AKRIVIA Chronomètre Contemporain II “Only Watch” 2021 Unique Piece

Founded by Rexhep Rexhepi, Independent luxury swiss watch brand AKRIVIA presents a unique timepiece to support the Only Watch 2021 Charity auction.

RRCCII stands for Rexhep Rexhepi Chronomètre Contemporain II. It is the successor of the AKRIVIA Chronomètre Contemporain. The new Chronomètre Contemporain II watch preserves the style of the original model, but with an entirely new calibre featuring an additional complication.

AKRIVIA Chronomètre Contemporain II “Only Watch” 2021 Unique Piece

Both the dial and movement of the RRCCII retain the distinctive aesthetics of the original, but it was constructed from the ground up as a completely new timepiece. The dedication to quality means that one element of the RRCCII “Only Watch” remains unchanged. Made up of 14 components, the platinum case has been hand made by the legendary Jean-Pierre Hagmann.

Having retired in 2017 after some five decades as an artisanal case maker who supplied the very best brands, Jean-Pierre picked up his tools once again in 2019 to join Akrivia, with his first creation being the case for that year’s RRCC “Only Watch”. For Only Watch 2021, Jean-Pierre fabricated the RRCCII case by hand, including soldering each of the elegantly arched lugs to the case band, one of which bears his “JHP” hallmark.

The unique, layered enamel dial is first finished in opaque, grand feu enamel, and then in champagne-hued, translucent flinque enamel.

Each Chronomètre Contemporain II timepiece will be certified by the Besançon observatory – while being elegantly executed to highest possible quality in finishing and construction.

The owner of the unique RRCCII timepiece will be invited to discover and visit the Besançon Astronomical Observatory.

Technical details

Case
Platinum case
Dimensions: 38 mm / height 8.75 mm without sapphire

Dial
Grand feu enamel dial

Movement
Calibre RRCC II

Bracelet
Leather

AKRIVIA Chronomètre Contemporain Only Watch 2019 Unique Piece

For Only Watch 2019 Charity auction, AKRIVIA, the independent Swiss luxury watch brand established by Rexhep Rexhepi, has created an exclusive piece based on the Chronomètre Contemporain, the first watch signed with his name.

Inspired by the officer’s watches of the 1940’s with their sleek lines combined with a dedication to accuracy and readability, this watch is officially chronometer certified by the Besançon Observatory.

AKRIVIA Chronomètre Contemporain Only Watch 2019 Unique Piece

The Chronomètre Contemporain is equipped with a manual winding movement featuring hacking seconds and automatic zero reset.

Created especially for Only Watch, this unique timepiece features a hand hammered dial, a key part of the work in atelier AkriviA. The blue grey color of the multi layered grand feu enamel dial stands in perfect contrast with the white enamel of the numerals. This timepiece has a 38mm platinum case created by the renowned artisan Mr. Jean-Pierre Hagmann of Geneva.

AKRIVIA Chronomètre Contemporain Only Watch 2019 Unique Piece caseback view

The in-house movement is fully embellished with handmade, traditional finishing techniques such as anglage, black polish and Côtes de Genève. Its symmetrical architecture is one of the signature aspects of Rexhep Rexhepi’s caliber designs. In November 2018, the Chronomètre Contemporain was awarded the GPHG’s Prize in the Men’s Category.

Technical details

Model: Chronomètre Contemporain Only Watch 2019

Case
Platinum case by J.P. Hagmann
Diameter: 38 mm / Thickness: 9.5 mm

Dial
Unique blue grey enamel dial hand hammered surfaces and numerals in white enamel

Movement
Calibre RR01
Manual winding movement with hours, minutes, seconds chronometer featuring hacking seconds, automatic zero reset
100/h power reserve for one barrel

Bracelet
Leather Hand-made

Estimate
CHF 40,000 – 60,000
EUR 36,000 – 54,000
USD 40,000 – 60,000

Akrivia Announces Its Partnership with Legendary Case Maker Jean-Pierre Hagmann

Founded by Rexhep Rexhepi, AKRIVIA is an independent watchmaker based in Geneva. In September 2019, AKRIVIA has announced its partnership with Jean-Pierre Hagmann, the celebrated watch case maker.

Born in Geneva and trained as a jeweller, Jean-Pierre constructed watch cases – all signed with the distinctive “JHP” hallmark – for some of the greatest names in watchmaking. His clients included Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin, Franck Muller and Roger Dubuis.

After a career that spanned some five decades, Jean-Pierre retired in 2017. Fortunately, Jean-Pierre has returned for an encore with AKRIVIA, a young brand destined to be a watchmaking great of tomorrow. Jean-Pierre now produces watch cases exclusively for AKRIVIA, though he will still execute specialist restoration of vintage watch cases for international auction houses.

At AKRIVIA, Jean-Pierre plays two crucial roles. The first is tangible: design and manufacture of watch cases, with an eye towards vertically integrating all of AKRIVIA’s case production in time. But the second is perhaps more important – nurturing a new generation of case makers.

Already set up in a brand new workshop equipped with old school tools, located just a few minutes’ walk from AKRIVIA’s workshop in Geneva’s historic Old Town, Jean-Pierre has already begun work on his first project – constructing the platinum case for the one-of-a-kind Chronometre Contemporain made for Only Watch, the famed, biennial charity auction of one-off timepieces.

Once that is complete, Jean-Pierre will build cases for AKRIVIA’s current models, as well as future timepieces, including the highly anticipated successor to the Chronometre Contemporain that will be launched next year.

AkriviA AK 06

The AkriviA Collection, with its modern visual impact, contemporary architectural case lines and dials, started with a series of tourbillon wristwatches such as the Tourbillon Monopusher Chronograph, Tourbillon Barrette-Miroir and Tourbillon Regulateur, created in several dial finishes, treatments, colors and metals.

AK-06, the latest creation of the AkriviA Collection, marked the long awaited and first non-tourbillon wristwatch of the series. Like all AkriviA timepieces, this watch divulges its beauty, secrets and complexities to the discerning eyes of serious connoisseurs of watchmaking. Knowledgeable observers will immediately recognize the round subdial at 12 o’clock as a power reserve indicator.

This sub-dial’s inner ring, uses a complex differential gearing to reveal the timepiece’s energy flow to the user over the course of a robust 100 hours of power reserve. The spacious winding barrel that provides this energy and its large jeweled pivot can be viewed through the anti-glare treated sapphire glass back of the movement.

AkriviA AK 06 watch

The inspirational motivation behind this new interpretation of a power reserve timepiece complication was guided by the emotional responses of clients who experience the most intimate moments with their timepiece during the act of winding their watch up.

This connection between the human and the machine is showcased by a completely skeletonized power reserve and hand setting mechanism. It allows all the mechanical parts involved in these functions to be visually interactive for the user, acting as a kinetic ballet of time’s passing, adding an extra dimension to the regular motion of the hour and minute hands.

Until now, all the design and finishing aspects of the AkriviA Collection’s movements were only visible from the back. With the AK-06, all the many hours of attention given to miniscule details can now be experienced with every glance at the dial.

The heart of the movement is designed with the same attention to details and also expresses Rexhep Rexhepi’s love of mechanical symmetry found on the dial side. The oversized center wheel is mounted in a special jewel on its own bridge at the epicenter of the AK-06’s baseplate.

This epicentric location of the center wheel is a typical characteristic of all watches by the AkriviA atelier to date, and is equally complemented by the perfectly proportioned going train and balance wheel with its micro-adjusters, occupying separate bridges adorned with perfect, hand executed anglage.

The movement architecture layout, the curves of the bridges, their visual balance and placement, size and proportions, everything has to reveal a unified concept. This beauty of the movement itself was always a source of pride and a distinguishing feature in the tradition of Geneva watchmaking.

A stable and long power reserve is always an added benefit to promoting excellent chronometric results. However, setting the time is often overlooked as a source of inaccuracies. For this reason, the AK-06 movement has a combined stop seconds and seconds reset functionality. The combination of these two results in a very rare ‘mini-complication’ that is rarely found in wristwatches today.

A normal stop seconds function to promote setting the time accurately is well known in watchmaking; however the 0-seconds reset in the AK-06 is an expression of a love and deep respect for timekeeping accuracy.

Through the use of a small heart piece, very similar to that found in the resetting mechanism of chronographs, the reset seconds hammer returns the seconds to ‘0’ simultaneously with the stop seconds function. That is to say, these two functions work in perfect harmony with the simple action of pulling out the crown. This makes extremely accurate time setting to the second a very simple affair for the user.

AkriviA AK 06 watch caseback

Although the fine finishing of a watch is an art form unto itself, it also fulfills practical functions. The visual effect of all the effort is of course beautiful to behold, but in fact, finishing changes the atomic structure of the outer layers of the metal itself, by simultaneously hardening the surface and sealing it off from the reception of microscopic amounts of moisture, dirt and possible oil from the interior of the movement. It is in fact an act of love with an eye to the longevity and protection of the watch to a time far into the future.

This is also why extreme high-quality finishing is at the heart of the AkriviA atelier philosophy. Looking closely at the movement, you will see that the anglage created on the edges of all parts is rounded in what is called a bombé cross section, in opposition to the standard and fully or partially machine created anglage used today throughout Switzerland at large manufactures. This technique of rounded edges is much more time consuming to produce and cannot be prepared in advance by the use of machines.

Starting with the basic flat piece of material with 90∘ angled edges, one of the first steps is to create a rounded edge by filing the edges into shape in several steps, which perfectly follows the edge outline equidistantly into every curve and corner.

Furthermore, all sinks for the jewels also have a bowl-shaped cross section, directly complementing this bombé effect of the rounded anglage. This is followed by multiple steps of further finishing and polishing with a series of special wooden sticks covered in abrasive material as well as the natural wood itself.

From the raw parts to finally finished parts, here is a general overview of the steps required to create perfectly finished watch parts and movement:

. Primary quality control of each machined piece
. Preparation of upper and of lower sinks
. Grinding of movement underside and sides followed by filing
. Geneva stripes are executed
. Anglage grinding of curved and straight parts
. Anglage filing of curved and straight parts, including edges
. Anglage polishing of all filed edges in several steps
. Polishing of sinks
. Black polish surface polishing where required
. Final polishing using a stick of the Gentian plant for the highest gloss. This plant grows freely in the mountainsides of the valley, and has been used for centuries in such work. The softer, inner layer of the wood is used together with diamond paste in order to achieve an extremely high gloss finish. Such finishing is absolutely impossible to achieve with the standard use of electric tools or via CNC machining.

Technical details

Model: AkriviA AK 06

Case
Dimensions: 9.9mm x 41mm

Movement
New manual-winding AK-06 movement – created, developed, decorated and assembled in-house. 100 hours power reserve using a jeweled, single barrel. (With stop seconds and 0-seconds reset function).
Movement dimensions: Ø 30.00 MM
Jewels: 28
Balance wheel: In-house developed variable inertia balance wheel (10.5 mm) using 4 adjustable weights combined with Breguet overcoil.
Frequency: 18,000 VPH
Decoration: The entire movement’s visible and non-visible parts have been hand-finished to the highest Genevan traditions using several traditional techniques: black polish, Côtes de Genève, hand polished and brushed surfaces, Rhodium treatment, beading and hand engraving and entirely handmade anglage.

Display
Hours, minute, seconds, power reserve indicator

AkriviA Rexhep Rexhepi Chronomètre Contemporain

In 2018, independent Swiss luxury watch atelier AkriviA celebrated its 6th anniversary. Its founder Rexhep Rexhepi has chosen the same year to launch classically inspired watch collection bears the founder’s name, Rexhep Rexhepi, to distinguish it from the more visually futuristic AkriviA series of timepieces.

The Chronomètre Contemporain, the first watch from Rexhep Rexhepi collection unites the classical form of the officers’ watch with the contemporary aesthetic codes of existing AkriviA timepieces, such as the AK-06 launched in 2017.

AkriviA Rexhep Rexhepi Chronomètre Contemporain watch

The Chronomètre Contemporain watch is available within white or in black grand feu enamel dial with Art Deco inspired asymmetrical gold or blue lines. These lines frame and segment the Roman numbers in a rhythmic fashion, providing the traditionally handmade enamel dial with a contemporary touch. The large diameter of the sub-seconds counter at 6 o’clock is a tribute to the officer’s watch.

The novel case of the Chronomètre Contemporain creates a fascinating visual tension through the deliberate interweaving of symmetrical and asymmetrical forms, as well as concave and convex details visible in the case sides and lugs. These aspects are enhanced by the alternation of brushed and polished surfaces.

Following the purest tradition, the delicate and elongated lugs have been hand-soldered to the case in order to highlight the beauty of this expertly detailed and hand-finished case design. The ergonomically designed case and lugs along with breathable leather strap ensures comfortable wearing on large or small wrists.

AkriviA Rexhep Rexhepi Chronomètre Contemporain

The Chronomètre Contemporain is an hour, minute and second chronometer featuring hacking seconds and automatic zero-reset to allow precise and easy time setting. The new caliber RR-01 embodies all the values in watchmaking: the attention to every visible and invisible detail, purity, symmetry and functional reduction to the essential.

The movement of the Chronomètre Contemporain relates directly to the essence of chronometrical timekeeping instruments. The stop seconds mechanism has been developed from the ‘all or nothing’ function used in the Grande Sonnerie where the mechanism must release either completely or not at all, using one motion. In this way, the seconds hand resets to the 12 o’clock position as soon as the crown is pulled out.

AkriviA Rexhep Rexhepi Chronomètre Contemporain watch caseback view

The winding of this watch will be a sheer pleasure for its owner thanks to the click ratchet inspired by old the pocket watches winding mechanisms. This provides a smooth winding underlined by a discreet mechanical sound.

The watch delivers a very long power reserve of 100 hours with one barrel held in a jeweled pivot. This long power reserve was chosen in order to extend the period between manual windings for the ease of use by the user, as well as for exact timekeeping, which requires a steady, unwavering supply of torque to the going train.

The entire, in house designed RR-01 movement is fully embellished with handmade traditional finishing techniques such as anglage, black polish and Côtes de Genève.

The timepiece comes with the option to have each Chronomètre Contemporain certified by the Besançon Observatory with the delivery of a Bulletin de marche de chronométrie. This document will certify that the watch complies with the stringent conditions of the ISO procedures 3159 after having completed a testing procedure of 16 consecutive days.

Technical details

Model: AkriviA Rexhep Rexhepi Chronomètre Contemporain

Movement
Caliber RR-01 New in-house, manual winding movement with stop seconds and 0-seconds reset function, central indication of hour minutes and seconds sub-dial at 6 o’clock.
Winding mechanism with traditional hand-polished click lever and spring
Dimension: 30.00mm x 5.20 / 7.28
Frequency: 18,000 a/h (2.5 Hz)
Rubies: 19
Escapement: Swiss lever escapement with an in-house developed variable inertia balance wheel (10.5mm) using 4 adjustable weights. Hairspring with Breguet overcoil.
Power reserve: 100 hours, one jeweled barrel which optimizes the efficiency by eliminating the frictions.

Decoration
The entire movement’s visible and non-visible parts have been hand finished to highest traditions of Geneva watchmaking, using classical techniques such as: “anglage” (engaging angles) black polish, perlage, Côtes de Genève, Hand graining and polishing, hand engraving with rhodium treatment.

Case
38mm x 9.5mm in 18k Red gold 5N or in 950Pt platinum
Made of three parts with screwed case back and alternate polished and brushed finishing
Glare proofed front sapphire; see-through case back with sapphire
Water resistance: 3 ATM (30 meters)

Dial
Traditional Black Enamel Grand Feu on 18K gold plate and 5N index printing on the Red Gold 5N version White Enamel Grand Feu with blue printing for the Platinum version
Hands: hour, minutes and second in red gold 18K “poli bercé” (round polished)

Bracelet
Calf leather Tang buckle either in Red gold 5N or 950Pt

Chronometer certification
On client’s request and an additional cost the watch can be Chronometer certified by the Besançon Observatory. With this option the watch is being delivered with a “Bulletin de marche de chronométrie” after a thorough testing of the complete watch during 16 days consecutive days.

Warranty
3 years. Any necessary work performed under guarantee extends the duration of it by one year.

AkriviA

Founded in 2012, AkriviA is the young creator of novel haute horlogerie timepieces in the famed watchmaking capital of Geneva.

The core of the brand philosophy is to present knowledgeable lovers of pure mechanical forms with the finest traditions of haute horology combined with novel and fresh shapes, which fulfill the expectations of 21st century design with contemporary aesthetics.

AkriviA watches are Swiss made and above all they embody traditional watchmaking values. The pioneering work of the brand is accomplished by constantly keeping alive timeless watchmaking techniques in order to create bridges between past and present and thus be able to provide a combination of extreme technical mastery and high-end finishing.

Rexhep Rexhepi is the master watchmaker behind the ambitious goals of AkriviA. It was during his apprenticeship at Patek Philippe at the age of 14 that he first felt an intense desire to express a personal philosophy of watchmaking with an approach that would push the boundaries of execution and mechanism to new levels.

A decade of experiences after that daydream about the future would see AkriviA become a reality. AkriviA’s goals are simple: uniting the heritage of the Geneva watchmaking traditions with a contemporary approach that interprets timekeeping for the 21st century.

Contact details
AkriviA
73 Boulevard Saint Georges
1205 Geneva, Switzerland

www.akrivia.com

AkriviA Tourbillon Regulator

Crafted by Swiss watch maker Rexhep Rexhepi, the AkriviA Tourbillon Regulator successfully alliances minimalist exteriors with an haute horlogerie complication. The broad lugs are chamfered in a manner reflecting the bevelling on the calibre; the grey dial features a “polished-matt” finish that is both vintage and innovative.

While it recalls the sandblasted bridges of pocket watches, the AkriviA “polished-matt” effect differs from habitual sandblasting in terms of its means of application: the crushed stone is mixed with vegetable oil and applied using a new handcrafted technique.

The only fanciful aspect of the dial is the regulator-type arrangement of its indication, with the hours counter at 12 o’clock, the central axis bearing the minutes hand only, and the seconds hand fixed to the tourbillon at 6 o’clock.

The latter is indeed the only clue to the exceptional nature of this timepiece: the austerity of the exterior finishes highlights the wealth of finishes lavished on the movement. This simple dial opening reveals a bridge featuring eight inward angles and which bears the escapement block.

AkriviA Tourbillon Regulator

The latter is composed of a 13.7mm carriage revolving in one minute and housing a Breguet balance-spring connected to the “AkriviA” balance wheel oscillating at the rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour. The 100 hours of autonomy is supplied by a single barrel.

The 11.6mm “AkriviA” balance wheel features four spokes forming a “Quadriskell”, with four fine-adjustment inertia-blocks at the end of each. The purpose of putting in place these various devices is to have the Tourbillon Regulator certified by two institutions: the COSC and the Poinçon de Genève.

AkriviA Tourbillon Regulator caseback view

With this in mind, the elaborate nature of the movement finishes is the exact opposite of the outward austerity: the movement features 50 inward angles and is entirely decorated on both visible and hidden parts: domed chamfering, handcrafted Côtes de Genève, circular graining, straight graining. This AK-04 calibre was both developed and finished entirely by Rexhep Rexhepi and his team at AkriviA.

One of its major characteristics is its complete symmetry: it nobly comprises two third wheels so as to ensure optimal visual balance. This rare construction, combined with a high level of finishing, reflects Rexhep Rexhepi’s perfectionism.

Technical details

Model: AkriviA Tourbillon Regulator

Movement 
Manually wound movement
Diameter: 30.00mm
Thickness: 7.60mm
Power Reserve 100 hours
Nb of components 229
Nb of jewels 22
Balance Wheel Diameter: 11.60mm
Frequency 21’600 vph
Tourbillon Diameter: 13.70mm – Weight: 0.36g – Swiss anchor escapement – 60 seconds rotation
Decoration: Inward angles, black polish, côtes de Genève, hand graining, hand polishing, rhodium finishing, manual circular graining, hand engraved

Functions
Hours located in the small dial at 12h, central minutes hand, small second at 6h
Chiming at every hour and silence function on/off by 3h monopusher

Case
Steel
Diameter: 43mm
Thickness: 12.90
Case composed of 30 parts
Front and back sapphire glass crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Water Resistance 3 ATM

Dial
Grey steel «mat-polish» dial
Hands: Steel bleui hands – “AkriviA” special design

Strap
Hand-sewn leather blue strap
Clasp: Clasp/deployment with hand-engraved AkriviA logo

AkriviA Tourbillon Chiming Jump Hour

Created by Rexhep Rexhepi, master watch maker and founder of AkriviA, this novelty timepiece boasts unusual association of horological complications: a tourbillon, jumping hours as well as a mechanism striking the hours in passing with a silent function. It embodies a choice inspired by traditional watchmaking yet entirely in tune with the times through its playful and original way of displaying the passing of time.

The AkriviA Tourbillon Chiming Jump Hour watch is equipped with a mechanical manual-winding movement with a single barrel and a 100-hour power reserve, while a pusher at 3 o’clock serves to switch the striking mechanism to silent mode which is indicated to the right of the hammer at 12 o’clock. The time is displayed through a central hours aperture in association with a single minutes hand.

The 60-second tourbillon performs one turn per minute at 6 o’clock, a true technical and aesthetic feat whose heart beats at the frequency of 3 Hz or 21,600 vibrations per hour. The case features a contemporary and entirely ergonomic design suited to all wrist types.

AkriviA Tourbillon Chiming Jump Hour

In creating this calibre, Rexhep Rexhepi opted to work in two main directions. The first is that of technical perfection, vividly expressed through the production of the all-of-a-piece gong ring featuring a highly distinctive shape. Ensuring the instantaneous nature of both the hours and the inpassing chime was a fundamental factor in the development of this component.

The watchmaker had to address several technical challenges in order to meet aesthetic requirements, including the choice of placing the hammer at 12 o’clock and thereby highlighting this key element in the striking mechanism. This approach had already been taken for the AkriviA Tourbillon Monopusher Chronograph, in which the column wheel – an essential component of the chronograph – had been placed in an aperture at 12 o’clock.

The watchmaker’s second focus was on the aesthetic appeal and the finishing of the movement. A passionate devotee of architectural equilibrium, Rexhep Rexhepi has designed all elements so as to achieve a perfectly symmetrical and harmonious result that may be admired through the see-through case-back.

The precision of the finishes performed on most of the components sets the perfect finishing touch to an extremely technical and meticulous exercise that involves adorning this timepiece with mirror polishing, manual engraving and 56 inward angles hand-crafted using traditional watchmaking methods.

AkriviA Tourbillon Chiming Jump Hour caseback view

This timepiece is intended for devotees of authentic and rare watch mechanisms. It is made for those seeking the kind of emotions stirred by precise and innovative work.

Like previous creations, the Tourbillon Chiming Jump Hour testifies to this mastery of hand craftsmanship, accomplished in keeping with finest Swiss watchmaking traditions. The Tourbillon Chiming Jump Hour model marks a pivotal moment for AkriviA, since it is the first movement entirely developed and produced in-house.

Technical details

Model: AkriviA Tourbillon Chiming Jump Hour

Movement 
Manually wound movement
Diameter: 30.00mm
Thickness: 7.60mm
Power Reserve: 100 hours
Number of components: 275
Number of jewels: 26
Balance Wheel Diameter: 11.60mm
Frequency 21’600 vph
Tourbillon Diameter: 13.70mm – Weight: 0.36g – Swiss anchor escapement – 60 seconds rotation
Display: Hours indicated instantaneously in the window, central minute’s hand, and small second at 6h
Function: Chiming at every hour and silence function on/off by 3h mono-pusher
Decoration: Inward angles, black polish, côtes de Genève, hand graining, hand polishing, rhodium finishing, manual circular graining, hand engraved

Case
Steel
Diameter: 43mm
Thickness: 12.90
Case composed of 30 parts
Front and back sapphire glass crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Water Resistance: 3 ATM

Dial
Black steel «mat-polish» dial
Hands: Steel hand adapted to the hours window – “AkriviA” special design

Strap
Hand-sewn black alligator strap
Clasp/deployment with hand-engraved AkriviA logo

AkriviA Tourbillon Monopusher Chronograph

AkriviA, the young Swiss luxury watch brand based in Geneva, manufactures exceptional haute-horlogerie timepieces. Founded by master watch maker Rexhep Rexhepi, the brand now unveils their first timepiece: the Tourbillon monopusher chronograph.

AkriviA Tourbillon Monopusher Chronograph

It was during his apprenticeship at Patek Philippe at the age of 14 that Rexhep Rexhepi first felt an intense desire to express a personal philosophy of watchmaking with an approach that would push the boundaries of execution and mechanism to new levels.

A decade of experiences after that daydream about the future would see AkriviA become a reality. AkriviA’s goals are simple: uniting the heritage of the Geneva watchmaking traditions with a contemporary approach that interprets timekeeping for the 21st century.

AkriviA Tourbillon Monopusher Chronograph rose gold

For the first masterpiece from the brand, Rexhep Rexhepi has chosen a stunning combination of two complications:-

  • Tourbillon –Most beautiful and complex mechanism in horology and also the most challenging complication to create.
  • Monopusher Chronograph – Chronograph is most desired watch function that suited to the typical timing tasks of everyday life. The Monopusher Chronograph has a history that dates back to 19th century and is rare and one of the oldest among various types of chronographs available.

The watch maker has combined the Tourbillon and monopusher chronograph complications in an elegant manner for a contemporary watch design and result is a high end complication watch integrated with a useful function.

AkriviA Tourbillon Monopusher Chronograph

AkriviA Tourbillon Monopusher Chronograph is equipped with Caliber AA-01, a manual winding movement developed in Geneva. The movement which has a power reserve of 100 hours boasts functions such as tourbillon mononpusher chronograph, with hours, minutes, running chronograph minutes and seconds and power reserve indicator.

AkriviA Tourbillon Monopusher Chronograph movement

The chronograph mechanism is built up on the dial side, which is quite rare in the world of watchmaking. All of the bridges, springs, plates and the tourbillon cage, the balance with its gold timing screws, the chronograph wheel and many more details – have all been re-designed and for this reason many new parts were created from steel, which allows a high level of finishing as well as providing extensive longevity regarding wear and tear.

AkriviA Tourbillon Monopusher Chronograph Caliber AA-01

Some of these changes were purely visible in order to follow all the codes for the Geneva Seal; others were undertaken in order to optimize the monopusher chronograph functions for perfect chronometric results and the elimination of backlash when stopping and starting the mechanism.

AkriviA Tourbillon Monopusher Chronograph

The case of the watch, which is available in Steel or 18K 5N red gold, is inspired by the classical traditions; however, it is not copy of particular look or style of case design from the past. The case design recalls the elegant cases of the past only by indirect inference, yet its design is firmly rooted in the more dynamic lines of the 21st century.

AkriviA Tourbillon Monopusher Chronograph

And with an eye to the user, in order to make the watch comfortable to wear, a lot of attention was paid to such details as the creation of  a streamlined, ergonomic case form and outline, the shape of the pusher as well as the angle and direction in which the fingers touch the case when using the chronograph functions. The anti-glare treated sapphire glass front and back provide the perfect window on the movement’s key features and the attention given to each detail.

AkriviA Tourbillon Monopusher Chronograph

With a philosophy identical to that used in the movement, the case is extremely finely finished in every detail as well as complex in its realization with more than 30 separate parts.

Technical details

Model: AkriviA Tourbillon Monopusher Chronograph

Movement
Manual winding movement, Caliber AA-01
Tourbillon mononpusher chronograph, with hours, minutes, running chronograph minutes and seconds and power reserve indicator
Diameter: 30.00mm / Thickness: 7.40mm
Number of parts (Complete movement) : 286 parts
Number of parts (Tourbillon cage): 63 parts
Number of jewels: 33, Olive-domed and plate jewels
Power reserve: 100 hours / with chronograph engaged: 72h
Frequency: 21,600 vph

Chronograph
• Engages directly with the Tourbillon cage
• Column-wheel
• Snail type gear-trains design by AkriviA
• Steel parts decorated by inward angles and sinks
• Chronograph wheels and parts decorated by hand

Main Plate
• Interior and exterior flanks finished with angles and sinks polished by hand.
• Manual circular graining
• Rhodium finish

Bridges
• Interior and exterior flanks decorated with 10 inward angles created and polishedby hand.
• Angles and sinks with hand graining and polishing by hand
• “Côtes de Genève” decoration
• Manual circular graining even on non-visible parts
• Finishing of all steel parts with handmade blocked and facet polishing
• All inscriptions engraved by hand (“AkriviA”; N°, “Manufacturé à Genève”, logo)
• Nickel-rhodium finish
• Hand-engraved inscriptions finished in 3N gold

Tourbillon Cage
• Cage pillars in Titanium
• Bridges in hand blocked and facet polished steel
• Eight handmade and polished inward angles
• Swiss anchor escapement
• 60-second rotation
• Weight of the cage: 0.45g

Balance wheel
• Gold timing screws
• Diameter 9.60 mm

Displays
Hour and minute
Chronograph minutes and seconds
Segmented power reserve (100 hours)

Case
Available in Steel or 18K 5N red gold
Front sapphire glass crystal with anti-reflective treatment (both sides)
Lateral tab at 9 o’clock provides optimal ergonomic positioning of the fingers when engaging the chronograph
Case composed of 30 parts
Transparent back of sapphire glass with anti-reflective treatment (both sides)
Hand engraved inscriptions placed on the circumference
Case dimensions: Diameter: 43mm/ Thickness: 12.90mm
Water resistance: 3 ATM (30m / 100ft)

Crown
In steel or 18K 5N red gold with engraved and polished AkriviA logo
Engraved circumference with “clous de Paris” decoration

Dial
Black PVD–coated German silver base
Silver pigments for the hour and minute markers (steel version) or blue pigments (red gold version)
Brushed and rhodium finished minute and seconds display
Brushed and rhodium finished power reserve sector
Hand engraved, blocked and facet polished decorative inset at 12 o’ clock
Hand engraved, blocked and facet polished decorative insert around the tourbillon cage in steel

Hands
Sword shaped hour, minute, seconds and chronograph minute hands in AkriviA design
Hands with Rhodium finish
Power reserve in brushed German silver with rhodium finish and red lacquer

Strap and Clasp
Hand-sewn black alligator
Choice of 18K, 5N red gold deployant clasp or pin buckle, both with hand-engraved AkriviA logo and hand stitched alligator strap