Cabestan Winch Tourbillon is a bold, creative and ingenious wristwatch with out of the box design features. Its highly technical movement is unique and visually exciting.
The amazing tourbillon movement with the chain and fuse mechaism is housed in a magnificently sculptured case with twin crystals providing astonishing views of the vertical movement inside. It has capstans on the sides. The vertically-mounted wheels are suspended in the air. Drums indicate time, and a vertical tourbillon provides the incredible precision desired.
A winch turns a fuse. A chain transfers energy to a drum. A mainspring in the drum stores the energy and retransmitting a constant force, via the chain and fusee, to the movement. The technology was developed in the 15th century, but never before has it been so spectacularly used in a timepiece.
The movement, engineered by Eric Coudray, is amazingly precise. The miniature chain and fuse perfectly compensate for the loss of torque in the mainspring and deliver a constant force to the vertical tourbillon.
Tourbillons are well-known instruments that correct for the variations in amplitude of the balance due to the Earth’s gravitational attraction. But a tourbillon is only effective if it is vertical, between 30° and 150° of inclination. Cabestan’s vertical tourbillon provides unparalleled accuracy. Every Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical is regulated to +/- 1 second per day.
Each Cabestan timepiece is handmade in the brand’s own manufacture by one of the most talented teams of watchmakers in Switzerland. Each and every surface is finished by hand. Each component is decorated by hand. Each movement is assembled by hand. Each Cabestan is made for its future owner to exacting specifications.
The Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical is a limited series of 135 handmade timepieces. It is available in Titanium (brushed, sand-blasted or black Pvd), 18K Gold (grey, yellow or pink), and Platinum versions. The brand also offers more choices like diamond-setting and engraving according to the customer’s specifications.
Model: Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical
Calibre CAB EC 102, manually wound with Swiss lever escapement, entirely conceived, developed and built by the Cabestan Manufacture
Total of 910 components fully assembled and regulated by hand
Tourbillon regulated at 6 positions with constant force delivered by a system of fusée-and-chain
Frequency: 21 600 alt/h or 3 Hz
Bréguet-style overcoil, Geneva stud
Balance amplitude: 240°
Vertical system of wheels of gold or nickel-plated bronze, rhodium-plated bottom plate, bridges and pinions
Stainless steel chain 160 mm long composed of 235 links and 156 rivets, all assembled manually
Time-setting and rewinding with a miniature dynamometric winch
Manual finishing of all components: beveling, polishing, drawing and circular finishing
Cases in brushed natural titanium, black PVD titanium, 3N yellow gold, 5N pink gold, palladium white gold and platinum
Case composed of 7 elements welded in a controlled atmosphere
Two sapphire metallized crystals hand-fitted to each case
Two functional capstans: rewinding and time setting
Two decorative capstans
Limited number of 135
Hours, minutes and seconds displayed on three engraved rotary drums, coloured markings in Super Luminova
Power reserve of 72 hours displayed on an engraved rotary drum, coloured markings in Super Luminova
Dynamometric stylus for rewinding and time setting stored in the box
Winch handle for rewinding and time setting stored in the deployant buckle
Handmade storage case
Booklet with ownership certificate, instructions and guarantee
Bracelets in high quality alligator with handmade edges, folded back and sewn, calfskin, peccary leather and stylish rubber
Deployant buckle with the winch stored under a glass cover