ASE Movements

The ASE caliber (Automatic Schwarz Etienne) is a self-winding mechanical movement distinguished by a patented modular main plate designed to accommodate an additional barrel (MSE - manual version) or a module with a micro-rotor (ASE - automatic version). Compensating for its reduced diameter, the off-centre oscillating weight is thicker than that on a traditional movement. This ensures excellent winding efficiency. Its variable inertia balance guarantees precision and regularity of operation. Its structure is characterized by a splendid construction formed of six bridges. The properties of the ASE caliber make it an excellent base movement to accommodate various complications.

Schwarz-EtienneSchwarz-Etienne

ASE 100.00

Specifications

Caliber

ASE 100.00

Type

Manufactured automatic movement with micro rotor

Functions

Hours, minutes
Small second at 6 o'clock

Technical characteristics

Stop second
Micro-rotor

Diameter

30.40 mm (13 ¼’’’)

Thickness

5.35 mm

Diameter of casing

30.00 mm

Decoration

Main plate : fine sandblasted
Mobiles (wheels): circular graining
Steel components: satin finishing and sunray
Micro-rotor: Schwarz Etienne logo - lacquered and snailing
Screws: polished

Bridges

Hand bevelling
Côtes de Genève

Frequency

3 Hz (21'600 Alt/h)

Balance wheel

Free sprung variable-inertia balance wheel, manufactured in-house incorporating the marque’s SE logo

Spiral

Phillips flat spiral terminal coil manufactured by E2O

Power reserve

96 hours

Components

230

Jewels

38

Additional information

With the caliber ASE100.00, the space of one of the two barrels of the caliber MSE100.00 is used to house a micro-rotor. Integrated into the movement volume (without additional thickness), the latter ensures automatic winding. Unlike traditional oscillating weights, the micro-rotor also offers an impeded view on the mechanism.

Schwarz-EtienneSchwarz-Etienne

ASE 120.00

Specifications

Caliber

ASE 120.00

Type

Manufactured automatic movement with micro rotor

Functions

Hours, minutes
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Central GMT

Technical characteristics

Stop second
Micro-rotor

Diameter

30.40 mm (13 ¼’’’)

Thickness

5.35 mm

Diameter of casing

30.00 mm

Decoration

Main plate : fine sandblasted
Mobiles (wheels): circular graining
Steel components: satin finishing and sunray
Micro-rotor: Schwarz Etienne logo - lacquered and snailing
Screws: polished

Bridges

Hand bevelling
Côtes de Genève

Frequency

3 Hz (21'600 Alt/h)

Balance wheel

Free sprung variable-inertia balance wheel, manufactured in-house incorporating the marque’s SE logo

Spiral

Phillips flat spiral terminal coil manufactured by E2O

Power reserve

96 hours

Components

213

Jewels

34

Additional information

The ASE120.00 caliber is a variant of the micro-rotor ASE100.00 movement. It incorporates the indication of a second time zone over 24 hours via a third central hand.

Additional information

Schwarz-Etienne

Entirely manufactured in-house, including the hairspring, the balance wheel features an exclusive design feature. On balancing it draws the brand’s SE initials.