When it comes to wristwatches, few brands capture the essence of precision, style, and adventure like Horage. Their all-terrain timepiece, the Supersede GMT, left the watch community spellbound. Now, with valuable input from their passionate tribe of enthusiasts, Horage is back with a timepiece that not only delivers refined functionality but also adds a fresh summer look to your wrist. Enter the Supersede Date, the latest chapter in the All-Terrain Supersede lineage!
Horage's approach to watch design has always been about breaking free from the conventional norms. The Supersede Date is no exception. Stepping outside the box of the classic three-hand and date function, Horage's designers drew inspiration from the success of the Supersede GMT's jump hour set. This unique feature, retained in the Supersede Date, allows wearers to quickly adjust the hour hand to their destination time without interrupting the running seconds and minute hands. It's a function tailored for globe-trotting adventurers and anyone who values precise timekeeping.
Complementing the Jump Hour Set function is the Big Date display at three o'clock, featuring Quick Date Adjust. With a simple counterclockwise turn of the crown, you can swiftly set the date, enhancing the watch's user-friendliness.
The Supersede Date's dial design draws inspiration from the deep, warm waters that beckon explorers. The result is two meticulously finished dials: Cenote Blue and Black Coral. Cenote Blue mirrors the captivating blue sun rays found in the crystal-clear cenotes of the Yucatán Peninsula, while Black Coral takes inspiration from the soft, deep-water corals of the Caribbean, which are transformed into stunning jewelry known as black coral.
The highly polished indices and diamond-cut hands on these dials are filled with Swiss Super-LumiNova® that emit a captivating deep blue glow in subdued light.
Horage also sets the bar high in terms of material quality. The watch is crafted from 904L stainless steel, renowned for its superior resistance to stress, pitting, and corrosion. This makes it the ultimate choice for environments with saltwater exposure. Not only is 904L corrosion-resistant, but the polished and brushed finishes also offer a bright and rich look.
The attention to detail in the Supersede Date extends from the case to the bracelet. The bi-directional rotating timing bezel features a mix of highly polished, brushed, and matte textured surfaces, enhancing both beauty and functionality. At a mere 10.28mm thin, the Supersede case showcases meticulous hand finishing from the lugs to the crown guards and crown.
The 904L stainless steel integrated bracelet with a micro-adjustment buckle adds the finishing touch. Tapering from 22mm to 16mm at the buckle, the mix of materials, finishes, and proportions harmonize seamlessly. You even have the option to choose between polished or brushed bracelet center links to customize your Supersede look.
Powering the Supersede Date is the Chronometer Certified K2 calibre, an in-house movement developed by Horage. This remarkable movement, at just 3.6mm thick and powered by a single barrel, offers over 72 hours of power reserve. You can adorn it with either a tungsten or platinum rotor, depending on your preference. What sets the K2 calibre apart is Horage's innovative use of advanced materials, including a silicon hairspring, escape wheel, and anchor. This combination increases movement efficiency, isochronism, and makes it non-magnetic—a boon for watch enthusiasts.
As part of the K2 development journey, Horage explored the use of precious metals like gold or platinum. Platinum, due to its density, emerged as the superior choice. The PT950 hallmark ensures you receive a genuine platinum rotor, adding a touch of luxury to your timepiece. You can choose to upgrade to PT950 platinum for an additional CHF 1'200.
For those eager to make the Supersede Date their own, Horage offers a special Early Bird Pre-Order price of CHF 4'900 from 12 September to November 2023. The first 30 orders will ship within 14 days, while the remaining orders will be shipped in November 2023. After this exclusive pre-order period, the stock orders will be available at a price of CHF 5'500.
For us, the Horage Supersede Date is not just a timepiece; it's a statement of adventure, precision, and style. So, don't miss your chance to be among the first to embrace this exceptional watch and embark on your own horological journey with Horage.
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