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At Baselworld 2017, AB Aeterno launched its first chronograph series, and presented a preview of the new Ianus Chrono Collection. In Ancient Rome, Ianus was the divinity of beginnings and change, be it material or immaterial. In a lifestyle, which is sustainable and attentive to natural processes, one learns that each moment can mark a new beginning. Infinite changes, imperceptible or macroscopic, transform the environment and shape nature’s raw materials leaving its mark on each of them.

Among all these materials, wood best conserves these imprints in its characteristic grains, also visible in its different finishes, which were thoughtfully chosen, for the realization of the 42mm case, the quadrant with two chronograph counters and for the adjustable wristband.

The collection comprised of three models, each with its own personality defined by the type of woods chosen: Maple for the Acer model, Walnut for Nux and Black Sandalwood for Nitor. These woods have different technical and aesthetic differences, and historical and symbolic meanings equally dissimilar.

Maple lends itself well to watchmaking and is greatly appreciated for its warm tonalities; Walnut was beloved in Ancient Greece for its resistant nature and its unmistakable shades; Black Sandalwood, also known as golden brown, is the wood of luxury, with its strong and decisive character it is the protagonist of many legends of the ancient Orient.

Ianus is an undoubtedly evocative name. With its Italian origin it aims to hark back to one of the virtues that has always distinguished AB Aeterno’s philosophy: Made in Italy. The master Italian watchmakers confer the passion for their work into every individual watch: thus, each timepiece becomes the last and most precious piece of a story that speaks of tradition and professionalism. In this collection, the artisanal quality of Made in Italy meets the precision of the Japanese Quartz movement, ensuring the excellence of the final product. The Ianus Chrono Collection provokes the exploration of time.