American Watchmaking

The Pelton Sector Limited Edition Watch Features a Striking, Hand-Made Dial

December 17, 2018 Watches By

Pelton Watches founder Deni Mesanovic is no stranger to manufacturing and designing products in-house — in a previous life he crafted ribbon microphones for the pro audio industry, in which he dealt with tolerances smaller than the width of a human hair. He pivoted away from pro audio and into watches in 2016 and has been crafting timepieces ever since, making many of the components himself, in-house.

Mesanovic’s newest offering is the Sector Nickel Silver Limited Edition, a run of 20 pieces. Building on his popular Sector watch (which features, as you may have guessed, an attractive sector dial), the Limited Edition features an in-house crafted dial made from nickel silver (aka German silver), an alloy of copper, nickel and zinc. The process for crafting these dials is incredibly labor-intensive and involves CNC machining, bead blasting, heat treatment, laser etching and a hand-applied brush finish, all of which takes about 6 hours per dial. This is Mesanovic’s first in-house dial and the beginning of his efforts to bring all dial manufacturing in-house.

The 40mm case on the LE (like the cases on all Pelton watches) is machined and hand-finished by Mesanovic in-house, who also assembles the watches and regulates the movements. It features a fully brushed surface, the signature Pelton decagonal screw-down crown in a bead-blasted finish and 100 meters of water resistance. A Swiss-made ETA top-grade 2824-2 automatic movement modified to a time-only display and regulated to six positions for chronometer accuracy rounds out the feature set. The watch ships on the customer’s choice of hand-made leather straps in various colors featuring Pelton’s signature hidden-style deployant clasp.

The LE, which sells for a pre-order price of $1,749, comes with a 2-year warranty and will ship at the end of January. If you’d like to hear more about Deni Mesanovic’s journey and Pelton Watches in general, we’d highly recommend checking out this episode of the Worn & Wound podcast featuring him and his company.

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