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.