Premier Helvetia - Red
Note that the pre-order price of the Premier Helvetia is 1648 Singapore dollars (approx 1192 USD). A 50% deposit of 824 Singapore dollars (approx 596 USD) is due on order, and the remainder just before delivery in Dec/Jan.
The Celadon Premier Helvetia, an excellent and elegant Chinese luxury watch robust and versatile enough for everyday wear. The Premier carries on the two most distinctive guilloche dials of the Imperial - the Red Plum Blossom and Blanc de Chine Peacock, now with an added centre seconds hand (blued on the Peacock).
The Premier Helvetia is a special version of the Premier equipped with the Soprod M100 Swiss automatic movement, in its highest R4 grade which is regulated to within 4 seconds per day, giving it an astonishing accuracy of 99.99%.
For a long time, many of our clients and supporters have asked for a variant of our watches with the same charismatic Chinese design that Celadon watches have exemplified for the past seven years, but with the familiarity and ease of servicing that a high-grade Swiss movement brings.
The standard Soprod M100 is already equivalent in finishing to the ETA2892 Top grade, while being of a superior design, and the R4 variant we use is even better of course.
The Premier Helvetia Seventh Anniversary Edition is limited to only 50 pieces, with retail price at 2060 Singapore dollars (about 1490 USD), but for a limited time, we are taking pre-orders at 1648 Singapore dollars (about 1192 USD), a 20% price reduction.
The Premier's case is an ideal 39mm in diameter and 9mm thin, extensively hand-brushed and water-resistant to 100m, with squared scoops at the sides of the lugs that are highly-polished. The finishing touch is the magnificent three-dimensional peacock encircling the peonies, first seen on our Celestial Bespoke in cloisonné enamel, and now crafted in metal on the Premier's caseback.
To commemorate our seventh anniversary this year, we'll be launching the Premier Helvetia with the special Seventh Anniversary Edition limited to 50 pieces. This launch is combined with our 100X Campaign, where we will donate at least 10% of all net proceeds from the sale of all 50 Premier Helvetia Seventh Anniversary Edition watches to our adopted dog shelter Gentle Paws (https://www.facebook.com/GentlePaws/), together with 100% of all net proceeds from the sale of the standard Premier, which will be enough to fund them fully for a year. After seven years of fighting the good fight, we have not forgotten our mission to create Watches of Excellence, and to be a Force for Good. The Premier Seventh Anniversary Edition is our tribute to the silent indomitable heroes who care for these dear abandoned and homeless dogs in spite of the daily hardship and heartache they endure.
Technical Specifications of the Premier Helvetia
- available with Plum Blossom guilloche in Imperial Red, or Peacock guilloche in Blanc de Chine
- 2 year global warranty
- Soprod M100 R4 Grade (regulated to within 4 secs/day, a 99.99% rate of accuracy)
- Swiss automatic movement
- 28,800 vph
- approx 42 hour power reserve
Dial and Hands -
- oil-pressed guilloche dial
- double-faceted hour and minute dauphine hands
- tri-faceted hour markers
- centre seconds hand (blued steel on the Peacock)
- 316L stainless steel
- robust and contemporary case
- hand-brushed finishing
- hand-polished scoops at lug sides
- screwed down caseback
- 100m water resistant
- 39mm case diameter
- 9mm thin
- 20mm strap width at lugs
- front double-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
- "Peacock encircling the peonies" engraved artwork on caseback, designed by Celadon Founder Benjamin Chee HH
- signed tang buckle
- navy or grey calf leather strap with signed imperial red lining
- a wide range of ready-made and bespoke straps available as options