ANTOINE MARTIN Tourbillon Quantième Perpétuel

In 2011 at Basel watch fair, Swiss haute horlogerie brand  ANTOINE MARTIN had announced their grand entry to the world of luxury watch making by introducing the Perpetual Calendar QP01 (“Quantième Perpétuel au Grand Balancier”) Collection. This year, the enigmatic watch brand founded by watch making genius Martin Braun, presents their second and newest collection “Tourbillon Quantième Perpétuel”. This grand complication timepiece was unveiled at Basel world 2012.

The tourbillon revolves around its own axis once a minute, while the escapement in the rotating cage ticks away steadily at 2.5 Hertz, or 18,000 beats per hour. Martin Braun chose silicium as the material for the pallet lever, escape wheel and impulse pin, and opted for a balance of nickel silver. Precision adjustment is achieved via the two half-round-head screws made of 18-carat gold, while the tourbillon cage is poised using two gold rings. The result is a tourbillion consisting of precisely 65 parts and weighing a total of 0.62 grams. Not only that, the rotating cage has the breath taking diameter of 14.1 millimetres.

The “Tourbillon Quantième Perpétuel” is equipped with an in house movement Calibre 39.002. The collection has two models and features a choice of two different dials – silver in the rose gold – or black in the white gold case.

Technical details
Collection: ANTOINE MARTIN Tourbillon Quantième Perpétuel

Model 1: TQP01.710.1

  • Hand-wound movement with six days power reserve
  • Case: Rose gold 18K
  • Double anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Genuine brown Louisiana alligator leather strap
  • Deployant buckle with rose gold 18K

Model 2: TQP01.800.1

  • Hand-wound movement with six days power reserve
  • Case white gold 18K
  • Double anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Genuine black Louisiana alligator leather strap
  • Deployant buckle with white gold 18K

 

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