The KERBEDANZ Maximus, the wristwatch with the world’s largest tourbillon, is now available in a diamond set, paved version featuring invisibly set 453 baguette-cut diamonds totaling 18.47 carats. Christened Maximus Royal Tourbillon, this exclusive watch collection is available in a micro-series of 14 unique timepieces.
Exclusively on order, the 14 Maximus Royal Tourbillons to be made by Kerbedanz will each belong to a range of different coloured shininesses. Each piece will have a unique hue, subtle dosages of colours but, always, this common engraved inscription: “One of Fourteen”.
In 2017, the Kerbedanz unveiled Maximus, the wristwatch with the world’s largest tourbillon with a 27 mm diameter cage, almost twice the model known until then to hold this size record. Above all, thanks to its mastery of the fundamentals of precision watchmaking, Kerbedanz produces an extremely precise watch, endowed with two patents, one of which concerns its original winding system. It is a toothed wheel to be operated on the back of the part.
The beauty combined by KERBEDANZ in its world premiere Maximus, is full of aesthetic richness and watchmaking harmony made of ultimate care, of polished finishings, such as these hand made polished bevels, these stretching of the sides of the parts, these ring gears, these screws proposed in a polimirror finish. As for the versions of this exceptional watch, offered with the most advanced customizations, there is the nobility of the materials: white gold, yellow, pink, platinum, titanium. In complement to the all-black treatments with their seductive depths, the infinite range of colors specific to precious stones and their combinations is now available.
The Kerbedanz Maximus Flying Tourbillon, with its XXL tourbillon size, makes it possible to better observe and understand the subtleties of this fascinating mechanism, but it also demonstrates the extent of its watchmaking skills: design and manufacture of a specific spiral, a racquetry with fine adjustment screws and a pendulum. Here, the cage rotates every six minutes and not in 60 seconds, as is the case most of the time.
Model: Maximus Royal Flying Tourbillon
Micro-series 14 copies / 2 patents pending
Caliber KRB-08, with giant central flying tourbillon, in-line pallets, in a 27-millimeter cage making one rotation every six minutes.
Mechanical, hand-wound movement, conceived, manufactured and decorated by KERBEDANZ. Balance wheel and hairspring specifically developed or this caliber. 34 jewels, 18,000 vibrations per hour (2.5 Hz), Four barrel springs in parallel driving a central wheel mounted on ball-bearings producing the torque to supply a tourbillon of such size. 54 hours of power reserve with indicator.
A total of 415 components, tourbillon cage entirely of titanium, made of 73 components, weighing 1.35 grams. Movement diameter: 40 millimeters. Movement height without the cage, 8.35 millimeters; with the cage 13.2 millimeters.
– The tourbillon allows the regulating parts of the watch to rotate, thus achieving different positions to compensate for errors due to gravitational forces, to the non-concentric development of the balance spring, and to the point where it is attached to the collet.
– Due to its spectacular size, the tourbillon can be observed and its functioning better understood.
– The competencies required are the following: design and manufacturing of a balance spring, a rack with a screw for fine adjustment, and a balance wheel.
– Haute horlogerie decoration with polished chamfering, drawing of the watch flanks, circular-grained wheels, mirror polished screws.
Hours, minutes, 6-minutes tourbillon, power reserve indicator
18-karat white gold, 51 millimeters in diameter. Toutes formes de sertissage, diamants et pierres précieuses. Designed and manufactured by Kerbedanz. Sapphire crystal and exhibition case back with anti-reflective treatment. Water-resistant to 3 atmospheres (30 meters), time-setting crown at 2 o’clock and centralized winding using case back.
Massive gold. Exclusively designed, manufactured, hand- decorated by Kerbedanz.
Alligator mississippiensis skin or rubber, 18-karat gold buckle personalized by KERBEDANZ