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The first Cinema Watch, commemorates Eadweard Muybridge, legendary photographer and inventor, considered to be one of the fathers of modern cinematography. Muybridge created the first ever series ofconsecutive photographsof a running horse, capturing each movement precisely. In 1879 Muybridge invented a device he named a zoopraxiscope to show these photographs in a rapid sequence which created the illusion of a moving racehorse. The zoopraxiscope was the prototype of what the brothers Lumière wouldname a cinématographe camera a mere 20 years later.
The Cinema Watch is designed to resemble an antique photo – or cinema camera. The square steel case is finished using three techniques: polishing, grinding and hot pressing. The dial is designed to resemble an antique camera lens with the hour and minute chapter rings resembling aperture or f – stop rings on a camera lens. The face itself is finished in black lacquer decorated with ‘clous – de – Paris’ guilloché. The aperture housing the mini – movie of the galloping horse and rider is located at 6:00. The winding and the animation launch crowns are located opposite each other at 3:00 and 9:00 respectively. A transparent sapphire caseback reveals the unusual inner works of the Cinema Watch. Finally, a black, custom – made alligator skin wristband completes this elegant and unusual watch.
Technical Specifications: Calibre: K06-0
Materials: Steel, brass
Power Reserve: 45 hours
Animation Power Reserve: 20 seconds
Animation Speed: 1 cycle per second (12 images)
Vibration: 21 600 v.p.h
Functions: hours; minutes ;animation
Case: Dimensions (mm): 47,6×37,6×13,8
Dial: Brass, black lacquer, guilloché