Presenting: Ateliers deMonaco Admiral Chronographe Flyback Armure

The young Swiss watchmaker Ateliers deMonaco is proud to unveil its latest creation – the Admiral Chronographe Flyback Armure. Available with or without the black DLC coating, the Armure, it is the first steel model in the brand’s acclaimed Admiral Chronographe Flyback collection. With its latest timepiece, Ateliers deMonaco is starting the new Armure sub-series. The new Ateliers deMonaco Admiral Chronographe Flyback Armure is issued as a limited edition of 186 pieces (both stainless steel and black DLC version are limited to 88 pieces). The watch is available at the brand’s boutiques and official Ateliers deMonaco retailers. The pricing, however, is yet to be confirmed.

The Admiral Chronographe Flyback collection was first introduced back in 2015, featuring four elegant classic timepieces. In 2016, the watchmaker presented two additional models with a sapphire dial, adding a more modern and technical look to the series. With the two stainless steel versions, the Admiral Chronographe Flyback collection gets a new updated look offering a more casual appearance. Today, releasing a steel watch does not represent anything too exciting, as steel is one of the most widely used materials in the watchmaking world. Many companies and users worldwide considered it as a “default” material. But we are not talking about an ordinary steel here :) .

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The steel used here is five times more scratch-resistant


The case of the new Ateliers deMonaco Admiral Chronographe Flyback Armure is treated with a special process called “Armure” which enables the steel to be approximately five times more scratch-resistant than ordinary steel. According to the Swiss brand, the inspiration for this came from the armor of the “Chevalier en Armure” beared by the seal of Monaco. Ateliers deMonaco also underlines that the Armure treatment is by no means a coating, but a low temperature chemical process that hardens the steel’s surface. In comparison to ordinary steel (hardness number of 220), the Armure treated steel can feature a hardness number of up to 1200.

A result of the brand’s desire to innovate and work with high-tech technology, the new Ateliers deMonaco Admiral Chronographe Flyback Armure has a 42 mm stainless steel case that is water resistant to 30 meters. Two versions are available: one with full polished stainless steel case, blue dial accents and blue stitching on the strap; and the other featuring black DLC-coated stainless steel case, red dial accents and red strap stitching. Both versions have a beautiful sapphire dial with black Roman numerals and dauphine-shaped hands.

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The black DLC version is more of a sporty model


Beating inside the new Ateliers deMonaco Admiral Chronographe Flyback Armure is the brand’s patented dMc-760 flyback chronograph calibre with 32 jewels. Developed and assembled in the company’s manufacture in Plan-les-Ouates, Switzerland, it features a 22k gold rotor decorated with the engraving of Monaco’s coat of arms. The self-winding movement oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and guarantees a power reserve of 38 hours. Completing the latest Ateliers deMonaco Admiral Chronographe Flyback Armure is a sporty  hand-stitched black leather strap with a polished steel or black DLC steel folding clasp.


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