Ophion Gilt Spectre Limited Edition

Ophion Gilt Spectre Limited Edition
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The Ophion Gilt Spectre watch. A luxury wristwatch by independent watch company Ophion in a collaboration with The Limited Edition and Horophile, presented in 39mm sandblasted titanium case on a grey suede strap with pin buckle, in a limited edition of forty pieces. Anthracite colour dial with applied gold Breguet-style arabic numerals and hands. Sapphire caseback revealing in-house hand finished Swiss made manual winding movement by MHVJ and Soprod, with 120 hours power reserve and 4hz frequency (28,800 vib/hr).

Ophion Gilt Spectre Limited Edition

A wonderful, eye-catching wristwatch from a young independent company, produced in an exclusive collaboration with The Limited Edition and The Horophile, the Gilt Spectre by Ophion is a piece that combines classical dress watch design codes with state of the art manufacturing processes and the subtle application of in-house hand finishing, in a forty-piece limited edition manufactured in sandblasted Grade 5 titanium.

Ophion Gilt Spectre Limited Edition

Established in 2014, with its headquarters based in Madrid, Ophion is a brand with a singular approach to its watchmaking, and whose uncompromising attention to detail and distinctive, distinguished styling have rapidly earned it a strong following among discerning collectors around the world.

Ophion Gilt Spectre Limited Edition

Brimming with character and charming detail throughout, the Gilt Spectre abounds with curves, contours and features which echo the expressive flamboyance of classic art deco design. Equipped with a Swiss-made manual winding movement, which beats within a bespoke case of Grade 5 titanium manufactured by independent legend Kari Voutilainen’s Cattin company, this is a watch of alluring aesthetic style and technical sophistication.

Ophion Gilt Spectre Limited Edition

Measuring 39mm across and 10.4mm tall, the rounded pebble-smooth case has been sandblasted to give its silver-grey colour a fine matte finish. The bulbous teardrop lugs are individually welded onto the case and accentuate the classic retro styling of the Gilt Spectre edition.

Ophion Gilt Spectre Limited Edition

Beneath the gently domed sapphire crystal which features anti-reflective coating on both sides, the anthracite dial has a vertical grained brush finish, onto which the silver-coloured laser-cut chapter ring and gold Breguet style Arabic numerals are individually applied, adding a sense of depth to the display. The hands are also gold in colour, with the minute hand long and slender and curving downwards at its tip, while the hour hand features the Vélos skeletonised arrow design.

Ophion Gilt Spectre Limited Edition

On the underside, a sapphire caseback provides a view of the manual winding movement which has been manufactured by MHVJ and Soprod in Switzerland. The base calibre has been disassembled by Ophion, with the original main plate replaced by custom made bridges, which are evocative of those found on fine old pocket watch movements, and feature surfaces that have an evenly applied hammered effect, contrasting with the machine-polished chamfering around their edges.

Ophion Gilt Spectre Limited Edition

The pared-back bridge design reveals the balance wheel which oscillates at a brisk 28,800 vib/h (4hz), and the two barrels, which deliver an impressive five day (120 hours) power reserve.

Ophion Gilt Spectre Limited Edition

A fabulous piece by one of independent watchmaking’s most exciting young brands, the Gilt Spectre Limited Edition by Ophion, in a special collaboration with The Limited Edition and Horophile, is manufactured in an exclusive edition of only forty pieces. Presented on a grey suede strap with pin buckle, it is elegant and beautifully proportioned. Featuring nuances and detailing more commonly found at the highest end of the watchmaking scale, it represents exceptional value for money.

Ophion Gilt Spectre Limited Edition

Ophion Gilt Spectre Limited Edition Technical Specifications

  • Reference: Gilt Spectre Limited Edition
  • Manufacturer: Ophion
  • Limited edition of: 40 pieces
  • Case material: Grade 5 titanium
  • Case size: ø 39mm, H 10.4mm
  • Dial: Anthracite with vertical brushed finish
  • Features: Applied arabic numerals and chapter ring, gold tone hands
  • Movement: Swiss made manual winding calibre by MHVJ and Soprod
  • Frequency: 4hz (28,800 vib/hr)
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
  • Power reserve: Five days (120 hours)
  • Caseback: Sapphire crystal
  • Water resistance: 50m
  • Strap: Grey suede strap
  • Clasp: Pin buckle
  • Style: Contemporary dress
  • Warranty: Two years manufacturer
  • Vendor ref: Ophion

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