Watch of the week Andreas Strehler Sauterelle à lune perpétuelle watch

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Independent master watchmaker Andreas Strehler has produced watches since 1995. He has been a hired hand at some of the most astonishing projects in recent Haute Horlogerie, including the creation of timepieces like the Harry Winston Opus 7, Maîtres du Temps Chapter Three and H. Moser & Cie Perpetual 1. Andreas Strehler is a go-to master of all fields of watch manufacturing, that is why we choose to look at some of his masterpieces. The watch we will get familiar with today has the Guinness World Record for most accurate moon phase indicator built in a wristwatch.

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The Andreas Strehler Sauterelle à lune perpétuelle watch released in 2013 and has since 2014 held the World Record for most accurate moon phase indicator wristwatch. To be precise the lunar phase tracking is accurate for the next 2 million 45 thousand years. It is fair to say such an impressive timepiece featuring an astronomical complication is expected to take up most of the wrist width, however, the watch fits comfortably under a shirt with a case diameter of 41 mm and a height of under 10 mm.

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The Calibre Sauterelle Lune 2M hand winding movement powers the watch. The movement consists of 162 parts, 25 jewels, beating at a frequency of 3 HZ / 21 600 A/h (ampere hour). Visible through the case back crystal this hand polished in-house movement is just as beautiful as the intricate dial work.

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The Sauterelle à lune perpétuelle comes in two variations: 18 K Red Gold or Platinum.

The price is approximately € 86 000 for the gold version (CHF 98 000 excluding VAT). 

The price is approximately € 99 000 for the platinum version (CHF 113 000 excluding VAT).