Introduced at the 2016 Baselworld expo Armand Nicolet marked ten years of their Original Historic Movement (O.H.M.) series with the superb L16. Celebrating important movements from a bygone era in contemporary style the L16 embodies the skills and values of traditional Swiss watchmaking.

Within its elegant confines beats a rare old mechanical heart which was manufactured in 1953, and one of a small batch of recovered FHF movements; each one of the 299 examples having been faithfully restored, refinished and reassembled by the watchmaker's hand in Tramelan.

The fabulous part-skeletonised and guilloché decorated dial offers glimpses of the movement beneath and the balance twirls purposefully, while the adjacent small seconds obeys its command.

Manufactured to exacting standards, with meticulous detailing and beautiful aesthetics, the Armand Nicolet L16 (O.H.M.) is a fine home for a little piece of watchmaking history.