Ventura Men's W 11 R1 Sparc PX Steel Digital Watch


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  • The worlds first and only generator operated automatic digital watch
  • Time, date with 4-years automatic date
  • User-selectable 12 or 24h indication
  • Mvt. Ven_99, (no battery); stainless steel case
  • Water resistant to 99 feet (30 M): withstands rain and splashes of water, but not showering or submersion
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Product description

Ventura introduced the world’s first automatic digital watch sparc in the year 2000; the revolutionary movement caliber ven_99 has no battery; wristmovements engage a rotary mass to drive a micro-generator that produces the required electric energy. Hannes wettstein was commissioned to give this technology a face; his sparc px is a reverence to the very first ventura timepiece «watch flemming bo hansen» created in 1989, now part of the permanent design collection of the museum of modern art new york and numerous other museum-collections. Following the philosophy of «watch», the sparc excels by its simplicity, showing only time and date. The crown enables the setting like on any ordinary wristwatch and additionally activates the micro generator.

Ventura Watches

Among high-end watch connoisseurs, Ventura is well known for its mechanical chronometers made of hardened titanium.

Ever since its establishment in 1989, the Ventura collection always contained a digital element. This design attribute is epitomized by a digital watch design by Danish designer Flemming Bo Hansen, which has become a classic ever since it was added to the permanent design collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1990.

At the turn of the millennium, Ventura made a historic impact with its introduction of the world's first self-winding digital watch SPARC, still the only watch of its kind on the market. Ventura meanwhile specializes in the manufacture of sophisticated digital timepieces and has emerged as a market leader in this niche of Swiss-made luxury watches.

  • Package Dimensions: 7.9 x 5 x 2.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • ASIN: B006K9TWHW
  • Item model number: W 11 R1
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 27, 2012
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    Product specifications

    Watch Information
    Brand, Seller, or Collection Name Ventura
    Model number W 11 R1
    Part Number W 11 R1
    Item Shape rectangle
    Dial window material type Anti reflective sapphire
    Display Type Digital
    Clasp Fold-Over Clasp with Double Push-Button Safety
    Case material Stainless steel
    Case diameter 32 millimeters
    Case Thickness 10 millimeters
    Band Material Rubber
    Band length Men's Standard
    Band width 24 millimeters
    Band Color Black
    Dial color Black
    Bezel material Stainless steel
    Bezel function 24 hour time display
    Calendar Perpetual calendar
    Movement Automatic self wind
    Water resistant depth 99 Feet

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