With Vianney Halter combined Certificate of Authenticity and operating manual, setting pin, original fitted wooden presentation box with electrical winding facility, glazed porthole with riveted metal bezel to the front, outer packaging.
Antiqua, Vianney Halter's very first model and first model of his "Future Antérieur" or "Future Past" collection, debuted at the Basel Watch Fair in 1998, its style best described as a "relic of the future". The "Antiqua" is characterized by the display of the various functions through riveted portholes, resembling watches that one might imagine on Captain Nemo's wrist while commanding the Nautilus, or worn by H.G. Wells when returning from one of his trips through time.
The heart of the Antiqua is the calibre VH198, a perpetual calendar movement developed in-house with Halter's patented "Mysterious" oscillating weight. To ensure an unhindered view of the movement, Vianney Halter developed his so-called "mysterious mass" rotor, hidden behind a peripheral ring with no apparent link to the rotor.
The platinum cased Antiqua is fitted with a gold dial, the case is composed of nearly 100 parts, the rivets are in solid gold, contributing to the very distinctive style of the model. The dials are hand-engraved, making each watch unique. The Antiqua requires approximately 900 hours to be completed.