Ateliers deMonaco, the independent premium mechanical watch manufacturer based in Monaco, enriches its Nouvelle Horlogerie collection by introducing their latest timepiece Grand Tourbillon Xtreme Oculus Petite Minute.
Ateliers deMonaco takes its inspiration from the people, scenery and creative heritage of Monaco and design & manufactures their watches and its movements completely in-house, while most parts are produced either by themselves or by specialized Swiss subcontractors, a guarantee for the highest quality.
Ateliers deMonaco’s Oculus Petite Minute is powered by its own in-house developed and patented Xtreme Precision Tourbillon movement. This movement encapsulates a unique hybrid between the craftsmanship from the past and the precision and technology of the future, delivering one of the most accurate Tourbillon movements in the world today.
Five years ago, Ateliers deMonaco announced the launch of its in house developed Grand Tourbillon Xtreme Precision, regulated to have a tolerance between 0-2 seconds/24H, and making it one of the most precise Tourbillons in the world.
An oculus denotes a circular opening in an otherwise solid dome or wall originating out of the Byzantine and neoclassical architecture that allowed light to come through and subsequently would naturally draw the attention to this opening of light. It is also known as an “oeil de boeuf” in French or simply a “bull’s-eye“. A sapphire bridge holds the 60 seconds Tourbillon’s cage as the bull’s eye of the further solid and more classical looking Côtes de Geneve decorated dial.
This exceptional timepiece boats a unique case design – 33 components to allow for contrasting hand-finishing, blend of titanium and 18K gold with recognizable convex lines.
The in-house developed, manufactured and patented movement incorporates Silicium and precise manufacturing methodology like LIGA and DRIE for 10 times higher accuracy, all leading to a regulation of 0 / +2 seconds per 24H for every time piece. This precious movement is again highlighted by the iconic 18K gold Rotor with unique ATELIERS DEMONACO shield, hand guilloché finishing, decorated front & back.
Pricing of the new Grand Tourbillion Extreme Precision Oculus Petite Minute starts at Euros 59’000 for the 43mm Ronde d’Or 18k Rose Gold and is available in Round, Square, and Jeweled versions.
Model: Grand Tourbillon Xtreme Precision Oculus Petite Minute
Patented XP 1 minute Tourbillon
Automatic bi-directional winding
Curved chamfered and hand perlage decoration on bridges
Hand engraved bi-colored solid gold 18K rotor
Silicium escapement wheel and lever
Alternances 28’800 alt/h (4 Hrz)
Hand engraving on Tourbillon’s cage
Sapphire Tourbillon bridge
Hour, minutes, small seconds (6 o’clock)
Diameter: 43 MM
Height: 13.1 MM
31 parts overall
Ultra light Titanium core
Curved shaped 18K gold side panels
Brushed, polished and assembled by hand
See-through case back
Front and back sapphire crystal
Multi-layered anti-reflection coating on sapphire crystal
Hand engraved case back, secured with 4 screws
Water resistant up to 3 ATM
Multi-layer, de-centred dial
Deep sunray pattern Côtes de Genève decoration
6 o’clock Tourbillon opening
Dauphine domed hands
ATELIERS DEMONACO hand stitched alligator strap
Titanium and 18K gold folding buckle
Limited to 88 pieces.