The rotor itself is a full 360 degrees complete piece with weight concentrated around the beautifully designed and executed 777 game.
“The following 5 digits are visible per each small indicator disc: 7, 5 (shown as a 5-pointed star), 3 (shown as a 3-pointed star), 1 (shown as an arrow) and 0. Due to the movement of the watch, the 3 small freely movable indicator discs are brought into movement, enabled by an asymmetrical cut-out on the inside of the indicator discs. Three markings are visible centrally on the winding rotor, to which the 3 indicator discs point during standstill.
The highest number of combinations is 3 times a 7, therefore 777, which point to the central markings of the winding rotor.” – Daniel Nebel
The second variant of the Freesdial, the V2 has the mechanical parts coated with white rhodium and black gold being a nice combination of contrasts.
Powering the Freesdial watches is the very complicated machine – caliber NORD N4 based on the reliable and robust ETA2824: a 28800 vph or 4Hz and having a power reserve up to 42 hours.
The NORD N4 has 30 jewels and 14 integrated precision ball bearings used by the various cams and wheels. The sliding parts, the “butterfly” wings are built using Arcap alloys – a proprietary group of alloys that do not contain iron and are not magnetic.
I would like to thank Daniel Nebel for the images, information and the great time spent together. Please visit the NORD Zeitmaschine Website for more information or contact Mr Nebel directly.