After releasing last year the fastest double triple-axis tourbillon in the world, Purnell presents in collaboration with its iconic Master watchmaker Eric Coudray the Escape Primo, a new caliber CP11 with a single Spherion and a power reserve indicator.
Escape Primo becomes the world’s fastest triple axis tourbillon with a rotation of its Spherion in 8 seconds, 16 seconds & 30 seconds. The Escape Primo is presented in a WPM case, standing for “White Purnell Microfiber”, an all-new exclusive ultra-light and extremely heat and shock-resistant material.
WPM (White Purnell Microfiber) is a 100% Swiss made material. Escape Primo WPM case is composed of 4 blocks of WPM. Produced by vacuum injection molding, WPM has a particularly homogenic and smooth off-white appearance due to a fine polishing technique using very small-scale diamond tools.
Its surface is hardened with heat and finished with an anti-UV treatment, making it very resistant to all temperature conditions. The objective of WPM is to go beyond what conventional white ceramic offers, providing a lighter material (density 1,25g/cm3) and stronger shock-resistant properties.
The watch houses the CP11 caliber with a single Spherion: the world’s fastest triple axis tourbillon: 8, 16, 30 seconds; 50-hour power reserve with power reserve indicator.
Mechanical Hand Winding Caliber CP11
Single Spherion with Diamond Set Cages – the World’s Fastest 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: 238
Number of Jewels: 43
Power Reserve: 50 hours
2 Mainspring barrels. 2 Visible Barrel Covers Engraved.
Balance Frequency: 3Hz / 21,600 bph
Torque: 6.3 newtons / mm
Movement Dimensions: 38 mm x 11.85 mm
Movement Weight: 12.9 grams
Adjusted to all positions
High-Velocity Spherion Cages Performance based on the Potter escapement re-visited by Eric Coudray
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: anodized gold
Setting: 152 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 and gold applied indexes and hands
Material: WPM (White Purnell Microfiber)
Water Resistance: 3 ATM
Monobloc Sapphire Crystal caseback
Buckle: Grade 5 Titanium ardillon buckle