Manufacture Royale presents the new 1770 Micromegas Revolution, a timepiece featuring a double flying tourbillon with two different rotation speeds named in tribute to a legendary character imagined by Voltaire.
The 1770 Micromegas Revolution is a groundbreaking timepiece featuring a dial display that is at once revolutionary and captivating, both technically and visually. Two flying tourbillons spin at two different rotation speeds, one at 6 seconds and the other at 60 seconds.
An hour hand tracks a subdial while a skeletonized turning disc indicates minutes. Together with an oscillating automatic rotor, these elements all combine to interpret the passing of time in an anthology of revolving indications.
Manufacture Royale initially found inspiration in Voltaire’s story to develop the calibre MR04 that equips the 1770 Micromegas—their first timepiece with a double flying tourbillon rotating at two different speeds. While multiple tourbillons do already exist, it wasn’t until the 1770 Micromegas that the two tourbillon cages each rotated at a different rate.
The cage on the left side of the dial completes a rotation in only 6 seconds—quite a performance, whereas the cage on the right side of the dial moves 10 times slower, requiring a full minute to complete its rotation. Both cages are connected by a torque stabilizer directly linked to the main power source, the barrel, with no intermediaries for the regulating mechanisms.
Building on this concept, the 1770 Micromegas Revolution has a completely new heart that makes it beat: calibre MR08. This exclusive movement reveals a medium-sized rotor on its dial. A notable exception among similar timepieces, its automatic winding system is mounted on ceramic ball bearings and features a power reserve of approximately 40 hours.
The two tourbillons will immediately capture and hold your attention while you delight in their de-synchronization. The two revolving and revolutionary cages are supported by delicately chiseled ruthenium bridges, offering a display that enthralls.
A rotor oscillates in the upper dial, flanked on the right by a subdial indicating hours, and both elements have a superimposed rotating skeletonized minute disk floating on top of them.
Model: 1770 Micromegas Revolution
Reference: Titanium 1770MR45.10.B/ Rose gold 1770MR45.08.B
Calibre MR08, In-house Mechanical, self-winding by medium-rotor
Diameter: 36mm / height: 8.7mm
Power reserve: 40 hours
– Micro: 4Hz, 28 800 vibrations/hour (10 RPM)
– Megas: 3Hz, 21 600 vibrations/hour (1 RPM)
Plate and bridges
Entirely decorated by hand / ruthenium treatment
Mainplate with Côtes de Genève, 5N & 1N engraving
Double flying tourbillon
Left tourbillon: one rotation/6 seconds,Titanium cage, brass flying balance wheel.
Right tourbillon: one rotation/60 seconds, Brass Cage, brass flying balance wheel
Silicon escape wheel and pallet fork
Double Flying Tourbillon, Regulator, Hours, Minutes
Diameter: 45mm / height: 11.8mm
Crown: MR logo, sanded, hand-polished
Crystal: Sapphire, antiglare treatment on both sides
Water resistance: 3 ATM
Dial with hand of hours
Skeletonized Minute wheel
Buckle: Titanium/ Rose Gold folding clasp