With a sounding “Sonnerie au Passage”, the Bell Hora revives a pratically forgotten complication.
The Bell Hora model is reviving a practically forgotten complication – the “Sonnerie au passage”. Exactly on the hour, the watch produces a friendly chime, alerting the wearer to the passing of time without having to look at the dial. Different to church bells, the Bell Hora only strikes once and tells its wearer that a new hour has just begun, fully “en passant”.
A pusher above the crown ensures that the hour does not ring for the happy owner if it is not desired, as the chime of the Bell Hora can be simply switched off. A black marking shows at a glance whether the watch is going to chime on the hour or remain silent.
Great emphasis was placed on a high recognition value. The needle-shaped hand, the double-digit numerals, and the fine line index structure make sure of that. And that is perfectly true of the Bell Hora as well, despite the spiral-shaped geometry of the dial, which not only appears to comment on the flow of time, but provides an intuitive overview of the entire day at the same time.