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Silver Spur by LAINE

CronotempVs Collectors presents the “Silver Spur” by Laine, a unique approach manufactured entirely in the brand’s atelier

Silver Spur by Laine

Silver Spur by LAINE

Although not visible at first glance the “Silver Spur” by LAINE is unique in more ways than one. Commissioned exclusively for CronotempVs Collectors the Silver Spur is a limited production timepiece that will be available to order once a year.

Silver Spur by Laine

Torsti Laine is a Finish watchmaker based in Le Locle where he founded Laine Watches. Graduated from the prestigious Finnish School of Watchmaking (Kelloseppäkoulu). From there, in 2014 he is awarded the « F.A. Lange Watchmaking Excellence Award » by the brand A.Lange & Söhne. To win this prestigious award. Torsti Laine developed an innovative system that would allow the visual setting of the moonphase relative to any place on earth with the means of only one pusher. In the following years, Laine collaborates with A.Lange & Söhne  and Kari Voutilainen in Switzerland before creating his own brand, Laine.

Silver Spur by Laine

All of Laine’s creations are handmade and decorated at his atelier in Le Locle.

The first watch to see the light from this workshop is the Classic Chronograph. This timepiece boasts a half century old Valjoux movement that was completely restored, modified and hand finished. Not forgetting that those vintage Valjoux movements where in use by the most prestigious watch brands of that era and those being valued as one of the best manual wind mechanical chronographs of all time. To the original movement, Laine adds 38 components, five new bridges and a new clutch system that he made by hand.

The passage of time

The passage of time can not only be told in an empirical way but so can the evolution of patina on materials. At the request of several collectors the German silver dial will not be treated with varnish to allow that the passage of time be present on the dial as well. Over time the German silver dial will develop its own personal character. Nevertheless, this patina can be reset at any time while in service at the owner’s behest. The Silver Spur’s dial is sculpted out of a piece of German silver. Its surface is polished with a sandblasting process and then finished with a handmade circular brushing, offering a unique visual effect.

To set the Silver Spur further apart, applied indices in white gold have been added to the dial. The combination between the sandblasted silver dial and applied white gold indices give the Silver Spur a unique character.

Silver Spur by Laine

Handmade finishings

Maybe one of the most noteworthy points in the movement’s finishings are the two bridges in a mirror or “black-polish” finish. This sought after finish is mostly present in very high-end movements, traditionally on the hammers of minute repeater watches. The process to finish a bridge this way requires; notable skill, patience, a very clean working environment and preferably specific humidity conditions. The black-polish finish was named this way because the surface polished to perfection turns deep black depending on the angle of light/sight.

Silver Spur by Laine

To set the Silver Spur apart even further, the three-quarter plate is given a two tone blue and silver color and polished bevels finished by hand.

Uncompromised elegance

Regardless of the traditional aspect of the Silver Spur there is no reason why the visibility under all conditions should be considered as in any contemporary watch design. To make this Laine visible at night the Super LumiNova has been discreetly integrated to the dial and hands so as to not interfere in the design’s purity. The result of this integration makes the visibility of the luminous material during the day practically invisible.

Silver Spur by Laine

New case size

The Silver Spur’s stainless steel case will be available in its traditional 40,5 mm size but also in a new 42,5 mm case, a first to the brand. This case is equipped with front and back sapphire crystals with a clear anti-reflective treatments on both sides for the front and only on the inside for the rear.

Straps and travel case by Delugs

Apart from the standard strap there are three more variations by Delugs that can be ordered. The the leather travel case that comes with the Silver Spur will also be made by Delugs.

Silver Spur by “40” LAINE

Case in stainless steel 40,5 mm

Movement Manual wind, calibre LA18.1

Functions hours, minutes, seconds

Dial German silver and applied white gold indices

Waterproof to 30m

Strap and travel case in leather by “Delugs”

Limited Production

PVP 7.600 €  (Excl. VAT)

Silver Spur by “42” LAINE

Case in stainless steel 42,5 mm

Movement manual wind, calibre LA18.1

Functions hours, minutes, seconds

Dial German silver and applied white gold indices

Waterproof to 30m

Strap and travel case in leather by “Delugs”

Limited Production

PVP  8.000 € (Excl. VAT)

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