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Perpetual Calendar EZ – Turini
Case: titanium, gold lateral inserts, sapphire back Diameter: 43 mm Movement: mechanical self-winding, patented EZ system, silicon escape-wheel, 28,800 vph, hand-bevelled and guilloché bridges, engraved gold rotor Functions: hours, minutes, perpetual calendar, function selector Dial: smoked sapphire base, cut-out Roman numerals, black lacquered centre, gold hands Strap: alligator leather Water resistance: 30 m Limited edition: 88
The flagship creation of the Ateliers deMonaco, the Perpetual Calendar EZ is based on the patented EaZy to adjust system. It enables extremely simple adjustment of the calendar indications via the crown with its central integrated pushbutton. The user simply pulls the crown out to the appropriate position, turns it to select the required function appearing on a small pointer-type display, and then sets it by pressing the pushbutton. This applies to the date, the day, the week, the month and the leap-year cycle. Once the operation is complete, the crown is turned so as to return to the neutral position. Moreover, a security system protects the calendar mechanism so that adjustments may be made at any time, even at midnight. In continuous operation mode, changes take place simultaneously within a brief period stretching from two minutes before to two minutes past midnight.
In 2013, the Perpetual Calendar EZ appears in a new interpretation nicknamed Turini in reference to the Alpine pass just north of Monaco on the route of the famous Monte-Carlo car rally. Its famous steep slopes and hairpin bends are a major test for drivers and their cars. Distinctly sportier than its predecessor, the Perpetual Calendar EZ –Turini features a semi-transparent smoked sapphire dial revealing a large proportion of the calendar mechanisms. Available in titanium, white or pink gold versions, it is issued in respective 88-piece limited editions.