Vindex Tourbillon Barometer is an amazing horological masterpiece from Da Vindice, a promising young Swiss watch brand founded in 2009. Originally launched in 2010, this timepiece represents a fascinating fusion of a tourbillon and an aneroid barometer , which evokes a great historical discovery in the field of mechanical watchmaking.
It is through the passion for his ancestors and Swiss artisan watchmaking that the pioneer, Mr. C. Vindice, CEO of Exclusive Time S.A. has decided to create Da Vindice in 2009, following the spirit of contribution in the contemporary watchmaking history. The brand owes its name to Giulio Vindice, from the Latin Iulius Vindex, an exceptional man and defender of freedom in ancient Rome times. The Da Vindice watch brand is inspired by the world’s great inventions, notably those of the middle age, which have contributed to the achievement of world important conquests by exceptional explorers, such as Marco Polo.
A combination of uniqueness, creativity and spirit of innovation defines the essence of Da Vindice. In 2010, Da Vindice unveiled a world premier, the “Tourbillon – Barometer“, in the “High complication category” of the prestigious Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. This revolutionary timepiece, created in a limited edition of 50 pieces is endowed with a new premier feature; an aneroid barometer, a never-before-seen analogical mechanism in the technical and fine watchmaking world.
The barometer is part of the measuring instruments which have contributed to the birth of meteorology, this instrument can measure the atmospheric pressure and thus get weather forecast. The first aneroid barometer was introduced around the year 1840.
The type of barometer used in this watch is an aneroid barometer. The atmospheric pressure is managed in a capsule, known as « Vidie capsule» hermetically sealed with the air partially removed from it. The walls of the capsule are held apart by a spring. Small changes in atmospheric pressure cause the capsule to expand or contract. Therefore, a mechanical system can amplify the movements resulting from changes in pressure to make them visible on the dial. Tourbillon – Barometer by Da Vindice is a noble creation endowed with a power reserve at 10 o’clock. This exclusive wrist watch is water-resistance guaranteed, up to 3 ATM, despite its mechanical complexity.
Model:Da Vindice Vindex Tourbillon Barometer
Mechanical self-winding central tourbillon.
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 vph)
Exclusive features: measurement of atmospheric pressure.
Hours and minutes. Date at 1 o’clock. Central tourbillon with Da Vindice logo.
Barometer at 6 o’clock.
Power reserve at 10 o’clock.
4 versions available:
– White gold
– Pink gold
– White gold with white diamonds
– Pink gold with black diamonds
Ø 54 mm, hauteur 59.5 mm. Sapphire crystal.
Water-resistance : 3 ATM
Water tight crown with raised Da Vindice crest.
Auto lock push-button to depressurize the watch.
Partial skeleton dial.
Large Roman numerals.
Hours, minutes, date and power reserve: flame-blued cathedral style.
Barometer: flame-blued hands.
Pin buckle engraved with Da Vindice crest.