Cabestan, the Swiss mechanical luxury watch brand founded by Jean-François Ruchonnet, reveals the unique Cabestan Only Watch 09 – “The Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical” which will be auctioned by Patrizzi & Co Auctioneers SA. This unique timepiece is designed by Jean-François Ruchonnet in collaboration with Sebastien Loeb.
This watch is bi-colored combining natural titanium and black PVD titanium. The gearwheel and the flare are golden, the chain is normal, Cabestan, and has the same characteristics as a normal Cabestan watch being extremely precise. The glaze is black, and the drums are black with white luminova numerals, and pyrex glass.
On the sides you have honeycomb patterned ventilation grids made of mim, the same grids as you have on the front of sports cars. The back of the case is engraved with the plan of the Monte Carlo racetrack and with the signature of the five-time world champion Sebastien Loeb and No 1/1.
Fusee mechanical tourbillon
Manual winding caliber CAB EC 101 with Swiss lever escapement
Frequency: 21 600 alt/h or 3 HZ
Breguet overcoil with a specific shape of the inside and outside terminal curve for absolute precision
Hour setting with a disconnecting and dynamometer winch
Stainless steel chain of 230 mm made of 450 links and 150 rivets assembled by hand
Vertical gears system composed with: golden brass wheels, rhodium-plated bottom-plate and bridges, and steel pinions.Finishing of the components by hand
Bevelling, polishing, drawing, graining and hooping
Titanium, black PVD titanium, 3N yellow gold, 5N pink gold, Palladium white gold, platinum
F baguette setting
Case middle composed of 7 elements welded in a controlled atmosphere
2 functional capstans (total number of components: 50)
2 ornamental capstans (total number of components: 20)
Back of the case engraved with the plan of the Monte Carlo racetrack with the signature of the five-time world champion Sebastien Loeb. Unique piece n° 1/1
Crystals :2 thermo-formed Pyrex crystals adjusted by hand on each case middle.
Large scale alligator, calf or peccary leather bracelet with handmade edges folded back and sewn
Specific clasp in which is stored the crank of the winch.
Timing tool for winding and hour setting stored in the box
Winch crank stored in the clasp