Semper & Adhuc: INSTANT – ORIGINAL
Hand wound, Involved and Personal - Such a Distinct and Charming Way of Engaging and Appreciating Your Timepiece.
Founded 2016 Semper & Adhuc, have got to be one of the most skilled, charming and idiosyncratic French watch brands to date.
With tactile pleasure guaranteed, plus as therapeutic as it gets in the world of horology, winding the crown of a Semper & Adhuc timepiece to its full power reserve has got to be, the most delightful start to a watch lover’s day.
Offered in three - 8mm slim, 37mm case shapes: oval, cushion and round there's a one-of-a-kind pleasure in engaging with the light resistance and clicking of the ratchet wheel as it powers the previously abandoned AS 1012 (A. Schild, a Grenchen-based) movement.
Decades old and now skilfully restored this compact movement is partially revealed through a small sapphire window on the case back. With the option of a left-handed crown each manually worn brushed-steel timepiece provides a distinct joy as it journeys with you throughout your day.
Adding another level of perfectionism is the skill and meticulousness of the incredible INSTANT – ORIGINAL sky - maps inspired dial. Note, how it ever so beautifully expresses its individuality in both a minimalist and maximalist way, through cream background and tampographed red features of hours written in full and striking minute track. Developed in the 19th century this technically advanced process is executed with absolute precision as evidenced here in the arch of the Sempher & Adhuc name. An arena of science, skills and creative brilliance the round dial is completed with made in Morteau - faultlessly sized baton shaped hands.
Offering the uppermost of quality and traceability both case and dial are made in Sigoulès. As for the restful mid-tone grey bracelet, which being almost a neutral appeals to many tastes, Sempher & Adhuc partnered with Bordeaux leather craftsman Vincent Jacquinot. Made entirely by hand its distinguished appearance and comfort is further enhanced with vegetable tanning lining plus stainless-steel pin 316 L, satin and engraved finish.
Add to that 3 ATM Airtightness, Sapphire Glass and tool for quick change of the interchangeable bracelet , and you have a timepiece that passionately respects the past with a wrist presence that feels distinctive and stylish.