News and Events May 22, 2003 admin
New Model – Jacques Etoile Venus Maximus Chronograph
The new Venus Maximus Chronograph, with its classic porcelain style white dial featuring Roman Numerals and a red ’12’, joins Jacques Etoile’s four other Maximus models, and is the latest limited edition (50 pieces) in their popular series of Venus Chronographs.
The JE caliber III is based on the 31mm Venus 175 Column-wheel ebauche, remanufactured to the finest modern specifications. The clutch wheel, column wheel, and barrel have all been converted to ruby jewels, increasing the total jewel count from 17 to 23, Nivarox and Nivaflex replace the original springs, the balance is replaced with screwed Glucydur with a Beryllium plateau. A Swan’s neck micro regulator adds function and beauty.
The individual wheel, gear and pinion teeth are micro-finished and hand-polished by an experienced master Finisseur who also applies “Boxwood method” Hand Anglage, Cotes de Geneve and Perlage, extending even to the unseen dial side of the movement.
Case dimensions are 40.5mm X 12.5mm. The stainless steel case has sapphire crystals front and back, and is water resistant to 100 meters.
The MSRP is $7,500