The mechanical automatic calibre with two time zones, a date and settable alarm wake-up function, is a helpful instrument while travelling between time zones. For years now, the exceptional mechanical and fine watch-complexity from Switzerland has been part of re-awakened interest.
The DOCTORS ’von Behring 1901’, reference 358-08, mechanical caliber DOC-59-ASJ, is refined and modified by ‘Manufacture La Joux-Perret’ , La Chaux-de-Fonds/Suisse. It receives its visibly uncommon function through the golden snake hand, which sets a date via the crown, resp. to trigger the unmistakeable, vibrating wake-up tone of approx. 10 seconds. Below the 12 is the curved window of the second adjustable time zone. The date window is above the 6.
The doctor not only has an essential ancillary medical instrument, but a multi-functional piece of jewellery as well. The PULSOMED ® scale runs visibly around the centre of the open-design face.
Each watch is assembled with a love of detail by a master watchmaker:
Polished, the base ring is adorned with the engraving of the edition and reference number, the inscription of DEDICATED TO NOBEL PRIZE IN MEDICINE was eternalized on the rotor of the first edition in 22 carat solid gold, the engraving IUS IURANDUM HIPPOCRATIS and the logo, create the - DOCTORS for doctors -.
Limited editions of 99 pieces in implant steel, per model version and year, individually numbered.
Automatic, mechanical caliber DOC-59-ASJ, refined, modified. Displays: Hour, minute, seconds, pulse scale, date, second time zone, alarm-wakeup time with golden snake hand. Diameter in lines/mm: 13 ¾’’’/ 30,40mm. Number of balance wheel beats: 28,800 half-beats/hour. Number of jewel bearings 31, power reserve 49 hours.
Material implant steel 1.4435 according to DIN, high-gloss polished, fluted middle case, volute abutments high-gloss polished.
Diameter 39.5mm, height 14 mm
Domed sapphire glass on top, antireflective coating on both sides.
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 to 200 meters.
Engraving of edition number and "Dedicated to Nobel Prize in Medicine"
[case in gold or platinum on enquiry]
In light charcoal-grey (Pantone 424C), date and 24 hour rings in light blue (Pantone 2707 C).
In matt-black with Dauphine hands and indices in polished steel sheen, date and 24 hour rings in pure white (like RAL 9010)
Hand sewn 20/18 Louisiana-Alligator (Farm, species Alligator Mississippiensis) in various colours. Channeled DOCTORS buckle.
99 pieces per edition, version and year.
In inplant steel, high-gloss polished, ex Zurich, Euro 7.500,00 (excl. VAT)
sold out for 2009
He received the prize for his success on serum therapy, which brought decisive developments in the battle against diphtheria and gave the physician a successful weapon in the battle against illness and death.
In honour of the Nobel Prize winner and his pioneering work, the automatic DOCTORS bears the name VON BEHRING (reference 358-08, two time zones, date and alarm-wakeup function).