The 4N-MVT01/D01/4² model is the first watch released by the brand. Limited to 16 pieces, this emblematic model symbolises the advantages which characterise 4N. While the display and movement are of a mechanical style, the design of the case and details counterbalance the masculine structure of the watch, with flowing lines and marks creating a generous silhouette.
MVT01 is characterised by a manufacturer movement, with a manual winding mechanism and a 12-hour digital display. It is based on a clever configuration of discs rotating in discontinuous mode. Three discs sub-assemblies, made of aluminium or titanium alloys and held in carbon cage structures, are activated to reveal the time on a display which changes as each minute passes (4 discs for the hour, 5 for the minutes and 1 for the tens of minutes). The mechanism uses a constant-force jump system which guarantees minimum energy consumption, regardless of the winding tension.
The patented model solves a number of technical challenges. The original size of the digits (5.5mm) reveals a demanding mechanical design based on a fully manual production process. The movement is the fruit of a complex setting of the disc mechanism, designed to solve problems of equilibrium, inertia and friction in order to obtain optimal movement and consume as little energy as possible. These operational specifications justify the specific materials chosen for their lightness and perfect mechanical performance – carbon, aluminium and titanium.
This model will be available in 18-carat white gold and platinum versions. The dial, covered by a sapphire glass front, frames the bright orange figures. Sapphire glass at the bottom of the case reveals the subtleties of the mechanical movement. The strap, which is available in a range of noble materials, is mounted on the case by an automatic fastening system and its length can be adjusted as necessary. In addition, the model has an easy time setting system which enables the hours to be set independently of the minutes. (source-the watch quote)