Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ Dynamist Watch

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.

Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ Dynamist Watch

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.

Technical details

Model: FABERGÉ VISIONNAIRE DTZ DYNAMIST WATCH

Movement
Calibre: Self-winding 6924
Diameter: 34.80mm (15 1/2 lines)
Thickness: 8.30mm
Number of jewels: 30
Number of components: 320
Power reserve: 50 hours
Cadence of balance: 21,600 vibrations/hour
Decorations: Circular-grained
Bridges: Cotes de Genève, hand-polished chamfering
Functions: Hours, minutes, central GMT (second time zone)

Case
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

Dial
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

Strap
Black alligator strap with rubber finish
Clasp: Black DLC treated folding clasp

Fabergé Dalliance “Choose Hope” Watch for Only Watch

Fabergé is introducing this year’s custom-built Dalliance “Choose Hope” Watch – a unique, tailor-made take on the iconic Dalliance watch, which has been created for the Only Watch biennial charity auction. Proceeds from the sale of this one-off watch will benefit research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

The Fabergé Dalliance collection perfectly illustrates Fabergé’s exquisite craftsmanship and penchant for surprise, and contains a manual-winding movement developed exclusively for Fabergé by Agenhor.

Fabergé Dalliance “Choose Hope” Watch for Only Watch 2021

The Fabergé Dalliance “Choose Hope” Watch features a white mother-of-pearl external dial, displayed in a 36mm 18k rose gold case, with a bright red alligator strap. The design of the watch takes references from a silver gilt, enamel and rock crystal desk clock, created by Fabergé workmaster Henrik Wigström in 1910.

Inspired by the idea of “wishing on a star”, this unique watch features an array of ruby-set shooting stars – a gemstone said to be associated with passion, prosperity and protection.

A hand-engraved rose gold dial with the words “Choose Hope” puts the Only Watch cause at the heart of this piece’s design, while playful watch hands are sun and moon symbols, of which the sun indicates the minutes, and the moon depicts the hours. The case-back is hand-engraved with the words ‘Unique Piece’ to illustrate that this is a one-of-a-kind creation.

Fabergé Dalliance “Choose Hope” Watch for Only Watch

The Fabergé Dalliance “Choose Hope” Watch will be auctioned at Only Watch on 6th November 2021 in Geneva by Christie’s.

Technical details

Model: Fabergé Dalliance “Choose Hope” Watch

Movement
Calibre: Manually wound 6911
Diameter: 30mm (13 lines)
Thickness: 5.25mm
Number of jewels: 15
Number of components: 158
Power reserve: 50 hours
Cadence of balance: 21,600 vibrations/hour
Decorations: Main-plate: circular-grained
Bridges: Cotes de Genève, hand-polished chamfering

Functions
Hours, minutes

Case
18k rose gold case, 36mm, domed sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment and 18k rose gold crown
Water resistance: 30m

Dial
White mother-of-pearl dial, 4N gilded printed elements
18k rose gold central decoration featuring four rubies, hand-engraved stars and “Choose Hope” wording
Hands: Fabergé Moon and Sun hands

Strap
Red alligator strap
Clasp / Buckle: 18k rose gold Fabergé pin buckle

Fabergé Compliquée Only Watch 2019

Fabergé presents Compliquée Only Watch, a one-off, tailor made take on the award winning Compliquée timepiece, for the Only Watch biennial charity auction to raise funds for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

This specially created Compliquée timepiece features a hand crafted sky-blue lacquer fan that opens to form a carpet of frost covering a white mother of pearl mosaic dial. Fabergé workmasters have added blue sapphires to the bezel with four sapphires at the crown – to help the owner read the time using the Compliquée’s highly praised movement. The watch face bears the inspiring message ‘create beauty to do good’ hand carved above the spreading blades.

Fabergé Compliquée Only Watch 2019

Beneath the watch, a rounded sapphire crystal case reveals the details of the unrivalled Compliquée movement, with delicate lines of frozen ice decorating the rochet, while ice blue screws hold everything in its place.

The original Compliquée was the first new timepiece collection created by Aurélie Picaud, when she was appointed in 2013. She searched the archives and discovered a jewel and crystal Peacock egg made by Peter Carl Fabergé for Tsar Nicholas II in 1908, with a peacock that emerged from a translucent shell as the egg opened.

Inspired by this, Fabergé developed – with Geneva based Agenhor Manufacture – an entirely new movement where peacock feathers open and close as the minutes move steadily on, offering a whole new way to view the time. The Compliquée Only Watch pays homage to Peter Carl Fabergé’s famous Winter Egg of 1913.

Fabergé Compliquée Only Watch 2019 unique piece

Technical details

Case
Platinum case, 38mm, sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment, Gem-set bezel: 46 white round diamonds (1.585 carats) and 8 blue round sapphire (0.245 carats), Platinum crown.

Dial
Mother-of-pearl marquetry dial set with 5 diamonds (0.0105 carats) White mother-of-pearl rotating hour ring White mother-of-pearl minute-track, printed ”create beauty to do good”

Movement
Manually-wound 6901 Diameter: 32.7mm (14 1/2 lines) Thickness: 3.58mm Number of jewels: 38 Number of components: 242 Power reserve: 50 hours Cadence of balance: 21,600 vibrations/hour , special decoration on rachet wheel.

Bracelet
Alligator strap

Estimate
CHF 50,000 – 70,000
EUR 45,000 – 63,000
USD 50,000 – 70,000

Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph

Inspired by the success of award winning Visionnaire DTZ automatic watch, Faberge presents an innovative chronograph as part of their high technical watch line.  The Visionnaire chronograph is powered by the automatic calibre 6361, a revolutionary new movement by Agenhor.

Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph rose gold

The Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph evokes the outer time telling disc of the unfinished Constellation Egg, as well as the rotating rings found around certain stars and planets, by displaying prevailing time on the periphery of the watch dial while the chronograph function featuring three hands on a single, shared spindle takes centre stage.

Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph rose gold model

This concentric arrangement, in which prevailing time wholly surrounds a chronograph mounted on a single spindle, is a world first, made possible by the innovative Agenhor 6361 calibre which creates space at the centre of the movement so that it can house complication modules.

Realised by the Geneva based movement specialist, this new chronograph movement is the fourth complication arising from the collaboration between Faberge and the legendary master watchmaker Jean-Mark Wiederrecht, and his team of horological experts.

Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph black ceramic

The indications of the Visionnaire chronograph are displayed centrally, with concentric counters. The outermost chapter ring and minuterie are for time telling, traversed by luminous markers that appear to hover over the dial with no central attachment point. A dedicated central dial is reserved for the chronograph display, with its three co-axial hands.

The unique construction of the calibre 6361 has enabled the watchmaker to set a chronograph module within an annular base movement. As a result, the is remarkably easy to read in contrast to conventional chronographs where the seconds, minutes and hours are each displayed at different places on the dial.

Same as the DTZ timepiece, the rotor of the Visionnaire chronograph is visible under the sapphire crystal ring that forms the outer most part of the dial. As the rotor spins and winds the watch, the radial lines on its surface subtly catch the light, adding a constant dynamism and motion in keeping with a sports complication.

Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph gold model case back

To mark the 100th anniversary of the last Imperial Easter Egg commissioned, the Faberge Visionnaire chronograph features a laser-cut etching of the 1917 Constellation Egg on the sapphire crystal caseback, visible only under certain light conditions.

Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph black ceramic case back view

The oblong chronograph pushers are positioned at 10’o clock and 2’o clock, intelligently positioned for comfortable use on the wrist or in the hand. The case diameter of 43mm enhances the authority of the Visionnaire chronograph on the wrist while the ergonomic, integrated strap attachment maintains the modern, compact profile of the Visionnaire design.

Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph black ceramic version

The Visionnaire chronograph will be produced in two versions, both featuring case accents in titanium. Those who prefer a more classic aesthetic can opt for the rose gold case with grey opaline dial, while those in favour of a stronger look may prefer the black ceramic case with black dial.

Technical details

Model: Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph

Movement
Self winding 6361
Diameter: 34.40mm (15 lines)
Jewels: 67
Number of components: 477
Power reserve: 60 hours
Frequency: 21,600 vibrations/hour (3Hz)
Decorations: Main plate circular grained, Bridges Cotes de Genève, hand polished chamfering

Functions
Hours, minutes, chronograph

Visionnaire chronograph Rose Gold

Case
18 carat rose gold and titanium case
Diameter: 43mm
Domed sapphire crystal and caseback with single sided antireflective treatment
Laser cut Faberge constellation Egg on the sapphire caseback
18 carat rose gold and rubber crown
18 carat rose gold pushers
Water resistance: 50 meters

Dial
Inner bezel: Opaline dial with TCI luminescent coating 15 minute indicators
Sapphire with grey metallic treatment on the external parts and applied numerals and hour indicators
Opaline decorative part applied on the rotor
Chronograph section: Opaline with grey printed indicators

Hands
Hours and Minute: Glided brass with TCI luminescent coating
Chronograph: Glided aluminium with red print

Strap
Alligator strap
18 carat rose gold and titanium Fabergé folding clasp

Visionnaire chronograph Ceramic

Case
Black DLC treated ceramic and dark grey DLC treated titanium case
Diameter: 43mm
Domed sapphire crystal and caseback with single sided antireflective treatment
Laser cut Faberge constellation Egg on the sapphire caseback
Dark grey DLC treated titanium and rubber crown
dark grey DLC treated titanium pushers
Water resistance: 50 meters

Dial
Inner bezel: Black dial with TCI luminescent coating 15 minute indicators
Sapphire with grey metallic treatment on the external parts and applied numerals and hour indicators
Black Opaline decorative part applied on the rotor
Chronograph section: Black Opaline with silvered printed indicators

Hands
Hours and Minute: Glided brass with TCI luminescent coating
Chronograph: Glided aluminium with red print

Strap
Alligator strap
Black DLC treated ceramic and dark grey DLC treated titanium Fabergé folding clasp

To understand the historical importance of this timepiece, I would like to bring your attention to some major events associated with the House of Fabergé, especially those happened in 1917.

Politically, the year 1917 was a great milestone in the history of modern world as it witnessed the Russian revolution, which dismantled the Tsarist autocracy and led to the eventual rise of the Soviet Union.

The year 1917 is also dear to Fabergé as it was the year for Peter Carl Fabergé, the artistic jeweller of St Petersburg to finish the commissioning of fifty two imperial Easter eggs for royal family of Romanov.

The project was started in 1885. Exuberant showcases of skilled decorative techniques, these eggs featured intricate gem-setting, hand-turned guilloche works and grand-feu enamelling. However one of these fifty two eggs was never completed.

The Tsarevich Constellation Egg was to be presented to the Tsarina Alexandra for Easter 1917 featuring the constellation of Leo to signify the starts under which the Tsarevich Alexei, and their apparent to throne, was born in 1904. Shortly before the Constellation egg could be completed, the February Revolution of 1917 broke out. Tsar Nicholas II abdicated, the imperial regime fell, the Fabergé family went into exile and the Constellation egg vanished.

Francois Birbaum, Faberge’s Chief designer from 1895 to 1917, in a letter to Eugene Fabergé, described the egg as being of blue glass, on a cloud shaped pedestal of opaque rock crystal.

The component parts of the unfinished Constellation Egg – the cloud of rock crystal and two empty halves of a blue glass egg engraved with constellations were found in a storeroom in the Fersman Mineralogical Museum in Moscow. Neither the clock mechanism which was to be housed within the Constellation Egg, nor the concentric outer ring which would have indicated the time, have ever been found.

In 2017, after 100 years, Fabergé pays tribute to the unfinished Constellation Egg by unveiling the Visionnaire Chronograph. It took 3 years to design and develop this timepiece and work on its complex mechanical movement was already commenced a decade ago.

Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ

In 2015, Fabergé introduced the Visionnaire I flying tourbillon, a masculine, complication watch dedicated to gentlemen. This year, the brand welcomes a new, dual time timepiece to the Visionnaire collection for men.

Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ watch in rose gold

Dedicated to globetrotting men, the Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ displays two time-zones by adopting a logical and intuitive method. The Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ displays the hours and minutes of the local time-zone with peripheral, open-worked hands rotating around a raised, decorated dome located at the centre of the dial.

Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ

The hour of the second, remote time-zone can then be viewed through a remarkable aperture at the centre of the dome, optically amplified for a bold look, a feature sure to surprise and delight. This timepiece features a dial side rotor, visible beneath the dial’s colour-matched sapphire crystal hour ring with applied indices.

Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ watch with Calibre AGH 6924 by Agenhor

Inside beats the self-winding AGH 6924 calibre designed exclusively for Fabergé by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht and his team of horological experts at Agenhor. A peacock-shaped component hidden within the movement pays homage to Fabergé’s signature element of surprise.

Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ  white gold and titanium watch

The design of the new Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ employs a slim bezel, complex lug construction, multi-layered dial construction, fluted crown and a linear, decorative motif radiating from the centre of the dial.

Technical details

Model: Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ

  • Case: Pink/white gold, Titanium
  • Strap: Leather
  • Buckle: Folding buckle
  • Water resistance: 50 m
  • Diameter of the case: 43 mm
  • Thickness: 14.2 mm
  • Movement: Calibre AGH 6924 Self-winding mechanical movement manufactured by Agenhor
  • Power reserve: 50 h
  • 21600 variations / hours
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Second time zone
  • Price: 29’500 CHF

Fabergé Flirt Collection

Honouring the creative expression championed by Peter Carl Fabergé, the brand new Fabergé Flirt Collection offers timepieces featuring playful character and bold designs.

Designed for those who dare to be different, the Flirt watch collection for women successfully merges Fabergé’s technical mastery and desire to experiment with new ideas.

Fabergé Flirt watch rose gold case black dial

Presently available in four vibrant versions, the Fabergé Flirt wrist watches boast perfect manufacturing quality and refinement. Inside each timepiece beats a Swiss Made Vaucher Manufacture movement, equipped with a 22 karat gold rotor.

Crafted either in 18carat white or rose gold, the 36mm, round case of the watch comes fitted with domed sapphire crystal front glass and a transparent sapphire crystal case back that offers the glimpses of self-winding calibre.

Fabergé Flirt automatic watch with rose gold case, blue dial and blue strap

Each timepiece boasts a lacquer middle dial and a matt lacquer outer dial in matching colours. The outer dial features laser cut roman numerals and index hour markers. Presently, four dial colours are available: Black, Blue, Yellow and Orange.

Fabergé Flirt automatic ladies watch with white gold case, orange dial and orange strap

The black and blue dial versions come in an 18 carat rose gold case whereas yellow and orange dial versions have 18 carat white gold case. The case is also adorned with an outer ring corresponding to the colour of dial and strap. Each version comes with alligator strap with matching colour.

Fabergé Flirt ladies automatic watch with white gold case, yellow dial and yellow strap

Fabergé Flirt is now available at the Fabergé Boutiques in London and New York, as well as at Harrods and online at faberge.com.

The retail price range of Fabergé Flirt watch starts at US$ 14,000.

Technical details

Collection: Fabergé Flirt

Movement
Calibre 3000 by Vaucher Manufacture
Automatic winding
Diameter: 23.3 (10 1/2 lines)
Thickness: 3.9 mm
Number of jewels: 28
Number of components: 193
Power reserve: 50 h
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Rotor: 22kt gold

Functions
Hours, minutes

Case
18kt rose gold or white gold
Diameter: 36mm
Domed sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment on both sides of the face and one side of the back
Lacquered middle ring corresponding to the colour of the dial
18kt rose/white gold, moonstone (0.16ct)
Water resistance: 30m

Dial
Twin-disk dial, lacquered bottom plate, matt lacquered top plate, laser-etched hour circle
Hands: Breguet type with oval eyelet inspired by the shape of an egg

Strap
Alligator strap
Buckle: 18kt rose gold/white gold Fabergé pin buckle

Fabergé Dalliance Collection: Fabergé Lady LIBERTINE I & II

Fabergé unveils two extraordinary, unique creations, as part of the Fabergé Dalliance collection. The genesis for this pair of high jewellery timepieces was the very landscape responsible for forming the precious gemstones that adorn them.

Fabergé Lady LIBERTINE I watch
Fabergé Lady LIBERTINE I watch

Following the successful debut of Fabergé and Agenhor’s watchmaking collaboration at Baselworld last year, a team from Agenhor were invited to visit the Kagem emerald mine in Zambia by Fabergé’s parent company, Gemfields.

Gemfields, the world’s leading supplier of responsibly sourced coloured gemstones, owns and operates Kagem, which in turn is the world’s single largest producer of emeralds, accounting for 20 percent of global supply.

During this visit the natural beauty of emeralds, even in their rough state, quickly became a source of inspiration and led to the idea of using emeralds in a different way to the traditional cut and highly polished form we are more accustomed to seeing.

With Agenhor’s development of the Fabergé Lady Levity‘s AGH 6911 movement already under way, Fabergé decided to use the unique possibilities of this new watch’s architecture as a showcase for the raw, verdant power of emeralds.

Both Fabergé Lady Libertine timepieces perfectly illustrate the adaptable nature of the Fabergé Dalliance collection and the serve to fire the imagination of Fabergé clients seeking unique examples of these high jewellery watches.

Fabergé Lady LIBERTINE I

The first piece, a 36mm 18 karat rose gold case with 1.84carats of brilliant-cut diamonds adorning its bezel. The gem-setting on its dial and central dome represents the Zambian terrain that is home to Gemfields’ Kagem emerald mine, the source of the emeralds used to decorate these high jewellery timepieces.

Fabergé lady LIBERTINE I watch

The stylised geographic relief is achieved using a mixture of snow-set polished and, unusually, rough, hand-carved emeralds with fine gold filigree outlining the banks of the region’s rivers. Hours and minutes are indicated by leaf-shaped hands.

Fabergé Lady LIBERTINE II

The second piece in this gem-set pair is housed in a 36mm 18 karat white gold watch, sees the dial’s central dome adorned with 2.22carats of hand-shaped strands of satin-finished emerald as a base, upon which a radiating 18karat white gold and diamond motif with a cabochon emerald is set.

Fabergé Lady LIBERTINE II watch

Beneath the emerald decoration, the dial is snow-set with 1.97carats of brilliant-cut diamonds, while the timepiece’s bezel is set with a further 1.84carats. Hours and minutes are displayed by means of two blued German silver arrows which track around the central dome.

The AGH 6911 calibre at the heart of the Fabergé Dalliance Collection is refined using perlage decoration on the mainplate and Cotes de Genève stripes on its hand-chamfered bridges. The movement also boasts a 50-hour power reserve from a single barrel and Agenhor’s unique AgenPIT regulation system, which offers a simplified approach to adjust the balance wheel.

Fabergé Lady LIBERTINE I watch movement

The central principle of AgenPIT sees the hairspring clamped in place by a moveable jaw. The jaw is opened by means of a single screw while the hairspring is then retracted or extended by means of a second, rubberised screw. Once the hairspring has been regulated the jaw can be clamped shut once again.

Fabergé Altruist Collection

At Basel world watch fair in 2015, Fabergé introduced its debut watch collection featuring stunning horology creations such as Lady Compliquée, an award winning ladies watch collection and Visionnaire 1, a contemporary high end watch designed for gentlemen.

This year, for men, Fabergé presents Altruist, an elegant wristwatch featuring the intricate, traditional motif on the dial and a unique winding crown. This modern yet classic three handed watch with 41mm case is available 18 carat white and rose gold variations.

Fabergé Altruist watch white gold model with blue dial

The round case and bold, yet softly tapered lugs create a silhouette for a versatile timepiece. The Altruist watch is wound and adjusted by a Fabergé crown with a pivoting finger grip, which swings out to afford better purchase and offers a winding experience like a clockwork key of old.

The centre point of the Fabergé Altruist watch is its guilloche dial motif that radiates out from the centre point in waves. The 18 carat white gold model is presented using a technique long associated with Fabergé; namely a hand guilloched motif over which Grand Feu enamel is applied, offering added depth in a lustrous blue to the exquisitely intricate dial. The dial boasts Roman numerals for 12, 3, 6 and 9’o clock hour markers.

The white opaline dial of the 18 carat rose gold model is treated to be added flourish of depth and detail with applied rose gold indices. While at the first glance the hands might appear to be Breguet in style, instead of the traditional apertures the Fabergé Altruist watch features elongated, egg shaped openings to create something altogether more Fabergé.

Fabergé Altruist rose gold watch with white dial

A domed sapphire crystal offers the complete timepiece an organic, pebble like frame, while a sapphire crystal caseback offers a view of the Swiss Made automatic movement that beats inside the Fabergé Altruist watch.

The models of the collection are all equipped with self-winding mechanical movements produced by Vaucher Manufacture.

The movement is decorated with motifs based on objects produced by Peter Carl Fabergé himself. The oscillating weight crafted in 18 carat gold and decorated in the Fabergé style highlights the precious and rare character of the mechanical movement that powers the Fabergé Altruist watch.

The Fabergé Altruist watch is water resistant to 30 meters and is secured on an alligator strap with matching 18 carat gold pin buckle.

The retail price of the Fabergé Altruist gold watch for men is approximately US$ 17,500.

Fabergé Dalliance Collection: Fabergé Lady Levity

For the Lady Levity watch from the Dalliance collection, Fabergé took inspiration from a silver gilt, enamel and rock crystal desk clock created by Fabergé workmaster, Henrik Wigström, in Saint Petersburg around 1910.

With a rock crystal man-in-the-moon relief at its centre it was impossible to employ traditional, centrally mounted hands to indicate hours and minutes; therefore, Wigström chose to mount indicators around its periphery, tracking against an enamel ring dial. Fabergé has recreated this concept in a wristwatch with the help of Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, founder of Agenhor.

Jean-Marc Wiederrecht and his team developed the manual AGH 6911 calibre at the heart of the new Fabergé Lady Levity. The 36mm watch uses stylised indicators to display the time; a crescent moon for hours and rising sun for minutes, tracking against a white mother-of-pearl ring dial with grey indices.

Fabergé Lady Levity watch

As no motion work is present to turn hands at the central axis, the AGH 6911 instead features a central void which allows a supporting structure to be secured into the movement itself and, as such, it can support a comparatively large mass, at least when compared to other horological components.

While the central element of the Fabergé Lady Levity features a man-in-the-moon decoration, inspired by that original Fabergé table clock, the concept behind the watch’s design has always been intended to offer a secret feature that can be personalised to the owner through bespoke customisation.

After much research, Fabergé adopted a technique that has never before been used in this manner in watchmaking. The chosen motif is printed in platinum on a domed sapphire crystal before white mother-of-pearl is set on top to match the peripheral dial.

Fabergé Dalliance Lady Levity watch

As such the motif is not immediately apparent, except at certain angles when the light catches itand provides one of Fabergé’s signature surprises. The printing technique means that the customer can specify any design they desire within the dimensions of this crystal canvas.

The AGH 6911 calibre is refined using perlage decoration on the mainplate and Cotes de Genève stripes on its hand-chamfered bridges. The movement also boasts a 50-hour power reserve from a single barrel and Agenhor’s unique AgenPIT regulation system, which offers a simplified approach to adjust the balance wheel.

The central principle of AgenPIT sees the hairspring clamped in place by a moveable jaw. The jaw is opened by means of a single screw while the hairspring is then retracted or extended by means of a second, rubberised screw. Once the hairspring has been regulated the jaw can be clamped shut once again.

The Fabergé Lady Levity is presented in 18 karat rose gold with 18 karat rose gold crown, anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal and caseback and is secured on an alligator strap with 18 karat rose gold pin buckle.

Fabergé Lady Compliquée Peacock New Versions: Black Sapphire, Emerald and Ruby

During the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2015, the Lady Compliquée Peacock watch won the High-Mechanical award. Inspired by this achievement, Fabergé is introducing three new variations of this artistic high-horology creation. Once again, these exclusive ladies’ timepieces are made in partnership with Jean- Marc Wiederrecht from Agenhor.

The three new Lady Compliquée versions employ the same ingenious and exclusive Geneva made movement created specifically for Fabergé. These latest additions to the award-winning collection are adorned with the three most precious coloured gemstones: sapphire, emerald and ruby, truly illustrating the art of colour.

Fabergé Lady Compliquée Peacock Black Sapphire watch
Fabergé Lady Compliquée Peacock Black Sapphire watch

Hours are read at the winding crown; of the mother-of-pearl or onyx disk that rotates counter clockwise. The minutes are read off the peacock’s tail feathers as they unfurl each hour, only returning to zero when the lead feather reaches 60. These watches perpetuate the ingenious and free-thinking spirit of Peter Carl Fabergé himself who imagined and made many of his creations to be both emotive and fascinating.

Unveiled at the Basel-world exhibition in 2015, the innovative Lady Compliquée Peacock watch pays homage to the famous Imperial Easter Egg, the “Peacock Egg” of 1908.

Its manual-wound movement drives four pivoting blades that fan out simultaneously from 7 o’clock indicating the minutes. Each of those blades is moving independently, but at a different speed to each of the others. As the cycle is repeated each hour, time takes on a new role, going beyond the mere charting of the passing of the minutes to create scenes of ephemeral beauty.

Fabergé Lady Compliquée Peacock Emerald watch
Fabergé Lady Compliquée Peacock Emerald watch

The three-dimensional construction of the dial further enhances the theatrical effect. Aesthetically, the movement presents a rich series of decorations that showcase its architecture and enhance its traditional character.

The system driving the blades is the movement’s most fascinating organ. Each blade except the first one, which remains immobile, advances at a different speed so that the ensemble unfurls in perfect harmony. Agenhor has developed a totally new system inspired by a retrograde display. The unfurling of the fan is thus driven by the rotation of the hours ring. This, in turn, is directly connected to the barrel for greater stability and regularity and is positioned over another ring, whose function is to serve as a cam.

The latter has 12 teeth equivalent to the 12 hours visible on the dial. When the cam turns, it gradually lifts a lever that applies pressure to one of the teeth. Also known as a reading finger or feeler-spindle, it coordinates the display of minutes based on the rotation of the hours ring. The fan then unfurls over the course of an hour before the spindle blades into the next tooth, whereupon it closes again and begins a new cycle.

Fabergé Lady Compliquée Peacock Ruby watch
Fabergé Lady Compliquée Peacock Ruby watch

The synchronisation of the blades is made possible by an innovative mechanical organ known as the AgenFAN. Based on a differential model, it is made up of two series of toothed wheels of increasing diameters on one and decreasing diameters on the other, which are superimposed on the same axis. They mesh along the entire length and are placed side-by-side.

The first is driven by the spindle of the hours cam and drives the second, which individually powers each of the blades. The diameter of each wheel is designed so that the fan unfurls in a perfectly coordinated manner. This construction also enables the first blade to move forward by 15° each hour, the second by 30°, the third by a 45° and the last by 60°.

To guarantee the stability and synchronisation of the ensemble, half of the wheels on the differential are equipped with split teeth. Invented by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, the founder of Agenhor, they ensure the direct and constant meshing of the gears without the slightest gap between them. As a result, the blades unfurl harmoniously, without jerking.

The blades are also guided and maintained at their tips. Each culminates in a ring hidden under an element of the dial, where a jewel is driven forwards. It advances along a groove hollowed out in a base known as a ‘tier’. The lengths of the grooves vary according to trajectory lengths of each blade.

The chronometric accuracy of the watch has been controlled by another unique system invented by Agenhor. Known as AgenPIT, it enables the accuracy of the movement to be adjusted in a simple yet revolutionary way, while protecting the balance spring against any distortion. In fact, the escapement is usually adjusted by modifying the length of the balance spring by rotating a regulator or by equilibrating the balance using micro-screws placed along its periphery.

The former solution remains the most common but necessitates the cutting of the balance spring to the right length before it is glued to a tiny attachment support known as a balance-spring stud. While this operation is well-known and practised regularly, it has the disadvantage of requiring manual alterations to the spring. However tiny the adjustment, it upsets its physical balance and alters its operation, which must always be executed in the most horizontal and regular fashion.

The AgenPIT system eliminates the balance-spring stud and the regulator, while keeping the balance spring intact. To this end, the last coil is guided into a groove by a setting screw, then fixed by a gripping clip that holds it in place against one of the walls. The lower part of the setting screw is encased in a polymer film to enable the balance spring to move forwards or backwards easily without being damaged. The gripping clip replaces the balance-spring stud and maintains the adjustments by leaning firmly on the balance spring.

The AgenPIT system means that the advantages of ring-shaped balances can be enjoyed without the need of a regulator. Precise adjustments can therefore be made in a simple manner without affecting the balance spring. This ensures optimal accuracy.

The Lady Compliquée calibre can be clearly distinguished by its generous proportions, which make room for larger and therefore more visible finishes. So the angles that mark the perimeter of the components are 0.25 mm thick.

The upper bridges are decorated with horizontal Côtes de Genève and the bottom plate and other bridges are exquisitely circular-grained. All the components are also rhodium-plated for a harmonious finish. Together, such high-quality finishes firmly establish the Lady Compliquée calibre amongst the finest watchmaking movements created and decorated in traditional fashion.

Fabergé Summer in Provence

The newest Fabergé high jewellery timepiece, Summer in Provence, captures the blend of colours and happiness that characterise the south of France. Designed to resemble a garland of flowers woven on a hot afternoon, Summer in Provence offers a new vision of jewellery timepieces.

The sophisticated skills of the Fabergé work masters are evident in the delicacy with which the precious gems are interlaced with coloured fine stones and hard stone micro sculptures. A series of interlocking precious ribbons move across a rounded pebble, in which the movement of the watch is housed. The lines intermingle and envelop the perfectly round and harmonious contours of the case.

Fabergé Summer in Provence Emerald watch 37 mm

Two flexible little bands in the lower section are filled with enamel to highlight the ‘Fabergé’ name with which the piece is emblazoned. Others, snow set with precious gemstones, unfurls across the dial to envelop the case.

The softly shaped bracelet, made of diamonds strung together like beads on a necklace, caresses the wrist. In the centre, a tiny floral chains meanders over its entire length like a garland of lights, it mimics the gentle swaying of wild flowers in the breeze.

Fabergé Summer in Provence Emerald watch 37 mm

The Summer in Provence timepieces come in diamond, emerald and multicoloured sapphire versions, with a matching jewellery suite composed of a necklace, earrings and ring. All three variations of Summer in Provence offer a spirited assembly of fine gems, rare stones and materials.

The white diamonds reflect the light while the rich interplay of hues comes from the emeralds, Paraiba tourmalines, rubies and sapphires. The flowers, crafted in white mother of pearl, are adorned with petals of gems such as diamonds or chrysoprases.

Grand feu enamel was incorporated into the dial to produce the monochrome ribbons. At its heart beats a manufacture calibre powering the hours and minute indications. It is protects by a white gold case topped with a domes sapphire crystal and a transparent caseback revealing the interior of the calibre.

Technical details

Model: Summer in Provence Emerald – 37 mm

Movement
Self-winding 3000
Diameter: 23.3 mm (10 1/2 lines)
Thickness: 3.9 mm
Number of jewels: 28
Number of components: 193
Power reserve: 50h
Cadence of balance: 28,800 vibrations/h
Oscillating weight: 18ct gold, hand-engraved, 14 diamonds (0.03cts)

Functions
Hours, minutes

Case
18ct white gold case, 37 mm, domed sapphire crystal and case back with single-sided anti-reflective treatment
374 diamonds, 17 Paraiba tourmalines, 10 emeralds (2.81cts)
Turquoise enamel strip
18ct white gold crown, emerald green enamel

Dial
18ct gold dial
332 diamonds, 19 Paraiba tourmalines, 15 emeralds, (1.87cts)
Flowers: freshwater mother-of-pearl
Leaves: Soft green chrysoprase
Turquoise enamel strip
Hands: Rhodium-plated brass

Bracelet
18ct white gold bracelet
93 close-set diamonds, 144 diamonds on rings, 10 emeralds (10.58cts)
Flowers: freshwater mother-of-pearl
Leaves: Soft green chrysoprase

Available from
September 2015

Edition
Limited edition of 5 pieces

Fabergé Visionnaire 1

Fabergé presents Visionnaire 1, its first contemporary high end watch designed for gentlemen. Designed and produced by master watch maker APRP, this flying tourbillon wristwatch follows the same design and production principles as the works of Peter Carl Faberge did in his time.

Positioned at 9’o clock, the flying tourbillon complication of Fabergé Visionnaire 1 reveals a true mastery of watch making. As the major organ of the movement, the flying tourbillon is the only mechanical element to appear distinct from the others.

The wheels of the movement can be glimpsed furtively between the various decorative elements. The brass wheels, for example, are circular grained on both sides and cut after rhodium plating to guarantee perfect transmission. The German silver bridges are coloured in anthracite via a NAC treatment. They are then decorated and drawn on the underside and flanks, before being chamfered and polished by hand.

Fabergé Visionnaire 1 platinum watch with blue dial

The dial of Visionnaire 1 wristwatch is divided into seven inclined trapezes. These form a three dimensional rosette that dominates the centre of the watch. The minute track creates a visual transition to the case. Like micro shields, the trapeze protects and partly reveals the interplay of wheels while giving the movement visual depth-a genuine mechanism whose operations cannot be fathomed.

Their elevation at the centre of the watch focuses the gaze on the impressive hands featuring skeletonised lower sections. This two level construction creates an interplay of perspectives that constantly changes with the movement of the wrist. Various details appear only to disappear in an instant. The Fabergé name nestles, for example, between two trapezes at 5’o clock and directly engraved on the bottom plate.

Fabergé Visionnaire 1 watch with rose gold case

The trapezes serve both to decorate and cover the functional bridges. They all features guilloche centres and have been chamfered along the edges and framed by a satin finished flange. This juxtaposition of surfaces and clear geometric patterns creates an intense and highly contemporary yet understated decoration.

The all anthracite back of the movement appears as a tableau on which only fundamental technical elements can be made out. The flying tourbillon is totally visible thanks to a hollow shaft at 3’o clock. A discreet power reserve indicator placed just above the tourbillon indicated the amount of energy remaining.

The barrel ratchet attracts the gaze with its delicate pawl and spring fitted to its circumference. At 6’o clock a shot blasted German silver gilded identification plate indicates the number of the timepiece.

Fabergé Visionnaire 1 watch rose gold case back

The unique case shelters and highlights the calibre, acting as much protective armour as a showcase. The angular case is made up of several different coloured elements that come together to form robot inspired armour.

It is topped by a domes crystal embedded in the edge of the case. Thanks to this uncluttered design, the movement of the Visionnaire 1 is free to express its unique character. On the side, the crown echoes the same proportions with broad and lightly curved centre; it crowns a section of polished squares separated by notches.

Fabergé Visionnaire 1 watch platinum case back

Introduced at prestigious Baselworld fair in 2015, the Fabergé Visionnaire 1 timepiece is available in two versions – Visionnaire I Platinum & Visionnaire I Rose Gold. Production is limited to 15 numbered pieces per each model.

The Visionnaire 1 watch comes fitted with a hand stitched alligator skin strap.

Technical details

Model: Visionnaire I Platinum, Limited Edition of 15 Pieces

Movement
Hand-wound TOF14
Diameter: 38.0 mm (16 3/4 lines)
Thickness: 8.05mm
Number of jewels: 29
Number of components: 330
Power reserve: 72 hrs
Cadence of balance: 21,600 vibrations/h

Movement decorations
Dial side: bridges and main-plate in German silver, micro-beads, hand-polished edges, NAC treatment
German silver decorative plates, micro-beads, guilloché upper, blue PVD treatment
Case back side: German silver, micro-beads, guilloché, NAC treatment

Functions
Hours, minutes, flying tourbillon, power reserve

Case
Platinum and blue-treated titanium case, 44 mm, domed sapphire crystal and case back with single-sided antireflective treatment
Water resistance: 30 meters

Dial
Blue dial with TC1 luminescent coating 5-minute indicators

Hands
HM: White gold, rhodium plated, curved, skeletonized hands with TC1 luminescent coating
Power reserve: rhodium plated with red transfer

Strap
Hand-stitched black alligator strap
Platinum and blue-treated titanium Fabergé folding clasp

Available from
September 2015

Model: Visionnaire I Rose Gold, Limited Edition of 15 Pieces

Movement
Hand-wound TOF14
Diameter: 38.0 mm (16 3/4 lines)
Thickness: 8.05mm
Number of jewels: 29
Number of components: 330
Power reserve: 72 hrs
Cadence of balance: 21,600 vibrations/h

Movement decorations
Dial side: bridges and main plate in German silver, micro-beads, hand-polished edges, NAC treatment
German silver decorative plates, micro-beads, guilloché upper, black PVD treatment
Case back side: German silver, micro-beads, guilloché, NAC treatment

Functions
Hours, minutes, flying tourbillon, power reserve

Case
18ct rose gold and black treated titanium case, 44 mm, domed sapphire crystal and case back with single-sided anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 30 metres

Dial
Black dial with TC1 luminescent coating 5-minute indicators

Hands
HM: 18ct rose gold, curved, skeletonized hands with TC1 luminescent coating
Power reserve: 4N gilded with red transfer

Strap
Hand-stitched brown alligator strap
18ct rose gold and black treated titanium Fabergé folding clasp

Available from
September 2015

LADY FABERGÉ by Fabergé Timepieces

Fabergé Timepieces presents LADY FABERGÉ, an exclusive watch collection dedicated to women.

Taking inspiration from the original shapes imagined by Peter Carl Fabergé himself, the design showcases a remarkable ingredient: a ring contained at the heart of the case.

Similarly, the dial of certain watch models is divided into two superimposed elements. The domed shape of the sapphire crystal also provides a link with all other Fabergé timepieces. Every timepiece therefore offers ample room for creative expressions of the world of Fabergé.

The Lady Fabergé wristwatches feature balanced and perfectly calibrated case. Specially created to complement the feminine wrist, their dimensions are in perfect harmony with the strap. The powerful lines of the case structure create a subtle tension that gives the timepiece a unique personality.

This fluid and flexible architecture is the result of a total mastery of the traditional codes of watch design. The lugs are particularly slender in tribute to the first women’s watches designed by Peter Carl Fabergé.

Lady Fabergé 36 mm watch in rose gold
Model: Lady Fabergé 36 mm

Each case houses a ring made of a different material or featuring a different finish from the case itself. Playful and original, it paves the way for multiple variations of colour and structure. By combining a variety of materials, Fabergé also reveals its technical mastery and desire to experiment with new ideas. On the side, the crown reproduces a decorative note once seen on Fabergé cigarette cases. It is always graced with a moonstone.

On the inside, the dial or face of the watch is based on one of two main design families. In the traditional version, the dial is adorned with hour-markers and indications. The latter echoes the form of the crown to better reflect light. The contemporary version plays on two levels.

A subdual serves as the basis for a broad skeletonised applique that echoes the original design, while the Roman numerals appear to be deep-set within the watch, just like the heart of the dial itself. Ornamental versions are also available. These models feature hand-guilloché decorations and are covered with translucent grand feu enamel.

Lady Fabergé 39 mm watch with diamond set rose gold case
Model: Lady Fabergé 39 mm

The hours and minutes hands are inspired by the ‘‘Breguet’’ design. The difference is that the eye is shaped like an egg in tribute to Fabergé’s legendary Egg Objets.

The Lady Fabergé watches are driven by Swiss-made self-winding Manufacture movements. Designed, manufactured and assembled in traditional style, these horological engines are decorated with motifs based on objects produced by Peter Carl Fabergé himself. The self-winding movements are endowed with a 22 carat gold oscillating weight decorated in the Fabergé style.

Technical details

Model: Lady Fabergé – 36 mm

Movement
Self-winding calibre 3000
Diameter: 23.3 mm (10 1/2 lines)
Thickness: 3.9 mm
Number of jewels: 28
Number of components: 193
Power reserve: 50 hrs
Cadence of balance: 28,800 vibrations/ hour
Oscillating weight: 22ct gold

Functions
Hours, minutes

Case
18ct rose gold case, 36 mm
Domed sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment on both sides of the face and one side of the back
White lacquered middle ring
18ct rose gold crown, moonstone
Water resistance: 30m

Dial
Twin-disk dial, white lacquered bottom plate, matt white lacquered top plate, laser-etched hour circle
Gilded steel Fabergé hands (Breguet type with oval eyelet inspired by the shape of an egg)

Strap
White alligator strap with 18ct rose gold Fabergé pin buckle

Model: Lady Fabergé – 39 mm

Movement
Self-winding calibre 3000
Diameter: 23.3 mm (10 1/2 lines
Thickness: 3.9 mm
Number of jewels: 28
Number of components: 193
Power reserve: 50 hrs
Cadence of balance: 28,800 vibrations/ hour
Oscillating weight: 22ct gold

Function
Hours, minutes

Case
18ct rose gold case, 39 mm
Domed sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment on both sides of the face and one side of the back
18ct rose gold brushed middle ring
Gem-set bezel: 51 brilliant-cut diamonds (1.53 carat)
18ct rose gold crown, moonstone
Water resistance: 30m

Dial
Hand guilloché dial, opalescent pink enamel
Gilded steel Fabergé hands (Breguet type with oval eyelet inspired by the shape of an egg)

Strap
Anthracite grey alligator strap with 18ct rose gold Fabergé pin buckle

Fabergé Lady Compliquée Collection – Lady Compliquée Peacock & Lady Compliquée Winter

The new Lady Compliquée Haute horlogerie collection for women from Fabergé upholds the traditions of the legendary jewellery house with a new and spectacular time display.

Unveiled at Baselworld 2015, the Fabergé Lady Compliquée comprises two exceptional versions; both are available with the same exclusive mechanical hand wound movement made in Geneva. The highly original display of the new Lady Compliquée features a fan at the heart of the watch.

Fabergé Lady Compliquée Peacock watch

It thus perpetuates the ingenious and free thinking spirit of Peter Carl Fabergé, who crafted his creations to be both emotive and fascinating. Innovative, surprising and made out the highest standards, the new displays in the two peacock and winter models pay homage to the famous ‘Peacock Egg’ of 1908 and the ‘Winter Egg’ of 1913.

Both models in the collection are based on the same manually winding mechanical calibre, which paints scenes while indicating the time. Developed by Agenhor, the Geneva based independent manufacture, this creation has no hands. Instead, elements of the display move constantly to create an ensemble of mobile forms that indicate the time.

A 7’o clock is the base of a fan featuring five to eight blades, four of which pivot and indicate a quarter of an hour each. These four pivoting blades are deployed simultaneously to indicate the minutes. The cycle is repeated each hour, which appears on a circular ring surrounding the dial, thus turning this evolving scene into a mobile work of art. The three dimensional construction of the dials further enhances the theatrical effect.

Fabergé Lady Compliquée Peacock watch
Fabergé Lady Compliquée Peacock watch

The peacock is a bird of divine origin that fans out its tail every hour on this eponymous model. As time passes, the full tail made up of five majestic feathers regularly displayed. An omniscient eye graces the tip of each feather and uneven glittering strands emerge from the midnight blue gaze that lights them with colour.

The peacock is made from sculpted and engraved gold. It reigns over a subdials snow set with turquoise Paraiba tourmalines, intense green tsavorites and white diamonds, of varying sizes, each with an impressive number of facets creating a myriad of reflections. Just like the rotating hours ring, the minutes scale is carved in three dimensions in white mother of pearl before being polished and printed with numerals.

The Fabergé Lady Compliquée winter watch celebrates ephemeral works made of ice, wind and winter light. As they open, the five blades form a carpet of frost covering a mother of pearl mosaic background. Each section is covered in cracks of ice set against a sky blue backdrop.

Fabergé Lady Compliquée winter watch

A similarly unusual line appears on the sub dial, covered in white diamonds. The minutes scale, hours ring and other elements of the dial are in white mother of pearl. The case is identical to that of the Peacock model. In both timepieces, the side of the platinum case is graced with s row of white diamonds.

Fabergé Lady Compliquée winter watch

Above it rises a majestic domed sapphire crystal that descends towards the edges of the case centre to provide an uncluttered view of the spectacle occurring within. The back of the rounded crystal glass, sculpted to caress the wrists, reveal the back of the movement.

Fabergé Lady Compliquée Peacock watch movement

The system driving the blades is the Lady Compliquée movement’s most fascinating organ. Each blade, except the first one which remains immobile, advances at a different speed so that the ensemble unfurls in perfect harmony.

Agenhor developed a totally new system inspired by a retrograde display. The unfurling of the fan is thus driven by the rotation of the hours ring. This, in turn, is directly connected to the barrel for great stability and regularity and is positioned over another ring, whose function is to serve as a cam. The latter has 12 teeth equivalent to the 12 hours visible on the dial.

When the cam turns, it gradually lifts a lever that applies pressure to one of the teeth. Also known as a reading finger or feeler spindle, it coordinated the display of minutes based on the rotation of the hours ring. The fan then unfurls over the course of an hour before the spindly blades in to the next tooth, whereupon it closes again and begins a new cycle.

The synchronisation of the blades is made possible by an innovative mechanical organ known as the AgenFAN. Based on a different model, it is made up of two series of toothed wheels of increasing diameters on one and decreasing diameters on the other, which are superimposed on the same axis.

They mesh along the entire length and are placed side by side. The first is driven by the spindle of the hours cam and drives the second, which individually powers each of the blades. The diameter of each wheel is designed so that the fan unfurls in a perfectly coordinated manner. This construction also enables the first blade to move forward by 15o each hour, the second by 30o, the third by a 45o and the last by 60o.

To guarantee the stability and synchronisation of the ensemble, half of the wheels on the differential are equipped with split teeth. Invented by Jean Marc Wiederrecht, the founder of Agenhor, they ensure the direct and constant meshing of the gears without the slightest gap between them. As a result, the blades unfurl harmoniously, without jerking.

The blades are also guided and maintained at their tips. Each culminated in a ring hidden under an element of the dial, where a jewel is driven forwards. It advances along a groove hollowed out in a base known as a tier. The lengths of the grooves vary according to trajectory lengths of each blade.

The Lady Compliquée calibre offers more accurate time measurement thanks to another unique system invented by Agenhor.

Known as AgenPIT, it enables the accuracy of the movement to be adjusted in a simple yet revolutionary way, while protecting the balance spring against any distortion. In fact the escapement is usually adjusted by modifying the length of the balance spring by rotating a regulator or by equilibrating the balance spring micro screws placed along its periphery.

The former solution remains the most common but necessitates the cutting of the balancer spring to the length before it is glued to a tiny attachment support known as a balance spring stud. While this operation is well known and practised regularly, it has the disadvantage of requiring manual alterations to the spring. However tiny the adjustment, it upsets its physical balance and alters its operation, which must always be executed in the most horizontal and regular fashion.

The AgenPIT system eliminates the balance spring stud and the regulator, while keeping the balance spring intact. To this end, the last coil is guided into a groove by a setting screw, then fixed by a gripping clip that holds it in place against one of the walls.

The lower part of the setting screw is encased in a polymer film to enable the balance spring to move forwards or backwards easily without being damaged. The gripping clip replaces the balance spring stud and maintains the adjustments by leaning firmly on the balance spring.

The AgenPIT system means that the advantages of ring shaped balances can be enjoyed without the need of a regulator. Prices adjustments can therefore be made in a simple manner without affecting the balance spring. This ensures optimal accuracy.

The Lady Compliquée calibre can be clearly distinguished by its generous proportions, which made room for larger and therefore more visible finishes. So that angles that mark the perimeter of the components are 0.25 mm thick.

The upper bridges are decorated with horizontal Cotes de Genève and the bottom plate and other bridges are exquisitely circular grained.

All the components also rhodium plated for a harmonious finishes. Together, such high quality finishes firmly the Lady Compliquée calibre amongst the finest watchmaking movements created and decorated in traditional fashion.

Technical details

Model: Lady Compliquée Peacock – 38 mm

Movement
Hand-wound 6901
Diameter: 32.7 mm (14 1/2 lines)
Thickness: 3.58 mm
Number of jewels: 38
Number of components: 242
Power reserve: 50 hrs
Cadence of balance: 21,600 vibrations/h
Upper bridges: horizontal Côtes de Genève
Mainplate: circular-grained decoration

Functions
Hours, minutes, retrograde system with multiple display elements

Case
Platinum case, 38 mm, domed sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment on both sides of the face and one side of the back
Gem-set bezel: 54 brilliant cut diamonds (1.83cts)
Platinum crown
Water resistance: 30 meters

Dial
18ct gold dial, snow-set
127 brilliant-cut diamonds (0.38 cts), 31 Paraiba tourmalines (0.23cts), 57 tsavorites (0.27cts)
18ct white gold hand-engraved Peacock
White mother-of-pearl rotating hour ring
White mother-of-pearl minute-track
Four fixed blades: LIGA technology, opal powder or white lacquer applied by hand

Hands
LIGA Technology, opal powder or white lacquer applied by hand

Strap
White alligator strap
Platinum Fabergé pin buckle

Available from
September 2015

Model: Lady Compliquée Winter – 38 mm

Movement
Hand-wound 6901
Diameter: 32.7 mm (14 1/2 lines)
Thickness: 3.58 mm
Number of jewels: 38
Number of components: 242
Power reserve: 50 hrs
Cadence of balance: 21,600 vibrations/h
Upper bridges: horizontal Côtes de Genève
Mainplate: circular-grained decoration

Functions
Hours, minutes, retrograde system with multiple display elements

Case
Platinum case, 38 mm, domed sapphire crystal and case back with anti-reflective treatment on both sides of the face and one side of the back
Gem-set bezel: 54 brilliant-cut diamonds (1.83cts)
Platinum crown
Water resistance: 30m

Dial
Extra-white mother-of-pearl marquetry
5 diamonds (0.0105cts)
White mother-of-pearl rotating hour ring
White mother-of-pearl minute-track
One fixed blade: LIGA technology, sky-blue lacquer applied by hand

Hands
LIGA Technology, sky-blue lacquer applied by hand

Strap
White alligator strap
Platinum Fabergé pin buckle

Available from
September 2015