A MASTERPIECE IN MATERIALS, TECHNIQUE AND HEART
The world of watchmaking has always proceeded arm in arm between horological technique and research into new materials. This is how it has evolved, succeeding in creating the near-perfect machines that are modern watches.
Over the past 500 years, watchmaking has made many great strides. With the introduction of Aventi Wraith A15-01 Saphite™ Paraiba, it is making even more.
MORE THAN A WATCH, A LABORATORY OF IDEAS
There are many reasons to look closely at the qualities of the Aventi Wraith A15-01 Saphite™ Paraiba, and not only because of its out-of-the-ordinary design: the technical solutions adopted in several cases are unparalleled in the
watchmaking field and show that this timepiece was designed to innovate, to move forward, to reach new heights.
Aventi is determined in its vision, which is about opening new horizons, and proves it in deeds in this very innovative and distinctive timepiece, which is not afraid to dare and to dare a lot.
THE SAPHITE™ CASE, A JEWEL OF HIGH TECHNOLOGY
Aventi has been working on the concept of sapphire crystal for a long time, intending to succeed in improving it. And that is how it created an innovative material, Saphite™. It is a crystalline structure embedded within a glassy matrix, which allows its qualities and characteristics to be improved.
Not only Saphite™ is more resistant to daily use than traditional sapphire glass and less suject to scratches: it has a refractive index of 1.65 as opposed to 1.76, which makes it more transparent and less prone to optical deformation.
In addition, Saphite™, as opposed to traditional sapphire crystal, can be colored in an infinite number of different hues, and the proof comes from this delicate blue color, which in nature is found only in tourmalines mined in Brazil’s Paraiba region. An the case, like a huge tourmaline, looks like a real jewel composed of 92 faces and 124 vertices.
THE TOURBILLON REINVENTED
It has been 220 years since the tourbillon was invented. Yet, this rare and precious complication continues to enchant watch lovers with its hypnotic movement. Aventi, in its manufacture caliber GT-01S, has retraced Breguet’s
footsteps and reinvented the tourbillon, optimizing it to just 18 elements, as opposed to about 40 in traditional models. Fewer elements, more simplicity, more consistency in horological performance.
A GRADE 5 TITANIUM STRUCTURE
The GT-01S skeletonized movement is made entirely of black titanium, with plates and bridges completely finished with fine perlage and an anglage with mirror polishing of all oblique surfaces. A unique carbon coating protects every
element of the caliber.
Once assembled, each movement is calibrated by Aventi’s Master Watchmaker, Olivier Mory, to ensure superior chronometric performance. More, the movement offers excellent resistance to magnetic fields (over 2,000 Gauss) and
shocks (as much as 5,000 G).
A SKELETON DIAL WITH A GREAT PERSONALITY
It is not just a dial but an actual work of art of micro-engineering. Each dial is made in-house, for a result of utter finesse. The brass is machined with a guilloche hobnail pattern, with an accuracy of up to 0.01 mm, and the outer reliefs
are polished and coated with SuperLuminova BGW9.
TWO HANDS NEVER SEEN BEFORE
The Aventi Wraith A15-01 Saphite™ Paraiba has hands made entirely of sapphire crystal. Thousands of hours of research were required to achieve such a result, with the creation of transparent, thin hands finished with a rim coated with SuperLuminova BGW9. A unique feature that makes this watch even more precious and unique.
A CRYSTAL THAT DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE THERE
The sapphire crystal that protects the dial and hands has a unique look: it is there, but it does not appear to be there. This is the result of a special anti-reflective coating used by Aventi. As many as 7 layers of anti-reflection have been
applied to the inner and 7 to the outer surfaces of the Aventi Wraith A15-01 Saphite™ Paraiba to get rid of any trace of reflection, as it might affect a crystal-clear view of the time and movement.
A STRAP WITH A GREAT FIT
The strap, produced in-house, also has characteristics of absolute excellence. It is made of FKM rubber, a special high-density compound (1,800 kg/m3 ) with an optimized design to promote breathability of the skin, and lines the wrist
with a velvety, comfortable feel. In addition, the strap has a steel and titanium butterfly clasp buckle, made in-house, which makes it even easier to put on and remove the watch.
AVENTI, A WATCHMAKER FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE OUT OF THE ORDINARY
Many companies say they are different, but few can really prove so. Aventi does everything to be something new in the global watchmaking scene, as it is different by structure. It is an agile company without factories or showrooms
that selects the best worldwide and offers it to its customers, in the purest tradition of the quality etablissage invented in Switzerland. Only our horizons span the globe.
Those who identify with Aventi and its philosophy are not afraid to expose themselves, for their role is to chart a course through unknown horizons. And this rare mold of people is not easy to find, but that is what Aventi intends to do, carefully selecting to whom it entrusts its timepieces, which are – and always will be – something more than just a timepiece, regardless of how much perfect that watch may be.
Details about the watch
The price is not yet fixed but is expected in the vicinity of 25k USD.
the Saphite case is in a proprietary material, so we cannot divulge how it is made 🙂 However, I can tell you its specs and how it is machined:
Size – 44mm X 49mm
Thickness – 14.5mm
Water Resistance – 5 bar / 50 meters
Complexity – 124 edges, 92 facets
Made with CNC Cutting Tools – 6 different diamond-tipped cutting tools. 2mm – 0.3mm – 15 adjustments need to be made to each piece during CNC
Finishing – Hand polishing
Fastening – 9 proprietary 304L stainless steel polished screws
Stage 1: Creating SaphiteTM
A proprietary mix of rare earth elements are melted in an industrial furnace and then slowly allowed to crystalise over 4 weeks.
Stage 2: Preparing the SaphiteTM
A SaphiteTM case blank is cut using wire EDM
Stage 3: Machining the SaphiteTM Case
The case is machined in a 5-Axis CNC within a tolerance of 0.01mm.
Stage 4: Hand Polishing
Hand polished with a two-stage polishing process.
Material – FKM rubber
Width – 20mm
Pull Strength – 15 kg
BUTTERFLY CLASP in Grade 5 titanium and 316L stainless steel
Production in house, with a 6 axis CNC using 0.3mm diamond bits
Density – 1800KG/m3 (vs 1100 for regular rubber)
Colour – Polar White
Branding – ’Aventi’ embossed on inside
Required tolerance – 0.01mm
Rated actuations – 5000
Stage 1: Mould Creation
A custom air tight mould is cut from two iron plates.
Stage 2: Injection Moulding
Each strap is individually injection moulded.
Stage 3: Cleaning
Each strap is cleaned in ultrasonic cleaner.
Calibre – GT-01S
Complication – Tourbillon
Origin – La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Movement Dimension – Diameter 31.8 mm Thickness 6.5 mm
Material – Grade 5 black titanium
Finishing – Perlage finishing
All edges are bevelled and polished All holes countersunk and polished Deep gold hand filled engraving
Frequency – 21,600 ALT/H (3HZ)
Accuracy – +/- 4 seconds per day
Power Reserve – 105 hours / 4 days
Shock Protection – 5000 G
Magnetic Resistance – 2000 Gauss
Mainspring Inertia – 16mg*cm2
Mainspring Torque – 700 g/mm
Stage 1: Creating Titanium Main Plate
The Grade 5 titanium mainplate is CNC machined in partnership with TEC Ebauches.
Stage 2: Movement Finishing
Every edge is bevelled and polished, every screwhole is counter sunk and polished, every face is covered in perlage.
Stage 3: Movement Assembly
The 63 components of the GT-01S are hand-assembled and tested in La Chaux-de-fonds, Switzerland.
Stage 4: Handset VVS Diamond
A VVS diamond is handset into the titanium mainplate.
Stage 5: Quality Control and Testing
Each movement is individually adjusted and inspected by Master Watchmaker Olivier Mory.
The physical specimens of the watch will be ready for mid-October. I will try to make a follow-up test review on the wrist then.