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A RELATIVELY NEW BRAND IN THE LUXURY WATCH SEGMENT, THE FRENCH WATCHMAKER HAS ALREADY BEGUN CARVING A REPUTATION FOR ITS CUTTING-EDGE TIMEPIECES

A RELATIVELY NEW BRAND IN THE LUXURY WATCH SEGMENT, THE FRENCH WATCHMAKER HAS ALREADY BEGUN CARVING A REPUTATION FOR ITS CUTTING-EDGE TIMEPIECES

It goes without saying that the luxury watch market is highly-competitive and dominated by players with a long-standing history. Every so often though, a maverick brand will rise and force watch aficionados to take notice of them.

It’s a story Reservoir Watches knows particularly well as it made its debut just four short years ago. Today it’s already inching its way up the luxury watch market chain with its unique and captivating designs. Here are a few things that you should know about this creative watch brand.

French Design, Swiss Ingenuity

Founded in 2015 by François Moreau, Reservoir boasts French designs with Swiss-powered mechanics. It’s a merger of worlds that works heavily in favour of the brand, offering watch aficionados literally the best of both. Each timepiece features a reliable ETA movement, handmade in Switzerland at La Chaux-deFonds, in compliance with traditional craftsmanship and “Swiss made” label. The design of the timepiece harkens back to old school measurement instruments, which has elements of functionality and unmatched aestheticism.

Radical Displays

One of the most appealing factors about Reservoir is its retrograde minute and jumping hour hand, which are inspired by counting instruments of days gone by. To achieve this, the watchmaker draws on two watchmaking complications combined with the power reserve – a testament to mechanical energy and pent-up power. The end result is a timepiece that offers precision, performance and reliability in an audacious and yet-stylish package.

Inspired By Racing

Motor-racing is the core inspiration for Reservoir and it’s this world that the watchmaker draws the most elements from. Models such as the GT Tour symbolises endurance and high performance whilst models like the Supercharged, which serves as a tribute to the racing cars of yesteryear. However, the brand has also looked at the worlds of aeronautics and maritime with several models in the range such as the Airfight and Hydrosphere range.

Precise Movements

Beating inside each watch is an ETA 2824-2 movement, widely acclaimed for its reliability and precision. Oscillating at 28,800 alt./h, the 124-component proprietary watchmaking module is not only tasked in powering the timepiece but also provides it with a 37-hour power reserve. All models are granted with an international warranty of three years.

The Collection

Despite being relatively new, Reservoir has already produced a healthy collection of timepieces. The models are offered in a choice of 39mmm 43mm and 45mm steel cases with straps in a variety of finishes. Although motor racing, aviation and marine prevail as the dominant collections, the brand has also introduced a divers range this year in the Hydrosphere. Again, it represents a timepiece that changes the conventions of watch diving by offering a single needle on the dial for a radical reading of time.

It goes without saying that the luxury watch market is highly-competitive and dominated by players with a long-standing history. Every so often though, a maverick brand will rise and force watch aficionados to take notice of them.

It’s a story Reservoir Watches knows particularly well as it made its debut just four short years ago. Today it’s already inching its way up the luxury watch market chain with its unique and captivating designs. Here are a few things that you should know about this creative watch brand.

French Design, Swiss Ingenuity

Founded in 2015 by François Moreau, Reservoir boasts French designs with Swiss-powered mechanics. It’s a merger of worlds that works heavily in favour of the brand, offering watch aficionados literally the best of both. Each timepiece features a reliable ETA movement, handmade in Switzerland at La Chaux-deFonds, in compliance with traditional craftsmanship and “Swiss made” label. The design of the timepiece harkens back to old school measurement instruments, which has elements of functionality and unmatched aestheticism.

Radical Displays

One of the most appealing factors about Reservoir is its retrograde minute and jumping hour hand, which are inspired by counting instruments of days gone by. To achieve this, the watchmaker draws on two watchmaking complications combined with the power reserve – a testament to mechanical energy and pent-up power. The end result is a timepiece that offers precision, performance and reliability in an audacious and yet-stylish package.

Inspired By Racing

Motor-racing is the core inspiration for Reservoir and it’s this world that the watchmaker draws the most elements from. Models such as the GT Tour symbolises endurance and high performance whilst models like the Supercharged, which serves as a tribute to the racing cars of yesteryear. However, the brand has also looked at the worlds of aeronautics and maritime with several models in the range such as the Airfight and Hydrosphere range.

Precise Movements

Beating inside each watch is an ETA 2824-2 movement, widely acclaimed for its reliability and precision. Oscillating at 28,800 alt./h, the 124-component proprietary watchmaking module is not only tasked in powering the timepiece but also provides it with a 37-hour power reserve. All models are granted with an international warranty of three years.

The Collection

Despite being relatively new, Reservoir has already produced a healthy collection of timepieces. The models are offered in a choice of 39mmm 43mm and 45mm steel cases with straps in a variety of finishes. Although motor racing, aviation and marine prevail as the dominant collections, the brand has also introduced a divers range this year in the Hydrosphere. Again, it represents a timepiece that changes the conventions of watch diving by offering a single needle on the dial for a radical reading of time.