Guy Ellia the Technician: for technology enthusiasts with artistic taste…
Ultra limited production of less than 5 a year. Ultra light construction using the new forged carbon material.
The Guy Ellia Jumbo Chrono adopts an interesting technological approach demonstrating that it is possible to combine aesthetic balance with masculine detail and a fine mechanical movement.
This piece is dedicated to technicality and precision – the oversized automatic chronograph incorporates
many mobile parts, such as the column wheel, balances, gear trains and various springs, are used to start, stop or continue measuring time performances.
With its 50mm diameter, the Jumbo Chrono dares to adopt dimensions that are rarely attained in the world of luxury watches. The carefully designed proportional architecture allows for this large scale design without it becoming excessive. All the Guy Ellia watches, despite their large sizes, are extremely comfortable on the wrist, due to their thin profile, and curved lugs.
Bold, stunning, yet not necessarily ostentatious, this true connoisseur's timepiece is constructed with the new material forged carbon (developed for high-end watch-making in 2008) which gives both lightness and a visually stunning texture. 18K solid black gold is further incorporated into the watch in the forms of bezels, screws and crown. The color and texture contrast are simply stunning!
The watch is sporty, technical and formal all at the same time.
Guy Ellia is a grand master attentive to detail. He knows that men, under their virile exteriors, always appreciate objects designed with care. Thus, several screws used to fix the caseback to the caseband, judiciously placed on the bezel, contribute to enhancing the overall graphic design of this timepiece.
With its astounding “discovery” dial (a watchmaking term describing the cut-outs on a dial), the Jumbo Chrono taps into the realm of inspired graphic design, making it a piece of modern art. In fact, the function plate, specially designed by the brand's founder, actually acts as the dial. Its open structure reveals the wheels with their high level of finishing and their unique gear teeth. It also features a fully visible rotating date disc with its date figures cut out like lace, when the date turns, the entire date wheel goes.
The list of subtle details goes on – the large central chronograph hand has a diamond on the tip, and all the ruby bearings on the movement plates are all polished to perfection. There’s not a single detail that’s goes untouched – hence the super small production of the watches.
The movement is designed by Guy Ellia, based on the exclusive and highly refined F.Piguet base movement, has a unique circular oscillating weight for automatic winding. Totally circular, it is revealed through the segments, like alloys reveal the disk brakes of a car. Technically, this timepiece is in the same vein as the famous Tourbillon Magistère. Yet further proof that Guy Ellia knows the way to a man's sensitive soul.
100% Brand New
All Guy Ellia watches come with a hand-made lacquered collector’s box by a century-old French jewelry box and cabinet maker of the highest quality. The box uses a special type of wood and made with a century-old tradition of fine hand craftsmanship. The top of the box has the watch face featured as marquetry art. The inside of the box is lined with the highest quality calf leather.
It is by far the most impressive watch box that I have ever seen – the box is extremely time-consuming and expensive to make, and it alone would costs thousands of dollars at a fine jewelry store. It is only possible to do this for an ultra-small production watch company.
Comes with all the manuals, and certificate card made in titanium-steel alloy.