Hermès ARCEAU Lift Tourbillon Répétition Minutes So Black Limited Edition

Issued in a numbered 24-piece limited series, the Arceau Lift tourbillon répétition minutes so black watch by Hermès features a black grand feu enamel dial revealing part of its captivating mechanism.

Hermès ARCEAU Lift Tourbillon Répétition Minutes So Black Limited Edition
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It combines two magnificent horological complications. The complex mechanism of the double-gong minute repeater can be admired through the horse-shaped dial cut-out. The flying tourbillon is revealed through a round aperture at 6 o’clock.

The double-H tourbillon structure of the ARCEAU Lift Tourbillon Répétition Minutes So Black watch is inspired by an emblematic motif of the Hermès boutique in the Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris. This distinctive design surmounting the carriage and barrel bridge echoes the shape of the wrought iron adorning the entrance, railings, staircase and elevator of the Parisian establishment.

Hermès ARCEAU Lift Tourbillon Répétition Minutes So Black Limited Edition
© Joel Von Allmen

Swept over by slender, hollowed-out hands, the dial is punctuated by sloping numerals evoking a galloping horse, the signature of the Arceau line.

Hermès ARCEAU Lift Tourbillon Répétition Minutes So Black Limited Edition
© Joel Von Allmen

The dial cut-outs and the sapphire case-back reveal the Manufacture Hermès H1924 mechanical hand-wound movement ensuring a crystal-clear chime for the minute repeater. The titanium case measuring 43 mm in diameter is fitted on a matt black alligator strap.

Technical details

Model: Hermès ARCEAU Lift Tourbillon Répétition Minutes So Black

Edition
Numbered 24-piece limited edition

Movement
Manufacture Hermès H1924 movement
Mechanical hand-wound, Swiss made
Diameter: 30 mm (13 ¼ ‘’’)
Thickness: 8.89 mm
Power reserve: 80 hours
Frequency: 21,600 vph (3Hz)
Functions: minute repeater chiming on two gongs, hours, minutes
Distinctive feature: flying tourbillon

Case
Shape/size: round, 43 mm in diameter
Material: titanium
Glass: anti-glare sapphire crystal and case-back
Water resistance: 3 bar

Dial
Grand feu black enamel

Strap
Black alligator

ArtyA Gold Purity Tourbillon

This ArtyA Complication watch comes with a fully 18k gold case with the exclusive Double Barrel Manufacture Flying Tourbillon movement. This magnificent mechanism was created in collaboration with Franck Orny.

As an expression of ArtyA’s horological grammar, the Purity Tourbillon displays a technical inventiveness that combines a maverick style with visual clarity. A beautifully balanced architectural ensemble, the manually wound caliber features an over-sized flying tourbillon with a diameter of 17 mm which is at least 50% larger than most existing tourbillons.

Since the ArtyA Purity tourbillon beats at a rate of 4 HZ, extraordinary accuracy and greater stability are achieved through a much higher frequency than many other high-end Swiss tourbillons (usually 2 or 3HZ).

ArtyA Gold Purity Tourbillon watch

The two barrels connected in parallel provide a power-reserve of 70 hours. The movement operates the central hour and minute hands while the indication of the seconds is elegantly displayed on the flying tourbillon that rotates 360 degrees in 60 seconds.

Mounting the barrels in parallel reduces the thickness of the spring for more stable torque. But also improves the delta of the barrel spring curve, with an ideal ratio between power reserve, performance and regularity.

ArtyA has chosen to manufacture this timepiece with a free-sprung balance with variable inertia. This type of balance wheel represents the ultimate in innovation. It guarantees greater reliability when subjected to shocks and during movement assembly or disassembly, hence better chronometric results over time.

Each part of the movement is delicately beveled and polished by hand for an extreme skeletonizing.

The skeletonized bridges were subjected to intensive and complete validation tests to optimize their resistance capacities.

Technical details

Model: ArtyA Gold Purity Tourbillon

Movement
ArtyA Exclusive Double Barrel Tourbillon movement
Skeletonized design
Very high chronometric reliability due to the torque of the double barrels 4 H
The Tourbillon is 50% bigger than most of the other brands, with a diameter of 17 mm
Power reserve: 70h

Functions
Hour, Minutes, Seconds on flying tourbillon

Case
18k gold
Size: 44 mm
Case back: open and screwed
18k gold crown
Water resistance to 30 meters

Edition
Limited Edition to 9 pieces

Price
120’000 CHF

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Knights of the Round Table Monotourbillon

The Excalibur Knights of the Round Table is an iconic watch collection from the Geneva based Hyper Horology atelier Roger Dubuis. Inspired by the medieval legend, this series combines combine artistic mastery, horological craftsmanship and contemporary design. It now welcomes a new edition endowed with the emblematic Monotourbillon mechanism.

The very recognizable face of the Excalibur Knights of the Round Table watch is made of twelve micro-sculptures – the Knights – placed around a dial – the Table. The Knights are handcrafted in Pink Gold 750/1000 and represent the 12 characters involved in the quest. Each knight is just 6mm tall, created with his own personality and equipped with armour.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Knights of the Round Table Monotourbillon

The table is made of gems or precious materials or materials requiring specific techniques, and symbolizes the unity and equality of the Knights. The watch houses an exceptional automatic calibre, manufactured in the Roger Dubuis workshops and certified by the Poinçon de Genève, one of the most demanding certifications in Haute Horlogerie.

In this new watch, the Knights of the Round Table levels up by offering a central monotourbillon calibre. The monotourbillon emerges from the center table. It is a new calibre specifically developed for this timepiece and certified by the Poinçon de Genève.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Knights of the Round Table Monotourbillon

The centre table is made of crystal sapphire with color blocks in purple hues. The hands are also made of rotating crystal sapphire discs. The two gold markers indicate the position of the minute and hour with perfectly centred rotating discs. The translucent purple blocks are carved from Murano glass. They appear to levitate around the Monotourbillon. The double surfaced flange is carved from a single block of Murano glass too.

In keeping with the design, and to respect the position of the knight at 3 o’clock, the setting system is decentred to a position at 2 o’clock. Push down on this function and a small red flag indicates that the timepiece has moved from winding to setting mode.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Knights of the Round Table Monotourbillon

The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Knights of the Round Table Monotourbillon features a 45mm diameter Pink Gold 750/1000 case sealed by a notched bezel. The timepiece comes with an embossed black calf-leather strap.

Technical details

Model: Roger Dubuis Excalibur Knights of the Round Table Monotourbillon
RDDBEX1025 – KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE MT/X

Movement
Caliber RD115
Manual-winding mechanical movement with flying Monotourbillon
Central flying monotourbillon with variable inertia balance wheel, including 72 hours of power reserve
Finishing: Shot-blasted, trued-up and circular grained plate and bridges with NAC coating
Frequency: 3 Hz / 21’600 Vibrations per Hour
Power reserve: 72 Hours
Diameter lines: 16
Thickness: 12.2 Millimeters
Number of pieces: 277
Number of rubies: 29

Functions
Hour, minute
Flying Monotourbillon

Case
Pink gold case with sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Pink gold open case back with sapphire crystal and metallization
Pink gold bezel with sapphire crystal ring
Pink gold crown with Murano glass ring
Diameter: 45 Millimeters
Water resistance: 3 BAR (30m)

Dial
Sapphire crystal centre table with color blocks made of Murano glass
12 micro-sculpted knights in pink gold, representing the 12 knights involved in the Quest
Double surface flange in Murano glass with polished pink gold hour markers
Rotating sapphire crystal discs with golden blocks as hour and minute hands

Strap
3D calf leather strap, interchangeable with Quick Release System – QRS

Buckle
Pink gold cover 750/1000 with titanium blades, triple folding, interchangeable with Quick Release System – QRS

Edition
Limited edition of 8 pieces
Boutique Exclusive

Certification
Poinçon de Genève

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Tourbillon Black Ceramic Limited Edition

In 2021, Roger Dubuis introduced the new evolution of the Excalibur Double Tourbillon watch. Now, the Geneva based high horology Maison unveils its latest variation in radiant black ceramic.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Tourbillon Black Ceramic Limited Edition
This new ceramic watch is driven by the Roger Dubuis RD108 mechanical calibre. Boasting two signature tourbillons, this enhanced horological engine represents a feat of enhanced precision and technical prowess. Both tourbillons are rebuilt with lighter materials and an enhanced differential to maximise the transmission of energy.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Tourbillon Black Ceramic Limited Edition

Its tourbillon lower carriage is made in titanium for improving energy efficiency and upper tourbillon carriage in cobalt chrome for better finishing: mirror polish. Both titanium and cobalt chrome are anti-magnetic. Manually wind, the RD108 calibre offers an impressive power reserve of 72 hours.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Tourbillon Black Ceramic Limited Edition
This extremely complex mechanical skeleton movement’s sense of transparency and 3D depth is heighted by the Roger Dubuis star levitating freely above the barrel. Clean cut lines on both the 45mm case and movement create its strong visual identity and give the impression of a thinner look and feel.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Tourbillon Black Ceramic Limited Edition

This dynamic aesthetic is amplified by its decorations, hand-finished with precision and rewarded with the Poinçon de Geneve; one of the most demanding signatures in fine watchmaking.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Tourbillon Black Ceramic Limited Edition

Hyper durable and expressive, the latest variation of the Excalibur Double Tourbillon debuts with a radiant black ceramic case, striking in its intensely high scratch-resistance.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Tourbillon Black Ceramic Limited Edition

Limited to just 28 pieces, this timepiece comes with a black calf-leather strap with versatile Quick Release System.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Tourbillon Black Ceramic Limited Edition

Technical details

Model: Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Tourbillon Black Ceramic
RDDBEX0820 – EXCALIBUR – EXCALIBUR DT

Movement
Caliber RD108

Manual-winding Skeleton double flying tourbillon movement: manufactured in the Roger Dubuis workshop in Geneva. Re-engineered and improved performances with a power reserve of 72 hour, better resistance to magnetism thanks to tourbillon carriages made in titanium and cobalt-chrome. Two tourbillons linked with a differential directly connected to the second wheel of the gear train for a better transmission of the energy. Poinçon de Genève certified, one of the most demanding certifications in the world of Haute Horlogerie
Finishing: Shot-blasted, trued-up or circular-grained main plate and bridge with NAC coating
Functions: Hours, minutes
Frequency: 3 Hz / 21’600 Vibrations per Hour
Power reserve: 72 Hours
Diameter lines: 16 3/4
Thickness: 7.35 Millimeters
Number of pieces: 319
Number of rubies: 32

Case
Black ceramic case
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Black titanium DLC open case back with sapphire crystal
Diameter: 45 Millimeters
Water resistance: 5 BAR (50m)

Dial
Grey double surface flange with engraved minute track and transferred texts, polished and Rhodium plated hour markers with SLN in the center

Hands
Grey double surface flange with engraved minute track and transferred texts, polished and Rhodium plated hour markers with SLN in the center

Strap
3D calf leather strap, interchangeable with Quick Release System – QRS

Buckle
Black DLC titanium cover, titanium blades, triple-folding, interchangeable with Quick Release System – QRS

Edition
Limited edition of 28 pieces

Certification
Geneva seal

Chopard Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon in Lucent Steel A223

Chopard Alpine Eagle is a line of contemporary sporty-chic watches featuring a pure design and sophisticated mechanics.

Now the collection welcomes its first complication watch to bear the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark thanks to an innovative flying tourbillon movement. Boasting an attractive Aletsch Blue dial, this timepiece in Lucent Steel A223 houses the ultra-thin L.U.C 96.24-L self-winding calibre developed by Chopard Manufacture.

The Chopard Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon one of the very few flying tourbillon watches to bear double Chronometer and Poinçon de Genève certification.

Chopard Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon in Lucent Steel A223

Dressed in a case measuring 41 mm in diameter and an integrated bracelet, it is made entirely in the Maison’s workshops from Lucent Steel A223, an exclusive, ultra-resistant and remarkably brilliant alloy. A 6 o’clock opening on its textured Aletsch Blue dial reveals a transparent and light tourbillon mechanism that endows the entire creation with its elegantly sophisticated character.

Chopard Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon in Lucent Steel A223

Inspired by a historical Chopard model reinterpreted by three generations of men from the Scheufele family, the Alpine Eagle collection has been constantly enriched since its launch by new innovations. The latest is a flying tourbillon movement developed thanks to the watchmaking expertise of Chopard Manufacture, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2021.

The L.U.C 96.24-L flying tourbillon movement is based on the development of Chopard Manufacture’s first calibre (L.U.C 96.01-L presented in 1997) and is similarly slim, at only 3.30 mm.

Chopard Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon in Lucent Steel A223

This ultra-thin movement made it possible to optimise the size of the Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon watch: the case has been reduced to just 8 mm thick, and the flanks and bezel have been trimmed down compared to a classic Alpine Eagle Large model, offering a wider dial aperture. These well-balanced proportions, a signature feature of the collection, endow the timepiece with an elegant and graceful appearance entirely suited to the lightness of the complication.

The L.U.C 96.24-L movement is equipped with a stop-seconds function enabling precise time setting. This precision is certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute, evidenced by the “Chronometer” inscription on the dial below the logo.

Among the flying tourbillon watches on the market, those by Chopard are the only ones to receive both Chronometer certification and the prestigious Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark.

Chopard L.U.C 96.24-L flying tourbillon movement

The latter guarantees the fine craftsmanship and smooth operation of the timepieces assembled within the Canton. Stamped on the case-back of the watch, it depicts the city of Geneva’s coat-of-arms composed of a golden key and above all of an eagle: a symbol reminiscent of the original inspiration behind the Alpine Eagle collection.

Thanks to its two stacked barrels based on Chopard Twin technology, the movement guarantees a 65-hour power reserve, and its automatic winding is driven by a 22-carat gold micro-rotor whose density contributes to the slenderness of the movement. Finely crafted by the artisans of the Maison, each of its components is adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif recalling the attention to detail cultivated by Chopard Manufacture.

With its pure and assertive design, the Alpine Eagle collection reflects Chopard’s creative richness and visionary spirit as well as drawing inspiration from the power of Nature.

Chopard Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon in Lucent Steel A223

The Chopard Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon model is faithful to this aesthetic: a round case with stylised sides, a crown engraved with the compass rose, a bezel with eight functional screws set at a tangent, a stamped dial featuring deep colours, luminescent indications, and finally a metal bracelet that is particularly comfortable on the wrist.

The Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon is made from Lucent Steel A223, an innovative steel alloy developed by Chopard for its anti-allergenic properties, its robustness and its incomparable brilliance obtained through a meticulous re-smelting process.

Chopard Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon in Lucent Steel A223

Its Aletsch Blue dial is finely textured on a solid gold base according to a pattern inspired by the eagle’s iris. Centred on the tourbillon at 6 o’clock, this radiant design highlights the mechanism by emphasising its perfect transparency.

The collection’s aesthetic codes are also picked up on the arms of the tourbillon carriage, specially redesigned in the same shape as the gold hands on the dial, while the tourbillon carriage bears the small seconds hand, which has been meticulously coated with SLN X1 by the artisans of the Manufacture.

Technical details

Model: Chopard Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon in Lucent Steel A223
Ref. 298616-3001

Case
Material: Lucent Steel A223
Total diameter: 41.00 mm
Thickness: 8 mm
Lucent Steel A223 crown with compass rose 665 mm
Vertical satin-brushed case middle with polished bevels
Lucent Steel A223 bezel with eight screws set at a tangent
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Exhibition case-back with glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 100 metres

Movement
Mechanical with automatic winding L.U.C 96.24-L via an engraved 22-carat gold micro-rotor
Number of components: 189
Total diameter: 27.40 mm
Thickness: 3.30 mm
Number of jewels: 25
Frequency: 25,200 vph (3.5 Hz)
Power reserve: 65 hours
Two stacked barrels – Chopard Twin technology
Flying tourbillon rotating at a rate of one minute
Bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève motif
Variable-inertia balance
Chronometer-certified (COSC)
Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark

Dial and hands
Dial featuring an Aletsch Blue colour obtained by galvanic treatment, crafted in gold stamped with a radiating pattern centred on the tourbillon
Applied white gold hour-markers and numerals enhanced with Grade X1 Super-LumiNova®
White gold baton-type hours and minutes hands enhanced with Grade X1 Super-LumiNova®
White gold triangle-tipped small seconds hand enhanced with Grade X1 Super-LumiNova®, attached to the flying tourbillon cage
White transfers

Functions
Central display of the hours and minutes
Small seconds at 6 o’clock on the flying tourbillon carriage
Stop-seconds function

Bracelet and clasp
Lucent Steel A223 tapering bracelet with satin-brushed wide link and sides, polished central cap
Lucent Steel A223 triple folding clasp

Chopard IMPERIALE Flying Tourbillon

Chopard has added a new flying tourbillon watch to its IMPERIALE collection.

Issued in an eight-piece limited edition, IMPERIALE Flying Tourbillon watch features a diamond-set case in ethical 18-carat white gold, and a sparkling aventurine dial ‘embroidered’ with a mother-of-pearl marquetry lotus blossom.

Introduced in 1994, the Chopard IMPERIALE collection welcomes its first-ever flying tourbillon movement, L.U.C Calibre 96.24-C. Entirely designed and crafted by Chopard, this exclusive mechanism is one of the only ones on the market bearing both Chronometer-certification and the Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark.

Chopard IMPERIALE Flying Tourbillon

Entirely crafted in the Manufacture’s workshops, Chopard’s flying tourbillon was launched in 2019 in the men’s L.U.C FlyingT Twin watch. Since then, this tourbillon mechanism has also been available in ladies’ limited series.

It now benefits from all the technical innovations developed over the last 25 years by Chopard Manufacture. Its remarkable slenderness–at barely 3.30mm thick for 194 components– ranks it among the thinnest in contemporary Haute Horlogerie.

L.U.C Calibre 96.24-C is equipped with a stop-seconds function. This technical feature, which is extremely rare in a tourbillon, enables even more accurate time-setting, and the IMPERIALE Flying Tourbillon is indeed chronometer-certified by the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

This exceptional watch has earned the Poinçon de Genève, the prestigious hallmark that has been awarded since 1886 in recognition of the highest level of production quality for each component. Finally, Chopard Twin technology ensures that the IMPERIALE Flying Tourbillon has a 65-hour power reserve.

A tribute to the great historical empires, the style codes of the IMPERIALE collection are reflected in the dagger-shaped hands and the case lugs reminiscent of ancient columns. On the back of the model, a sapphire crystal reveals the Côtes de Genève motif as well as the diamond-paved platinum micro-rotor.

Chopard IMPERIALE Flying Tourbillon

The case and lugs in ethical 18-carat white gold are adorned with sparkling diamonds. Their brilliance lights up the glittering midnight-blue sky of the aventurine glass dial on which a lotus flower in mother-of-pearl marquetry has blossomed.

Its wonderfully curved petals open on to a second flower, this time paved with diamonds. In place of the pistil, the flying tourbillon adorned with four petals also acquires a plant-like allure, thus instilling new poetry into the rotations of its infinitely small mechanism.

Technical details

Model: Chopard IMPERIALE Flying Tourbillon
Ref. 385389-1001

Edition
Eight-piece limited edition in ethical 18-carat white gold set with diamonds
Available exclusively from Chopard boutiques

Case
Ethical 18-carat white gold
Total diameter: 36.00 mm
Thickness: 9.12 mm
Water resistance 50 metres
Crown shaped like a lotus flower in ethical 18-carat white gold set with a diamond 5 mm
Case middle, bezel and lug cover in ethical 18-carat gold set with diamonds
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Exhibition case-back with glare-proofed sapphire crystal

Movement
Mechanical self-winding movement L.U.C 96.24-C
Winding via a diamond-set platinum micro-rotor
Number of components 194
Total diameter 27.40 mm
Thickness 3.30 mm
Number of jewels 25
Frequency 25,200 vph (3.5 Hz)
Power reserve 65 hours
Two stacked barrels – Chopard Twin technology
Flying tourbillon making one rotation per minute
Bridges adorned with the Côtes de Genève motif
Variable-inertia balance
Chronometer-certified by the COSC
Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark

Dial and hands
Blue aventurine dial with IMPERIALE flower-shaped tourbillon set with diamonds and mother-of-pearl
Rhodium-plated sword-shaped hours and minutes hands IMPERIALE Flying Tourbillon – Rhodium-plated IMPERIALE flower with blue small seconds index

Functions
Central display of the hours and minutes
Small seconds display at 6 o’clock on the flying tourbillon carriage
Stop-seconds function

Strap and buckle
Strap in shiny blue alligator leather
Pin buckle in ethical 18-carat white gold set with diamonds

Angelus Gold & Carbon Flying Tourbillon

Angelus presents Gold & Carbon Flying Tourbillon, a limited edition timepiece that fuses it technicality with precious materials and finishes.

Limited to 18 pieces, this sporty flying tourbillon watch features a 42.5 mm diameter case in carbon composite and red gold. The A-250 calibre gives it a three-dimensional skeletonised look with its array of bridges in relief.

Angelus Gold & Carbon Flying Tourbillon

For this model, Angelus has introduced a new case design with sleek and dynamic lines to harmonize with the extreme technicality of this supremely graphic timepiece.

The red gold crown with wide notches has a rubber insert for improved grip and is protected by an asymmetrical guard projecting from the lugs. The crenellated bezel presents Angelus’ signature slight angular grooves.

Angelus Gold & Carbon Flying Tourbillon

The A-250 skeletonised flying tourbillon calibre is surrounded by an ultra-rigid and ultralight carbon composite container. It is held within an open-worked 18K 5N red gold case middle.

The bridges of the Gold & Carbon Flying Tourbillon form its face. In the absence of a dial, these components play an expressive role in any skeleton movement. And since the main plate of the A-250 calibre is made from woven carbon composite, it is black, accentuating the contrasting 18K red gold bridges. Their volume is also emphasised by their placement above the carbon, arranged in pivotal positions on a higher level.

Angelus Gold & Carbon Flying Tourbillon

The bridges are hollowed out, as are the arms of the wheels. The aim of this skeletonisation is to reduce the physical weight of the piece and to lighten the aesthetic impression. After being pared down, these miniature sculptures are chamfered by hand along all their edges. Their flat surface, measuring less than half a millimetre across, then undergoes careful horizontal satin-brushing to give a matte finish. To put the final flourish on these bridges, Angelus has attached them to the main plate using Angelus screws with a proprietary head.

The flange, which marks the transition between bezel and watch interior, is finished with a matte black PVD treatment. It is then graduated with sets of five increments, separated by three-dimensional white gold hour-markers filled with a luminescent substance. Since this flange is placed level with the bezel, it creates a sunken effect that accentuates the feeling of depth in the A-250 calibre.

Angelus Gold & Carbon Flying Tourbillon

The tourbillon is situated at 6 o’clock, next to a bridge that does not hold it in place and instead supports the first wheel in the gear train. The tourbillon is only fixed in place from below, making it a flying tourbillon. It is attached directly to the carbon main plate, which is pierced in this spot to give a transparent effect, accentuating the sense of levitation and highlighting the tourbillon’s rotation.

Meanwhile, the balance oscillating within it also has a pared-down construction. Instead of being a ring like most balances, it is a cut, non-circular flywheel. Lighter and more efficient in terms of drag, it further enhances the innate timekeeping performance of an Angelus tourbillon.

The workings are housed within a vast sapphire crystal glass box. This transparent component is angled – almost vertically where it touches the bezel – to provide a large, flat surface for the Gold & Carbon Flying Tourbillon’s spectacular display.

The Angelus Gold & Carbon Flying Tourbillon watch comes with a black ballistic-style rubber strap, featuring an interchangeable system and a red gold and titanium folding clasp.

Technical details

Model: Angelus Gold & Carbon Flying Tourbillon
Reference: 0TCDB.B01A.K009B

Functions
Hours and minutes

Movement
Calibre A-250, skeletonised, hand-wound mechanical, one-minute flying tourbillon
Jewels: 18
Diameter: 32.60 mm
Thickness: 5.78 mm
Power reserve: 90 hours
Frequency: 3 Hz / 21,600 vph

Finishes
Main plate: carbon fibre
Bridges: 18K red gold (5N), satin-finished
Wheels: circular-grained
Screws: Angelus design
Tourbillon carriage: chamfered and hand-polished

Dial
Flange: Black PVD treatment
18K white gold hour-markers with Super-LumiNova
Hands rhodium-plated, with Super-LumiNova

Case
Material: 18K red gold (5N) and carbon composite
Diameter: 42.50 mm
Thickness: 11.70 mm
Crystal: Sapphire box, anti-reflective coating on both sides
Back: Sapphire, anti-reflecting coating
Water resistance: 30 metres/3 ATM

Strap
With interchangeable system
Material: black “ballistic” rubber
Buckle: Folding clasp, 18K red gold (5N) and titanium

Edition
Limited edition of 18 pieces

Retail price (in Switzerland)
CHF 68,900 tax included

 

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Flying Tourbillon Platinum Limited Edition

Parmigiani Fleurier has launched a limited edition Tonda PF Flying Tourbillon watch in platinum.

Boasting a highly sophisticated horological complication, this prestigious timepiece provides an undeniably authentic expression of the brand’s identity in its all-platinum interpretation with a sandblasted full platinum 950 case and dial. It houses the calibre PF517, an in-house developed flying tourbillon movement with automatic winding via a platinum micro-rotor.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Flying Tourbillon Platinum Limited Edition

The circular dial opening of this monochrome themed watch reveals the rotating flying tourbillon carriage. The front face of the timepiece displays essentials only, with no trace of anything superfluous.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Flying Tourbillon Platinum Limited Edition

This 42 mm diameter case in platinum is fitted with a screwed-in crown guaranteeing water-resistance to 100 metres. Its sapphire crystal caseback offers the breathtaking view of its mechanical self-winding calibre.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Flying Tourbillon Platinum Limited Edition

Designed, produced and assembled by the artisans of the Parmigiani Fleurier watchmaking division, this 32 mm diameter PF517 movement is accurate, durable and finished to the highest Haute Horlogerie standards (bevelling, circular graining and Côtes de Genève).

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Flying Tourbillon Platinum Limited Edition

Elegant and sleek at just 8.6 mm thick, the Tonda PF Flying Tourbillon reflects the spirit of the Maison’s 25th anniversary as a full platinum limited edition following suit to the Tonda PF Split-Seconds Chronograph launched in September 2021.

Immediately identifiable finely knurled and polished platinum bezel, the new Tonda PF Flying Tourbillon watch is secured to the wrist by a minimalist platinum bracelet.

This exclusive creation is a 25-piece limited edition.

Technical details

Model: Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF Flying Tourbillon
Ref: PFH921-2020001-200182

Functions
Hours, minutes, tourbillon

Movement
Calibre PF517
Automatic Winding Manufacture Movement with Flying Tourbillon and Platinum 950 Micro-Rotor
Power reserve: 48 hours
Frequency: 21,600 Vph (3 Hz)
Jewels: 29
No. of components: 207
Diameter: 32 mm
Thickness: 3.4 mm
Decoration: Circular Côtes de Genève, Perlage, beveled edges
Oscillating weight: platinum 950 micro-rotor, Grain d’Orge guilloché

Case
Polished and satin-finished platinum 950 with knurled bezel
Diameter: 42 mm
Thickness: 8.6 mm
Crown: Ø 4.3 mm, screwed-in
Glass: ARunic anti-reflective sapphire
Case back: sapphire glass
Engraving on case back: serial number – “PARMIGIANI FLEURIER”
Water resistance: 100 m

Dial
Material: platinum 950
Finishing: sand-blasted
Indices: hand-applied 18ct gold rhodium-plated appliques

Hands
18ct gold rhodium-plated skeletonized delta-shaped

Bracelet
Polished and satin-finished platinum 950 bracelet
Closure: 18ct white gold folding clasp

Recommended retail price
140,000 CHF

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Open-worked 41mm

Audemars Piguet has launched its very first Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Open-worked in a 41 mm diameter to celebrate the Royal Oak’s 50th anniversary.

This stainless steel timepiece is powered by the Manufacture’s first ever self-winding flying tourbillon open-worked mechanism, Calibre 2972, premiered on this elegant monochromatic timepiece. This latest in-house movement builds on Audemars Piguet’s long expertise in both open-working and tourbillon mechanisms.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Open-worked 41mm

The newly released Calibre 2972, which combines a central rotor with a flying tourbillon, evolves from Calibre 2950, launched in 2019 as part of the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet collection. The new calibre has been conceived to offer symmetry and a rich play of light. Its highly stylised and multilayered openworked architecture bestows the watch with a unique 3D effect, as the shape of the bridges has been finished horizontally and vertically.

Calibre 2972 builds on the age-old open-working techniques that have been reshaping what is possible with wristwatch design since the 1930s. The beauty and finesse of the mechanism is revealed by removing as much material from the mainplate and bridges as possible to let light pass through, without impairing its functions.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Open-worked 41mm

Leveraging advanced manufacturing technologies, the preliminary geometries of the mainplate and bridges have been cut through computer numerical control (CNC) machining, before being perfected by electric discharge machining (EDM). This manufacturing process enables to remove small amounts of material with extreme precision to reach the desired shape.

Each component has then been finished with refined Haute Horlogerie decorations including “traits tirés,” satin, circular and sunray brushing, snailing, as well as polished chamfers. The polished V-angles that can be admired on both sides of the watch reflect the meticulous handiwork that went into their realisation as this level of craftsmanship can only be achieved by hand.
The rhodium-toned hues of the different components sit in harmony with the watch’s stainless steel case and bracelet, providing the watch with a contemporary monochromatic aesthetic.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Open-worked 41mm

The flying tourbillon, located at 6 o’clock, compensates for the effect of gravity and enhances accuracy. The balance wheel is housed in a tiny revolving cage which makes a revolution per minute to prevent the hairspring from remaining static. Only supported on the mainplate, the flying tourbillon is considered today as a symbol of watchmaking art as only a few watchmakers retain the necessary skills for its realisation.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Open-worked 41mm

The new timepiece is fitted with the Royal Oak “50-years” oscillating weight, which will be seen on the Royal Oak anniversary models throughout 2022. The watch’s sapphire caseback showcases the dedicated rotor, crafted in rhodium-toned 22-carat pink gold, which seamlessly blends with the open-worked movement’s grey hues and recalls the stainless steel case.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Open-worked 41mm

The stainless steel bracelet and case of the Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Openworked are endowed with the new design evolution which makes its debut this year on Royal Oak models in 34, 37, 38 and 41 mm.

The case and bracelet encompass larger polished chamfers for a slenderer aesthetic offering stronger plays of light between the satin-brushed and polished surfaces adorning the different components.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Open-worked 41mm

In addition, the first four links of the integrated bracelet show a more pronounced decrease in thickness for more visual appeal. The bracelet links are also thinner and therefore lighter for added comfort. The sapphire caseback has been slightly more integrated into the case to better fit the wrist.

The white gold hour-markers and hands, both filled with luminescent coating for optimum visibility in the dark also present slightly revised proportions in harmony with the other Royal Oak models across the collection.

The Legacy of Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Watches

In 1986, Audemars Piguet introduced the world’s first self-winding tourbillon wristwatch. Calibre 2870 was housed in an ultra-thin case measuring a mere 5.3 mm in thickness, fitted with a winding system on the caseback side.

Its tourbillon cage is still one of the smallest in the world today with a 7.2 mm diameter, as well as one of the lightest at just 0.123 g. This pioneering wristwatch forged a new path for the Haute Horlogerie industry, which renewed ties with this prestigious mechanism. Several generation of tourbillon succeeded Calibre 2870, displaying ever-greater robustness and reliability.

The tourbillon entered the Royal Oak collection in 1997 for the watch’s 25th anniversary. At the time, Model 25831 was equipped with Audemars Piguet’s second generation tourbillon movement, Calibre 2875, and endowed with a stylised octagonal aperture opening onto the tourbillon cage at 6 o’clock. An open-worked Royal Oak model (25902) fitted with Calibre 2875SQ was unveiled in 1999 – the very first Royal Oak tourbillon open-worked ever crafted.

In 2003, the tourbillon was combined with the chronograph for the first time in the Royal Oak collection, with Model 25977 equipped with Calibre 2889. This stainless steel watch paved the way for a new wave of timepieces featuring the two complications, including the Royal Oak Tradition d’Excellence n°4 (Model 25969) released the following year.

In 2012, for the Royal Oak’s 40th anniversary, Audemars Piguet launched a new 41 mm Royal Oak Extra-Thin Tourbillon (Model 26510), powered by Calibre 2924 and available in stainless steel or 18-carat pink gold. An open-worked version was also released for the occasion in a 40-piece platinum limited edition (Model 26511, Calibre 2924SQ).

This timepiece was complemented in 2016 by a version in yellow gold (26513BA), followed by two limited editions in stainless steel(26518ST) and pink gold (26518OR) in 2017.

The Manufacture’s first Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph Open-worked model (26347) saw the light of day in 2016 in a 44 mm platinum timepiece housing Calibre 2936. This complicated mechanism was then offered in titanium and pink gold in 2017.

For its part, the flying tourbillon made its debut on the Royal Oak Concept in 2018, before appearing in the Royal Oak collection in 2020 with a 41 mm timepiece (Model 26530) powered by the Manufacture’s latest generation movement, Calibre 2950.

The Manufacture’s legacy of tourbillon watches continues with this self-winding open-worked flying tourbillon movement which reinterprets tradition through a contemporary lens on the occasion of the Royal Oak’s 50th anniversary.

Technical details

Model: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Open-worked / 41 mm
Reference 26735ST.OO.1320ST.01

Case
Stainless steel case
Case diameter: 41mm
Case thickness: 10.6mm
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 50 m

Movement
Self-winding Calibre 2972
Total diameter: 31.5mm (13 ¾ lignes)
Total thickness: 6.84mm
Number of jewels: 27
Number of parts: 271
Minimum power reserve guaranteed: 65 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Flying tourbillon, hours and minutes

Dial
Rhodium-toned open-worked movement, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, slate grey inner bezel

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet with AP folding clasp

 

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Extra-Thin (RD#3) 39 mm

Audemars Piguet has launched its latest research and development breakthrough (RD#3) with the Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Extra-Thin.

This 39 mm stainless steel anniversary model, measuring 8.1 mm in thickness, represents the first “Jumbo” in history to be equipped with a self-winding flying tourbillon.

It is powered by the Manufacture’s new self-winding ultra-thin flying tourbillon movement, Calibre 2968, measuring just 3.4 mm thick and adorned with a novel combination of traditional and contemporary hand-crafted decorations. Pushing the boundaries of feasibility, this model will be complemented in September by a second 37 mm version for the slimmer wrists, enriched with a dial of a different hue.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Extra-Thin (RD#3) 39 mm

This 39 mm Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Extra-Thin in stainless steel achieves the feat of integrating a self-winding flying tourbillon into a “Jumbo” case. Placed at the dial level, the rotating tourbillon cage appears at 6 o’clock.

At the heart of this new innovation is Calibre 2968, an ultra-thin self-winding flying tourbillon movement that was developed over a five-year period.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Extra-Thin (RD#3) 39 mm

Given the extra-thin nature of the form language, this self-winding flying tourbillon had to be creatively rethought to reduce the thickness required to house this complication by repositioning certain components. The tourbillon cage, which is crafted in titanium, is notably equipped for the first time with a peripheral drive. The combination of these two elements not only makes the distribution of energy to the tourbillon more fluid, but also served to lighten and refine this regulating organ.

In order to provide optimum visibility of the tourbillon and the movement, Audemars Piguet engineers completely redesigned the architecture of the mechanism. The Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Extra-Thin features a new escapement to accentuate the aesthetic details while revealing part of the movement’s workings.

The geometry and positioning of the balance wheel arms have notably been revised in such a way as to make the watch’s beating heart even more perceptible. The technical design of the movement results in the flying tourbillon being placed at the dial level, for a greater visual experience.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Extra-Thin (RD#3) 39 mm

The hand decoration of the movement components, visible through the sapphire caseback, combines the dynamism and classicism of V-angles with the modernity of traits tirés– a finish that appears on the mainplate and bridges and replaces the traditional Côtes de Genève. The open-worked, rhodium-toned bridges offer an unobstructed view, contrasting with the pink-gold-toned colour of certain mechanism elements.

The new RD#3 remains true to the aesthetic codes of the iconic “Jumbo” models. The stainless steel case and bracelet feature the collection’s signature satin-brushed and polished hand finishes, while the timepiece is graced with a Bleu Nuit, Nuage 50Petite Tapisserie dial which pays tribute to the original model. The colour is obtained using a PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) process that guarantees a uniform and lasting tone across all the dials.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Extra-Thin (RD#3) 39 mm

Just as on the 1972 model, this new “Jumbo” reference is distinguished by bathtub-shaped hour-markers and hands filled with luminescent material to ensure optimal readability in the dark. The Audemars Piguet signature, like the minute-track, is printed in white on the Tapisserie motif.

The titanium flying tourbillon cage rotating at 6 o’clock stands out against the blue Tapisserie backdrop to create an airy effect. Contrary to the original model, the contemporary version is endowed with a sapphire caseback, which reveals the new ultra-thin movement and the dedicated oscillating weight.

The Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Extra-Thin features a central oscillating weight mounted on ball bearings and equipped with two reversers that ensure bidirectional winding.

The timepiece is fitted with the dedicated anniversary open-worked oscillating weight in rhodium-toned22-carat pink gold, which bears the “50-years” logo and the Audemars Piguet signature engraved on its surface. Matching the tones of the stainless steel case and bracelet, it is also adorned with the collection’s trademark polished and satin-brushed finishes.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Extra-Thin (RD#3) 39 mm

In 1986, Audemars Piguet introduced the world’s first self-winding tourbillon wristwatch. Imagined by Jacqueline Dimier, the design placed the tourbillon escapement on the dial side for the very first time. Calibre 2870 is housed in an ultra-thin case measuring a mere5.3 mm thick. Its titanium tourbillon cage remains one of the smallest in the world today with a diameter of 7.2 mm, as well as one of the lightest with a weight of only 0.123 grams.

This model became known as the Tourbillon Self-winding Ra (in reference to the Egyptian sun god) because Jacqueline Dimier’s design gave the tiny regulator the appearance of a sun, with its rays spreading across the dial.

This complicated wristwatch, of which 401 were produced until 1992, opened up a new avenue for Haute Horlogerie, which began to see a comeback of prestigious mechanisms including tourbillon watches.

Thirty years after Jacqueline Dimier’s model, the Manufacture launched a series of Research and Development models. In 2015, Audemars Piguet revealed its first RD#1 Royal Oak Concept Minute Repeater Supersonnerie prototype at SIHH, after eight years of research in partnership with EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne and a panel of experts composed of watchmakers, engineers, musicians and sound specialists.

This watch marked a significant step forward in terms of acoustic performance, sound amplification and sonic beauty, with the launch of the Supersonnerie mechanism. This system, for which three patents were filed, combines a novel chiming mechanism with an innovative case construction.

The commercial Royal Oak Concept Minute Repeater Supersonnerie version, which followed one year later, won the “Mechanical Exception Watch Prize” at the 2016 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.

In 2019, Audemars Piguet unveiled a new innovation with its 41 mm Royal Oak Self-winding Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin, whose prototype was presented a year earlier at SIHH under the name RD#2.

This 6.3 mm-thick calendar watch houses a movement that is only 2.89 mm thick, making it the world’s thinnest automatic calendar wristwatch of its time. To achieve this feat, the calendar functions usually mounted on three levels were brought together on a single plane.

The experts at the Manufacture also developed two patented innovations relating to the integration of the end-of-month cam with the date wheel and the association of the month cam with the month wheel. Marking a turning point in the history of complication watches, the Royal Oak Self-winding Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin earned Audemars Piguet the “Aiguille d’Or” award at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in November 2019.

This year, the Manufacture’s latest technical advance, the Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Extra-Thin, follows in the footsteps of previous innovations.

This RD#3 timepiece, powered by the new Calibre 2968, combines technical innovation and aesthetic refinement to pay a fine tribute to the Royal Oak’s 50th anniversary.

Technical details

Model: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon Extra-Thin (RD#3) // 39 mm
Reference 26670ST.OO.1240ST.01

Case
Stainless steel case
Case diameter: 39mm
Case thickness: 8.1 mm
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 50m

Movement
Self-winding Calibre 2968
Total diameter: 29.6 mm (13 lignes)
Total thickness: 3.4 mm
Number of parts: 226
Number of jewels: 33
Minimum power reserve guaranteed: 50 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Flying tourbillon, hours, minutes

Dial
Bleu Nuit, Nuage 50dial with Petite Tapisserie pattern, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet with AP folding clasp

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945: Galaxia and Atomium

Unveiled during the Watches and Wonders 2022 luxury watch event, the new interpretations of the Grande Complication Calibre 945 highlight Jaeger-LeCoultre’s enduring expertise in celestial complications.

The new masterpieces from this series are the Master Hybris Artistica Calibre 945 Galaxia in pink gold and the Master Hybris Artistica Calibre 945 Atomium in white gold. These new works celebrate La Grande Maison’s artistic creativity and mastery of the decorative crafts while reaffirming its technical ingenuity. Each model is offered in a limited edition of five pieces.

Having fully mastered sidereal time – the measurement used by astronomers to track the apparent movement of the constellations across the night sky – the JLC watchmakers are able to create one-of-a-kind calibres that reproduce these astronomical events on the wrist, bringing complications together in fascinating new ways.

Originally created in 2010, Calibre 945 unites a sky chart with a celestial vault, a zodiacal calendar and a minute repeater, and is further elevated by Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Cosmotourbillon – a celestial flying tourbillon.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Galaxia

The new “Atomium” and “Galaxia” dials showcase the skills of the Manufacture’s Métiers Rares® atelier, introducing grisaille enamel to Jaeger-LeCoultre’s repertoire of rare artistic crafts for the first time.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Atomium

A Cosmotourbillon makes a complete circuit of the dial in one sidereal day, and a Northern Hemisphere sky vault tracks the positions of the constellations in real time, as seen from the Vallée de Joux. The exquisite chimes of a minute repeater complement the celestial timekeeping.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Skychart

Highlighting the astronomical aspect of time measurement, the watchmakers developed a mechanism able to display the passing of sidereal time, based on the stars. Set at the centre of the dial, the celestial vault maps the Northern Hemisphere night sky as seen from the 46th parallel – the latitude of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s home in the Vallée de Joux – tracking the position of the constellations in real time.

Enhancing this celestial display, the Cosmotourbillon is elevated beyond its purely technical function as a regulating mechanism, measuring the passing of time as it makes a complete, anti-clockwise circuit of the dial in one sidereal day.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Skychart

With a duration of precisely 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds, a sidereal day is defined by Earth’s rotation measured in relation to more distant fixed stars, whereas the 24-hour solar day – our civil time – is measured by Earth’s orbit around the Sun.

A golden sun-shaped pointer set at the edge of the dial indicates the month of the zodiacal calendar and solar time on a 24-hour scale, which is necessary for setting the watch. The Dauphine-shaped hands indicate the minutes and 12-hour cycles of civil time, which are displayed on two concentric rings on the flange of the dial.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Galaxia

An exceptional movement merits an exceptional habillage and the new Master Hybris Artistica Galaxia and Master Hybris Artistica Atomium bring fresh artistic expression to this marriage of complications.

Hand-decorated by the artisans in the Métiers Rares® atelier of the Manufacture, the multiple-level dial amplifies the beauty of the celestial theme while also showcasing the Cosmotourbillon.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Cosmotourbillon

For the star map, Jaeger-LeCoultre introduces grisaille enamel to its repertoire for the first time. A painterly technique that originated in 16th-century France, grisaille enamel is unique in creating a chiaroscuro effect, with an illusion of three-dimensionality created by half-tones and shading.

First, the enameller must perfect the dark background – traditionally blue or black – building the depth and intensity of colour by applying multiple layers, each of which requires firing. Then, using a super-fine brush, the image is added in white enamel, layer by painstaking layer, again with a firing after each stage.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Atomium

Because thicker enamel creates lighter areas, its application must be controlled with the utmost skill to achieve the ethereal beauty and apparent depth that make grisaille so beguiling. Thanks to this rarefied technique, the dials of the Master Hybris Artistica Calibre 945 depict with utmost artistry the sky that we see above us at night.

In a subtle allusion to the way the night sky seems to form a dome above us when we look at the stars, the dials are constructed on multiple levels, dominated by a domed structure that also wraps around the Cosmotourbillon.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Cosmotourbillon

Visible around the edge of the dome and beneath the tourbillon, the deepest level of the dial is a midnight blue or black disc (for the white gold and pink gold cases, respectively) decorated with translucent lacquer over opaline, with transferred white inscriptions for the names of the months, and the tourbillon seconds.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Galaxia
Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Galaxia

The dome is formed of two sections. On the black dial of the “Galaxia”, both the outer section of the dome and the inner celestial disc are made of gold, with grisaille enamel depicting the planets, and the star map and names of the constellations transferred over the enamel.

The “Atomium” takes its name from the delicate filigree of silvered metal that forms the outer section of the dome, its shape echoing the lines that link the stars to form constellations. Framed within this, on the domed celestial disc, midnight-blue grisaille enamel and a transferred star map amplify the visual connection to the cosmos.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Atomium
Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Atomium

The dials of the “Galaxia” and “Atomium” are encircled by three concentric rings that carry the indices for solar time. The inner ring, for 24 hours, and outer ring, displaying minutes, are finished in opaline; between them, the hour ring is decorated with enamel over a hand-guilloché base, with applied indexes.

The Master Grande Tradition case is a perfect complement to the artistic dials and mechanical sophistication of these sumptuous pieces. Comprising more than 80 parts, its convex bezel is complemented by broad bevels on the lugs; the hollowed-out sides of the lugs add dynamic tension, while the repeater slide is tapered to harmonise with the curving case sides. Different surfaces are microblasted, polished and satin-brushed to maximise the play of light and emphasise the details.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Galaxia

This exceptional timepiece also takes Jaeger-LeCoultre’s expertise in chiming watches to new heights by uniting the astronomical complications with a minute repeater.

The technical difficulty of creating minute repeater lies in the complexity of the mechanism needed to transcribe the precise time shown by the hands into a series of perfectly programmed strikes, with different sounds for hours, quarters and minutes.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Complication Calibre 945 Atomium

The artistic challenge is that, this being a miniaturised musical instrument, the chimes must be pure, harmonious and clearly audible. At Jaeger-LeCoultre, this continuing quest for the ideal sound has produced several patented innovations, including crystal gongs, trebuchet hammers and a silent governor.

In the minute repeater mechanism of Calibre 945, these inventions contribute a special magic that complements the romance of celestial timekeeping.

Technical details

Models
Ref. Q5262470: Master Hybris Artistica Calibre 945 Galaxia, Pink gold case, Limited edition of 5 pieces
Ref. Q5263481: Master Hybris Artistica Calibre 945 Atomium, White gold case, Limited edition of 5 pieces

Case
Pink gold or white gold with micro-blasted, satin and polished finishes
Dimensions: 45mm x 16.05mm
Sapphire case-back
Water resistance: 5 bar

Movement
Manual mechanical Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 945
Frequency: 28,800
Power reserve: 40 hours

Functions
Hours/minutes, months, 24-hour indication; Cosmotourbillon indicating sidereal time; celestial disc with star chart indicating the constellations in the northern hemisphere in real time; minute repeater, zodiacal calendar

Dial
Black dial with grisaille enamel (in pink gold case) or blue dial with silvered laser-welded structure (in white gold case)

Strap
Alligator leather

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948 Limited Edition

Jaeger-LeCoultre presents a magnificent new artistic interpretation of the Universal Time: Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948, embellished with great finesse by the artisans of the Manufacture’s Métiers Rares® atelier.

Since the 1930s, Jaeger-LeCoultre has been creating timepieces able to display several time zones simultaneously. From dual-time watches to the Géographique and the remarkable Calibre 948 world timer, La Grande Maison makes time truly universal.

When Jaeger-LeCoultre created the Calibre 948, it was the first time that a world-time complication had ever been united with a flying tourbillon. What’s more, the Universal Tourbillon makes a complete circuit of the dial every 24 hours – the length of a mean solar day.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948 Limited Edition

A true expression of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s technical expertise, the automatic calibre was conceived, developed and entirely produced within the Manufacture. The splendid new aesthetic expression of the world-time complication showcases La Grande Maison’s artistic creativity and mastery of the decorative crafts alongside its technical prowess.

In a subtle allusion to the depth and complexity of time measurement, the dial is made of several parts.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948 Limited Edition

At its centre, in keeping with world-timer tradition, is a map of the world as seen from the North Pole. However, unlike the traditional flattened image, this map floats above the dial bed on a domed skeleton formed by the longitudes and latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere.

Created by the master artisans of the Manufacture’s Métiers Rares® (Rare Handcrafts™) atelier, the outline of the continents is cut from a sheet of white gold and decorated with champlevé enamel.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948 Limited Edition

Champlevé – which translates literally as ‘raised field’ – is a noble and ancient enamelling technique that was first practiced almost 2,500 years ago. With great skill, the artisan must first carve out a depression in the raw metal, conforming exactly to the outline of the desired image – in this case, the shapes of the continents seen from the North Pole.

This hollow area is then filled with multiple layers of enamel – fired at very high temperatures after each layer – until it is flush with the original surface. On the completed enamel surfaces, miniature-painted details of the continents’ major landscape features have been painstakingly added, enhancing the work with even greater intrigue and refinement.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948 Limited Edition

For the new Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948, the enamelling of a single dome requires 55 hours of work. Measuring just 25.5mm in diameter, each dial is a remarkable work of art in miniature, requiring almost 70 hours of meticulous work altogether.

Beneath the dome, representing the oceans, the dial bed is a disc of vivid blue translucent lacquer applied over a wavy guilloché pattern that suggests the movement of the sea and the lunar influence on its tides. In circular aperture to one side of the map, the flying tourbillon appears to float weightlessly above the blue oceans, spinning in 60 seconds.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948 Limited Edition

As on all classical world timers, each time zone is represented by the name of a city, arranged in a ring around the central dial. Set outside the city ring are two concentric fixed rings: a 24-hour indicator with applied numerals and rectangular indexes, and a minute track laser-engraved on a ring of blue lacquer that matches the blue oceans. Mimicking the rotation of Earth on its axis, the domed Earth map – together with the Universal Tourbillon and city ring – makes a complete 360-degree revolution in 24 hours, always indicating the right time in each city.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948 Limited Edition

The Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948 is very simple to read: the hour marked on the ring adjacent to the city name is the time in that city’s zone. It is equally simple to operate: the time is set with the crown, which synchronises all of the time zones around the world. On arrival at a new destination, local time is set by the same crown, which moves only the hour hand, in one-hour jumps forwards or backwards, allowing the minutes and seconds to continue running accurately.

The Master Grande Tradition case is a perfect complement to the dial. Comprising more than 80 parts, its convex bezel contrasts with broad bevels on the lugs, and the hollowed-out lug sides add dynamic tension. Different surfaces are microblasted, polished and satin-brushed to maximise the play of light.

Technical details

Model: Master Grande Tradition Calibre 948
Reference Q52834E1

Case
White gold; sapphire case-back
Dimensions: 43mm x 14.13mm
Water resistance: 5 bar

Movement
Calibre: automatic mechanical Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 948
Frequency: 28,800
Power reserve: 48 hours

Functions
Hours/minutes, universal flying tourbillon, world-time display (24 time zones), 24-hour indication

Dial
Blue translucent lacquer over a wavy guilloche pattern; domed skeleton structure decorated with champlevé enamel

Strap
Alligator leather with deployant buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 20 pieces

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon 41 mm New Models

Audemars Piguet has introduced three new variations of its 41 mm Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon. Available in stainless steel, titanium and 18-carat pink gold, these new models add to the first three unveiled in 2020 and present the design evolution developed for this jubilee year.

All three are equipped with the Calibre 2950, the Manufacture’s latest generation self-winding movement combining a flying tourbillon with a central rotor. Blending technical performance and aesthetic refinement, these timepieces reflect the expertise maintained and developed by the brand over the generations.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon 41 mm New Model Stainless steel

Available in stainless steel, titanium and pink gold, the three new variations of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon are powered by Calibre 2950 and feature the new design evolution launched to mark the collection’s 50th anniversary.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon 41 mm New Model Stainless steel

The AP Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon features the design evolution launched this year to mark the collection’s 50th anniversary. The cases and bracelets of these three modern references have wider bevels, thus highlighting the play of light between the satin-finished and polished surfaces adorning the various components.

To further accentuate the watch’s slenderness, the first links of the integrated bracelet display decreasing thickness for a better visual effect and a light and comfortable wear. The sapphire caseback is slightly embedded in the case middle in order for the watch to sit better on the wrist.

The proportions of the white or pink gold hour markers and hands, filled with a luminescent substance for improved legibility in the dark, have also been standardised based on the different diameters of the Royal Oak collection.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon 41 mm New Model 18K Pink Gold

These three ground-breaking tourbillons also feature the new applied gold Audemars Piguet signature. Made of thin layers of 24-carat gold, it is obtained by galvanic growth, a chemical process similar to 3D printing. Each letter is connected to the others by thin links that are almost invisible to the naked eye. The signature, originally developed for the lacquered dials of the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet collection, is then hand-applied to the dial using tiny legs.

The stainless steel version has a smoked blue Grande Tapisserie dial for a refined effect. The new blue tones add depth to the flying tourbillon, while providing an elegant backdrop for the white gold hands and hour-markers.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon 41 mm New Model 18K Pink Gold

Made entirely of 18-carat pink gold, the second model is also adorned with a Grande Tapisserie dial in the same smoked blue as the steel variant. The pink gold hands and hour-markers illuminate the dial while coordinating with the case and bracelet. The flying tourbillon cage adds a subtle sparkle to the pink gold tone.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon 41 mm New Model Titanium

The titanium reference features an elegant blue sandblasted dial that offers an alternative to the traditional Tapisserie motif that has become the hallmark of the Royal Oak. These deep shades are contrasted by white gold hands and hour-markers that subtly echo the flying tourbillon located at 6 o’clock.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon 41 mm New Model Titanium

Whether in stainless steel, 18-carat pink gold or titanium, the case and bracelet have been hand finished by alternating satin-finishing and polishing for a matt and shiny finish emblematic of the brand.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon 41 mm New Model Titanium

The three new models are powered by the Calibre 2950, the Manufacture’s latest generation selfwinding movement combining a flying tourbillon with a central rotor. The first Audemars Piguet wristwatch with this complication was launched in 2018 in the Royal Oak Concept collection.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon 41 mm New Model Titanium

Visible both on the dial and through the sapphire caseback, the flying tourbillon cage decorated with refined finishing offers an unobstructed view of some of the watch’s regulating components. The caseback also highlights the movement’s refined decorations such as satin-finishing, snailing, hand-polished chamfers and Côtes de Genève– which are now straight and no longer in rays as on the 2020 models where they recalled the sunburst Tapisserie pattern adorning the dial.

Crafted with the greatest care both inside and out, these three new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon models combine contemporary aesthetics with ancestral expertise.

The three Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillons are fitted with a 22-carat pink gold oscillating weight – rhodium-toned on the stainless steel and titanium models – specially developed to celebrate the Royal Oak’s anniversary. It features the “50-years” logo and has the Audemars Piguet signature engraved on its surface. For the occasion, the colour of the oscillating weight has also been matched to the tone of the case and features similar polished and satin-finished surfaces.

Technical details

Model: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon / 41 mm

Movement
Self-winding Calibre 2950
Total diameter: 31.5 mm (13 ¾ lignes)
Total thickness: 6.24 mm
Number of jewels: 27
Number of parts: 270
Minimum power reserve guaranteed: 65 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations / hour)

Functions
Flying tourbillon, hours and minutes

Case, dial and strap

Reference 26730ST.OO.1320ST.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon 41 mm New Model Stainless steel

Case
Stainless steel case
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 50m
Case thickness: 10.6 mm

Dial
Smoked blue dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern
White gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet with AP folding clasp

Reference 26730TI.OO.1320TI.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon 41 mm New Model Titanium

Case
Titanium case
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 50m
Case thickness: 10.6 mm

Dial
Sandblasted blue dial
White gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating

Bracelet
Titanium bracelet with AP folding clasp

Reference 26730OR.OO.1320OR.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding Flying Tourbillon 41 mm New Model 18K Pink Gold

Case
18-carat pink gold case
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 50m
Case thickness: 10.6 m

Dial
Smoked blue dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern
Pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating

Bracelet
18-carat pink gold bracelet with AP folding clasp

Memorigin Storm Show Series

The Storm Show Series was launched by Memorigin in 2017 to celebrate the release of – “The Storm Show 5D”, the Hong Kong musical based on the popular comic – “Wind and cloud” authored by Mr. Ma Wing Shing.

Memorigin Storm Show Series

Mr. Ma Wing Shing participated on the watch design and the logo on the dial was designed by the Hong Kong based graphic designer Mr. Alan Chan.

Memorigin Storm Show Series

This manual winding flying tourbillon timepiece features a simple elegant dial assembled with special sword and blade shape hands which used by the main characters in the original comics.

Technical details

The Storm Series with stainless steel case

Memorigin Storm Show Series

Diameter: approx. 43mm
Frequency: 28,800 Oscillation/ Hour
155 pieces of subassembly module and 18 jewels
9 pieces of black diamond indexes
Exquisite embossment of “The Storm Show 5D” logo (Designed by Mr. Alan Chan)
Classic type of stainless steel case
Blade shaped hour hand
Sword shaped minute hand
The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
40hours power reserve
Flying Tourbillon
The balance wheel and the escapement system encircle the center of balance wheel
Both sides sapphire crystal
Alligator strap

The Storm Series with black PVD stainless steel case

Memorigin Storm Show Series

Diameter: approx. 43mm
Frequency: 28,800 Oscillation/ Hour
155 pieces of subassembly module and 18 jewels
9 pieces of black diamond indexes
Exquisite embossment of “The Storm Show 5D” logo (Designed by Mr. Alan Chan)
Black PVD coated classic type of stainless steel case
Blade shaped hour hand
Sword shaped minute hand
The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
40hours power reserve
Flying Tourbillon
The balance wheel and the escapement system encircle the center of balance wheel
Both sides sapphire crystal
Alligator strap

Memorigin Qiqi Design Series – the Spring of Vienna

This watch collection was created in collaboration with Qi Qi, an international supermodel born in Shanghai and grew up in Vienna, Austria. Sophia Kao (widely known as Qi Qi) is married to Hong Kong movie star Simon Yam Tat-wah. Now based in Hong Kong, Qi Qi has her own jewelry brand “QQM”, which was founded in 2017. In 2018, she also cooperated with Memorigin to design elegant tourbillon watches.

Memorigin Qiqi Design Series – the Spring of Vienna

Qiqi was grown up in Vienna. During her childhood days, she used to visit the Vienna Woods forest along with the family. Inspired by her childhood memories, she imagined a fairy tale connecting the Vienna forest as the design concept for this Memorigin Qiqi Design Series.

On the skeleton dial, you can admire a little girl walking in the “forest wonderland”, where not only she meets deer and butterfly, but also two rabbits playing on a swing.

Memorigin Qiqi Design Series – the Spring of Vienna

To create a sense of depth, the dial was made by 3 layers, 2 layers of Mother-of-pearl and 1 layer of metal. The dial was hand-painted by the brand’s professional craftsmen. The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock evokes the rising sun. The mushroom-shaped power reserve indicator at 9 o’ clock makes the design more fun.

The Memorigin Qiqi Design Series watch is available in red and green versions. For the green version, the case is decorated with tsavorites and diamonds, and natural sapphires are used as indexes.

Memorigin Qiqi Design Series – the Spring of Vienna

For the red version, the case is fully covered by diamonds. Natural rubies are used as index. At 12 o’clock position, there is a 360-degree rotating heart-shaped decoration.

Memorigin Qiqi Design Series – the Spring of Vienna

 

Technical details

Model: Memorigin Qiqi Design Series – the spring of Vienna, Emerald

Memorigin Qiqi Design Series – the spring of Vienna, Emerald

Movement: ST0319
Movement diameter: 45 mm
Frequency: 28,800 Oscillation/Hour
Diamond quantity: 64 pcs (Total Weight: 1.50 Carat)
Emerald quantity: 44 pcs (Total Weight: 4.12 Carat)
Sapphire quantity: 13 pcs (Total Weight: 0.28 Carat)
Vienna Forest Enbossment on the dial
Flying tourbillon
193 pieces of subassembly module
27 jewels
The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock rotate at a speed of
60s for one circle.
80 hours power reserve
Twin mainspring barrel
Day / night indicator
Power reserve indicator
The balance wheel and the escapement system encircle
the center of balance wheel
Alligator Strap
Both sides sapphire crystal

Model: Memorigin Qiqi Design Series – the spring of Vienna, Ruby

Memorigin Qiqi Design Series – the spring of Vienna, Ruby

Movement: ST0929
Movement diameter: 45 mm
Frequency: 28,800 Oscillation/Hour
Diamond quantity: 104 pieces(Total Weight: 3.04 Carat)
Ruby quantity: 11 pieces (Total Weight: 0.24 Carat)
Vienna Forest Enbossment on the dial
Flying tourbillon
193 pieces of subassembly module
27 jewels
The tourbillon located at 6 o’clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
80 hours power reserve
Twin mainspring barrel
Day / night indicator
Power reserve indicator
The balance wheel and the escapement system encircle the center of balance wheel
Alligator Strap
Both sides sapphire crystal

Memorigin – The Harmony of Dragon and Phoenix / Long Feng He Ming

Dragon and Phoenix is a spiritual and cultural symbol that represents auspiciousness and harmony. Dragon is considered to be ancestors of the Chinese people. It is the spirit of self-improvement, vigorous and promising. Phoenix represents great virtue, which carries heavy responsibilities and the kindness of the people. Dragon and Phoenix is the balance between Yin(陰) and Yang(陽), the contrary forces that give rise to each other. Therefore, it was widely used in palace culture and celebrations in China.

Memorigin, the Hong Kong Tourbillon watch brand, has combined the Chinese traditional carving craftsmanship and the excellent Western tourbillon watchmaking techniques to create “The harmony of Dragon and Phoenix / Long Feng He Ming” series.

Memorigin - The harmony of Dragon and Phoenix / Long Feng He Ming

With the background of heaven and earth on the dial, the Dragon that can control the forces of nature is swimming in the blue sea. The immortal phoenix is flying under the setting sun, which forms a harmonious scene. The 24K Gold Dragon is created with reference to the palace’s sculpture in the late Ming Dynasty and early Qing Dynasty.

Memorigin - The harmony of Dragon and Phoenix / Long Feng He Ming

The facial expressions, hair, claws and even scales are meticulously crafted. The eyes of dragon are made of Burmese rubies which sparkle brilliantly. It is coming up out of the sea and some of its body is driving out of the water. In order to make it more realistic, not only the dragon’s body under the water is sculpted sophisticatedly, but also the ripples spread across the sea, which makes the dragon, looks vivid and lively.

Memorigin - The harmony of Dragon and Phoenix / Long Feng He Ming

In the center of dial, a relief carved phoenix is wheeling in the sky, which outlines a peaceful picture. The delicate feather of the phoenix represents fine, soft and elegant. In order to create a perspective view, multi-layered mother-of-pearl and metal are used to create a skeleton dial. The Phoenix is embedded 0.5cm away from the dial. It presents a vivid picture of phoenix flying in the air, which shows the superlative craftsmanship.

Memorigin - The harmony of Dragon and Phoenix / Long Feng He Ming

Another highlight of this series is “Long Tu Zhu” (龍吐珠), the flaming pearl at 8 o’clock position. According to the myth, Dragon has been practicing for centuries in order to refine a pearl, the internal alchemy, in its body.

The pearl will be thrown out by the dragon whenever it absorbs the energy from nature. Memorigin recreates this legend and uses extremely sophisticated craftsmanship to hollow out the Akoya pearls from Japan, and fills several of the world’s most powerful high-tech tritium gas (H₃) tubes within a 5mm diameter pearl with 9 pieces of parts.

Memorigin - The harmony of Dragon and Phoenix / Long Feng He Ming

They provide superior brightness with a lifetime reaching 40 years. The pearl rotates at a speed of 60s for one circle with the flying tourbillon of a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour at 6 o’clock position. The endless rotation of the pearl implies the eternity and fortune.

The surface of the dome-typed 2.5D solid sapphire glass meets the visual requirements; you can enjoy the fun of traditional sculptures and high-end mechanical craftsmanship from both front and side of the watch. Memorigin has innovated a special automatic tourbillon movement for “The harmony of Dragon and Phoenix” series. Without affecting the operation of the tourbillon, the parts of watch were minimized. It makes the skeleton dial becomes more spacious as if flying in the sky.

Technical details

Model: The Harmony of Dragon and Phoenix

Case
Stainless steel case/Black PVD coated stainless steel case/Rose gold plated stainless steel case
Watch diameter: approx.42mm
Watch thickness: approx.13.3mm
Both sides sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 5ATM

Movement
Flying tourbillon
215 pieces of subassembly module and 41 jewels
Frequency: 28800 Oscillation/Hour
Twin mainspring barrel
72 hours power reserve
The tourbillion located at 6 o’clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
The pearl located at 8 o’clock rotate at a speed of 60s for one circle
Automatic, self-winding mechanism(Bi-directional winding)

Dial
Mother-of-pearl dial
18K gold dragon
Ruby from Burmese as dragon’s eye
5mm Japan Akoya pearl
Blue luminous dauphine hands

Strap
Alligator strap

ArtyA Shams Chameleon Watch: Blue and Green Editions

With its recently released Purity Tourbillon Chameleon watch, ArtyA introduced the world’s first Nano-sapphire case capable of changing color depending on the light. Now the brand presents a new creation based on this technology.

ArtyA Shams Chameleon Blue and Green Edition

Dressed in a Nano-sapphire case, ArtyA Shams Chameleon Blue and Green Edition is available with green or steel skeletonized ArtyA Shams movement.

ArtyA Shams Chameleon Blue and Green Edition

The new ArtyA Nano-Sapphire watch case is an optically transparent polycrystalline material that is formed by the crystallization of glass with a unique chemical composition, and the result greater physical and chemical properties than the original glass.

ArtyA Shams Chameleon Blue and Green Edition

The ArtyA Shams Chameleon, featuring a full Nano-Sapphire crystal case with changing color, offers the view of the exclusive ArtyA Shams skeleton movement. Each part of the movement is delicately beveled and polished by hand. In addition, the skeletonized bridges were subjected to intensive and complete validation tests to optimize their resistance capacities

Technical details

Available with green or steel skeletonized movement
Full transparent Nano-Sapphire color changing case
Incredible skeleton design, skeletonized to the utmost: minimalist and pure
ArtyA Rising sun skeleton movement (available in green or steel)
Hour, Minutes, Seconds on flying tourbillon
Power reserve: 70h
Size: 46 mm
Screwed down Nano-Sapphire back case
Nano-Sapphire crown
Water resistance: 30 meters

Price
Green skeletonized movement: 56’400 CHF
Steel skeletonized movement: 54’400 CHF

ArtyA Purity Tourbillon Chameleon

The new ArtyA Purity Tourbillon Chameleon watch incorporates an innovative Nano-Sapphire technology to change the color of the sapphire crystal case itself.

In natural light, the case has a deep blue color, but when exposed to artificial light (6500K or above), the case instantly and completely changes color to a translucent, mysterious green. This new technology has never been used before and is exclusive to ArtyA, for the Purity Tourbillon Chameleon.

ArtyA Purity Tourbillon Chameleon

Following this incredible technical breakthrough, many other Nano-Sapphire color cases for the ArtyA Purity Chameleon will be presented in 2022 in unique 1-of-1 versions, changing, for example, from red to green, yellow to orange, purple to green, and more.

The new ArtyA Nano-Sapphire watch case is an optically transparent polycrystalline material that is formed by the crystallization of glass with a unique chemical composition, and the result greater physical and chemical properties than the original glass.

ArtyA Purity Tourbillon Chameleon

This case material has incredible hardness, 7 on Mohs scale, which is much higher than glass (5 on the Mohs scale), which guarantees the durability of this incredible case material.

The ArtyA Purity Tourbillon Chameleon features a fully transparent case in order to maximize the magic and beauty of the exclusive Manufacture Flying Tourbillon movement.

As an expression of ArtyA’s horological capabilities, the Purity Tourbillon Chameleon displays a technical inventiveness that combines a maverick style with visual clarity. A beautifully balanced architectural ensemble, the manually wound caliber features an over-sized flying tourbillon with a diameter of 17mm, which is at least 50% larger than most tourbillons.

ArtyA Purity Tourbillon Chameleon

Since the ArtyA Purity Tourbillon Chameleon beats at a rate of 4 Hz, extraordinary accuracy and greater stability are achieved through a much higher frequency than many other high-end Swiss tourbillons (usually 2 or 3 Hz).

Equipped with a power-reserve of 70 hours, two barrels connected in parallel drive the movement that operates the central hour and minute functions while the indication of the seconds is elegantly displayed on the flying tourbillon that rotates 360 degrees in 60 seconds.

Mounting the barrels in parallel reduces the thickness of the spring for a more stable torque, and also improves the delta of the barrel spring curve, with an ideal ratio between power reserve, performance, and precision.

ArtyA has chosen to manufacture this timepiece with a free-sprung balance with variable inertia. This type of balance wheel represents the ultimate in innovation, guaranteeing greater reliability when subjected to shocks and during movement assembly or disassembly, achieving better chronometric results over time.

ArtyA Purity Tourbillon Chameleon

Fully transparent, the Nano-Sapphire case has nothing to hide and plenty to show. This quest for transparency takes to the extremes the skeletonizing of the movement and enhances the astonishing beauty of its intricate spirit.

Each part of the movement is delicately beveled and polished by hand. In addition, the skeletonized bridges were subjected to intensive and complete validation tests to optimize their resistance capacities.

Technical details

Movement
ArtyA Exclusive Flying Tourbillon
Incredible skeleton design, skeletonized to the utmost: minimalist and pure
Very high chronometric reliability due to the torque of the double barrels
4 Hz — much higher than most of the existing tourbillons, providing stability
The Tourbillon is 50% bigger than most of the other brands, with a diameter of 16.2 mm
Movement already successfully tested
Power reserve: 70h

Functions
Hour, Minutes, Seconds on flying tourbillon

Case
Full transparent Nano-Sapphire color changing case
Size: 46 mm
Screwed down Nano-Sapphire back case
Nano-Sapphire crown
Water resistance 30 meters

Price
150’000 CHF

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon

Audemars Piguet presents a small series of six new Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon models in white or pink gold glittering with an array of graded coloured gemstones and diamonds, each offering unexpected and variegated plays of light.

The new timepieces are decorated with a variety of brilliant-cut or baguette-cut gemstones. While four models are paved with graded blue sapphires, two feature multicoloured gemstones creating a rainbow effect.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon

Finding the right stones, colours and contrasts was a crucial step in the design of each piece and no easy task for timepieces set with as many as 468 brilliant-or 208 baguette-cut graded gems.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon 38.5 mm, Reference: 26227BC.SS.D326CR.01(with hand-stitched “large square-scale” blue alligator strap)

For the two rainbow models, 12 different types of multicoloured gemstones, including rubies, tsavorites, emeralds, topaz, tanzanites, amethysts and various coloured sapphires, have been meticulously chosen to offer vivid hues and a smooth gradation when combined.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon

The progressing shades of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple also bring out the geometry of the case and bezel, reflecting light to create a unique optical experience akin to that of a rainbow.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon

While one model combines a diamond-set case and dial with a baguette-cut rainbow bezel, the other has been fully paved with brilliant-cut multicoloured gemstones.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon 38.5 mm, Reference: 26227BC.YY.D326CR.01(with hand-stitched “large square-scale” blue alligator strap)

The diamonds and coloured gemstones adorning the new models have been individually cut and polished to reach the desired shape and size before being set in gold by the hand of expert jewellers. The gem-setting of the dial represented an added challenge due to the diminutive size of the design and movement components.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon

Two pieces of the new Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon series, available in 18-carat white or pink gold, are covered with 208 baguette-cut graded blue sapphires.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon 38.5 mm, Reference: 26228BC.SS.D314CR.01(with hand-stitched “large square-scale” blue alligator strap)

The sapphires have been cut in 144 different sizes to match the curves of the Royal Oak Concept case and the architecture of the dial and movement components.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon

The new Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon timepieces bring a colourful vibe to the collection. The dial of the new offering shimmers with faceted pyramids paved with blue sapphires, diamonds or rainbow-coloured gemstones, revealing part of the movement ticking within.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon

The open-worked barrel of hand-wound Calibre 2951, visible at 11 o’clock, gives a rare glimpse at the coiled mainspring. The satin-finished bridges with polished angles and white lacquered decorations, visible in the background of the open-worked dial, can also be admired through the sapphire caseback.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon 38.5 mm, Reference: 26229BC.ZY.D326CR.01(with hand-stitched “large square-scale” blue alligator strap)

The flying tourbillon, which compensates for the effect of gravity and enhances the watch’s accuracy, makes its rotation at 6 o’clock. The tourbillon is set with brilliant-cut gemstones.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon 38.5 mm, Reference: 26228OR.SS.D314CR.01(with hand-stitched “large square-scale” blue alligator strap)

The original Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon was the first Audemars Piguet watch to be equipped with a flying tourbillon, along with the Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT.

Technical details

Movement
Hand-wound Calibre 2951
Total diameter: 29.5mm (13lignes)
Total thickness: 4.75 mm
Number of jewels: 17
Number of parts: 225
Minimum guaranteed power reserve: 77 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Flying tourbillon, hours and minutes

Model: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon/ 38.5 mm
Reference: 26227BC.SS.D326CR.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon reference 26227BC-SS-D326CR-01

Case
18-carat white gold case set with brilliant-cut graded blue sapphires, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, crown set with a translucent sapphire cabochon, water-resistant to 20 m.
Case thickness: 11.4 mm

Dial
18-carat white gold open-worked dial and inner bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds, open-worked white gold hands.

Strap
Hand-stitched “large square-scale” blue alligator strap with 18-carat white gold AP folding clasp set with brilliant-cut blue sapphires. Additional blue rubber strap with “constellation” decoration

Setting
320 brilliant-cut graded blue sapphires (case, bezel, buckle) (~ 3.414carats)
77 brilliant-cut diamonds (inner bezel) (~ 0.44 carats)
62 brilliant-cut diamonds (dial) (~0.16 carats)
9 brilliant-cut diamonds (tourbillon) (~0.02 carats)

Model: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon / 38.5 mm
Reference: 26227BC.YY.D326CR.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon reference 26227BC-YY-D326CR-01

Case
18-carat white gold case and bezel set with brilliant-cut multicoloured gemstones, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, crown set with a translucent sapphire cabochon, water-resistant to 20 m.
Case thickness: 11.4 mm

Dial
Open-worked 18-carat white gold dial and inner bezel set with brilliant-cut multicoloured gemstones, open-worked white gold hands.

Strap
Hand-stitched “large square-scale” blue alligator strap with 18-carat white gold AP folding clasp set with brilliant-cut multicoloured gemstones
Additional blue rubber strap with “constellation” decoration

Setting
397 brilliant-cut multicoloured gemstones (case, bezel, inner bezel, buckle) (~ 3.414 carats)
62 brilliant-cut multicoloured gemstones (dial) (~0.17 carats)
9 brilliant-cut blue sapphires (tourbillon) (~0.012 carats)

Model: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon / 38.5 mm
Reference: 26227BC.SS.D314CR.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon reference 26227BC-SS-D314CR-01

Case
18-carat white gold case set with brilliant-cut graded blue sapphires, bezel set with brilliant-cut blue sapphires, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, crown set with a translucent sapphire cabochon, water-resistant to 20 m.
Case thickness: 11.4 mm

Dial
18-carat white gold open-worked dial and inner bezel set with brilliant-cut blue sapphires, open-worked white gold hands.

Strap
Hand-stitched “large square-scale” light blue alligator strap with 18-carat white gold AP folding clasp set with brilliant-cut blue sapphires. Additional light blue rubber strap with “constellation” decoration

Setting
397 brilliant-cut graded blue sapphires (case, bezel, inner bezel, buckle) (~4.198 carats)
62 brilliant-cut blue sapphires (dial) (~0.17 carats)
9 brilliant-cut blue sapphires (tourbillon) (~0.012 carats)

Model: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon / 38.5 mm
Reference: 26229BC.ZY.D326CR.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon reference 26229BC-ZY-D326CR-01

Case
18-carat white gold case set with brilliant-cut diamonds, bezel set with baguette-cut multicoloured gemstones, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, crown set with a translucent sapphire cabochon, water-resistant to 20 m.
Case thickness: 11.6 mm

Dial
18-carat white gold open-worked dial and inner bezel set with brilliant-cut diamonds, open-worked white gold hands

Strap
Hand-stitched “large square-scale” light blue alligator strap with 18-carat white gold AP folding clasp set with brilliant-cut diamonds
Additional light blue rubber strap with “constellation” decoration

Setting
357 brilliant-cut diamonds (case, inner bezel, buckle) (~2.81 carats)
32 baguette-cut multicoloured gemstones (bezel) (~1.67 carats)
62 brilliant-cut diamonds (dial) (~0.16 carats)
9 brilliant-cut diamonds (tourbillon) (~0.02 carats)

Model: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon / 38.5 mm
Reference: 26228OR.SS.D314CR.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon reference 26228OR-SS-D314CR-01

 

Case
18-carat pink gold case set with baguette-cut graded blue sapphires, bezel set with baguette-cut blue sapphires, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, crown set with a translucent sapphire cabochon, water-resistant to 20 m.
Case thickness: 11.6 mm

Dial
18-carat pink gold open-worked dial and inner bezel set with baguette-cut blue sapphires, open-worked pink gold hands.

Strap
Hand-stitched “large square-scale” light blue alligator strap with 18-carat pink gold AP folding clasp set with baguette-cut blue sapphires
Additional light blue rubber strap with “constellation” decoration

Setting
182 baguette-cut graded blue sapphires (case, bezel, inner bezel, buckle) (~9.16 carats)
26 baguette-cut blue sapphires (dial) (~0.32 carats)
9 brilliant-cut blue sapphires (tourbillon) (~0.012 carats)

Model: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon / 38.5 mm
Reference: 26228BC.SS.D314CR.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon reference 26228BC-SS-D314CR-01

Case
18-carat white gold case set with baguette-cut graded blue sapphires, bezel set with baguette-cut blue sapphires, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback, crown set with a translucent sapphire cabochon, water-resistant to 20 m.
Case thickness: 11.6 mm

Dial
18-carat white gold open-worked dial and inner bezel set with baguette-cut blue sapphires, open-worked white gold hands.

Strap
Hand-stitched “large square-scale” light blue alligator strap with 18-carat white gold AP folding clasp set with baguette-cut blue sapphires. Additional light blue rubber strap with “constellation” decoration

Setting
182 baguette-cut graded blue sapphires (case, bezel, inner bezel, buckle) (~9.16 carats)
26 baguette-cut blue sapphires (dial) (~0.32 carats)
9 brilliant-cut blue sapphires (tourbillon) (~0.012 carats)

Availability

The four pieces set with brilliant-cut gemstones are available in select Audemars Piguet points of sale from October 2021. The two models set with baguette-cut sapphires will be available in 2022.

Images © Courtesy of Audemars Piguet

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

BOVET 1822 presents Battista Tourbillon in collaboration with Automobili Pininfarina to celebrate the launch of the world’s first pure electric hyper GT.

Created alongside Battista hyper GT, this beautifully-designed and sophisticated timepiece reflects design excellence and craftsmanship of BOVET 1822 and Automobili Pininfarina.

Battista hyper GT is the first automobile designed and completely assembled in Cambiano. And, Battista Tourbillon is the first timepiece born from the partnership between the two iconic houses.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon watch

The Automobili Pininfarina and BOVET design teams worked hand-in-hand in the creation of the Battista Tourbillon. With a focus on lightness and purity, the timepiece extends Battista’s design philosophy and brings it to another dimension.

Detailing inspired by Battista’s most characteristic design features can be found in every part of the timepiece, including the movement’s mechanical components. The exquisite craftsmanship of BOVET made it possible to design remarkable details that only the most skilled artisans can manufacture by hand.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

Box sapphire crystals on both sides ensure that the inner beauty of this mechanical masterpiece can be enjoyed and admired, opening up the view of the movement visible from all sides.

In addition, the sapphire crystals are shaped at 12 and 6 o’clock to integrate the specially designed Vegan rubber straps. The process of manufacturing a timepiece at this level of complexity and quality is based around the highly skilled artisans from the house of BOVET.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

The Battista Tourbillon features exquisite detailing inspired by the design language and features of the hyper-GT itself. Every element of the timepiece’s design has been crafted to reflect Automobili Pininfarina’s PURA design philosophy, which uses elegant simplicity and lightness as its starting point.

Combining many areas of expertise from both sides, the timepiece incorporates fresh and groundbreaking ideas within a classically-oriented watchmaking structure coupled with extraordinary finishing.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

Inspiration for this came from Battista’s most recognizable features, like the exterior curves and design details. The Automobili Pininfarina and BOVET design teams took these shapes and created watch hands, bridges, dials, and other structures that connect the design of Battista to that of the timepiece.

The design features more fluid, Pininfarina-style shapes compared to traditional timepieces. As an example, the flying bridge above the two main dials of the timepiece has a subtle three-dimensionality that is unique and reflects the curves of the Battista.

Throughout the entire timepiece, references to Battista can be found. Subtle background characteristics such as the Triangolo pattern on the dials or the top of the Battista, reimagined in miniature and viewed through the sapphire crystal exhibition case back, marry the timepiece and the hypercar.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

The timepiece features the Automobili Pininfarina and BOVET collaborative flags on the power-reserve dial, a signature Pininfarina detail that celebrates both companies’ heritage and future.

One of Battista’s most recognizable features, the E-Heart represents Automobili Pininfarina’s spirit for constant innovation. It is the physical element that, besides being functional, acts as an icon on Battista and all the following automobiles.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon case back

Where in Battista the E-Heart indicates the state of charging, in the Battista Tourbillon the E Heart-shaped aperture of the Big Date on the front, and on the back showing BOVET’s patented differential winding mechanism; the mechanism that makes rewinding the timepiece for a full 10 day of power reserve easier and quicker.

The Battista Tourbillon truly represents the pinnacle of haute horlogerie. From the exquisite details and finishing of each and every component to the utmost complexity of the movement, the timepiece is a showcase of high watchmaking at its finest. Each element, whether functional or decorative, is designed to represent the shared values of Automobili Pininfarina and BOVET.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon case back

The construction of the Battista Tourbillon results in a highly three-dimensional appearance, with each part of the movement and its complications clearly visible both from the face of the timepiece as well as through the exhibition case back and the exposed sides. The 45.6-millimeter case consists of two large sapphire crystals, enhancing the lightness and purity of the design.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon case back

The two-tone blue dials on the face of the timepiece, for the first time in the almost 200-year history of BOVET, are asymmetrical, featuring Battista’s Triangolo pattern and shaded from light to dark blue, while together forming the shape of the number “90,” a reference to the Battista Anniversario and Pininfarina’s 90-year heritage.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

On the power-reserve dial on the left, the famous Pininfarina collaborative flags icon can be found, with the “F” for Pininfarina on the left and the Lotus Flower for BOVET on the right.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

Further references to Battista’s design can be found throughout the face of the timepiece. Above the two main dials, the flying bridge resembles Battista’s curves, and the “V” in BOVET, while the tourbillon cage is inspired by its Impulso wheels of the Battista with their center-lock technology. The hands of the timepiece and the hour-indication ring are a reference to the curves of Battista’s exterior.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

Through the exhibition case back, the main structure of the movement can be admired, which is an abstract representation of Battista’s curves that wrap around the teardrop shaped Goccia roof like a clamshell. The two-tone coloring of the bridges supports this reference to Battista.

The fine detailing in Iconica Blu is combined with traditional finishing such as Côtes de Genève, angling, and polishing. In addition, Super-LumiNova has been generously applied to all the hands, including the seconds indication structure on the top of the tourbillon cage, the ring underneath the tourbillon, as well as the hand of the power reserve, the indices, and even the Big Date display.

Finally, the signature of Battista “Pinin” Farina, the legendary designer who started it all, graces the dial above the date display.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

The Battista Tourbillon features a brand-new movement using Bovet’s patented double face tourbillon, running at 18,000 vibrations per hour, with an incredible 10-day power reserve with just a single barrel. This movement was created specifically for the Battista Tourbillon, following the design input from Automobili Pininfarina.

Developing this new movement, placing the hour and minute hands in the center, adding a grand date, and redesigning the tourbillon cage was done entirely in-house by BOVET, working closely with the APF design team.

The patented two-sided flying tourbillon is attached at the center of its axis, and the weight distribution of the escapement and balance-spring drastically reduces the lever-arm effect and friction, another example of the high precision and complexity of this movement.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

The miniaturization of the winding mechanism resulted in a second patent — a mechanical watch with 10-days of power reserve would typically require twice as many turns of the crown to wind; however, the exclusive winding system in the Battista Tourbillon and its spherical differential halves this number.

The hair spring and the regulating organ of this new tourbillon movement are manufactured in-house – BOVET 1822 is one of only a handful of companies in the world that can produce its own hair springs and escapements.

Both houses emphasize the importance of hand craftsmanship in their products. At BOVET 1822, in combination with the most modern manufacturing methods, an artisan hand-finishes every component throughout the production process, whether it is polishing, angling, teethcutting, hardening, engraving, or decorating. And, at the end of the process, each and every timepiece is assembled, by hand, by master watchmakers.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

Likewise, each Battista hyper GT is meticulously hand-finished at Automobili Pininfarina’s bespoke facility in Cambiano, Italy, with every element of the car the driver and passenger interacts with impeccably detailed by a team of experienced and passionate artisans. Every client specifying a Battista is invited into the Automobili Pininfarina family to work with the design and engineering teams to create their personal, perfect Battista.

Although its case measures 45.6mm diameter, the Battista Tourbillon is surprisingly light weight. The configuration of the re-designed BOVET bow at the 12 0’clock positions makes it possible for the timepiece to fit just about any size of wrist.

BOVET Battista Tourbillon

And, thanks to the skeletonized structures of the movement itself and the sapphire crystals on both sides, the Battista is thin and extremely comfortable. The flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock, in perpetual motion thanks to its astounding 10- day power reserve, is mesmerizing and a key point of focus when checking the time. The big date on the right-hand dial keeps you on schedule, and it is easily set thanks to a corrector on the side of the case.

The Battista pure-electric hyper GT also combines the sustainable luxury concepts envisaged by both firms.

In the Battista hyper GT, new methodologies have been introduced for tanning seat leather with olive leaves, recycling materials throughout the production process, and creating innovative new materials by combining off-cuts of leather and wood.

Mechanical timepieces are by their very nature sustainable. In addition, the BOVET 1822 manufacturing processes have been reconfigured to capture and recycle any and all waste, including metal, oils, treatments, and other materials.

With the Battista Tourbillon, the decision was to not use alligator leather straps, but instead a new two-tone rubber strap was designed and produced that is 100% Vegan.

About Automobili Pininfarina

Automobili Pininfarina is based in operational headquarters in Munich, Germany, with a team of experienced automotive executives from luxury and premium car brands. Designed, engineered and produced by hand in Italy, the Battista hyper GT and all future models will be sold and serviced in all major global markets under the brand name Pininfarina. The new company aims to be the most sustainable luxury car brand in the world.

The company is a 100 per cent Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd investment and has been named Automobili Pininfarina following the signing of a trademark license agreement between Pininfarina S.p.A. and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. Pininfarina S.p.A. will take an influential role in supporting design and production capacities based on their unique 90-year experience of producing many of the world’s most iconic cars.

The Automobili Pininfarina Battista

The Battista is be the most powerful car ever designed and built in Italy and it will deliver a level of performance that is unachievable today in any road legal sports car featuring internal combustion engine technology. Faster than a current Formula 1 race car in its 0 -100 km/h sub-two second sprint, and with more than 1,900 hp and 2,300 Nm torque on tap, the Battista will combine extreme engineering and technology in a zero emissions package.

The Battista’s 120 kWh battery provides power to four electric motors – one at each wheel – with a simulated WLTP range of over 500 km (310 miles) on a single charge. No more than 150 Battistas will be individually hand-crafted at the Pininfarina SpA atelier in Cambiano, Italy.

Technical details

Model: BOVET Battista Tourbillon
Reference Number TPINBA.001/XX/001

Edition
Limited edition to 30 timepieces in Polished Titanium, 30 in Red Gold and 30 in Platinum

Case
Type: Pininfarina
Diameter: 45.60mm
Thickness: 11.95mm
Material: Grade 5 Titanium and sapphire crystal
Strap: Rubber bi-color
Buckle: Titanium pin buckle
Water resistance: 30m

Movement
Calibre 16BM01TVGD
Type: Hand wound mechanical Haute Horlogerie tourbillon movement
Diameter: 16 ½ ‘’’
Frequency: 18,000 v/h
Power reserve: 10 days, single barrel

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds on double-sides flying tourbillon, big date, power reserve indicator

Dial
Two asymmetrical blue dials forming 90 (for the Anniversary of Pininfarina), blued hour and minutes hands

Components
453 – including 400 components for the movement

Patents
Spherical winding
Three-dimensional toothing with multiple gearing
Double face tourbillon

Guarantee
5 years

Price
CHF 285’000.-

Ulysse Nardin Monaco Yacht Show Limited Editions

After a “year off”, the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show took place from 28th September to 1st October 2021. To mark this milestone event, Ulysse Nardin, the Show’s official sponsor for over 10 years, launched two new limited editions of its DIVER and MARINE Mega yacht watches. Both timepieces are inspired by the Ocean and enhanced with new colors.

Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph 44mm Monaco Yacht Show Limited Edition

Ulysse Nardin DIVER is one of the most reliable and contemporary diving watches on the market. The new Diver Chronograph Monaco Yacht Show Limited Edition is available in only 100 pieces. It has a sapphire caseback and is driven by the Manufacture UN-150 automatic movement with silicium and a 48- hour power reserve.

Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph 44mm Monaco Yacht Show Limited Edition

The model is also adorned with touches of red: from the bezel joint and the seconds hand, to the hands on the small counters and the date. Also, the “MONACO YACHT SHOW” signature is featured under the Ulysse Nardin logo. The case, the bezel and the UN element are made of titanium and the bezel is coated with rubber.

Ulysse Nardin Diver Chronograph 44mm Monaco Yacht Show Limited Edition

This model has all the features of a diver’s watch: ultra-resistant sapphire crystal, screw-down crown, Super Luminova on the 0, rotating inverted bezel for optimal readability, and water resistant down to 300 meters. There are several strap options: rubber, metal or fabric with a Velcro fastener.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht Watch 44mm Limited Edition 5N Rose Gold

Built in the same spirit as a luxury mega yacht, the new Marine Mega Yacht watch, crafted in pink gold, is regulated by a flying tourbillon equipped with a cage modelled on a latest-generation ship’s propeller.

Intimately linked to the concept of the mega yacht, this timepiece displays on its 3D “grand feu” enamel dial, reminiscent of a ship’s bow plowing its way through the ocean waves, not only the time, but also a precise representation of the Moon with an ultra-detailed surface, a sophisticated tide indicator across its width, together with an anchor raised by a chain attached to a windlass positioned at 12 o’clock indicating the power reserve.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht Watch 44mm Limited Edition 5N Rose Gold

With its diameter of 44mm, this instrument displays on its dial the streamlined bows of a luxury vessel. Magnificently reproduced in 3D, it seems to surface from a pool of white gold as though it was emerging from the mist, and cuts through a sea of “Grand Feu” Enamel on a wave of foam portrayed with astonishing realism.

To highlight its nautical world inspiration, the cage of the flying tourbillon is decorated with a propeller with its blades specially honed for latest- generation yachts.

The hands, with their design inspired by the venerable marine timepieces that the Manufacture has always supplied, move majestically, like the lamps of lighthouses or buoys floating on the horizon out at sea. The powerful mechanical movement of the watch has a diameter of 37 mm. This hand-wound calibre features 504 components. It guarantees a power reserve of 80 hours. It beats at 21,600 vibrations per hour, with the tourbillon rotating at 60 rotations per hour (or one rotation every 60 seconds).

Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht Watch 44mm Limited Edition 5N Rose Gold

Its first role is to provide an analog time display, giving a three- dimensional presentation of the phases of the Moon and containing a mechanism that displays the height of the tides in real time in relation to a specific location, in addition to indicating the seasonal coefficients, once the mechanism has been adjusted by the action of the winding-crown, the position of which is measured in a window opened up in the side of the watch-band in the same way as the screen of an exercise telegraph.

The anchor, fashioned in the form of a plowshare, is linked to the chain by the anchor ring (and which itself passes through a mooring chock which might have been thought to be entirely decorative). It moves in response to the movements of the winding-crown so as to indicate the power reserve.

An authentic miniature windlass is visible at 12 o’clock. Through the action of a set of conical wheels in contact with the winding mechanism of the barrel, the latter turns to simulate the raising of the anchor, even when the winding process has been fully completed.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Mega Yacht Watch 44mm Limited Edition 5N Rose Gold

The display of the phases of the Moon is made with the aid of a precise 3D reduced-size representation of Earth’s satellite, and which, in order to make a special impact, presents a surface reminiscent of the Moon’s actual surface by reproducing it through the use of an ultra-precise engraving. It is made up of two half-spheres, one treated in blue PVD (for the period of the new Moon) and the other rhodiumized (to simulate the illuminating effect of the Sun).

Its adjustment in relation to the annual calendar is undertaken through the winding-crown, once its indicator is in place on the telegraph window opened up in the side of the watch-band is placed on the corresponding indication(S: Set position for setting the hands/TM : Tide and Moon position/W : position for winding the movement).

In the intermediate position, the Moon phase and tide volume indication is regulated by turning the crown counter- clockwise (one turn of the crown represents four days), while in the clockwise direction the operator regulates the level of the tide depending on his location (one turn of the crown represents a 0. 25 turn of the disk, equivalent to 9.5 hours).

Limited to 30 pieces, the Marine Mega Yacht watch offers the possibility of engraving the name or motto in the plaque positioned on the side of the watch-band so as to make it truly unique.

Technical details

Model: Diver Chronograph Monaco Yacht Show Limited Edition

References
1503-170LE-0A-MON/3A
1503-170LE-01-MON/3B

Movement
Caliber UN-150, Manufacture movement
Silicium escapement
Power reserve: 48 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes
Small seconds counter at 9 o’clock
Chronograph: minute counter at 3 o’clock, hour meter at 6 o’clock, central chronograph seconds hand

Case
Titanium, screw-down crown, screw-in safety push-buttons
Case back: Open case back with sapphire crystal
Diameter: 44 mm
Bezel: Inverted concave unidirectional rotating bezel
Water resistance: 300 m

Dial
“Monaco Yacht Show” Signature

Strap
Rubber strap with UN element

Edition
Limited edition of 100 pieces

Price
12’300 CHF / 11’300 EUR / 13’000 USD / 10’810 GBP

Model: Marine Mega Yacht 5N Rose Gold Limited Edition, Reference 6312-305

Movement
UN-631 caliber
Power reserve: 80 hours

Functions
Power reserve with anchor and windlass linked to the winding mechanism
Flying tourbillon
Moon phase indication
Indicator of tidal coefficients and volumes

Dial
In-house enamel dial

Case
5N Rose Gold, polished
Case-back: Sapphire crystal displaying the movement inspired by a ship’s engine room
Diameter: 44 mm
Water resistance: 50 m

Strap
Fully-integrated strap made of navy blue alligator leather

Edition
Limited edition of 30 pieces

Price
290’000 CHF / 266’800 EUR / 306’000 USD / 254’390 GBP

Bvlgari Octo Roma Central Tourbillon Papillon

During the GENEVA WATCH DAYS 2021 event, Bvlgari unveiled the Octo Roma Central Tourbillon Papillon timepiece, which offers an original reading of time that is unique in the field of horological complications.

A metaphor inspired by the flight of the butterfly, the Papillon mechanism carries two independent retractable diamond-shaped hands positioned on a supporting disc. Each runs in turn along a 180-degree semi-circular minute track.

Bvlgari Octo Roma Central Tourbillon Papillon

While the jumping hour appears in the window located at 12 o’clock, the minutes are indicated successively by each of the two hands. The first is positioned on the segment and thus signals the progression of the minutes, while the other remains in a retracted position throughout the path of the disc carrying them.