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OPHION OPH 786 Vélos

For our latest version of the marvelous OPH 786 we have included so many new elements that it is now a completely new watch.

Proudly inspired by sublime Art Deco visual style. Replete with a new multilayered dial in fabulous color variations & new teardrop lugs to enhance our symmetrical case.

For this launch, we have added our uniquely stylized Vélos hour hand contributing a charming bold character.

The new dials have the same high quality CNC guilloche base as before in our well know colors: galvanic blue & silver. Now also a new extravagant salmon pink for the delight of those looking for something unique & different. Over this base we designed a hollowed minute ring with deep polish chamfering for the exterior edge. To mark the hours, we use exaggerated applied Arabic numerals. They are specifically diamond polished for extra luminosity in reflection. All swag numerals here are finished in rhodium or thermal blue. Our dial's center is crafted with a chamfered edge inner brand ring plus our distinct logo shield at 6:00

VÉLOS SIGNATURE NEW HAND

In our new Vélos hand, we created an oversized concave arrow. The name comes from the classical Greek in which Vélos means arrow.

This oversized indicator completely changes the feel of composition. Likewise, all our hands are finished in rhodium or thermal blue.

The new case is far more difficult to produce. For higher quality standards & because we listen to our customers who ask for better readability, our new AR treatment is now included in both dial & movement sapphire crystals. We apply an anti-reflective coating inside and out for stronger visual clarity. These processes enable greater visual appreciation to all detail without reflection or distortion.

The tear drop lugs are individually made in a separate process increasing the complexity of the case. They are then individually applied by high precision welding to the case. Achieving an invisible-weld is no easy task. Only preeminent artisans with incredible expertise can deliver this fine art!

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A VERY SPECIAL SOUL

 
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For the caliber we keep our custom made OPHION design emulating the hand finished movements crafted for noble era fine pocket watches.

Here you see symmetrical design and independent bridges as we re-shape our base movements using a historical philosophy rooted in the beauty of hand craftsmanship.

At OPHION decoration follows the aesthetics of the era & period. Our hand hammered finish simulates the mercury evaporation originally used back in the day.  

Machine chamfering on the edges & a subtle gray finish of the bridges offer a beautiful contrast to the straight brushed finish you see in the independent balance wheel. This delivers a unique touch of contrast between the elements.

Movement Specifications:

13¼ lines, Double barrel, 5 days power reserve, Hand wound, 26 jewels.

Diameter 30.40 mm

Thickness: 3.90 mm

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 THREE GUILLOCHE CNC DIALS

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OPH 786 Vélos Salmon Guilloche

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OPH 786 Vélos Blue Guilloche

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OPH 786 Vélos Silver Guilloche

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AND TWO BRUSHED RADIAL DIAL OPTIONS

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OPH 786 Vélos Radial Anthracite


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OPH 786 Vélos Radial Blue


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ANATOMY OF THE OPH 786 VÉLOS

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SOPROD/MHVJ BASE MOVEMENT

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OPHION DESIGN

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SPECIFICATIONS

  • Case: 316L Stainless Steel hand polished, with independent made and welded teardrop lugs.

Size: Bezel: 38.5 mm Case: 39 mm, lug width: 20mm

Thickness without crystal: 8.85mm, thickness with crystal: 10.45mm

Top: domed sapphire crystal, with exterior ARDUR scratch resistant anti-reflective coating, and interior anti-reflective coating.

Bottom: flat sapphire crystal, with exterior ARDUR scratch resistant anti-reflective coating, and interior anti-reflective coating.

Produced in collaboration with Voutilainen-Cattin S.A. in Switzerland.

  • Dial:  Multilayered with two options for the base: CNC Guilloche in three galvanic colorations, Blue, Silver and Salmon, or Radial brushed base, in Blue or Anthracite galvanic colors.

Arabic numerals: Appliques are CNC made in steel, finished with thermal blue, or CNC made in brass with rhodium bath.

Produced in collaboration with CADOR GmbH in Germany.

  • Hands: Thermal blued hands made with steel, or nickel plated made with brass. Introducing our new hour hand named Vélos (comes from the classical Greek meaning arrow)

Produced in collaboration with Estima AG in Switzerland.

  • Movement: Custom made desings and decoration made under Ophion specifications; proprietary design in the main bridges and balance wheel bridge, hand made finish on the bridges, machine chamfering on the edges, machine straight brushing in the barrel bridge, dark gray color on the main plates and bridges, rhodium finish in the balance wheel bridge.

Produced in colaboration with MHVJ and Soprod in Swizerland.

  • Strap: Handmade Leather strap included in the base price, it’s possible to upgrade to Alligator leather simply elect the strap upgrade.

Produced in collaboration with JacobStraps in Spain.

  • Assembled in Switzerland


Price: with cowhide leather strap, available with:

Radial Blue or Radial Anthracite dials with Nickel Hands: 2.580 euros before taxes and shipping.

CNC Guilloche dials in Blue, Salmon or Silvered White with Thermal Blued Hands or Nickel hands: 2.870 euros before taxes and shipping.

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RESERVATION OPH 796 VÉLOS

 

Prices with cowhide leather strap, available with

Radial Blue or Radial Anthracite dials with Nickel Hands: 2.580 euros before taxes and shipping.

CNC Guilloche dials in Blue, Salmon or Silvered White with Thermal Blued Hands or Nickel hands: 2.870 euros before taxes and shipping.

80 euros for upgrade option, cowhide leather strap to alligator strap

150 euros for an extra Alligator strap

Payment is made in two stages:

-1.670 euros to secure the pre-order, for Salmon, Silver, Blue CNC Guilloche

-1.470 euros to secure the pre-order, for Radial Blue or Radial Anthracite

-The balance of the purchase price when the production is complete.

After production has been completed, one month is required for assembling and testing, then we can deliver to any address.

Expected delivery time: December 2019 / January 2020

 

 
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GALLERY

 

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Amazing review of the OPH 786 Vélos from Bill our friend at WatchArtSci