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Rotating bezel

The repeater, in its various forms, is a venerable complication that dates back to the late 17th century. Until now, however, the mechanism known as a slide or push-piece, which starts (or blocks) the release of the gong on a watch with a striking-mechanism, has always been placed on the opposite side of the dial from the winding mechanism.

 

It was in 1991, on his eponymous model (a minute-repeater with perpetual calendar), that Antoine Preziuso inaugurated a repea-ting-slide system using a rotating bezel .

 

Since then this design (patented that same year) has been used for repeater models by some of the world’s most prestigious watch brands.

 

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