Cuprum 479

A unique and precious combination of elements to reveal a forgotten legend. An eternal copper inspired by millennial traditions.

Cuprum 479, inspired by lore

Cuprum 479, inspired by millennial traditions
Copper is one of Man’s oldest metal. Adopted by civilizations since time immemorial, from Ancient Egypt to Roman Empire and still nowadays. Copper, across cultures, has the reputation to promote positive benefits on the organisms and to soothe different kinds of pains. Inspired by its utilization through centuries of history, the Alchemists captured its essence.

While brass served watchmaking for centuries, Cuprum 479 is a new alloy, mainly composed of copper and gold, which could very well be its contemporary successor. Perfectly stable, more durable all while retaining all of copper’s original properties.

The Alchemists are thus at the origin of the birth of an eternal copper, a new alloy which primary usage is watchmaking. Perfectly adapted to all watchmaking applications, from the creation of parts in the manufacture to their perfect hand-finishing by Alchemists’ watchmakers.

Cuprum 479, an innovative alloy

The recipe to this extraordinary alloy is Alchemists’ secret, it does not require any surface treatment and its unique stability allows it to subtract itself from all galvanizing processes. Its purity is naturally imparted to the timepieces and their movements.

It thus falls within the lineage of vintage nickel silver and steel calibres, ideal for watchmakers who always work with pure materials. In addition, Cuprum 479 can be machined to the smallest tolerances before being polished and finished by hand. A process following traditional horological art’s most demanding methods.

Cuprum 479 is a pure, noble and immortal material. As a horological alloy, it will always be the watchmaker’s joy to be able to give its youth back Alchemists timepieces, even centuries from now.

Mechanical Healing

Cuprum 479 is part of the roots of the horological application of the Alchemists’ philosophy: Mechanical Healing. This proprietary alloy is a cornerstone of their DNA and will only exist through their timepieces.

A noble eternal copper

Usually, the ébauches – bridges and bottom plates – even in Haute Horlogerie, are often made from brass or nickel silver). Cuprum 479 being a 9 carats alloy, it participates even more to the value of Alchemists’ creations. To this day, the components which creation is ensured in Cuprum 479 are the case, bottom plate, crown, pin buckle, hours, minutes and seconds hands, dials’ bases and the majority of bridges.

Reveal what has been forgotten.

For the first time, a timepieces collection has been imagined around the association of traditional horological art’ know-how and a different approach to one’s relation to time and to a very exclusive and confidential production. Discover Alchemists’ Horological Trilogy.

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