New: Ba111od CHPTR_Δ AGIL

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Ba111od once again returns with another price busting new CHPTR_Δ AGIL (pronounced Chapter Delta Agil), in a limited edition of 111 numbered pieces.

Press release information with commentary in italics.

New: Ba111od CHPTR_Δ AGIL

This exclusive series of 111 numbered pieces of the CHPTR_Δ AGIL will be available on Thursday, February 15, at 11:10 AM CET, on the brand’s website:, on the Community App, or at one of the official points of sale, priced at CHF 2800. It’s worth highlighting the enthusiasm for this exceptional watch: the first 50 pieces, launched in 2023, sold out in less than four hours.


The CHPTR_Δ AGIL remains an intriguing watch as when the first CHPTR_Δ was released in 2023. Not only is the name CHPTR_Δ curious and unique (the Ba111od literature does not describe what is meant by AGIL, though we suspect it is derived from the French word “agile” of the same meaning in English), but way it shows time is also curious and unique. We saw the prototype last year, and the time indication is not only a fascinating spectacle, but a complication in its own right. See the video to appreciate the complication.

The hour chapter ring is not really a ring as such, but a triangular shape with concave curved sides. The hour hand is represented by a white ball with SuperLumiNova traverses the curved sides to indicate the hour. The triangular structure is hollowed out, and the remaining surface is in a matte steel with laser engraving. The structure is of a stainless steel construction with polished steel and 5N PVD. The minute indication is rather more conventional with the center pivoted minute hand showing the minutes on a track laid below the hour triangle. The main difference, other than colourway between the new AGIL and the regular collection Kairos, MDB. And as the B-ROK has a plate over the last third of the hour, the novelty follows the Kairos and MDB and shows the entire minute chapter ring under a glass plate.

The movement is a module complication with the hypocyclodial display developed by Olivier Mory of BCP Tourbillons (who also provide the movements for the Ba111od Chapter 4 Tourbillon) over a Soprod M100 base movement. Ba111od claims that the module is manufactured in their new facilities in-house, though the development and design is by Olivier. Thus, the module is exclusive to Ba111od.

But what is even more attractive is the pricing. Pitched at CHF 2.8k, this is a very reasonable ransom, we think. It is just a tad above the regular CHPTR_Δ which is not limited and is currently available priced at CHF 2.6k (released on pre-order at CHF 2.45k for the first 50 pieces).

Release details

The young watch brand BA111OD is pleased to announce the launch of the new model of its first manufacture complication, CHPTR_Δ AGIL (pronounced Chapter Delta Agil), in an exclusive version, issued in 111 numbered pieces, bringing an elegant play of light between the deep black of the case and the softness of the golden triangle. The fruit of a collaboration with the renowned La Chaux-de-Fonds watchmaker Olivier Mory, this revolutionary creation offers a new interpretation of time, combining a circular minute display with a hypocycloidal hour display, symbolized by a triangle in the foreground of the dial. This asymmetrical reading of time, inaugurated worldwide last year, transforms the reading of the time into a choreographic experience, capturing an alternative temporality that embodies the carrousel of life.

« A hymn to Time that counts»

The brand’s founder, Thomas Baillod, is proud to present BA111OD’s first manufacture complication. While the minute hand travels around the dial in the usual way, the hour is indicated by a small dot following a hypocycloidal path within a triangle, creating a non-linear experience of time. “I particularly appreciate this aspect. Besides being mesmerizing, it’s the symbolic aspect of life that fascinates me. Like those precious moments that last or slip away… the hour dot slows down and then speeds up again in a movement that appears irregular yet is perfectly calibrated and precise.”

A hypocycloidal reading of time

This project, initially imagined by the designer Diego Böttger-Zevallos, turns out to be complex to realize. Thomas Baillod takes on the challenge. To ensure its technical development and production, he once again calls upon the brilliant watchmaker Olivier Mory, who is already responsible for the paternity of the BA111OD Chapter 4 Tourbillon.

“There is hardly anything but the transcendent beauty of mathematics to obtain a triangle using only things that rotate in circles! And it is a discreet tribute to the several centuries-old use of the cycloid in watchmaking. Galileo, Newton, Huygens, Euler, Cantor or Roberval, to name but a handful, have all worked on the amazing properties of these curves,”

Olivier Mory

Rather than simply rotating a hand around a central axis, the movement was designed to “roll” a satellite hour wheel around a fixed central hour wheel. When a wheel is rotated around another wheel, the trajectory described by any point on this satellite wheel is a cycloid. There are several types of cycloids, some of which have particular trajectories, depending on the size ratio between the fixed wheel and the satellite wheel, as well as whether the satellite wheel rotates inside or outside the fixed wheel.

In this new chapter for BA1110D, the chosen cycloid is a deltoid (with a ratio of 1/3), and as a result, the trajectory described by the tip of the hour hand is… a triangle.

A particular shape highly appreciated by BA111OD is the triangle. With its three legs, this geometric shape that rises up represents direction and determination. It symbolizes stability and balance. This balance echoes the brand’s business model, which is based on three letters, BAC (Business → Afluendors → Clients), breaking with the linearity of traditional distribution (B2B, B2C). Even the name BA111OD incorporates the number 3, with its three 1’s. Conception, design, development, production, and assembly Swiss made: Between local collaborations and in-house work.

While very few watch brands have taken the step to develop their manufacture module, those who have done so are well-established and have already gained recognition. BA111OD stands out from the crowd. The young Neuchâtel-based brand has already embarked on this adventure, despite being founded just over 4 years ago, on 11.10.2019. However, according to its founder, this is a continuation of their philosophy, stating: “Since day one, BA111OD has been about a different way of looking at watchmaking. Today, we offer a new reading of time as well”.

Accustomed to highlighting the artisans with whom he develops his models, Thomas Baillod is no exception in this case. He pays tribute to Diego Böttger-Zevallos, the initial designer of this movement, with an engraving of Module 09310 on the dial, which, when read backwards, offers a nice nod to this Neuchâtelois, as his first name can be discerned.

As with previous models, the design is handled by Liliane Murenzi, BA111OD’s Senior Designer. It is she who gives the piece its sleek character and highlights its DNA through a play of transparencies, asymmetries, and subtle open zones on the movement at different levels, adding depth. All of this is enhanced by the contrast of circular polished-brushed and matte satin finishes.

Working for over a year on the technical development of this automatic winding mechanical movement, with the BA111OD 09310 module for hypocycloidal time reading, watchmaker designer from Chaux-de-Fonds, Olivier Mory, is also responsible for its production, while assembly is done in-house. Since fall 2022, BA111OD has its own watchmaking workshop, T2 (dial fitting, hands, casing) and T3 (bracelet fitting) in Neuchâtel. The brand also has its own after-sales service and logistics department. This integration demonstrates its dynamism, its Neuchâtel roots, and enables it to control the entire creation process in-house, thus strengthening its autonomy.

Swiss made NFC Technology – the watch industry’s first connected glassBA111OD is proud to be the first watch brand to offer models with an NFC (Near Field Communication) connected sapphire glass, which allows for contactless communication between two devices in close range, within 1 cm. This technology provides a link between the physical watch and the digital world, but only if the customer desires. By scanning their watch, the NFC glass allows them to transmit their business card or any other predetermined link directly to the phone of their interlocutor.

Ba111od CHPTR_Δ AGIL – Technical Specifications

TECHNOLOGY ID Glass technology with an NFC tag, non-invasive, inserted only into the curved sapphire glass. BA111OD is the first watchmaker to have used an NFC-connected glass.

Case Stainless steel 316L anti-allergic with Black PVD treatment, 44mm, Transparent caseback

Crown At 4 o’clock (brand signature), engraved with the BA111OD emblem

Crystal Domed sapphire crystal with antireflection treatment

Dial Satin matte steel with multiple levels and laser engraving Faceted triangle in polished steel with 5N PVD treatment, White hour dot with superluminova

Movement Swiss made mechanical movement with automatic winding, BA111OD-manufactured module 09310 with hypocycloidal time display (based on SoprodM100).

Functions Hour-Minute

Date at 2 0’clock

Power Reserve 42 hours

Strap Rubber strap with easy-clip systemHD VISUALS:

Water Resistance 5 atm

Warranty 2 years

Limited Edition 111 numbered pieces


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