Introducing the Pelton Sector Nickel Silver LE, with an American-Made Case and Dial

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This Fall, we introduced Pelton Watches to our readers with a hands-on review of the Sector and a podcast interview with Deni Mesanovic, Pelton’s founder and maker. Deni is a young, ambitious entrepreneur working out of Detroit where he operates a number of new- and old- school metalworking machines to produce many parts in-house, chief among them cases. While “assembled in the USA” is still the honest and legal description, Pelton can proudly boast “made in the USA” for more parts than most smaller brands—including the only bracelet that’s entirely made from scratch in this country.

With the Sector Nickel Silver Limited Edition, Pelton can now add dials to their list of US-made parts. The relatively complicated sector dial is German Silver, an alloy of copper, nickel, and zinc with a soft, warm hue. Combining CNC machining, bead blasting, heat, laser etching and brushing—all of which Deni does himself in Detroit—each dial takes around six hours to complete. The extensive labor may explain why Deni is limiting this edition to just twenty pieces.

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You can read more about the Pelton Sector in our aforementioned hands-on review, but a quick summary is that this is a 40-millimeter time-only watch with an ETA 2824-2 movement. That movement is modified to remove the date-setting position (quite rare from even larger brands), and Deni regulates the movement to run within +4 / -4 seconds per day.

In my interview with Deni, I teasingly pushed him to commit to making an in-house movement, which he agreed to do with more sincerity than I had anticipated. With this new in-house dial, cases, and that 131-piece bracelet under his belt, I’m starting to wonder if Deni is on a faster track to making an entire watch in-house than I had thought possible.The Sector Nickel Silver Limited Edition is available for pre-order now and will be shipping at the end of January. The price is $1,749. Pelton

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At age 7 Allen fell in love with a Timex boy's dive watch his parents gave him, and he's taken comfort in wearing a watch ever since. Allen is especially curious about digital technology having inspired a revival of analog technology, long-lasting handmade goods, and classic fashion. He lives in a one-room schoolhouse in The Hudson Valley with his partner and two orange cats.
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