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Geneva watch days 2023 – Byrne watches

On the occasion of Geneva Watch Days 2023, just one year after the creation of the brand, BYRNE Watch presents The ZERO Pink Gold and its Limited Edition set with diamonds.
 
A blend of sophistication and industrial aesthetic, that’s what Byrne Watch offers with this sleekly styled watch, expressed in the softest, most elegant of materials: rose gold.

Just one year after the brand’s inception, BYRNE Watch is pleased to present the ZERO model in a new, stunning version in pink gold, the precious metal’s silky sparkling effect contrasting with the watch’s industrial aesthetic.
 
True to its unique original watch concept, the ZERO Pink Gold changes its dial every day, at midnight or noon, as the four cardinal indexes at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock pivot in a flash to reveal a different face, transforming the appearance of the whole in the spirit of the brand’s motto: One watch, Four faces.
 
Sleek and elegant at the same time, the watch profoundly embodies the brand’s values, presenting all the essential assets of a Byrne watch, combining elegant design and singular complication, legibility, precision, reliability and craftsmanship.
 
Beneath its deceptively simple appearance, the singularity and originality of its dial married with a pink gold case opens up a fresh perspective on creative freedom, a new and even more refined space for expression. It is not just about being ‘different’. On the contrary: it is about revealing a new angle of sophistication in a strong, distinctive concept that is already instantly recognizable. 

Contrasts in the service of design

 So much is about contrasts, levels and reliefs that play on shadows and reflections. The Gyro dial ZERO movement is exposed, becoming the dial of the watch. Here, the caliber gleams in multiple variations of gray, spotlighting certain components while offering a compelling contrast with the rose gold of the case and the pivoting cardinal indexes.
 
With its bridges, screws, plate, pivoting cuboids treated with 5N rose gold, the Gyro Dial ZERO Pink Gold opens the ideal of beauty to interpretation and gives the wearer a full, rich view of a magnificent mechanism whose every stage of design and manufacture adheres to the strictest codes of craftsmanship.
 
The juxtaposition of sandblasted and polished finishes; the contrast between the edgy rendering of the ‘Sport’ numerals and the silky allure of rose gold; the bezel whose hollowing represented an yet another machining challenge; the crown, as always engraved with the number 1, like the starting point of the brand’s inception.

Lightness and sophistication

As the watch’s design emphasizes lightness when worn, the weight of 18K the rose gold case is compensated with a titanium case back to reduce overall heft. Weighing in at just 60 grams, the ZERO Pink Gold’s two-tone look reinforces alluring contrasts and makes the lightness of the watch seem all the more surprising.

The movement’s industrial ‘openwork’ message finds itself not only perfectly complemented but also amplified with rose gold. The four cuboids, the centerpiece of the complication, are made of 5N rose gold, as are the hands.

Last but not least, the watch is fitted with a black “ballistic grained” rubber strap with – a first for Byrne Watch – a folding clasp, adding to the distinctive sophistication of the whole.

At the heart of Byrne Watch’s approach: always and forever a focus on aesthetics, and the relentless pursuit of excellence, in a refined, resolutely contemporary style, with utmost attention to every detail.

The ZERO movement

Every morning, or anytime for that matter, you can choose from four different face styles on one watch. The faces of the cardinal indexes will show Roman numerals, Arabic numerals, no numerals, or, in the ‘Sport’ mode, display a favorite jersey number – all enhanced with Super-LumiNova®.

With this complex movement, Byrne Watch has created an innovative watch whose dial essentially expresses a new mood every day, either automatically at midnight or noon, or whenever the wearer chooses – the Gyro Dial ZERO’s four cardinal indexes are in fact pivoting cuboids whose faces change in a flash to reveal a completely different dial.

Created and refined under the impetus of its creator, John Byrne, this patented animation complication is the culmination of three years of research and development in Fleurier in the Swiss Jura Mountains, the cradle of the Alpine republic’s watchmaking industry. Inside the Gyro Dial ZERO, a completely redesigned Caliber 5555. The hand-finished movement/dial presents a sleek and contemporary aesthetic.

By exposing the movement, John Byrne conveys a modern message, showing that inventiveness in watchmaking doesn’t exclusively call for a skeletonized movement.

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