Independent Swiss master watchmaker David Candaux presents his latest creation, the DC6 Black Phantom in Carbon. Weighing only 29.8 grams, this new timepiece by D. Candaux combines traditional handmade watchmaking with modern materials and innovation.
This timepiece features an asymmetric, bassinet-shaped, forger carbon fiber case measuring 44mm diameter and 12.60mm thickness. Housing an inclined, manual-winding tourbillon movement, the DC6 Black Phantom is waterproof at depths of 50 metres, an unusual feat for a watch of its calibre.
It features an innovative dial display system. A domed subdial at 3h displays hour and minutes. The tourbillon cage at 9h incorporates a titanium bi-plan tourbillon and seconds hand. The watch also features a power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock.
The hour, minutes and power-reserve indicating hands are made from natural aluminum. These dagger shaped hands are finished with chamfering and polishing by hand.
Functions and indicators
Hours and minutes on a separate, domed counter
Seconds hand via tourbillon cage at 9 o’clock
Bi-plan tourbillon full Titane, net weight : 0.35 gr
Power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock
Inclined, manual-winding tourbillon movement
Dimensions: 16 ¼ lignes (diameter 35 mm x 6.20 mm high)
Materials: Grade 5 titanium plate and bridges. Untreated titanium and blued titanium for the tourbillon cage. Net weight : 12.5 gr
Going train, wheels and bridges inclined at 3 degrees to the horizontal (patent-pending design).
Double winding barrel with 55 hours power reserve
Stainless steel, mirror-polished power reserve bridge
Frequency: 21,600 vph (3Hz)
Number of jewels: 47, with polished sinks and gold chatons
Number of parts: 287
Finest traditional watchmaking craft with hand-made chamfering and anglage, hand-polishing, flanks brushing and unique Côtes du Solliate ffect
Escapement and going train
Single-axis, titanium bi-plan flying tourbillon at 9 o’clock: with cage inclined 3 degrees in relation to the horizontal, balance inclined at 30 degrees in relation to the cage
Variable inertia balance
Breguet overcoil spring with Philips terminal curve
Cascade effect-profiled titanium movement
Constant energy supply by double barrel
Power reserve indication by conic camshaft system
Secret and retractable, unlocking via pressure
3 positions: neutral, reset, and winding
Materials: Titanium and Carbon
Front bezel, watch face
Semi-spherical hours and minutes dials in aluminium
18K high palladium content white gold indexes chamfered and polished by hand
Grade 5 titanium decorated with engine-turned Pointe du Risoux
Hours: conical and curved, dagger-shaped, in natural aluminium, chamfered, polished.
Minutes: conical and curved, dagger-shaped, in natural aluminium, chamfered, polished.
Power reserve: dagger-shaped, in aluminium, chamfered and polished by hand
Asymmetric, bassinet-shaped case
Diameter: 44 mm
Total thickness: 12.60 mm
2 semi-spherical sapphire windows and 1 anti-reflective glass; sapphire case back
Net weight: 17,3 gr
Guaranteed water resistant to 50 meters
Full woven rubber strap
Entirely hand and Swiss made
Special buckle for velcro in titanium grade 5
Medallion D. Candles in 18k yellow gold
Total weight of the watch head: 29.8 gr