BACK IN TIME "SAVE THE 1"
Championing greater environmental awareness, Azimuth is proud to introduce an expressive work of horological art- the new Back-In-Time (BIT) ‘Earth Vision – Save The 1’ Limited Edition, a collection that invites us to think about the world we live in.
Looking deceptively normal, the hour numerals are depicted in reverse, while the hour and minute hands journey in anti-clockwise direction, portraying time as if it is moving backwards. This capricious technical trick is achieved via a module with additional gear trains mounted on top of the automatic movement.
Radiating at the heart of the BIT ‘Earth Vision – Save The 1’ timepieces are the gorgeous dials that flaunt miniscule ripple patterns; inspired by the dynamic movements of nature, evoking the gentle waves of the ocean or the rustling of leaves in a breeze. Awash in gradated shades of blue for the ‘Ocean Blue’ model, and green for the ‘Rainforest’ variant, each dial is fastidiously constructed.
The dials first undergo a highly precise machine-stamping process to create the guilloche wave-like pattern. After stamping, they are lavished with blue or green paint, hand-sprayed by master artisans to accord a gradated ‘fumé’ effect that is smooth and flawless. A painstaking process, each layer of colour must be dried before the artisans can apply the next coat to achieve the colour graduation effect. Last but not least, the coloured dials undergo a lacquering process, which involves the application of clear undercoats, a topcoat, and a finishing coat to ensure a shimmery gloss before the numerals and brand logo are printed.
CuSn8 bronze and 316L stainless steel caseback
42 mm (D)
Hour and minute hands in anti-clockwise motion
In-house modified automatic movement in anti-clockwise motion
Leather strap with bronze pin buckle
Limited edition of 50 pieces in rainforest green dial
Limited edition of 50 pieces in ocean blue dial