Botanica

The Independent & Pioneering Spirit of Botanica is Revealed Through the Striking Combination of its 18k Yellow Gold Case, Black Dial & Black Alligator Strap.

£9,900.00

Inspired by the eternal elegance of the city of Oxford, where Max Van Brauge began his professional career as a watchmaker, The Oxford Collection of Gentlemen’s watches expresses the same qualities as this historic city. Authenticity. Style. Sophistication. Quality. Timeless perfection crafted in a modern spirit.

Each watch in The Oxford Collection takes its name from a different Gin, reflecting a similar subtlety, versatility and classic sophistication as its namesake.

Straps

Fitted VB-Botanica black Everglade Alligator strap with matching black stitching and quick release spring bars. The watch also comes with a second strap in black leather with off white stitching. Each strap is fitted with its own custom made 20.00 mm pin buckle.

All Van Brauge are shipped free of charge at no extra cost to you. All watches are shipped from the country where the order has been made therefore there is no import tax.

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International 4 year Warranty

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Features

Case

All polished 43.00 mm case made from 18 Karat Solid Gold with 22.00 mm lugs. The case thickness is 13mm. The case has a screw in tube and a waterproof enamel crown.

Anti-Shock Movement Holder

Each movement is suspended in a Metallocene Butadiene Rubber (MBR) ring which is fitted around the mu-metal Faraday cage movement ring to protect it from excessive external case shocks.

Faraday Cage

Each movement is suspended in a ring of mu-metal which helps protect it from excessive magnetic forces.

Case Back

All polished 42.00 mm case back made from 316L stainless steel fitted with a double curved sapphire crystal with three layers of anti - reflective coating. The case back is screw down with hidden access.

Crystal

The case is fitted with a double curved sapphire scratch resistant crystal with 3 layers of anti-reflective coating on both sides.

Water Resistance

Each case is tested to 120 ATM, 120 meters and is rated at 10 ATM, 100 meters.

Dial & Hands

Hydraulically stamped double curved black dial with white printing and applied Gold coloured indexes with super lumi C1 hour indications. Gold coloured hands with applied super lumi C1.

Movement

Modified 11 ½ linge VB - 24A automatic with 26 jewels with perlage finishing and blue screws, Glucydur balance, Anachron balance spring, Nivaflex 1 mainspring, 28,800 bph, 38-hour power reserve and skeletonized decorated rotor. Black date disc with gold printing.

Rating

Every movement is tested to chronometer standard and supplied with a rating certificate.

Function

Hours, Minutes and Second with a calendar date window at the 3 O'clock position.

VB - Botanica Case Construction

We have designed the VB - Botanica case specifically to protect the Swiss Movement at its heart. You can also see from the exploded case diagram the case has more than meets the eye.

The diagram shows the detail of each component. The case back, case body and the internal Faraday Cage and shock system all have four different components each.

VB - Botanica

The VB - Botanica is fitted with a black Everglade Alligator strap with matching black stitching and quick release spring bars. The watch also comes with a second strap in black leather with off white stitching. Each strap is fitted with its own custom made 20.00 mm pin buckle.

Your watch is shipped to you in a beautiful hand made luxury hand stitched calf leather watch & jewellery suit case with the extra straps and buckle, luxury polishing cloth and your warranty booklet. The suit case measures 36 x 12 x 18 cm and sits beautifully on a shelf.

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