Molnar Fabry’s signature skeletonized movements and dials will catch your eye this season once again!
The now famous Michal Molnar and Igor Fabry joined forces to pursue their passion for haute horology after their then successful careers in jewelry-making. The Molnar Fabry brand has since been famous for its unique, mostly handmade and often richly engraved watches. Its newest edition the Molnar Fabry White Lotus Rattrapante chronograph watch includes all the brand’s signature features. What makes it unique though is its heavily modified vintage pocket watch movement.
The interface/outlook/presentation of the watch comprises of a handmade 45.8mm stainless steel case, a skeletonized silver dial with handmade blued steel hands below a sapphire crystal, rattrapante and the brand’s logo displayed at the 12 o’clock mark. As you can gather from this description, the aesthetics of Molnar Fabry White Lotus Rattrapante chronograph watch are intricate and elegant but what is really meant to be looked at in this watch is its rattrap ante movement.
A chronograph sometimes called a double chronograph or split-seconds chronograph uses two seconds hands that start together and can then be stopped separately, allowing the timing of two events. For this particular timepiece, Molnar Fabry has chosen an old C.L. Guinand rattrapante chronograph movement from circa 1930.
This watch’s hand-wound, Swiss-made movement contains 17 jewels and operates at 18,000bph (2.5Hz) with a main plate and bridges plated with pink gold, hand-embellished by Molnar Fabry using the “banknote technique.”
Molnar Fabry’s specialty is in modifying, skeletonizing, and hand-engraving third-party movements in creative ways. The movements they use for other collections are typically either Unitas or ETA modified beyond recognition.
The Molnar Fabry White Lotus Rattrapante is paired with a genuine alligator leather strap handmade by ABP Paris with a stainless steel deployant that is also hand-engraved. This timepiece, priced at €42,000 ($45,240) is ideal for someone with an affinity for vintage watch movements and the history they carry, combined with an appreciation of skeletonized dials and fine engraving.
Source: A Blog To Watch