Unveiled at WATCHES & WONDERS 2021, this extremely complex mechanical timepiece by Purnell incorporates the world’s first double triple axis tourbillon in a full sapphire case with movement bridges and dial in sapphire.
The case, dial, power-reserve, hour gear train and dial bridges are made of transparent sapphire, revealing the skillfully constructed six barrels powering the Spherion movement, with each outer cage set with 152 brilliant-cut diamonds.
Escape II Absolute Sapphire features a 48mm diameter full Sapphire case. Its sapphire dial hosts applied blue baguette sapphires hour indexes. The watch comes with a trans-lucid rubber strap.
Mechanical Hand Winding Caliber CP03
Double Spherion with Diamond Set Cages – the World’s Fastest Double Triple Axis Tourbillon; called “Spherion” by its inventor, the genius Master watchmaker Eric Coudray (winner of the watchmaking Gaïa Prize in 2012)
Number of Components: 386
Number of Jewels: 67
Power Reserve: 32 hours
6 Mainsprings Assembled in 4 barrels Aligned in Parallel (Four are Superimposed within Two Barrels). 2 Visible
Barrel Covers Engraved.
Balance Frequency: 3Hz / 21,600 bph
Torque: 32 newtons / mm
Movement Dimensions: 37.5 mm x 13.3 mm
Movement Weight: 15.7 grams
Adjusted to all positions
Sapphire bridges: sapphire Power reserve bridge, sapphire hour geartrain bridge, sapphire dial bridge
High-Velocity Spherion Cages Performance based on a Potter escapement re-visited by Eric Coudray
Both Cages are revolving in the opposite direction thanks to its Differential System
Fastest Triple-Axis Tourbillon with Rotation in:
⇒ 8 Seconds Inner Cage
⇒ 16 Seconds Secondary Cage
⇒ 30 Seconds Outer Cage
Spherion Weight: 0.831 grams
Material: Blued Titanium
Setting: 304 brilliant-cut Diamonds in total
Shock Protection: 8 Incabloc
Hour, Minute and Power Reserve Indication via an Ingenious Suspended Mobile Cone Mainspring Sensor
Sapphire dial set with 11 Blue Sapphire baguette applied indexes, totaling 1.04 carats; Gunned Blue
Water Resistance: 3 ATM
Monobloc Sapphire Crystal
Natural translucid Rubber
Buckle: Grade 5 Titanium ardillon buckle