Fabergé expands their award winning watch collection Visionnaire by launching the DTZ Dynamist watch.
Blending the outstanding craftsmanship with a innovative dual time zone function, the Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ Watch was the winner of Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) 2016 in the category ‘Travel Time’.
Equipped with a Swiss made automatic movement developed exclusively by Agenhor, the Visionnaire DTZ Dynamist timepiece merges modern technology with Fabergé’s heritage and quest for innovation. The contemporary design boasts a case comprised of ceramic and titanium, complemented by a classic black frontage. Coupled with yellow gold accents, this makes for a strong and timeless colour combination.
The Visionnaire DTZ Dynamist adopts a logical and intuitive method of displaying two time zones simultaneously. The hours and minutes of the local time zone are presented by peripheral, open-worked hands rotating around a raised, decorated dome located at the centre of the dial.
The hour of the second, remote time zone is viewed through an extraordinary aperture right through the centre of the watch, optically amplifying the second time zone numerals for a bold finish.
The Visionnaire DTZ Dynamist watch can be customized according to the owner’s exact specifications, which makes possible special personalised touches like engraving initials on the case-back.
The design of the new Visionnaire DTZ Dynamist employs a slim bezel, complex lug construction, multi-layered dial structure, fluted crown and a linear, decorative motif radiating from the centre of the dial. To add even greater animation and theatre to the dial, the collection features a dial-side rotor, visible beneath the dial’s colour-matched sapphire crystal hour ring with applied indices.
A peacock-shaped component is concealed within the movement, paying homage to Fabergé’s Peacock Egg of 1908 and their award-winning Compliquée Peacock watch.
The trademark element of fun and intrigue – a hallmark of Fabergé’s fascinating history, as established by its founder Peter Carl Fabergé’s exquisite body of work – is remarkably illustrated within the Visionnaire DTZ. The unique and intricate way in which the second time zone is only visible when the watch is seen at a right angle is a secret only the wearer will know.
The satin finish gilded dial projects decadence, while the strap is crafted in black alligator leather, ideal for everyday use. The multi-purpose nature of the piece, which allows timekeeping to run across two time-zones, signals its practicality, while the exquisite excellence in technical innovation is what ultimately makes it distinctly Fabergé. The magnifier in the centre of the piece has been specially engineered to add depth and body, taking months of research and development to perfect due to the nature of light reflection.
The Visionnaire DTZ Dynamist is made from self-winding 6924 calibre, specifically developed to fit the dimensions of the 43mm case. Numerals and hour markers are exquisitely applied on sapphire with a unique metallic treatment complemented by a dial-side rotor with black embellishment. Being water resistant for up to 50m, the watch allows the user true freedom to explore underwater.
The Calibre AGH 6924 offers 50-hour power reserve when it fully wound. The Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ features a dial-side rotor, visible beneath the dial’s colour-matched sapphire crystal hour ring with applied indices, adding extra animation and theatre to the dial. The sapphire crystal case-back offers the views of this spectacular movement, made in partnership with Agenhor.
The jumping hour of the dual time zone disc is achieved by means of a cam deep within the movement, which is engraved with a circular wheat sheaf. The lever which tracks the 60-minute rotation of the cam is part of a larger sector that has been intricately formed to resemble a peacock, a bird which frequently appears in the work of Fabergé. Once the cam completes its hourly rotation, the lever resets to its lowest point; the peacock appears to ‘peck’ at the wheat.
This Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ Dynamist watch retails at £22,400/$29,500.
Model: FABERGÉ VISIONNAIRE DTZ DYNAMIST WATCH
Calibre: Self-winding 6924
Diameter: 34.80mm (15 1/2 lines)
Number of jewels: 30
Number of components: 320
Power reserve: 50 hours
Cadence of balance: 21,600 vibrations/hour
Bridges: Cotes de Genève, hand-polished chamfering
Functions: Hours, minutes, central GMT (second time zone)
Black ceramic and titanium case with black DLC treatment
43mm, domed sapphire crystal and case-back with anti-reflective treatment
18 karat yellow gold and rubber crown
18 karat yellow gold pusher
Water resistance: 50m
Circular satin black DLC treated track ring with yellow gold printed numerals, indexes 3, 6,9,12 with black luminescent coating green emission
Dial-side opaline rotor with black DLC treatment
Numerals and hour markers applied on transparent sapphire
Central GMT aperture with opaline black and yellow gold satin finish decoration
Hands: Fabergé hands with black luminescent coating green emission
Black alligator strap with rubber finish
Clasp: Black DLC treated folding clasp