At the recent Baselworld, Swatch revealed its most exciting innovation yet: SISTEM51, the first mechanical movement ever to be made not by hand but on a fully automated assembly line! SISTEM51 is 100 percent Swiss made and features an exceptional 90 hour power reserve. Its 3Hz movement delivers precise, long-lasting, maintenance-free performance. Within its five modules are only 51 parts where the visible surfaces offer up a new canvas for creative design work. SISTEM51’s dial side also reveals six of the movement’s 19 rubies while its transparent back lets you see for yourself the heart of its mechanism.
You can check out the first four models at the upcoming SISTEM51 pop-up store on 22 May at the Swatch Central flagship store.
SISTEM White – HK$1,200
Minimalist at its best, this white silicone beauty is pure Pop connecting its innovation with art. Six ruby-red points are surrounded by large coloured dots, each one corresponding to one of the points where the movement’s five modules are welded together. Turn it over and you’ll see brightly coloured modules as well as the interesting motion of gear trains and balance spring.
SISTEM Black – HK$1,200
This black beauty also features six red points but with 12 white hour markers in superluminova. Turn it around and an optical art with swirling black and white vortex is revealed.
SISTEM Red – HK$1,200
Its red systems go with this number. The dial is a black night filled with stars with delicate white traces while the black bezel’s white hour markers encircle a cosmos within a ruby-red transparent plastic case. Behind, you’ll find a black and red star-burst, rays of light shooting into space.
SISTEM Blue – HK$1,200
Talk about a cosmic of colours. SISTEM Blue features a deep black dial with six red points, a black bezel with 12 white dots on the hours set within a luminous, translucent blue case. On the reverse is a deep blue and black star-burst expanding from the central screw.
Where to buy?
- Shop 2A, G/F, Luk Hoi Tong Tower, 31 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 2510 5242
Photo credits: Swatch