PEDROZO & PIRIZ is a luxury watch brand founded by Adrian Pedrozo.
The brand has recently launched its debut model PP01, a Swiss made high luxury watch that merges two universes: The Architecture of 1930s New York and the Kinetic Art, with a Double Flying Tourbillon movement.
During 1930s, New York’s architecture underwent a dramatic change with towering skyscrapers featuring breathtaking designs combined a variety of geometric shapes. To create its first timepiece, PEDROZO & PIRIZ has drawn inspiration from the design features of the New York skyscrapers constructed in 1930s.
The principle that inspired the case construction is the rectangle shape at the top of a skyscraper and this same rectangle repeated, much wider, at its base. Many architects, such as Hugh Ferriss and Raymond Hood, used it in their work. This artistic approach has been reinterpreted in the PEDROZO & PIRIZ PP01 case construction.
If you look at the sapphire glass, it emerges from the central rectangle and thus becomes the first point of contact on the vertical plane. This conjures the image of the tip of a skyscraper.
The two decorations placed at 12 and 6 o’clock also have a protective function. These elements were particularly difficult to integrate, especially on the visual level, because they have to match the overall aesthetic of the timepiece. All screws are on the base of the case. Representing the base or foundations of “the building”, it was important to integrate all the bindings at this place. A skyscraper contains a significant number of windows, which have been conveyed through the many openings on the piece.
The wonderful mechanical movement that powers this complication watch has many points in common with the Pedrozo &Piriz concept. It includes two regulating organs, echoing the founder’s desire to express two ‘universes’.
The Kinetic Art is represented by two Flying Tourbillons, which are visible at all times within an intentionally clear space. The differential mechanism is visible at the back of the watch, showcasing their interplay. The barrels have a sliding flange system which allows you to wind the movement using the crown, without risk of breaking the springs.
The manual wound movement offers three days of power reserve. Although the timepiece does not have a power reserve indication, an ingenious system (via the differential) will only make one of the two Flying tourbillon run during the last two hours of remaining energy.
The PEDROZO & PIRIZ – PP01 is an authentic Swiss made timepiece created in collaboration with reputed partners like AB Product, Neodesis, Cercle des Horloger, Atelier du Bracelet and Cornu & Cie: all based in Switzerland.
The PP01 is a limited edition of 25 pieces (Two-Tone: Titanium and red gold)
Price: 150’500 CHF (Tax not included)
Power reserve: 72 hours
Frequency: 21’600 vph (3Hz)
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Dimension: 41,50mm width x 46,90mm length x 13,05mm thickness
Material: Titanium + 18K Rose Gold
Water resistance: 30 meters