We all forget birthdays and anniversaries from time to time. The Hotblack Anniversary timepiece offers a gentle, personalised reminder. On the top subdial, a pointer indicates a ten-day countdown to all annual events that might slip your mind. Enough time to book a restaurant, buy a card, or a bunch of flowers. Perpetual date is shown on the left sub-dial, and Hoptroff's characteristic rocking seconds in shown on the bottom dial. Its accuracy of 1 second / year makes it the most accurate quartz watch in the world.
How does it learn your anniversaries? The Hotblack Anniversary uses Bluetooth to connect to your mobile phone, via the Hoptroff mobile App, and from where you can teach it important upcoming dates. So if something important slips through your phone reminders, the Hotblack Anniversary will jog your memory in time to avoid disaster. A connection to the phone is not needed for normal use.
The Calibre Edition Hotblack Anniversary features the smart calibre Hoptroff movement that is accurate to one second per year which makes it the most accurate watch in the world (except for our atomic watches). This is signified with a silvered glass on the back.
To achieve this precision, each timepiece is individually subjected to an 8-hour temperature cycling ordeal while timing it against an atomic clock. The Hotblack Calibre Anniversary is a classic example of how advanced technology can be used to personalize a timepiece discreetly while allowing it to retain its traditional character, creating a treasure you want to live with forever.
Requires an iPhone or Android phone (download the free Hoptroff App from iPhone / Google Play) to set up anniversary dates and to set the time accurately.
In vertical-brushed, black-PVD coated stainless steel with a sapphire crystal, the Hotblack Calibre range is waterproof to 5 atmospheres, 1 second/year accuracy and offers a 5 year battery. The hands and hour digits are coated in superluminova to be visible in any light. The calendar is perpetual and automatically adjusts for short months, daylight saving and leap seconds. When you order, be sure to specify if you want the pushers on the right (for right-handed people) or the left (for left-handed people).
|Model numbers||CANRPVD (Right handed)
CANLPVD (Left handed)
|Case||44mm diameter, 13mm thick, black PVD coated steel|
|Movement||Hoptroff No.14B, 1 sec/year accuracy (developed in-house)|
|Strap||PVD coated steel|
|Battery life||2-5 years depending on usage|
60 days return policy, movement guaranteed 5 years