Particularly for medical doctors, the sophisticated chronograph HIPPOCRATES embodies both the value of time and the aspirations of a calling.
This fine instrument has a classically styled watch face, finest typography (Gill) for the pulsometer scale and polished arrow shaped indices which correspond with the Dauphine hands; with the hand of the small second at the 9, the half-hour counter at the 3 and the hour counter above the 6, the chronograph or pulsometer indicator from the centre.
The sound piece of jewellery combines the functional chronograph with the PULSOMED ® Stop Function to a medical ancillary instrument.
The Edition No. 1 with the reference “DOC-243 HIPPOCRATES” is dedicated and presented to the Nobel Prize winner in Medicine each year.
The proceeds of Edition No. 2 are awarded annually to an international medical aid organisation in the form of a donation.
Limited editions of 99 pieces in implant steel, per model version and year, individually numbered.
Implant steel’ according to DIN 1.4435 is higher quality than ‘surgical steel’ 316L /AISI, as sulphur additives are allowed with 316L , which serve better processability, but not the improvement of material properties. The DIN 1.4435 Implant steel is more restrictive in the specification and more high-grade in goal-setting.
Caliber DOC-11-Tricompax, top-quality refined, modified V7750. Mechanical pulsomed chronograph with automatic winding, diameter 30 mm, balance wheel beats of 28,800 A/hour , number of bearing stones 25, blued screws, Incablock shock resistor, Glucydur balance wheel, Nivarox-1 spring, power reserve 42 hours
Engraving DOCTORS Logo and IUS IURANDUM HIPPOCRATIS on golden rotor. Individual engraving of initials possible upon request.
Material implant steel 1.4435 according to DIN, high-gloss polished, fluted middle case, volute abutments high-gloss polished.
Diameter 39.5mm, height 14.1 mm
Domed sapphire glass on top, antireflective coating inside.
Bezel high-gloss polished with concave edge, screwed.
Base high-gloss polished with concave edge, screwed,
Glass base flat sapphire glass, antireflective coating inside.
Water-resistant until a depth of 200 meters.
Engraving of edition number and ‘Dedicated to Nobel Prize in Medicine’
[case in gold or platinum on enquiry]
in matt-black with Dauphine hands and indices in polished steel sheen
in cool-grey with Dauphine hands and indices in polished gold sheen
silver, DOCTORS-Dauphine hands and polished arrow shaped indices, gold sheen
Guilloche, silver, DOCTORS-Dauphine hands and polished arrow shaped indices, steel sheen
Hand sewn 20/18 Louisiana Alligator (farm, species Alligator Mississippiensis) in various colours. DOCTORS buckle, channeled.
99 pieces per edition, version and year.
2,400 years ago, HIPPOCRATES, who is known today as the “father of medicine,” represented the revolutionary idea for its time, to combat illnesses with natural means and not to leave it up to the capriciousness of the Gods.
He debated that illness always has a natural origin. On the basis of the symptoms, the doctor would be able to ascertain the patient of how to increase and control the healing powers of the body. In his opinion, a lifestyle regulated by correct nutrition would be the best treatment method. Many of the Hippocratic diets are still unsurpassed in their effect today.
“Hippocratism” stands for scientific thinking with practical medical experience, power of observation and a sense of responsibility towards patients.
Through the “Hippocratic Oath” -IUS IURANDUM HIPPOCRATIS- , these duties are still known to every doctor today.
The values of the medical profession demanded in this oath are so timeless, that one spoke of the “true physician“, the progenitor of the medical profession.
The DOCTORS Pulsomed-Chronograph, reference 243, carries the name of HIPPOCRATES to honour both him and the Hippocratic writings ascribed to him.