Hat tip to Grégory Pons of BusinessMontres.com
[EDITED Feb 18, 2011] When it comes to diving watches, there is very little information publicly available regarding one of the most remarkable Swiss case makers of all times. Located in Bassecourt, in the heart of Swiss Jura mountains, Ervin Piquerez S.A. used to produce and supply watch cases for the cream of the crop in watchmaking (amongst which IWC or Jaeger leCoultre). The company was dissolved in Summer 1988, but in its glorious years it did developed unique case constructions that would increase in water-resistance as the pressure around would increase.
Foroderelojes.es, one of Spain’s most popular watch forum, recently gave birth to a unique project. With the collaboration of watchmaker Pedro Izquierdo, some forumers will design and get produced a limited series of PleAmaR watches with a case that resembles the “compressor” iteration found on the Longines Legend Diver.
Price will be targeted between EUR 450 and 500. There were initial plans to release 101 pieces only, but due to the success of the idea, the list has been extended to 200 pieces.