Ateliers deMonaco is donating a one-of-a-kind timepiece, the Tourbillon Oculus 1297 Only Watch, to 8th edition of Only Watch biennial auction, to support the treatment of muscular dystrophy diseases.
Equipped with the manufacture dMc-980 calibre, the watch is designed, produced, and assembled in Ateliers deMonaco’s workshops. Its patented tourbillon movement called Tourbillon XP1 (eXtreme Precision 1 minute) is one of the most precise in the world with a tolerance between 0 to 2 seconds per 24 hours.
The hand-decorated calibre boasts chamfering, circular graining and satin-finishing decorations, a 22k gold rotor representing the Principality of Monaco’s crown and includes a silicium escape wheel and lever.
A major innovation for this timepiece is its 44mmwatch casemade from a technique used in the automotive industry called forged carbon. For this timepiece, Ateliers deMonaco developed a new method including 18k gold in the process: carbon fibre, gold and resin are mixed together and placed in a mould. The mixture is then heated and pressed to form a block. After the moulding process, the case is meticulously refined to achieve the perfect shape. Thanks to this exclusive method, the case is thus unique.
The timepiece features a multi-layered decentred dial treated with dark grey PVDand is decorated with a lozenge pattern in relief. Roman numerals and dauphine hands finally come to complete the already beautifully detailed dial. Hours and minutes can be read on the dial while the small seconds can be read on the Tourbillon opening at 6 o’clock.
A smoke-grey alligator leather strap with nubuck finishing brings additional character to this unique watch.
Model: Tourbillon Oculus1297 Only Watch
Automatic dMc-980 caliber
Patented “eXtreme Precision 1 minute” tourbillon
Alternances 28800 beats/hour (4 Hrz)
38-hour power reserve
Sapphire tourbillon bridge
Hand decoration on all bridges:
Chamfering, circular graining, circular satin-finishing
22K gold rotor
Silicium escape wheel and lever
Hours, minutes, small seconds (6 o’clock)
Carbon fiber &18K rose gold
Ultralight titanium core
Diameter: 44 MM
Height: 13.1 MM
Multi-layered anti-reflection coating on front and back sapphire crystal
Case back secured with 4 screws
Water resistant up to 3 ATM
Multi-layer, de-centered dial with Roman numerals
Dark grey PVD, lozenge pattern in relief
Tourbillon opening at 6 o’clock
Alligator leather with nubuck finishing
18K rose gold and titanium folding buckle