Clink Street, London - 19th September 2014
Hoptroff’s first Atomic Wristwatch will be launching to the press and public at The Salon QP watch show, at London’s Saatchi Gallery from November 6th.
The Hoptroff No.16 is a progression from the Hoptroff No.10, the first atomic timepiece ever built. Designed by Richard Hoptroff, the “infinity” double dial design reduces the width and thickness enough that this remarkable atomic timepiece can be comfortably worn on the wrist.
The Art Nouveau dial is aimed at collectors of classic watches, and incorporates eight complications combined only in the rarest of timepieces. The right dial design echoes the iconic Space Traveller by George Daniels, displaying equation of time and sidereal time in addition to normal time. The left dial additionally displays perpetual date, perpetual moon phase, sunrise, sunset, and power reserve. Two face figures bridge the dials, each with two blue sapphire eyes that glow once each minute.
It is the most accurate wristwatch in the world. In full atomic mode, it keeps time to 1½ seconds per thousand years. In low power mode, it is still accurate to one second per hundred years.
The No.16 is available in a limited edition of 100 pieces, in 950 Platinum, 18ct Gold and tarnish-free Britannia Silver. Prices for this extraordinary timepiece start from £8150 plus sales tax.