé – are from the Academy) are the markers of a club with a unique situation, focused on excellence.
Cosmopolitan, like the Principality of which it is an ambassador, AS Monaco relies on a brand known throughout the world and followed by a large community of more than 20 million fans on social networks.
www.asmonaco.com

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