Advertisement: ARRI DoP*1 Limited Edition — The Cinematographer’s Watch

ARRI DoP-1 watchThere are countless wristwatches on the market catering to specialty technical fields, such as aviation, diving, race-car driving and engineering, but none that had ever been specifically designed for professional photographers, and offering a countdown-to-zero function.

With this in mind, ARRI asked the well-known German cinematographer Tom Fährmann (Das Wunder von Bern, Die Päpstin) to conceptualize a watch that would meet the requirements of his own peer group.

The result is truly impressive: the DoP*1. In thinking about the kind of timepiece a cinematographer might value, Fährmann was mindful of those all-too-frequent occasions on set when unforeseen circumstances mean the task at hand must be put on hold. For situations such as these, the DoP*1 features a special bezel timer: once set, the minute hand counts down the remaining time to zero. You can fix the timeframe at your disposal to carry out a second job while waiting to go back to the original task, checking at a glance whether or not the pre-set time is up.

In addition, the DoP*1 exemplifies the reliability and durability that results from traditional workmanship. Inside is a fully mechanical automatic movement, with calendar indication, from Swiss manufacturer ETA; outside is a shock-resistant, low-reflective, black PVD-coated steel case that is water-resistant to 200 meters. A scratch-proof, ultra-hard sapphire crystal and a black rubber strap complete the armor of a tool that is tough enough to withstand the demanding physical rigors of a film set.

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ARRI DoP watch

About the Watchmaker: The DoP*1 is manufactured by Roland Kemmner, a renowned German watchmaker based in the Black Forest. His exquisite timepieces, made in low quantities using traditional craftsmanship and the highest quality materials, are held in high esteem by experts.

Technical Details:

• Automatic Swiss movement ETA 2824-2 elaboré
• Countdown-to-zero bezel timer feature
• PVD-coated steel case
• Water-resistant to 200 meters
• Ultra-hard, scratch-proof sapphire crystal
• Watch dial with mineral hardness of 9 on the Mohs scale
• Hands filled with Super-LumiNova
• Sturdy, water-resistant rubber strap
• Calendar indication
• Limited edition 500

Diameter of case (without screw-down crown): 42 mm
Height: 9.8 mm
Diameter of crown: 7.5 mm
Diameter of bezel: 3.4 mm
Weight of watch: 122 g

The Arnold & Richter DoP*1 is now available in a limited edition of 500 pieces, exclusively from ARRI.

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  1. Nick Parker

    Never mind photographers: What a brilliant watch for keeping an eye on your parking meter.

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