Albuquerque Sky - 42mm Swiss Automatic

$2,950.00

Face Pattern

To celebrate the 2023 Balloon Fiesta, Celeste released three new automatic one-of-a-kind hot air balloon watches, each stunning in it's own way with different combinations of colors.

All three dials use varying combinations of Tahitian abalone to give the impression of blue skies, mountain passes and/or colorful balloons.

 


 

October of each year is the International Balloon Fiesta in conjunction with the Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival. It's a magical event when 100-200 hot air balloons from all over the world simultaneously ascend in the early morning hours. People line the interstate and all the mountain roads waiting to see the mass ascension (take-off.)

The fiesta is held in Albuquerque each year because of the infamous "Albuquerque Box". The Albuquerque Box is a weather phenomenon where the lowest winds are moving in one direction and the higher level winds are moving in another. Given the balloon pilots can't steer, this is beneficial to ballooning because by ascending or descending, the balloons can take off and land in almost exactly the same spot.


Comes standard with a deployment clasp and certificate of authenticity.

 


 

Balloon Fiesta Tan over Sandia Mountains (Tahitian abalone balloon and skies over the Sandia Mountains.) - One available

Balloon Fiesta Tan in the Albuquerque Sky (Tahitian abalone balloon inlaid in sky tinted Tahitian abalone.) - One Available

Balloon Fiesta Blue - Sold Out 

 



AUTOMATIC WINDING SWISS STP CALIBER 1-11 MOVEMENT

Power Reserve

The STP Caliber uses a longer and thinner mainspring resulting in a boosted power reserve of 44 hours - almost two days.

 

Accuracy

STP1-11 has an accuracy of -3s to +7s/day, resulting in a maximum variation of 10 seconds/day. On the wrist this would result in an on wrist performance of +/- 2 to 4 seconds as per research done by WatchGuy (Read the review). 


Jewels

The STP1-11 features 26 jewels. This extra jewel is used to support the top of the barrel arbor. The barrel bridge can easily wear out so having a jewel here increases the longevity.

 

Rotor

Customized Celeste rotor with Côtes de Genève finish. Perfect for this exhibition case back.

 


FEATURES

Dimensions

  • Case Width - 42mm excl. crown
  • Case Thickness - 10.75mm incl. crystal


Materials
  • Case - 316L Stainless Steel. Combination of brushed and high polish surfaces.
  • Front Sapphire Crystal - Anti-Reflective coating on both sides.
  • Exhibition Back Sapphire Crystal - Anti-Reflective coating on both sides.
  • Screw-down Crown


Water Resistance
5 ATM / 50 Meters - In general, withstands splashes or brief immersion in water, but not suitable for swimming or bathing.

Strap
22mm Brown Vegetable-Tanned Leather with Push-Button Deployment Clasp.

Warranty
2 Year Warranty