Thirty years ago Swatch turned the watch world upside down. Today, Swatch SISTEM51 presents a new point of view, sets new standards and celebrates the Swatch credo: simplify and innovate. Never before has simplicity been made so intriguing and surprising
SISTEM51 is an automated (self-winding) mechanical movement made from 51 components — no more, no less — made possible by a simplified and more efficient design. Most mechanical movements have at least twice as many parts; some have more than 600! 51 is the magic number (and Swatch’s lucky number, too).
- SISTEM51’s components are welded together to form a single assembly centred on a single screw. When Copernicus put the sun at the centre of the solar system, he changed the whole way we perceive and understand life. SISTEM51 is a Copernican idea in contemporary terms!
- SISTEM51 is a world first: it is the only mechanical movement ever made whose assembly is 100% automated. The high-tech escapement has no regulator; the rate is set at the factory with a laser, making the manual rate adjustments normally required by a mechanical watch unnecessary. The movement features a 90-hour power reserve.
Available at Swatch Retail stores across Canada • $165 • www.swatch.com