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Atlantic adds manufacture-refined movement models at the top end of its range

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Atlantic wants to demonstrate its high end watchmaking skills with the limited edition Worldmaster 1888 Luso.

1888 refers to the company’s founding year.

The Luso uses a manually wound 6497 base movement in a 44mm steel case presenting a sunburst dial in black or silver.

The dial is cut away at 8-o’clock to reveal part of the movement and a small second subdial sits at 6 o’clock.

Only 888 pieces will be made.

“It is with pride that we present a watch with a manufacture-refined movement for the first time in the history of our company. It was our intention to create a timepiece with an aura of nostalgia, a model that reflects our true value philosophy and lives up to our promise of an excellent price/performance ratio,” says Atlantic Watch CEO Jürg Bohne.

The watch will retail for CHF 1395 (£1127), considerably more than Atlantic’s core range of quartz watches, such as the new Seaway for men, that typically sell for less than £500.

The watches will be seen for the first time at this month’s Baselworld.

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