The Thomas Prescher Triple Axis Tourbillon Regulator is the world’s only triple-axis flying tourbillon wristwatch. This horological art piece is not only extremely rare, it is also unique. It houses one of the world’s most exclusive and most difficult complications to assemble.
Equipped with a hand-wound mechanical calibre, Thomas Prescher’s Triple Axis Tourbillon Regulator watch features three sub-dials. The largest among them indicates the seconds along with the mesmerizing choreography of the triple axis flying tourbillon mechanism. The other two sub-dials respectively indicates the hour and minutes.
The Triple Axis Tourbillon Regulator watch model featured here comes with an 18K pink gold case measuring 43mm in diameter and a natural black onyx dial. It is also available in platinum.
Model: Thomas Prescher Triple Axis Tourbillon Regulator
Mechanical hand-winding indicating hours, minutes and seconds; flying tourbillon with constant-force in carriage; tourbillon flying on all axes; tourbillon with shock protection.
Calibre TP 3W6A.3
Movement dimensions: 37mm x 6.5mm
Power reserve: 40 hours
Mainspring barrels: 2 (connected in parallel)
Balance wheel: Copper-beryllium CuBe2
Balance frequency: 21’600 bph/3hz
Balance spring: Flat hairspring
Plates and bridges: Gold-plated brass
Smallest screw: 0.0009 grams
Tourbillon, constant-force mechanism and oscillator
Tourbillon rotation height: 12.2mm
Full revolution: 1st axis one minute, 2nd axis one minute, 3rd axis 60 minutes
Constant-force mechanism: Positioned in the tourbillon cage
Constant-force system: Jeanneret’s inertia acceleration
Constant-force loading: 6 times per second
Diameter of balance wheel: 9.5mm
Diameter of tourbillon cage: 13.4mm
Weight of tourbillon 1st axis: 0.347 grams
Weight of 1st and 2nd axis: 0.766 grams
Weight of 1st, 2nd and 3rd axis (incl. bearing): 2.879 grams
Number of bearing jewels: 43 total – 1st axis: 5 x balance, 4 x escapement, 4 x constant-force mechanism; 2nd axis: 2 x flying arm; 3rd axis: 4 x drive mechanism, 4 x setting mechanism; movement: 10 x time indication mechanism, 10 x gear train
Case material: 18K pink (4N) gold (also available in platinum 950)
Case dimensions: 43mm x 16.5mm
Sapphire crystals: Top-domed and display back with anti-reflective treatment both sides.
Water-resistance: 1atm/10m/30 feet
Natural black onyx, 50 per cent thicker than usual for a richer/deeper black, 18K gold-applied indices, 18K gold Dauphine-style hands, 18K gold engraved name and serial number plate (also available with hand-guilloched or custom decorated solid silver dial)
Hand-crafted black alligator uppers and lower, 18K pink gold (or 950 platinum) tang buckle to match case material