Utinam Besançon: SPECIMEN 01.1 Prune

The seductive Utiman Besançon, SPECIMEN 01.1 is truly nothing ordinary. Looking to the future whilst respectfully utilising the expertise of time-honoured horological skills of the past; creator Philippe Lebru has designed a vision of time telling - enthralling beauty.

Using revolutionary 3D metallic printing the 41mm diameter 13mm thick case is made in additive manufacture, by laser fusion of with steel powder stainless steel 15 to 45 microns. Uniquely curved due to the innovative laser process, the raw colours of the case are captivating, as are the three striking silver needles which are manufactured in a century-old factory based in Morteau.

Working with insatiable passion since 1993 Lebru brings this staggeringly beautiful timepiece to life with a mechanical skeleton 11 ½, 24 jewels, frequency 28800 alternations per hour Miyota movement. Exquisitely finished, the precision and accuracy amplify the magnificence of this 42-hour creative innovation.

Enhanced with a date positioned at 3 the romantic plum coloured dial entices with its Utiman Besançon crest. Custom-made, the crown is also engraved with the 2-column eagle.

Numbered and limited to a series of 88 pieces, each unique Specimen 01.1 brings elegance to your wrist with a luxurious hand padded barenia veal, saddle stitched bracelet. Measuring 24mm with metal inserts (made in additive manufacture), between horns its exceptionally comfortable and distinctly dignified.

The Technology

BOX: Made in additive manufacture, with steel powder stainless steel diameter 15 to 45 microns, diameter 41 mm, thickness 13 mm, water-resistant 3 atm

GLASS: Curved sapphire on top, flat mineral underneath for vision oscillating weight

MOVEMENT : Japanese automatic mechanical skeleton 11 ½, 24 jewels, frequency 28800 alternations per hour, power reserve: 42 hours, date at 3 HOURS

DIAL: Ivory, blue, brown enamelled

HANDS: Hours, minutes and small seconds counterweight by La Pratique, Morteau

CROWN: Custom-made, engraving of the 2-column eagle, emblem of Besançon

BRACELET with insert made in additive manufacture, between horn: 24mm, leather barenia veal, saddle stitch hand-padded by the Comptoir des Selliers, Besançon.


Numbered and limited series of 88 pieces