PORTO ROTONDO – RETROMOON
Maritime Style meets Art Deco – A Watchmaking Masterpiece
This elegant line of timepieces was strongly inspired by maritime elements as well as the Art Deco period which united functionality and clear design with technical innovation and manufacturing excellence.
The stunning RetroMoon Calibre with its retrograde 60 seconds display and decentralized indications incl. moonphase is an exclusive Scalfaro development and represents a unique facet in the world of high watchmaking.
Model Name: Porto Rotondo – RetroMoon
Case: 44mm, stainless steel, 50m/165ft water-resistance
Movement: Exclusive ADK Swiss Calibre 152, mechanical Swiss movement with automatic winding mechanism
Features: retrograde 60 seconds indication, decentralized display of hours, minutes, date and moonphase, spare parts pocket integrated into the movement, tungsten rotor, ceramic ball-bearing.
Crystal: Sapphire crystal (front and caseback)
Dial Colors: Choice of black, silver or two-tone (black base, silver subdials) galvanized dials with a fascinating Guilloché surface.
Strap Variations: Choice of Louisiana alligator (black, light brown, dark brown), Horween shell cordovan (black, light brown, dark brown), natural rubber (black) and stainless steel bracelet.
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PORTO ROTONDO – PASSION FOR SIMPLICITY
Scalfaro’s Porto Rotondo line of timepieces was named after the Sardinian harbour of PORTO ROTONDO – celebrated for its atmosphere of simple elegance and Mediterranean spirit.
This line has an essentially classical presence and is strongly influenced by the Kuhnle brothers’ fascination with the Art Deco period in architecture and decorative arts including some of their favourite artists like Tamara de Lempicka and Francis Picabia. The Art Deco period united functionality and clear design with technical innovation and manufacturing excellence.
True to these roots PORTO ROTONDO stands out by its elegant simplicity, symmetrical, well-balanced design composition and obvious sophistication in details, such as its multi-level dial and case construction, various surface-finishing techniques in dial and case design, the compulsory ScalfaScrews (this time used to secure the dial on the movement) as well as its large bezel-opening.
TECHNICAL PERFECTION AND CLEAR LINES
The PORTO ROTONDO’s highly complex and luxuriously finished watch cases demonstrate the independent character of these timepieces in an impressive way. Manufactured with the help of high-tech machinery, controlled and ultimately polished by hand, the numerous single components of each case are finally put together to result in a masterpiece of modern engineering.
Unique shape, sophisticated facets, refined finishing, important weight and complexity of construction result in the characteristic, high-profile appearance of a SCALFARO timepiece.
The PORTO ROTONDO’s clear and purist design is complemented by the perfect polishing of the various surfaces and the resulting interplay of matt and shiny surfaces. In combination with the numerous facets of the case create a spectacular effect similar to the sparkle of a diamond.
PORTO ROTONDO not only demonstrates its sporty, and at the same time sophisticated character in design, construction and quality, but also in its flawless technical features: multi-level case architecture, anti-reflective sapphire crystal, meticulously finished Swiss mechanical movement, screw-down crown, fluorescent hands, transparent sapphire crystal case back, ScalfaScrews, water-resistance to 50m/165ft, case diameter 44.0mm (1.73in), multi-level dial incl. bezel with ScalfaScrews, facet-oriented design with interplay of matt and shiny surfaces…
LINE: PORTO ROTONDO
MOVEMENT: Mechanical Swiss Movement with Automatic Winding – ADK 152
REF. NO.: A06A.06.PR
Case diameter: 44mm
316L anti-allergic stainless steel
Shape: Radius 1 – very sophisticated design incorporating a refined interplay of satin-brushed and polished surfaces and facets, multi-level architecture
Screw-down polished and satin-finished crown with logo-embossing
Plane sapphire crystal on top (anti-reflex treated, scratch-resistant)
Sapphire crystal see-through caseback (anti-reflex treated, scratch-resistant)
Engraved caseback fastened with 4 ScalfaScrews
Screws exclusive development of SCALFARO
Water-resistant to 50 meters (165 Feet, 5 ATM)
SCALFARO Swiss Chronograph Calibre ADK 152
Exlcusive SCALFARO Development
Fine-tuned, high precision adjustment
Highly elaborated and decorated movement (Perlage, Côtes de Genève, blued screws)
Indication of: hour, minute, retrograde second, date (rapid date adjustment, magnifying loupe) and moonphase
Decentralized hour and minute hands
Decentralized retrograde second indication (60 second indication)
Moon phase display decorated with Southern Cross constellation
Date display with integrated loupe
Skeleton tungsten rotor and friction-reduced ceramic ball bearing system
First wristwatch with fully integrated spare-parts pocket in the movement
Complication: RetroMoon – retrograde 60 seconds, moonphase and decentralized hour and minutes, date
SCALFARO offers straps in variety of materials including Louisiana alligator, Horween shell cordovan and natural rubber as well as the extraordinary SCALFARO stainless steel bracelet.
The straps are equipped with the SCALFARO classic buckle or the SCALFARO folding buckle incl. safety push-buttons.
Color options include black, light brown, dark brown and red.
HANDS & DIALS
Luminous, diamond polished hands.
Large dial-opening with multi-level dial construction; inner bezel (Rehaut) satin-brushed finish incl. ScalfaScrews.
The highly complex Guilloché dial has partially satin- and sunray-finished segments and hand-applied indexes. The dial is available in galvanized black, silver or two-tone (black base, silver subdials) incl. super Luminova markings. SCALFARO does not apply Tritium.
DESCRIPTION OF THE SCALFARO CALIBRE ADK 152 RETROMOON
SCALFARO RETROMOON – WATCHMAKING ARTISTRY AT ITS FINEST
At SCALFARO, we are very proud that – after years of development – we are finally launching our exclusive in-house complication and enriching the world of watchmaking with a fresh complication!
Inspired by the world of yachting with its dynamic shapes, navigational instruments and nautical dashboards, the founders of SCALFARO came up with the idea of a unique dial layout and set of functions. It took the brothers two years of intense research and development to come up with their striking new calibre – the ADK 152:
The central functions of the timepiece (hour and minute hand) have been pushed towards the six o’clock position to shift the point of gravity on the dial – just like the engine draws the attention to the rear of a powerboat.
The seconds are displayed in a spectacular way incorporating the innovative technique of retrograde indication and resembling the layout of classic yachting instruments (tachymeter): the second hand describes 60 seconds via a movement of 210 degrees after which it jumps back to zero.
Timepieces demand for precise indication of the current time incl. the exact second – just like race drivers demand for clear readability of their instruments. Therefore the ADK 152 indicates the full 60 seconds with its retrograde mechanism (210 degree movement of the second hand equals 60 seconds).
The display of the current date is part of the functions of every Scalfaro timepiece. The freshly developed ADK 152 shows the date under an integrated loupe – designed like a porthole – at the 6 o’clock position.
The new complication is completed by its elegant moon phase indication at the 12 o’clock position decorated with the Southern Cross constellation – a constellation that has served maritime explorers and adventurers for centuries as navigational aid.
One of the hidden treasures of this new calibre and an innovation in the field of wristwatches is its spare parts pocket containing the main replacement parts for the retrograde mechanism and being fully integrated into the movement construction. This is a truly useful feature giving the watchmaker a first aid kit for emergency repairs and having found its way from watchmaking history into the ADK 152 (in former times pocket watches used to have small spare parts compartments).
True to SCALFARO’s philosophy of combining traditional workmanship with state of the art technology, the ADK 152 is the first movement to combine two major innovations within the automatic winding mechanism: SCALFARO’s skeleton tungsten rotor and SCALFARO’s ceramic ball-bearing system. The results are impressive: significant reduction of friction, greater power reserve and longer service intervals.
The first model to showcase SCALFARO’s new complication is the PORTO ROTONDO line of timepieces.
Main technical features and innovations of the ADK 152:
– Decentralized hour and minute hands
– Decentralized retrograde second indication (60 seconds)
– Moon phase display decorated with Southern Cross constellation
– Magnified date display with integrated loupe
– Spare-parts pocket fully integrated into movement construction
– Skeleton tungsten rotor
– Friction-reduced ceramic ball bearing system