Commercial launch of the first piece of the young watchmaking brand 4N
4N contemporary Haute Horlogerie
The watch brand 4N is presenting a watchmaking intricacy which is completely original and innovative. It highlights the unique assets that define the brand 4N, marked by an obvious return to a clear and effective numerical display by reinventing the jumping minute hand.
4N, while remaining within the mainstream of the new haute horlogerie, it distinguishes itself by the creation of a digital display, extremely effective in its ergonomics and spectacular in its shape, never before carried out (typographical frame 5.5 mm).
Let us explain the origin of the name 4N. To be read in its English version 4 numbers, it reflects the 4-digit display of a dozen hours, hours, dozens of minutes and minutes. The said rhythm sequence of the display reveals these original states. The brand identity, summed up in it's logo, displays a character in counter-form, beneath a regular vertical sequence.
The patented model solves delicate technical issues. The one size of the figures (5.5 mm) leads to a demanding implementation, based on a totally manual manufacturing process. The movement, stems from a complex setting of the kinematic discs, to solve problems of balance, inertia, and friction for optimum movement and a minimum expenditure of energy.
This model is available in 18K white gold, titanium or platinum. The bracelet which may be selected from a range of high-quality materials, is mounted on the box by an automatic strap system and allows for lengthening as required. The model is also equipped with a time setting where it is easy to adjust the hour digits independently of the minutes.
APRP, a world-renowned partnership
The partnership with the manufacturer Renaud and Papi (Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi) clearly and comfortably places 4N in the contemporary Haute Horlogerie.
The innovative spirit of the manufacture, its production methods, among the most advanced, as well as its perfect mastery of technology have developed for it, over the years, an unparalleled reputation that has attracted the most prestigious watchmakers. APRP puts its know-how and technical expertise at the service of 4N, offering the assurance of constant and sustainable guaranteed services.
The uniqueness of APRP, the personality of its founders and it's level of requirements, have led to a highly qualified team with which 4N is proud to work.
4N, achieved a level of excellence
The partnership with Renaud and Papi (Audemars Piguet Renaud & Papi) clarifies and highlights the performance ambition sustained by the brand. Assurance of high-tech and exceptional technical prowess, APRP today guarantees maintenance and regular monitoring of production, applied and sustainable. From the industrial research to the prototype to the delicate operation of finish and assembly, the collaboration with Renaud and Papi places 4N at a level of excellence in the horology market.
The partnership has a number of technical advances on the model of the iconic brand (4N-MVT01/D01), both in the sophistication of the finishes crafted entirely by hand and the final details worthy of the finest timepieces, as well as in the selection and implementation of exceptional quality materials.
This level of excellence is notably apparent through the enhancement of the screw balance placed on the dial, and of a movement of 10-days power reserve built around a double barrel. Some 514 components, all hand decorated with 78 rubies, form this exceptional movement. Their balance in this model makes it a particularly innovative work that reflects the audaciousness, and mastery of this young, independent brand.
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Limited edition 16 pieces
- Jumping minutes and hours
- Digital display by discs
- Double barrel with simultaneous transmission stop-work
- Screw balance: 9.12mm
- Breguet spiral
- Rhythm: 21 000 Alt/hour
- 514 components
- 78 rubies
- 237-hour power reserve (10 days)
- Finish: all parts are hand-decorated
Retail price : white gold version - 150 000 € Excluding Taxes