Housing a high end horology movement that combines a 60 seconds Flying Tourbillon coupled with a Minute Repeater Carillon and a double dial animation, the Crazy Skulls wristwatch embodies both Speake-Marin design DNA and fine watch making expertise.
Hand-engraved skulls hide a 60 seconds Flying Tourbillon and let a heart shape appear when they are closed. The Flying Tourbillon symbolizes also the heartbeat, since a Flying Tourbillon really gives the illusion that the watch is alive.
In addition, the movement hides a Minute Repeater Carillon. When the slider on the left hand side is activated, the Minute Repeater Carillon starts to ring and launches the double dial animation: XII index disintegration and the two skulls opening that reveal the watch’s heart: the Flying Tourbillon.
From a technique approach, that’s interesting to note that here is a double safety module, which enables the time setting while the watch rings thanks to the Carillon, and vice-versa. In addition, a regulator wheel regulates the Carillon speed. This wheel is almost silent not to disturb the Carillon sound. The energy comes from a specific barrel dedicated to the Carillon and the double dial animation not to disturb the watch chronometry.
Besides, the hammers have been welded to a block which creates a sound box with the case to get a nice Carillon sound.
The Minute Repeater Carillon features three hammers:
– One hammer for the hours
– The three hammers all together for the quarters
– One hammer for the minutes
Once the time is given by the 3 hammers, the two skulls are reunited and the XII Roman numeral comes back to its initial position.
On this piece, the finishing and decoration are very refined: all the surfaces are reworked, corrected and decorated. So, the Tourbillon at 6 o’clock features a hand-finished 60-second cage that can be fully appreciated through the display back when the tourbillon is over.
The lower tourbillon cage is supported by a striking paddle-shaped bridge offering clear visual access to the surrounding gears below. The bridges and main plate are circular-grained with polished screw heads and polished countersinks.
Further, the rear side of the movement visible through the sapphire crystal case back is decorated with vertical Geneva stripes for a contemporary overlook. The Crazy Skulls watch comes with a retail price of CHF 387,800.
Model: Crazy Skulls
Calibre SMAHH-02, 60 seconds Flying Tourbillon Carillon
Power reserve: 72 hours
Central hours and minutes
Double dial animation: XII figure disintegration and skulls opening
Piccadilly case, bezel and case back in 18K red gold
Diameter: 42 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)
Skeletonized dial with two hand-engraved skulls in aluminium
Big index at 12
Heart-shaped golden steel hands
Alligator and pin buckle in 18K red gold
CHF 387,800 without tax