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Capturing the Cosmos with the Holthinrichs Deconstructed Aventurine & Meteorite

The first expansion of the innovative Deconstructed collection.

| By Robin Nooy | 3 min read |

Dutch 3D-print watchmaking pioneer Michiel Holthinrichs has moved his watchmaking vision in a new direction with the Deconstructed, which we showed you earlier in the year. This mighty impressive creation had a distinct SciFi exoskeleton vibe, and Holthinrichs Watches now expands the line with two more space-themed watches. Capturing the cosmos with each of the two, one comes with a blue Aventurine dial, while the other has a genuine piece of Muonionalusta meteorite for a dial. This expansion of the Deconstructed line touches on all aspects of space: a starry galaxy far, far away, a piece of space rock from a distant planet perhaps, and a Giger-esque spectacle pushing the ethos of 3D-printed design to its limit.

We said it before, and we’ll say it again: the Holthinrichs Deconstructed is unlike any other watch you’ve ever seen. Whether you like it or not, it’s a hugely expressive and original creation. These new iterations tone down on the visual splendour a bit but are as enticing and captivating as everything else coming from the Delft atelier. It uses the same openworked, or rather open-printed case design of the Deconstructed, with sculpted hollow lugs and a recessed caseband carrying the brand’s logo and the creator’s signature. Sizewise, they also tick the same boxes: 39mm across, 9.85mm in height (including the crystal) and 47mm from lug to lug.

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Things take a different direction for the dial, though, which no longer exposes the manual-wound movement underneath (or at least far less of it). The blue Aventurine dial replicates a starry sky or perhaps a glimpse of a galaxy lightyears away. The iron-nickel Meteorite dial expresses itself with its intricate Widmanstätten pattern of interlacing traces of kamacite and taenite. Both have hand-applied and finished baton hour markers, with stainless steel hands that are brushed on top and a hand-applied bevelled edge. The Meteorite takes it a step further by incorporating an open, small seconds sub-dial.

Ticking away underneath these dials is the HW-M01 manually wound movement, partially developed and constructed in-house (50% of it!). The construction is based on the Peseux 7001, but much has been done to make it stand out and match the intricate exterior. The openworked movement has hand-finished bridges and plates, with anglage, cerclage on the gears, a polished click-and-click spring, screw heads and countersinks. The Meteorite version also gets a special scraping technique applied to the top surfaces of the bridges to mimic the pattern of the meteorite dial. It runs at a rate of 21,600vph and has a power reserve of 42 hours.

The new Aventurine and Meteorite members of the Deconstructed line come on different straps, matching their dial themes. The Deconstructed Aventurine comes on a handmade alligator leather strap with a patina finish, while the Deconstructed Meteorite comes on an integrated rubber strap in anthracite, orange, blue or green. Both strap options are fitted with a Holthinrichs signed 3D printed pin buckle. The watches retail for EUR 16,900 for the Aventurine and EUR 18,800 for the Meteorite, and each is limited to a production run of just 20 pieces.

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