ASE Movements - Schwarz-Etienne

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

Manufacture automatic movement with micro-rotor

Functions

hours, minutes
small second at 6 o'clock

Technical characteristics

stop second
micro-rotor at 9 o’clock

Diameter

30.40 mm (13 ¼’’’)

Thickness

5.35 mm

Diameter of casing

30.00 mm

Decoration

Main plate : sandblasted (fine)
Mobiles (wheels): circular grained
Steel components: satin finished with sunray decoration
Micro-rotor: lacquered and snail motif
Screws: polished

Bridges

hand bevelled and adorned with Côtes de Genève motif

Frequency

3 Hz (21'600 Alt/h)

Balance wheel

variable-inertia balance, produced in-house

Spiral

hairspring with flat Philips terminal curve, produced by E20

Power reserve

86 hours

Components

230

Jewels

38

Additional information

With the caliber ASE 100.00, 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

Manufacture automatic movement with micro-rotor

Functions

hours, minutes
small seconds at 6 o’clock
central GMT

Technical characteristics

stop seconds, micro-rotor at 9 o’clock

Diameter

30.40 mm (13 ¼’’’)

Thickness

5.35 mm

Diameter of casing

30.00 mm

Decoration

Main plate : sandblasted (fine)
Mobiles (wheels): circular graining
Steel components: satin finished with sunray decoration
Micro-rotor: lacquered and snail motif
Screws: polished

Bridges

hand bevelled and adorned with Côtes de Genève motif

Frequency

3 Hz (21'600 Alt/h)

Balance wheel

variable-inertia balance, produced in-house

Spiral

hairspring with flat Philips terminal curve, produced by E20

Power reserve

86 hours

Components

213

Jewels

34

ASE 200.00

Specifications

Caliber

ASE 200.00

Type

Manufacture automatic movement with micro-rotor

Functions

hours and minutes
animated seconds display

Technical characteristics

stop seconds, micro-rotor at 9 o’clock

Diameter

30.40 mm (13 ¼’’’)

Thickness

5.35 mm

Diameter of casing

30.00 mm

Decoration

Main plate : sandblasted (fine)
Mobiles: circular grained with 4N gold treatment
Steel components: satin finished with sunray decoration
Micro-rotor: lacquered and snail motif
Screws: polished

Bridges

bridges adorned with rayonnantes. The balance bridge is embellished with a sunray motif emanating from the balance wheel.

Frequency

3 Hz (21'600 Alt/h)

Balance wheel

Balance wheel with fixed inertia, manufactured in-house

Spiral

hairspring with flat Philips terminal curve, produced by E20

Power reserve

86 hours

Components

198

Jewels

33

ASE 200.00 Roma Synergy

Specifications

Caliber

ASE 200.00

Type

Automatic movement with micro-rotor

Functions

Hours and 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

Traditional hand guilloché emanating from the balance wheel, made by Les Ateliers Kari Voutilainen.
Diamond drops and snailing on the ratchet wheel made by Les Ateliers. Kari Voutilainen.
5N 18ct red gold applique made by Les Ateliers Kari Voutilainen.
Micro-rotor decorated by Les Ateliers Kari Voutilainen.

Bridges

Hand bevelling and straight-grained flanks.
Hand bevelling and black polished steel.

Frequency

3 Hz (21'600 Alt/h)

Balance wheel

Balance wheel with fixed inertia, manufactured in-house

Spiral

Phillips flat spiral terminal coil manufactured by E2O

Power reserve

86 hours

Components

198

Jewels

33