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Torsti Laine - Laine Classic Chronograph

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In 2014 the Finnish watchmaker Torsti Laine won the prestigious F. A. Lange Watchmaking Excellence Award for his design of a moon-phase display that was also capable of emulating the earth phases from the moon’s perspective.

A graduate of the Finnish School of Watchmaking, Laine has worked alongside A. Lange & Sohne in Germany and Kari Voutilainen in Switzerland.

After relocating to the Swiss city of Le Locle in the Swiss Canton of Neuchâtel to open his own atelier, Torsti Laine is now presenting to the public his first creation, the Laine Classic Chronograph.

The design of this new chronograph is based on half-century-old hand-wound Valjoux movements that have been extensively modified and hand finished.

The beautiful Valjoux movements beating at 18,000 vibrations per hours were not only fully restored but also integrated by 38 new parts, including five bridges, four springs, a new coupling clutch assembly, and a pristine balance wheel made of copper beryllium with four adjustable white gold inertia weights. Each Laine Chronograph also features a free-sprung balance spring with a hand bent Phillips terminal curve.

All the steel components, the bridges, and the watch hands of each Laine Chronograph are mirror polished by hand.

The 40 mm x 14.1 mm case is proposed in stainless steel or in red gold while the three-dimensional dial with white lacquered sub-dials can be ordered in any of the twenty colours available.

The Laine Classic Chronograph has a price of Swiss Francs 29,000 in stainless steel or Swiss Francs 36,000 in red gold (all prices are before local taxes).

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