RARE 60 MADE SWISS ARMY PLATINUM LEGACY POWER RESERVE VICTORINOXDE MARCHE PLATINE!
At 95% PurePlatinum, one of the rarest precious metals on earth, this exceedingly rare VictorinoxSwiss Army Legacy Reserve de Marche Platine watch has a very wearable 43mm solidPlatinum case with beautiful black accents, Automatic Caliber ValgrangesA07.161 movement, power reserve indicator, date, 46 hour power reserve, is waterresistant to 100M, sapphire crystal with three specialized anti-glare coatings,oversized exhibition case back, detailed skeletonized dial with PVD finish, allon a beautiful suede leather strap with tang buckle. The model number is 251086or V.251086. Original list price was $19,500and production was limited to 60 made worldwide EVER! You’ll never see another hit the open market as Ihave found from research the 60 manufactured were primarily reserved for VSAExecutives, with only a handful hitting the open market.
The timepiece is in outstanding condition with only aminiscule sign of wear. The case sides have no scratches. The inserts on thecase, as well as the bezel, are in great condition. The case with movementweighs 141 grams, the majority of which is comprised of precious metal. By theway, check the prices of platinum and the watches precious alone will pay for itselfover time given appreciation!
The crystal has no chips or scratches and theanti-reflective coating is perfect. Both the leather band and original rubberstrap are in like new condition with no marks and the buckle has no scratches.It is in fantastic shape and you will be the only one with this watch anywhereas I have only ever seen one other comparable listing years ago and it wasunfortunately not well cared for.
As to the history of this white unicorn, every now and thena brand does something unexpected by reaching far outside of their comfort zoneto create a product that is unlike anything they made before or since. Thisresulted in the enigma that became the Legacy Reserve de Marche Platine byVictorinox in 2006 and that mystique continues until today for avidcollectors. By the way, in plain Englishthat means Legacy Power Reserve in platinum.
It is by far the rarest Swiss Army watch ever made, but notjust in terms of limited numbers of just 60 produced. Instead, rarity in termsof price, exclusivity and precious materials. The platinum is roughly 270%denser than steel and 160% denser than gold. That means two similarly sizedwatch cases rendered in those different metals will weigh different amounts andcertainly have varying costs associated with the precious metal content.Platinum costs about $1550 per ounce today. The use of platinum for the casewas probably the leading factor in its stratospheric price tag of $19,500 backin 2006.
But, the platinum costs alone do not tell the whole story,and honestly neither is Swiss Army. There are minuscule amounts of informationabout this watch on the Internet… and any references to the model all say thesame thing. Here is a synopsis:
- The 43mm case is made of platinum
- The lugs, bezel and crown guards areblack rubber to protect this investment
- It comes with a black rubber strapand a brown leather strap
- There is a significant amount of decorationon the custom Valgranges A07 movement
- It has a blued 46-hour power reserveindicator
- It has an anti-reflective triplecoated sapphire crystal and oversized case back
The dial also has a very intriguing and unique multi-layerdesign with a precision, machined swirling effect. The outer bezel is compriseda thin rubberized frame that surrounds a clockwise, date moving Arabic numeraltrack. The numerals are applied and deeply filled with white lume. The date isa frameless cutout at the 4:00 position. This treatment has never beenaccomplished before on a Swiss Armywatch.
Inward, the dial opens to thin air revealing gears,pearlage, geneve stripes and blued screws. The familiar 24-hour military scale, power reserve, and logo text isprinted on the underside of the triple sandwiched sapphire crystal. Thesefeatures float over the skeletonized dial and are the first and only time that Swiss Army used this sophisticated multilayered glass printing technique.
The hour, minute and seconds hands are brushed and the powerreserve hand is again made in blued steel. The shield logo is a highly precision-cut,independently functioning part of the movement. Swiss Army designers seemed to apply a multitude of high tech processesto make this limited edition watch memorable and one of a kind.
The case is also beautifully brushed, which is a sportiertreatment than a mirror polish.
The accompanying watch (sport) rubber band has a brushedstainless steel tang buckle. It is signed with the Victorinox shield logoengraved on the buckle and embossed on the rubber itself as a 3-dimensionalrelief. This strap will keep the watchsnuggly positioned on the wrist for more adventurous journeys, making it acomfortable wearing watch despite the heft of platinum.
In addition, the watch features an oversized edge-to-edgedisplay window that allows the onlooker to see the entire back of theValgranges A07.161 automatic movement. This caliber is specifically designedfor larger watches. The case is stamped with PL 950, which again indicates thatit is made from 95% platinum. The other 5% is comprised of other alloys.Platinum is a very dense and heavy material and this particular watch weighs inat 141 grams.
Price becomes a bigfactor when one considers the vast field of luxury watches with moreprestigious names like Rolex, Patek Philippe, Cartier, Breitling, Omega and awhole bunch more. However, this is a great way for a watch enthusiast to enterinto the world of platinum timepieces without the enormous markup theaforementioned brands carry. Search google for platinum men’s watches and the pricesthose brands are commanding is astronomical by comparison and borderline crazy! You’ll quickly realize this VSA is thebargain of a lifetime!
Coming full circle, themovement is good for about 46 hours before it needs winding. The spinning watchrotor keeps the mainspring wound up as the owner wears it and the power gaugeshows how much potential energy is stored by the mainspring, a relativelyunique VSA feature. If the watch’s power gauge shows “low power” with theneedle pointing to the left, simply wind the watch, or wear it on your wristfor a while. The gauge’s needle will creep rightward in an arc as themainspring is wound.
All in all a Super ExoticLuxury Watch at an exceedingly modest price. Don’t let this opportunity of a lifetime pass you by, and again you’llnever see another hit the open market!!!
Ref. No. 241086 Gender Men Shape Round Case Material Platinum and black rubber Case Size 43 mm Crystal Sapphire Bracelet/Strap Black rubber strap Dial Black PVD Movement Valgranges A07.161 Shock-Proofing No Bezel Fixed Calendar Yes Chronograph No Moon Phase Indicator No Dual Time/World Time No Alarm No Display Analog Water-Resistance 100 meters (330 feet) Altimeter-Depth Meter No Power Reserve 46 hours Assembly Swiss Style Price Super luxury watch
NOTE: I will consider shipping internationally, butplease contact me in advance for a shipping estimate. Also, free shipping only applies to CONUS. Again, will ship outside CONUS but pleasecontact me in advance for an estimate. Thank you.
Asking $6995 ShippedCONUS, OBO. Please email: [email protected]. Many references and high dollar transactions,with 14+ years on ebay and 100% feedback!!!
No interest in tradesat this time, thank you.