Ventura SPARC Sigma MGS
A small Swiss manufacturer bets on innovation
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NEW: SPARC Sigma MGS
Coming soon: The new SPARC Sigma MGS
At the Baselworld 2006, Ventura presented a concept-study of a “future timepiece”, wrongly purported by the media as “the new Ventura watch”. Ever since, the inquiries for the “Sigma MGS” persisted and we finally asked Designer Paolo Fancelli to consolidate the basic shape with the larger movements-dimensions; he ended up with a completely new, more modern and fresh design. For all those, for whom the SPARC MGS is too chiseled and angular, the new SPARC Sigma MGS with its refined soft, organic shape sets a distinct counterpoint. It is very comfortable to wear even on smaller wrists.
The limited Launch Edition
Traditionally, Ventura introduces a new model with a “Limited Launch Edition” of 50 pcs milled piece-by-piece with 5-axis CNC machines at very high cost, delivered ahead of the regular Series made with production tools and. Every piece is individually numbered and the cases are marked with a red Ventura “V”. The limited launch Edition of the SPARC Sigma MGS can be ordered as of now, shipping will start end of February 2013; it costs the same as the regular production models to be released in late April. Those ordering at an early stage will be able to choose their preferred serial number online
In Ventura's own MGS (Micro-Generator-System), the energy of an oscillating mass is first amplified by a mechanical gear and a spring, before being released to high-capacity generator.
This innovative concept of combining mechanical and solid-state systems is visualized by placing the MGS sidewise next to the time module and was first realized with SPARC MGS introduced a year ago.
This radically novel timepiece received numerous international design prizes such as the coveted Red Dot “best of the best” award 2012
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High functionality of the Ventura SPARC Sigma MGS
The SPARC Sigma MGS incorporates the EasySkroll® operating system, which allows the viewing and setting of all functions intuitively by means of a single scrolling barrel, very much like with a computer mouse; while a manual is supplied, it is largely dispensable. The powerful microprocessor is flash-programmable and permits individual updating of the current version v1.07. An intricate energy-management along with a motion detector automatically switches off the LC display whenever the watch is not in use, thus saving energy.
Ventura watches are known for their highly functional properties and for their extended longevity achieved with cases and bracelets made of scratch-resistant, tempered Durinox® stainless steel and the implementation of sapphire crystals.
The Ventura SPARC Sigma MGS is a product of high value
Ventura develops its own software and builds all its movements and modules in house; only selected, high-quality components are used and the assembly is carried out by specially trained craftsmen, each being responsible for an entire timepiece.
For this reason, this independent Swiss watch brand rightfully and confidently call itself a “Manufacture Electronique”.
Market introduction for the Ventura SPARC Sigma MGS
“Limited Launch Edition” pre-series 50 individually numbered pieces: February 2013
Regular Production: April 2013 (Baselworld)
Prices from CHF. 3'960 / € 3'750 / US$ 5'150
SPARC Sigma MGS - Technical Specifications
Automatic Digital Wristwatch,, Case and Bracelet: hardened Durinox®, two Sapphire crystals, water resistant 3 bar (30 m / 100 ft);
Mikro-Generator-System MGS® v11, MGS Power Management, manual and automatic power off, automatic sleep mode (LC display off, functions on), motion-sensor to monitor watch movements, automatic Backlight control to prevent over-use, Power Reserve: Automatic system shut-down after 50 hours of no motion, accumulator capacity ~45 days;
EasySkroll® 2.0 OS v 1.07;
VEN_10 digital module, LED backlight;
Time1 + Date1;
Time2 + Date2;
Alarm (automatically setting to T1 or T2);
100 Years Perpetual Calendar with Day (5 languages), Date, Month, Year, 12/24H format, 3 Date-formats;
Dimensions: height (6 ~ 12h) 56.30 mm x width (9 ~ 3h) 38.00 mm x thickness 8.90 mm / 12.20 mm
Weight: ca. 130 gr. (caoutchouc strap), 200 gr. (Durinox bracelet)