The Casino of Monte-Carlo is one of the great historical buildings of Monaco. Located in the heart of the city, next to the famous Hôtel de Paris, it is one of the most symbolic places of the Principality. In order to honour this beautiful monument, the watch manufacture Ateliers deMonaco took its inspiration from this mythic place and created a unique piece called Tourbillon Casino de Monte-Carlo.
This prestigious watch is composed of an automatic mechanism named Tourbillon XP1. It’s one of the first patented movements of Ateliers deMonaco and it is famous for having an incomparably precise tourbillon since it has a 0 to 2 seconds per 24 hours’ tolerance. This accuracy makes it one of the most precise tourbillon movements in the world.
The calibre is covered with a sumptuous 18K solid white gold dial, passionately hand-engraved by our master engraver and representing the Casino of Monte-Carlo. It is composed of three superposed plates creating an amazing relief on this piece. The first plate showcases the palm tree avenue as well as the steps of the Casino, an opening on the tourbillon’s cage predominates at the centre and reveals the sapphire bridge and thus takes the place of the central fountain. The second, shows the Casino’s facade and its two famous domes. Finally, the last one features the sky and the clouds that overhang the principality’s must see monument. The hours’ indexes are applied on the dial and have a lozenge form, iconic symbol of the brand and the crest of Monaco.
This splendid dial is encased in a 18K white gold brushed case, this sophisticated finish emphasises the hand-engraving work on the dial. Only the case’s edges are polished, bringing out the lines of this fine timepiece. The case-back is hand-engraved with the mention: Pièce Unique Casino de Monte-Carlo.
The watch is secured by a black alligator leather strap equipped with a 18K white gold folding buckle brings a flawless finishing at this watch.
Tourbillon Casino de Monte-Carlo
Automatic dMc-980 caliber
Patented “eXtreme Precision 1 minute” tourbillon
Alternances 28800 beats/hour (4 Hrz)
42 hours power reserve
Sapphire Tourbillon Bridge
Hand decoration on all bridges
Chamfered, circular graining, circular satin-finishing
22K gold hand-engraved rotor
Silicium escape wheel and lever
Hour, minutes, small seconds (6 o’clock)
18K white gold
Ultralight titanium core
Diameter 44 MM
Thickness 13.1 MM
31 parts overall
Brushed, polished and assembled by hand
Multi-layered anti-reflection coat on front and back sapphire crystal
Case back secured with 4 screws
Water resistant up to 3 ATM
3 layers 18K white gold applied by hand
Hand engraved dial showing Casino of Monte-Carlo
6 o’clock tourbillon opening
Hand stitched alligator leather
18K white gold and titanium folding buckle