Unveiled at Basel world 2009, the TIRION TriRetrograde Seconds Skeleton 1919 limited edition pays tribute to the Milus design tradition and a homage to the passing of time.
The name of the Tirion is derived from the constellation of Orion, one of the most easily recognizable and brightest in the heaven. The Tirion TriRetrograde Seconds Skeleton 1919 limited to 38 editions is presented here as an exquisite 18K red gold 6N version, the gold tone used at the beginning of the last century. The exact rhythm of the retrograde seconds function in three sectors of 20 seconds each is given by a Swiss quality mechanical movement in an exclusive special version with automatic winding.
Just as unusual and rare as the TriRetrograde function is the unique dial, which is placed in the round, nine-part impressive case of 45mm diameter. It is built up of two layers: the first one is the movement base with a sun-stamped decoration. The second level consists of an off-white dial plate with blued Arabic numerals. Positioned at 6 o’clock, the large date is displayed to its full advantage. The composition of the three seconds display sectors is of eye-catching design: skeleton hours and minute hands constantly allow a view of the three blued seconds hands that jump back in 20-second rhythm.
Starting at 6 o’clock, the first hand jumps instantly back to the right to its starting position after 20 seconds. Going clockwise, the next seconds hand at 10 o’clock followed by the third at 2 o’clock take over the same task. This alternation tirelessly repeats itself, giving the overall impression of a magic dance performed by the seconds hands.
This timepiece shows off its talents at the back of the case also. The round convex sapphire crystal window in the screwed-down case back gives a view of the movement and the skeleton oscillating rotor in the form of the Milus logo with the brand symbol at its centre. A comfortable alligator-leather strap rounds off the elegant appearance of the watch.
Swiss quality mechanical movement in an exclusive special version module MILUS 3838 – automatic with retrograde seconds in 3 sectors of 20 seconds each
Movement plate with sun-stamped decoration
Large date display at 6 o’clock
Skeleton oscillating rotor in the form of the Milus logo with the brand symbol at its centre
In 18K red gold 6N, 45 mm diameter
Curved, oval sapphire crystal
9-part case, satinised case back screwed down with 6 screws
Screwed strap attachment elements mounted onto case
Round, convex, sapphire crystal viewing window
Water-resistance: To 30 m (100 feet)
Hours, minutes, 3 sectors each of 20 seconds at 6, 10 and 2 o’clock
On two different levels: The movement base is sun-stamped; the second level consists of a dial plate
Blued Arabic numerals
Milus logo plate fixed with two blued screws; 1919 printed on
Retrograde seconds display engraved on three bridges
Large date at 6 o’clock coated with white SuperLuminova
Hands: Faceted, blued skeleton hours, minutes and 3 seconds hands partially coated with white SuperLuminova
Dark brown alligator leather
Clasp: Buckle or folding clasp in 18K gold
Limited to 38 Editions