Roger Dubuis Excalibur Liu Wei Monotourbillon Limited Edition

Swiss luxury watch brand Roger Dubuis introduces the fourth timepiece from its Urban Culture Tribe with the Excalibur Liu Wei Monotourbillon (MT).

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Liu Wei Monotourbillon Limited Edition

Limited to just eight pieces, this Excalibur timepiece was created in collaboration with multi-talented visual artist Liu Wei. It comes with a manual-winding skeleton movement featuring a Flying Monotourbillon mechanism.

This hand-wound skeleton calibre comes with an increased power reserve up to 72 hours thanks to tourbillon carriages made in titanium and cobalt chrome, improved durability thanks to new lube.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Liu Wei Monotourbillon Limited Edition

The star-shaped bridge has been redesigned by Liu Wei and is enhanced by sapphire crystal dials with luminescent micropainting on both sides. The geometric micropainting is extending to the rubber base strap.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Liu Wei Monotourbillon Limited Edition

Every single component of the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Liu Wei watch is finished by hand. Moreover, it complies with Poinçon de Genève, one of the most respected certifications of Haute Horlogerie.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Liu Wei Monotourbillon Limited Edition

Technical details

Model: Roger Dubuis Excalibur Liu Wei Monotourbillon Limited Edition
Reference RDDBEX1028

Movement
Calibre RD512
Manual-winding, skeleton, Flying Monotourbillon
Finishing: Shot-blasted and trued-up main plate and bridges
Frequency: 3 Hz / 21’600 Vibrations per Hour
Power reserve: 72 Hours
Diameter lines: 16
Thickness: 6.9 Millimeters
Number of pieces: 194
Number of rubies: 19

Functions
Hours, minutes
Flying Monotourbillon

Case
Titanium case
Diameter: 42 Millimeters
Titanium bezel
Titanium crown
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Titanium open case back with sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 10 BAR (100m)

Dial
Sapphire crystal dials with UV micropainting, interleaved with redesigned star-shaped bridge

Hands
Triple surface hands in white gold 750/1000 with satin brushed finish on the tilted surfaces – shot-blasted finish on the flat grey surface, SLN tips

Strap
Premium calf leather strap
The strap is interchangeable thanks to Quick Release System
Buckle: Titanium cover with titanium blades, triple folding, interchangeable with Quick Release System – QRS

ArtyA Purity Tourbillon Chiaroscuro

The Black Purity Tourbillon is a new member of the ArtyA Complications collection. This model features a black PVD steel case and a spectacular exclusive manufactured double barrel flying tourbillon with rose gold treated bridges.

ArtyA Purity Tourbillon Chiaroscuro

This skeleton timepiece with tourbillon was developed in collaboration with Franck Orny of Télôs Watch SA and his team. It 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 Purity Tourbillon Chiaroscuro

Equipped with a power-reserve of 70 hours, the two barrels connected in parallel, fuel 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 more stable torque. But also improves the delta of the barrel spring curve, with an ideal ratio between power reserve, performance and regularity.

ArtyA Purity Tourbillon Chiaroscuro watch

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

ArtyA Purity Tourbillon Chiaroscuro

Each part of the movement is delicately beveled and polished by hand for an extreme skeletonizing. The skeletonised bridges were subjected to intensive and complete validation tests to optimize their resistance capacities. They are also treated in rose gold treatment.

Technical details

Model: ArtyA Purity Tourbillon Chiaroscuro

Movement
ArtyA exclusive and manufacture double barrel tourbillon movement
Very high chronometric reliability due to the torque of the double barrels
4 H — much higher than most existing tourbillons, providing stability
The Tourbillon is 50% bigger than most of the other brands, with a diameter of 16.2 mm
Hour, Minutes, Seconds on flying tourbillon
Power reserve: 70h

Case
Case in full steel with or without black PVD treatment
Size: 44 mm
Case back open and screwed
Water resistance to 30 meters

Price
99’000 CHF

Breitling Premier Tourbillon

Breitling unveils three tourbillon chronograph watches as a tribute to Léon, Gaston and Willy Breitling.

The luxury Swiss watch brand has partnered with the specialty movement maker Manufacture La Joux-Perret to develop the B21 tourbillon with a chronograph movement.

Precious metals (gold or platinum) and a domed open caseback characterize the Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42. It comes in three variations, each named for one of the Breitling founding fathers.

Breitling Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Léon Breitling
Breitling Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Léon Breitling

The Léon Breitling features a solid 18 k red gold case with a silver dial and brown, semi-shiny alligator strap. The Gaston Breitling pairs a solid 18 k white gold case with an anthracite dial and black alligator strap.

Breitling Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Gaston Breitling
Breitling Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Gaston Breitling

The Willy Breitling, meanwhile, is a vision in solid platinum with an admiral blue dial and black alligator strap. Each watch features the stylized square pushers and Arabic numerals that are hallmarks of the Premier line.

Breitling Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Willy Breitling
Breitling Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Willy Breitling

Their symmetrical dial design, harmonious interplay of numerals and tone-on-tone colorways perfectly balance the undisputed star of the show – the tourbillon – that takes center stage at 12 o’clock.

Breitling Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Willy Breitling

The open sapphire crystal caseback is domed to allow for full appreciation of the B21 movement, where the oscillating weight and reverse side of the tourbillon appear in contrasting 18 k gold.

Technical details

Model: Breitling Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Léon Breitling
Reference: RB2120211G1P1

Breitling Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Léon Breitling

Movement
Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber B21 (Manufacture La Joux-Perret)
Diameter: 35 millimeters
Depth: 8.15 millimeters
Winder: self-winding mechanical
Power reserve: approx. 55 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: tourbillon chronograph, column-wheel, horizontal clutch, 1/4th second,
60-minute counter
Display: hour, minute, second
Certification: COSC-certified

Case
Material: 18 k red gold
Diameter: 42 millimeters
Thickness: 15.25 millimeters
Height: 50.03 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glareproofed on both sides
Caseback: screwed 18 k red gold, sapphire crystal
Crown: non-screw-locked, two gaskets

Dial
Silver
Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands

Strap
Brown alligator leather strap with 18 k red gold folding buckle (22/18 mm)

Model: Breitling Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Gaston Breitling
Reference: JB2120A61B1P1

Breitling Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Gaston Breitling

Movement
Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber B21 (Manufacture La Joux-Perret)
Diameter: 35 millimeters
Depth: 8.15 millimeters
Winder: self-winding mechanical
Power reserve: approx. 55 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: tourbillon chronograph, column-wheel, horizontal clutch, 1/4th second,
60-minute counter
Display: hour, minute, second
Certification: COSC-certified

Case
Material: 18 k white gold
Diameter: 42 millimeters
Thickness: 15.25 millimeters
Height: 50.03 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glareproofed on both sides
Caseback: screwed 18 k white gold, sapphire crystal
Crown: non-screw-locked, two gaskets

Dial
Anthracite
Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands

Strap
Black alligator leather strap with 18 k white gold folding buckle (22/18 mm)

Model: Breitling Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Willy Breitling
Reference: LB2120171C1P1

Breitling Premier B21 Chronograph Tourbillon 42 Willy Breitling

Movement
Caliber: Breitling Manufacture Caliber B21 (Manufacture La Joux-Perret)
Diameter: 35 millimeters
Depth: 8.15 millimeters
Winder: self-winding mechanical
Power reserve: approx. 55 hours
Balance frequency: 28,800 a/h or 4 hertz
Chronograph: tourbillon chronograph, column-wheel, horizontal clutch, 1/4th second,
60-minute counter
Display: hour, minute, second
Certification: COSC-certified

Case
Material: platinum
Diameter: 42 millimeters
Thickness: 15.25 millimeters
Height: 50.03 millimeters
Water resistance: up to 10 bar (100 meters)
Glass: cambered sapphire, glare-proofed on both sides
Caseback: screwed platinum, sapphire crystal
Crown: non-screw-locked, two gaskets

Dial
Blue
Super-LumiNova® luminescent hour and minute hands

Strap
Black alligator leather strap with 18 k white gold folding buckle (22/18 mm)

Roger Dubuis Excalibur DT White Ceramic and EON GOLD Boutique Edition

This limited edition boutique exclusive watch blends the precious EON GOLDTM and White Ceramic. Inside this timepiece beats a manual-winding Skeleton double flying tourbillon movement manufactured in the Roger Dubuis workshop in Geneva.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur DT White Ceramic and EON GOLD Boutique Edition

It has a white ceramic case measuring 45mm diameter. The crown, bezel and the case-back ring are made of EON GOLDTM, a specific 750/1000 5N gold alloy that is more resistant to tarnishing when exposed to extreme conditions.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur DT White Ceramic and EON GOLD Boutique Edition

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.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur DT White Ceramic and EON GOLD Boutique Edition

Two tourbillons linked with a differential directly connected to the second wheel of the gear train for a better transmission of the energy.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur DT White Ceramic and EON GOLD Boutique Edition

The skeleton calibres manufactured by Roger Dubuis comply with one of the most respected certifications of Haute Horlogerie, the Poinçon de Genève.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur DT White Ceramic and EON GOLD Boutique Edition

This Excalibur Skeleton double flying tourbillon watch is limited to 8 pieces.

Technical details

Movement
Calibre RD108
Manual-winding Skeleton double flying tourbillon movement
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
Finishing: Shot-blasted, trued-up or circular-grained main plate and bridge with NAC coating

Case
White Ceramic case with sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
EON gold bezel
EON gold crown
EON gold open case back with sapphire crystal
Case diameter: 45 Millimeters
Water resistance: 10 Bar (100m)

Dial
White Mineral Composite Fiber double surface flange with engraved minute track and transferred texts, polished and pink gold 750/1000 plated hour markers with SLN in the center

Hands
Triple surface hands in pink gold with satin brushed finish on the tilted surfaces and shot-blasted finish on the flat grey surface, SLN tips

Strap
Premium calf leather strap
The strap is interchangeable thanks to Quick Release System.
Pink gold cover 750/1000 with titanium blades, triple folding, interchangeable with Quick Release System – QRS

Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

Jacob & Co. presents a limited edition Opera watch to mark the 50th anniversary of The Godfather, the classic movie that won 3-time Oscar and 5-time Golden Globe.

The Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary is a 50-piece limited series, a striking cinematic, graphic and musical recollection of Francis Ford Coppola’s cult classic. This haute-horlogerie creation in 18K white gold incorporates the brand’s emblematic triple-axis flying tourbillon and music box complication.

Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

Only a handful of movies have had as deep and lasting an influence as The Godfather. The Opera Godfather series by Jacob & Co. has been designed and crafted as a tribute to the movie’s unique status in both popular and cinema culture.

The Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary incorporates thirteen greatest scenes, in the same narrative order as in the movie. This graphic synopsis is laser-etched onto the white gold case with an unprecedented level of vividness and quality.

Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

The piece also features the movie’s thirteen most famous quotes, some of which are firmly anchored in popular culture, the most famous being “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”

The Godfather Movie Quotes

This 50-piece limited series is housed in a 49-mm white gold case whose sides are decorated with thirteen emblematic scenes from the movie. Each scene is etched on the case using ground-breaking high-intensity, high-precision femtolaser technology that allows an unparalleled level of realism and vividness.

Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

The etching process creates an almost imperceptible texture, so that just as you see the scene, you actually feel the frame from The Godfather‘s movie reel. Chief among them is the image of Don Vito Corleone, etched between the lugs at 6 o’clock.

Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

In the middle of caliber JCFM04, The Godfather‘s emblematic red rose, rendered with incredible realism and quality, rests between the two musical barrels. They power the two-part music box mechanism that plays The Godfather‘s main theme, one of the foundational features of the collection.

Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

In this instance, these barrels have been crafted out of solid rose gold, and each engraved with a total of thirteen cult quotes from the movie. The pieces that cover the blades which create the melody have also been designed especially for this limited edition. One, in the shape of a piano, bears the image of Don Corleone and the other the puppeteer’s strings from the original movie poster.

By incorporating a new set of literal symbols and key elements of the movie’s imagery into the Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary, Jacob & Co. delivers a unique concept. This horological masterpiece fuses the art of watchmaking with symbolism.

Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary

In watchmaking terms, the Opera Godfather is a triple-axis tourbillon watch with twin music boxes, complete with combs and barrels. They play The Godfather‘s main theme, composed by Nino Rota, from the movie’s score. As the music plays, the entire movement spins as if in a dance while the off-centered dial turns in the opposite direction so as to remain upright.

Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary

In symbolic terms, it celebrates certain artifacts from The Godfather which have become part of pop and cinematic culture: the rose Vito Corleone wears on his lapel at his daughter’s wedding; the puppeteer strings originally featured on Mario Puzo’s original novel cover, which later became the movie’s poster; Marlon Brando himself, featured on one of the piano covers.

Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

Limited to 50 pieces, each Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary comes in its special wood case, lined with red velvet. It contains a crystal decanter with a high-resolution print of Marlon Brando and The Godfather main logo. It also contains an all-new version of The Godfather Pen, which is an integral part of the Jacob & Co. Godfather universe.

God Father BALLPOINT Pen

This black celluloid fountain pen features an ample rose resting at the top of the cap, rendered in red and green enamel.

Technical details

Model: Jacob & Co. Opera Godfather 50th Anniversary

Movement
Caliber: exclusive manufacture Jacob&Co hand-wound JCFM04
Diameter: 43 mm
Height: 17.2 mm
Material: steel, brass, platinum and titanium
Components: 658
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 21’600 vph (3 Hz)
Jewels: 58
System: triple-axis flying tourbillon, music box with double comb
Bridges and plates shot-blasted and black-PVD
Barrels with circular graining
Screws: beveled and mirror-polished

Functions
Subsidiary hour and minute rotating dial with differential
Triple-axis flying tourbillon (97 components; 1.79g)
– 1st axis: rotation in 24 seconds
– 2nd axis: rotation in 48 seconds
– 3rd axis: rotation in 180 seconds
The Godfather main theme melody activated by pusher at 10 o’clock
Rotation of 2 cylinders against 2 combs (36 teeth in total) playing a melody of 120 notes
Miniature rose figurine at the center of the movement
Black-DLC pianos with rose gold decor
Movement rotation of 120° in 30 seconds

Case
Diameter: 49 mm
Height: 20 mm
Material: 18K white gold
Case back: 18K white gold
Caseband: 18K white gold, laser-etched with 13 scenes from The Godfather
Time-setting: 18K rose gold bow on case back
Winding: 18K rose gold violin-shaped crank-handle
Crystal: domed sapphire with double anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 30 m (100ft/3 atm)

Dial
Dial: black mat polish and 18K rose gold applique Index
Hands: blued Jacob&Co designed hands

Strap
Black alligator leather strap with 18K rose gold folding clasp

Warranty
2-year international warranty

Edition
Limited edition of 50 pieces in 18k white gold

Price
500’000 USD (excluding taxes)

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Tourbillon with White Grand Feu Enamel Dial

Ulysse Nardin presents a new tourbillon watch from its Marine Torpilleur collection. While last year the brand launched the Marine Torpilleur Tourbillon in black Grand Feu enamel as a limited edition of 175 pieces, it is now unveiling the Marine Torpilleur Tourbillon in white Grand Feu enamel as part of the permanent collection.

With an open sapphire crystal case-back, this polished and satin-finished steel model is completed by a fluted bezel. The white “Grand Feu” enamel dial designed by Donzé Cadrans proudly displays the power reserve at 12o’clock.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Tourbillon with White Grand Feu Enamel Dial

The UN-128 self-winding manufacture calibre powers the flying tourbillon with constant escapement, which is fitted with a flying silicium anchor, a system patented by Ulysse Nardin that won the Tourbillon Watch Prize at the 2015 annual GPHG (Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève) ceremony.

This 42mm diameter tourbillon wristwatch is water-resistant to 50 meters. It is finished off with a blue alligator-skin strap with a folding clasp, and is also compatible with a rubber strap or metal bracelet.

Technical details

Model: Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur Tourbillon with White Grand Feu Enamel Dial
Reference: 1283-310-0AE/1A

Movement
UN-128 Constant manufacture calibre, self-winding movement
Silicium escapement wheel, balance-spring & anchor
208 components
Frequency: 2.5Hz / 18,000
Power reserve: 60 hours

Functions
Hours, minutes
Flying tourbillon with Ulysse Anchor Constant Escapement
Power reserve display

Case
Polished & satin-finished stainless steel case / fluted bezel
Case back: Open stainless steel case back with sapphire crystal
Diameter: 42mm
Water-resistance: 50meters

Dial
White Grand Feu enamel dial made by Donzé Cadrans
Power reserve display at 12 o’clock
Rhodium-plated hands

Strap
Blue alligator-skin strap
Steel folding clasp
Compatible with rubber strap or metal bracelet

Price
CHF 37,500 / EUR 35,600 / USD 39,600 / GBP 32,900

L. Leroy Osmior Tourbillon Régulateur Squelette Art Déco

The new “Tourbillon Régulateur Squelette Art Déco” watch from the L. Leroy OSMIOR family boasts a skilfully handmade open-worked decoration, which recalls the original Art Deco style.

The case, crafted in 18K gold, is embellished on the case middle by a superposition of engraved triangles. The open-worked dial has a series of symmetrical, repetitive, finely executed openings that invade the space creating a mirror effect between the tourbillon cage at 12 o’clock and the main time display positioned at 6 o’clock while the minutes are indicated by a long blued central hand.

L. Leroy Osmior Tourbillon Régulateur Squelette Art Déco

The skeleton pattern offers the generous view of the complicated, finely polished, bevelled and decorated mechanical movement. The same level of finishing is visible also on the case back which displays a precious open-worked oscillating weight bearing the interlaced initials of the logo (LL).

A new addition to the L.Leroy “OSMIOR” collection, the “Tourbillon Régulateur Squelette Art Déco” combines the cutting edge technology with the refined elegance of a handcrafted decoration.

Its 41mm diameter case in 18K 4N rose gold houses the Calibre LL512, an automatic mechanical movement manufactured in the Vallée de Joux. This self-winding tourbillon regulator caliber is highlighted by its entirely hand-cut pattern. Each component of the calibre is patiently hand carved with a small hand saw, filed and chamfered.

L. Leroy Osmior Tourbillon Régulateur Squelette Art Déco

This watch features an ultra-modern interpretation of the tourbillon system with an escapement (wheel and pallet) machined from pure diamond. This reduces the weight of the mechanism and increases its hardness. As a result, the high performance and chronometric stability (isochronism) of the watch can be granted longer than is possible with a classic system.

Assembled, finished and adjusted at Les Ateliers L.Leroy in Le Sentier, this movement provides a power reserve of 52 hours.

Technical details

Model: L.Leroy Osmior Tourbillon Régulateur Squelette Art Déco
Unique Piece in 4N Rose Gold (ref. LL113)

Movement
Automatic calibre LL512
Movement manufactured in the Vallée de Joux
Assembled, finished and adjusted at Les Ateliers L.Leroy in Le Sentier
Diameter: 28.20mm (12.8 ”)
Total thickness, including oscillating weight: 4.90 mm.
Frequency: 28’800 a / h (4 Hz).
Number of jewels: 23
Power reserve: 52 hours (minimum)
“Flying” tourbillon with variable inertia balance wheel (4 gold adjustment screws), double spiral and escapement (wheel and pallet) in diamond, StruTech © cut, (the whole tourbillon cage consists of 61 pieces for a total weight of 0.8 grams)
Tourbillon cage with hand anglage
Bridges with grained decoration, cut and beveled by hand
Open-worked central oscillating weight in 22 carat gold with interlaced initials of the logo

Case
18K 4N rose gold with engraving on the carrure
Case diameter: 41.00 mm.
Case thickness: 10.50 mm.
Water resistance: 50 meters (5 atm)
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment

Dial
Open-worked dial with hand bevelled finish
Hour-display with blue Arabic numerals at 6 o’clock
Central minutes hand
Thermally blued steel hands

Strap
Hand-stitched genuine alligator strap (external part and internal lining)
Buckle in 4N rose gold, customized with the L. Leroy logo

Laurent Ferrier Grand Sport Tourbillon Golden Brown

To mark its 12th anniversary, the Geneva based haute-horlogerie brand LAURENT FERRIER is presenting a new interpretation of its Grand Sport Tourbillon.

Initially released in 2019, the LAURENT FERRIER Grand Sport Tourbillon was inspired by the two founders’ shared love of motor racing. Designed after a beautifully sleek car body, its case combines clean lines and generous curves with a high-performance engine: the LF619.01 tourbillon calibre with double balance spring.

Laurent Ferrier Grand Sport Tourbillon Golden Brown

This new version of the Grand Sport Tourbillon presents an integrated case and bracelet made entirely of 5N red gold, as well as a magnificent dial in graduated shades of chocolate brown. The warm hues of red gold draw a sublime contrast with the enchanting chocolate-coloured dial.

As with all LAURENT FERRIER creations, the beauty of this exceptional timepiece resides in the smallest of details, where each element has been meticulously crafted to perfection.

Laurent Ferrier Grand Sport Tourbillon Golden Brown

The graduated dial presents a range of luxurious and delectable chocolate tones, moving from lighter in the centre to darker at the edges. Featuring 5N red-gold appliques and white Super-LumiNova, the dial has an opaline finish that gives the piece a soft and discreet appearance characteristic of the brand’s creations.

As on previous versions as well as on the latest Sport Auto, the famous drop-shaped hour-markers as well as the Assegai-shaped hands – a LF signature – both in 5N red gold in this instance, have been enlarged to accommodate the white Super-LumiNova. The dial is protected by a domed sapphire crystal, which gives the whole timepiece a rounded appearance when viewed from the side.

The structure of the Grand Sport case evokes the elegant, timeless curves of racing cars similar to those that Laurent used to drive. Crafted from 5N red gold, the Grand Sport Tourbillon Golden Brown seeks to be more sophisticated and elegant than other more traditional sport-chic timepieces.

Laurent Ferrier Grand Sport Tourbillon Golden Brown

The Grand Sport Tourbillon Golden Brown weighs approximately 310 grammes and measures 44 mm in diameter, asserting a strong presence on the wrist. The unique design of its three-link 5N red-gold bracelet ensures a comfortable and secure fit.

The case of the Grand Sport Tourbillon consists mainly of satin-brushed components along with numerous mirror-polished parts. The cushion-shaped bezel with a circular satin-brushed finish features contrasting mirror-polished sides.

Similarly, the middle-case, offering a new interpretation of the barrel shape, also plays with several finishes: vertical satin-brushed on the top, with a horizontal satin-brushed profile and contrasting mirror-polished sides. In line with the entire LAURENT FERRIER collection, the case components all come together seamlessly.

The bracelet is made up of three-link rows with a vertical satin-brushed finish, while the central links are bevelled with contrasting mirror polish. It is these details that give the bracelet-case pairing its vibrant appeal.

In 2010, LAURENT FERRIER won the Men’s Watch prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) for its Classic Tourbillon.

This watch was equipped with an ingenious manually wound movement complete with a tourbillon and a double balance spring. The new Grand Sport Tourbillon is driven by this exact same movement, although it has been given a more contemporary finish.

Laurent Ferrier Grand Sport Tourbillon Golden Brown

The carriage holding this double-balance-spring tourbillon is visible through the sapphire crystal case back. By equipping the balance with two reverse-assembled balance springs, the lateral displacement of the balance’s axis is neutralised. Integrating these two systems combines their respective advantages for excellent accuracy and a power reserve of over 80 hours.

The movement incorporates a long-blade ratchet system, which, in addition to its aesthetic value with its hand-worked curves, emits a gentle, reassuring sound when the watch is wound. LAURENT FERRIER has embellished the movement with a horizontal satin-brushed finish and ruthenium treatment, which reinforce the sporty style of this timepiece.

The tourbillon carriage bridge has been meticulously decorated by hand. The movement is also mirror-polished and has 30 hand-worked interior angles.

The highly exclusive Grand Sport Tourbillon Golden Brown is issued in a limited edition of just 24 timepieces.

Technical details

Model: LAURENT FERRIER Grand Sport Tourbillon Golden Brown
Reference LCF044.R5.B1RC1

Movement
Manually wound movement
Diameter: 14’’’ (Ø 31.60 mm)
Thickness: 5.57 mm
Frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 vph)
Power reserve: 80 hours
188 components / 23 jewels
Hours and minutes in the centre
Small seconds at 6 o’clock on tourbillon carriage pivot
Tourbillon carriage visible through the case back
Horizontal satin-brushed finish and ruthenium treatment on the bridges

Tourbillon
Tourbillon with two reverse-assembled balance springs
Swiss lever escapement
Screw-down variable-geometry balance
Tourbillon carriage driver around the edge

Case
Material: 18K/750 5N red gold
Dimensions: 44 mm
Thickness: 13.40 mm
Screw-down middle case, bezel and case back
Sapphire case back revealing the tourbillon movement
Water-resistant to 30 metres
Domed sapphire crystals
Circular satin-brushed finish on the bezel, polished edges and vertical satin-brushed finish on the case middle
Specific screws on the case back

Dial
Opaline, with graduated shades of brown
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Hour-markers: 18K/750 5N red gold with white Super-LumiNova

Hands
Material: 18K/750 5N red gold
Hours and minutes: “Assegai”-shaped with white Super-LumiNova
Seconds: baton-shaped

Bracelet
Material: 18K/750 5N red gold
Integrated three-link bracelet
Folding clasp

Edition
Limited, numbered edition of 24 timepieces

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Openworked Blue Ceramic

Audemars Piguet presents a new variation of its Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Openworked. The 41 mm case, which for the first time combines 18-carat white gold with blue ceramic, houses the Calibre 2948, a hand-wound open-worked tourbillon movement. This model is a limited edition of 50 pieces.

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Openworked Blue Ceramic

The 41 mm case of this new Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Openworked features a blue ceramic case middle that is contrasted with an 18-carat white gold bezel, lugs and caseback. While blue ceramic was already employed in the Royal Oak Offshore collection in 2020 (ref. 26405CE), this is the first time that it appears on a Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet.

Like the gold components, the ceramic case middle is meticulously hand-finished with the Manufacture’s trademark alternation of satin brushing and polished chamfers. The artisans’ final challenge was to reach perfect alignment between the rounded and angular surfaces of the ceramic and white gold elements, while offering a fascinating interplay with the light – a task only achievable by hand.

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Openworked Blue Ceramic

Further enhancing the blue ceramic case middle, the electric blue openworked elements and lacquered inner bezel reinforce the timepiece’s two-tone aesthetic. The white gold and sapphire caseback is engraved with the words “Limited Edition of 50 pieces.”

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Openworked Blue Ceramic

This timepiece is equipped with the Calibre 2948, a hand-wound openworked tourbillon movement that is built on several levels. Its openworked mainplate and bridges come in shades of blue obtained by a process called ALD (Atomic Layer Deposition).

This deep blue is illuminated by a pink-gold-toned balance wheel and an openworked barrel that reveals the spring and the light grey geartrain within. The mainplate and bridges are visible on both sides of the watch and are vertically satin-brushed to contrast with the hand-polished angles, while the snail-finished barrel sits next to some of the gears that are decorated with circular satin brushing.

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Openworked Blue Ceramic

With 70 hand-polished V-angles, the finishing of this 3.65 mm thick movement has pushed the limits of openworking to new heights, with the tricolour decorations amplifying the 3D effect.

The blue CVD (Chemical Vapour Deposition) inner bezel complements the openworked movement and accentuates the extreme thinness of the bezel that is barely visible around the dial. The long 18-carat pink gold hands add a subtle touch of colour that matches the balance wheel.

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Openworked Blue Ceramic

The double-curved sapphire crystal perfectly fits the extra-thin bezel, playing with the depth and light, while also highlighting the openworked movement’s multitude of details.

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Openworked Blue Ceramic

This complicated timepiece is fitted with a contemporary blue textured rubber-coated strap lined with calfskin leather. The strap is directly integrated with the lugs and the extra-thin bezel, accentuating the refined hand finishing on the case.

Technical details

Model: Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Openworked / 41 mm
Reference 26600NB.OO.D346KB.01

Movement
Calibre 2948, hand-wound
Total diameter: 32.25 mm (141/3 lignes)
Total thickness: 3.65 mm
Number of parts: 196
Number of jewels: 19
Minimum power reserve guaranteed: 72 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Tourbillon, hours and minutes

Case
Blue ceramic case middle
18-carat white gold bezel and lugs
Case thickness: 10.7 mm
Case diameter: 41 mm
Double-curved glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Glare-proofed sapphire caseback
Water resistant to 20 m

Dial
Blue CVD inner bezel and 18-carat pink gold hands.

Strap
Blue textured rubber-coated strap with 18-carat white gold AP folding clasp.

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph

The new variation of the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph juxtaposes 18-carat pink gold and black ceramic. Following in the footsteps of its predecessor unveiled in 2021, this new timepiece is limited to 50 pieces and combines contemporary design with ancestral know-how.

It comes in a two-tone black ceramic and 18-carat pink gold case that highlights the complex architecture of the collection along with the three-dimensional aesthetic of the movement.

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph

With its contemporary design, black ceramic provides a blank canvas for the traditional skills of the Manufacture’s craftspeople. Each component is pre-polished and pre-satin-brushed before being painstakingly hand-finished with the brand’s trademark alternation of satin brushing and polished chamfers. These finishes can notably be admired on the model’s case middle, offering a fascinating interplay with the light.

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph

The ultra-thin bezel, stylised lugs, crown and push-pieces are all crafted in 18-carat pink gold for a powerful and elegant contrast that harmoniously matches the ceramic and illuminates its dark aesthetic.

Echoing the two-tone case, the architectural movement is comprised of openworked bridges in both black and pink-gold tones, matching with the pink gold-toned balance wheel. The 18-carat white gold hands bring light into the heart of the movement, while the bridges and decorative elements feature 111 V-angles that have been sandblasted, satin-finished and polished by hand.

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph

The decoration of the movement underlies the technical and extremely precise know-how of Audemars Piguet’s artisans. This meticulous work provides an interplay of shiny and matte finishes that create a captivating play with light reflections, bringing depth to the different levels of the movement.

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph/ 41 mm

The transparent chronograph counters and the flying tourbillon cage at six o’clock also reveal parts of the watch mechanism below, allowing the viewer to admire the finesse of the different decorative techniques. This timepiece has a water resistance of 20 metres.

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph

Inside beats the Calibre 2952, Audemars Piguet’s latest automatic movement that is equipped with a hypnotic flying tourbillon and a contemporary flyback chronograph. This mechanism allows the chronograph to be reset and restarted with one push, without having to stop it first. This high-complication caliber is capable of delivering 65-hour power reserve.

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph

The sapphire caseback reveals essential elements among the movement’s 479 components, including the 22-caratpink gold oscillating weight. The caseback also bears the engraving “Limited Edition of 50 Pieces.”

Technical details

Model: Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph/ 41 mm
Reference 26399NR.OO.D002KB.01

Movement
Selfwinding Calibre 2952
Total diameter: 32.6 mm (14½ lignes)
Total thickness: 8.22 mm
Number of parts: 479
Number of jewels: 40
Minimum power reserve guaranteed: 65h
Frequency of balance wheel: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Flying tourbillon, flyback chronograph, hours and minutes

Case
Black ceramic case middle
Bezel, lugs, push-pieces and crown in 18-caratpink gold
Case thickness: 13.8 mm
Case diameter: 41mm
Double-curved glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Glare-proofed sapphire caseback
Water-resistant to 20m

Dial
Black lacquered inner bezel, 18-carat white gold hands.

Strap
Black textured rubber-coated strap with 18-carat pink gold AP folding clasp

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Black Onyx

The latest Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon comes with a black onyx dial and an attractive two-tone case design interweaving black ceramic with 18-carat white gold.

The black onyx dial’s purity is highlighted by the absence of hour-markers. This stone dial has been crafted in collaboration with long-term partner Someco, a company specialised in dial manufacturing since 1966 and located in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

Carved out of a single black onyx stone, the dial has then been cut into a thin disc, ground, sanded and polished to perfection before being inserted into the dial’s pink-gold-toned brass base plate. Its polished finishing confers it an elegant shine, magnified by the watch’s double curved sapphire crystal.

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Black Onyx

Each dial is unique, as each stone has its own natural composition, texture and colour and reacts differently to the manufacturing and finishing operations.

The overall minimalist design is enriched with pink gold accents, including pink gold hands and a discreet pink-gold-toned minute track printed on the black lacquered inner bezel.

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Black Onyx

The polished laser-cut pink gold “Audemars Piguet” signature has been applied onto the dial with dedicated legs specifically adapted to the stone’s thickness. Lastly, the flying tourbillon cage, encircled by a delicate pink-gold-toned thread, matching with the balance wheel pulsating within, makes its rotations at 6 o’clock.

For the first time, the top bridge of the flying tourbillon cage has been finished with black PVD in an echo to the dial’s colour. The black rubber-coated strap, finished with a textured motif, enhances the watch’s contemporary look.

The Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon is endowed with a contemporary two-tone case design. While the bezel, lugs and caseback are crafted in 18-carat white gold, the octagonal case middle is honed from black ceramic.

First introduced on the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Chronograph in 2021, this two-tone case aesthetic makes its debut this year on some of the collection’s complicated models.

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Black Onyx

Similarly to the 2021 Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Chronograph, the ceramic case middle has been crafted in collaboration with Bangerter, a Swiss family-owned company specialised in the manufacturing of precision components made of advanced ceramics, tungsten carbide and other super hard materials.

Like the gold components, the ceramic case middle is meticulously hand-finished with the Manufacture’s trademark alternation of satin brushing and polished chamfers, endowing the timepiece with a rich play of light.

As previous iterations, this new model is powered by selfwinding Calibre 2950. While the flying tourbillon made its appearance in 2018 in the Royal Oak Concept collection, the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet first introduced this prestigious mechanism coupled with a central rotor in 2019.

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Black Onyx

Visible on the dial and through the sapphire caseback, the flying tourbillon cage constantly rotates itself while offering an unobstructed view of some of the watch’s regulating components. The flying tourbillon’s absence of bridges also furthers the dial’s minimalist aesthetic.

The timepiece’s sapphire caseback reveals the collection’s dedicated 22-carat pink gold oscillating weight and the refined finishing adorning Calibre 2950, including Côtes de Genève, traits tirés, snailing and circular graining, among other techniques.

Technical details

Model: Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon / 41 mm
Reference 26396NB.OO.D002KB.01

Movement
Selfwinding Calibre 2950
Total diameter: 31.50 mm (13 ¾ lignes)
Total thickness: 6.19 mm
Number of parts: 270
Number of jewels: 27
Minimum power reserve guaranteed: 65 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Flying tourbillon, hours and minutes

Case
Black ceramic case middle
18-carat white gold bezel, lugs, caseback and crown
Double-curved glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Glare-proofed sapphire caseback
Water-resistant to 20 m
Case thickness: 11.8 mm

Dial
Black onyx dial, 18-carat pink gold hands, black lacquered inner bezel

Strap
Black rubber-coated strap with 18-carat white gold AP folding clasp

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Extra-Thin (RD#3) 37 mm

Audemars Piguet unveils its latest Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Extra-Thin (RD#3) model.

This 37 mm anniversary model, which complements the 39 mm “Jumbo” timepiece released earlier this year, features a plum dial with Petite Tapisserie pattern.

For the first time, Audemars Piguet introduces a flying tourbillon in this smaller diameter making it available to the slenderer wrists thanks to its latest ultra-thin selfwinding flying tourbillon movement, Calibre 2968, which measures a mere 3.4 mm in thickness and adorns a combination of traditional and contemporary hand-decorations.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Extra-Thin (RD#3) 37 mm
The Calibre 2968 was developed over a five-year period. Integrating a flying tourbillon powered by an innovative escapement in a case of 39 mm and then 37 mm in diameter represents the Manufacture’s main technical achievement as this complication was previously reserved for 41 mm diameters.

The tourbillon cage, which is crafted in titanium, is notably equipped for the first time with a peripheral drive, which also contributes to its thinness. The combination of these two elements makes the distribution of energy to the tourbillon more fluid in addition to lightening and refining this regulating organ.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Extra-Thin (RD#3) 37 mm

In addition, the new escapement relies on an oscillator with increased amplitude that enhances reliability, energy distribution and precision.

In order to provide optimum visibility of both the flying tourbillon and the movement, Audemars Piguet engineers completely redesigned the architecture of the mechanism.

On the caseback side, the bridges have been open-worked to unveil the movement’s inner workings, while achieving a harmonious and symmetrical aesthetic. On the dial side, the geometry and positioning of the balance wheel arms have been modified to make the beating heart even more perceptible.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Extra-Thin (RD#3) 37 mm

The technical design of the movement results in the flying tourbillon being placed at the dial level, for a greater visual experience.

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 openworked, rhodium-toned bridges offer an unobstructed view on the contrasting pink-gold-toned elements of the mechanism.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Extra-Thin (RD#3) 37 mm

Similarly to its 39 mm counterpart, the timepiece adorns a Petite Tapisserie dial, but presented for the first time in a vivid plum hue, obtained by Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) to guarantee a light, homogeneous and lasting hue across all dials.

Inspired by the original model from 1972, this new reference also encompasses bathtub-shaped hour-markers and hands with a luminescent coating for optimum legibility in the dark.

The “Audemars Piguet” signature, as well as the minute track, has been printed in white onto the Tapisserie motif. Rotating at 6 o’clock, the titanium flying tourbillon cage provides a sharp contrast with the plum background, creating a mesmerising aerial effect.

Departing from Jumbo aesthetics, the hand-finished stainless steel case and bracelet of this 37 mm model incorporate the collection’s latest design evolution which was introduced at the beginning of the year on numerous Royal Oak models. The widened polished bevels and the increase taper of the bracelet links bestow the timepiece with a slenderer silhouette, while reinforcing its ergonomics.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Extra-Thin (RD#3) 37 mm

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

This dedicated rhodium-toned 22-carat pink gold rotor, specifically developed for the Royal Oak’s 50th anniversary, 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 adorned with the collection’s trademark polished and satin-brushed finishes that can be admired through the sapphire caseback.

In 1986, Audemars Piguet introduced the world’s first selfwinding tourbillon wristwatch. Imagined by Jacqueline Dimier, the design placed the tourbillon escapement on the dial side for the very first time.

Calibre 2870 was housed in an ultra-thin case measuring a mere 5.3 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 Selfwinding 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, known for its ability to innovate, 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 Selfwinding 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 Manufacture’s experts 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 Selfwinding 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 Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Extra-Thin, follows in the footsteps of these previous innovations. The two RD#3 timepieces, powered by the new Calibre 2968, combine technical innovation and aesthetic refinement to pay a fine tribute to the Royal Oak’s 50th anniversary.

Technical details

Model: Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Extra-Thin (RD#3) / 37 mm
Reference 26660ST.OO.1356ST.01

Functions
Flying tourbillon, hours, minutes

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 37mm
Case thickness: 8.1 mm
Glare-proofed sapphire crystal and caseback
Water-resistant to 50 m

Movement
Selfwinding 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)

Dial
Plum dial with Petite Tapisserie pattern, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet with AP folding clasp

 

ULYSSE NARDIN RAINBOW

Swiss luxury watch brand Ulysse Nardin has released two new versions of its LADY DIVER 39mm and BLAST TOURBILLON 45mm timepieces, both inspired by the iridescent rainbow colors of silicium.

In 2001, Ulysse Nardin became the first watchmaker to introduce a timepiece with silicium escapement components. Since then, the brand has incorporated this metalloid into several of its movements, including the BLAST TOURBILLON’s caliber UN-172 and the LADY DIVER’s caliber UN-816.

Inspired by the shimmering colors of this revolutionary material, the bezels of these two new models are adorned with purple, green, blue or pink gem-stones that sparkle in the sunlight for a “rainbow” effect.

ULYSSE NARDIN RAINBOW

The ULYSSE NARDIN BLAST is a revolutionary watch with a 45mm case and skeleton “X” dial with complex and geometric forms.

To soften the look, a total of 50 rubies and sapphire baguette gemstones adorn the bezel and the indexes of the RAINBOW edition of the ULYSSE NARDIN BLAST.

ULYSSE NARDIN BLAST RAINBOW

The BLAST is powered by the UN-172 automatic flying tourbillon movement with Silicium technology (escapement wheel, anchor & balance spring) enclosed in a black DLC titanium case and sealed with a black ceramic polished and sand-blasted upper case. Boasting a micro-rotor in platinum placed at 12 o’clock, the UN-172 calibre offers 72 hours of power reserve.

ULYSSE NARDIN BLAST RAINBOW

Limited to 50 pieces, the ULYSSE NARDIN BLAST RAINBOW watch comes with a waterproof velvet rubber strap or a black alligator strap, together with a black DLC titanium and black ceramic self-deploying buckle. It is water resistant to 50 meters. This timepiece retails at a price of 85’000 CHF.

The new LADY DIVER RAINBOW in black or white is the next generation of the 2019 LADY DIVER but with eye-catching, dazzling decorative touches. Forty stones (ruby, aquamarine, topaz, tsavorite and sapphire) are set on the concave unidirectional bezel of this new watch.

ULYSSE NARDIN LADY DIVER RAINBOW

Eleven diamonds serving as indexes increase the scintillating effect of the watch and bring a touch of elegance to this sublime diving watch. Both young and sportive, this 39mm ULYSSE NARDIN LADY DIVER RAINBOW is water resistant to 300 meters.

The UN-816 automatic movement with Silicium technology is the beating heart of each DIVER watch, keeping track of the hours, minutes, seconds, and date.

ULYSSE NARDIN LADY DIVER RAINBOW

Both white and black LADY DIVER RAINBOW models come in a limited edition of 300 timepieces each on a white or black structured rubber strap, at a price of 12’900 CHF.

Technical details

Model: ULYSSE NARDIN BLAST RAINBOW
Reference: 1723-400B1LE-2B-RAIN/3A

ULYSSE NARDIN BLAST RAINBOW watch

Movement
UN-172 Manufacture automatic skeleton movement
Flying tourbillon
Hours, minutes
Micro-rotor in platinum at 12 o’clock
Escapement wheel, anchor & balance spring in Silicium
25 Jewels
Frequency: 2.5Hz/18’000VPH
Power reserve: 72hours

Case
Black DLC titanium middle-case
Black ceramic polished & sand blasted upper-case
Case-back: Black DLC titanium open sapphire case-back
Bezel: Black DLC stainless-steel bezel set with 38 rainbow baguette gemstones (ruby and sapphire), 3,65CTS
Gemstones: Ruby (red), sapphire (orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, pink)
Case diameter: 45mm
Water resistance: 50m

Dial
Skeleton dial
Rectangle and double X in black
Black hands in Superluminova®
Black indexes set with 12 rainbow baguette gemstones, 1,58CTS

Strap
Black velvet water-proof rubber or black alligator strap
Compatible with any BLAST TOURBILLON strap
Black DLC titanium and black ceramic self-deploying buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 50 pieces

Price
85’000 CHF/ 80’800 EUR/ 89’700 USD

Model: ULYSSE NARDIN LADY DIVER RAINBOW

ULYSSE NARDIN LADY DIVER RAINBOW

References
8163-182B1LE-1A-RAIN/3A: Lady Diver Rainbow White
8163-182B1LE-2A-RAIN/3A: Lady Diver Rainbow Black

Movement
UN-816 caliber, automatic movement
Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Silicium technology: escapement wheel and anchor
19 jewels
Frequency: 4Hz/ 28’800V/H

Case
Stainless steel polished case (Lady Diver Rainbow White)
Black stainless steel case (Lady Diver Rainbow Black)
Bezel: Concave bezel with a domed sapphire glass
Stainless steel bezel set with 40 rainbow precious stones, 1.04CTS
Gemstones: Ruby (red), tsavorite (green), peridot (light green), topaz (London blue), aquamarine (light blue), amethyst (violet), sapphire (orange, yellow, blue, violet, pink)
Case-back: Wind rose engraved on the stainless steel case-back
Case diameter: 39mm
Water resistance: 300m

Dial
– Lady Diver Rainbow White: Silver dial with 11 diamonds, 0.12CTS
– Lady Diver Rainbow Black: Black dial with 11 diamonds, 0.12CTS
Date at 6o’clock
12 o’clock index nd hands with Superluminova®

Straps
Lady Diver Rainbow White: White structured rubber strap or White alligator strap, Stainless-steel tang buckle
Lady Diver Rainbow Black: Black structured rubber strap or black alligator strap with white stitches, Black ceramic tang buckle

Edition
Lady Diver Rainbow White: Limited edition of 300 pieces
Lady Diver Rainbow Black: Limited edition of 300 pieces

Price
12’900 CHF/ 12’300 EUR/ 13’600 USD

Speake-Marin Openworked Tourbillon New Models

Swiss luxury watch brand Speake-Marin has released two new models of its Openworked Tourbillon.

Launched in 2019, this timepiece comes with a tourbillon complication unusually positioned between 1 and 2 o’clock. The new models joining this time are a matt black DLC-treated titanium version and a precious iteration in pink gold.

Speake-Marin Openworked Tourbillon in Matt Black DLC-treated Titanium

Available in 38 and 42 mm sizes, the case of each Speake-Marin Openworked Tourbillon is fitted with a slim matching crown. The elegant black open-worked dial entirely reveals the SMA05 calibre.

Speake-Marin Openworked Tourbillon in Pink Gold

This movement was entirely designed, developed and assembled by Speake-Marin. The 72-hour power reserve indicator appears between 7 and 8 o’clock. Just opposite to it is the flying tourbillon with its brilliantly polished cage, while the bridge shaped like Speake-Marin logo – in a genuine tribute from designer to watchmaker – completes the picture.

Speake-Marin Openworked Tourbillon in Pink Gold

The oscillating weight and barrel are also clearly visible, with the latter notably bearing an engraving of the model name: “One&Two Openworked Tourbillon”.

Speake-Marin Openworked Tourbillon in Matt Black DLC-treated Titanium

The heart-shaped hands in black or pink gold match the perfect finish of the dial and inlaid with Super-LumiNova® to ensure optimum legibility.

Speake-Marin Openworked Tourbillon in Pink Gold

The strap is made of rubber and secured by a pin buckle, providing supple and light wearer comfort.

Technical details

Model: Speake-Marin Openworked Tourbillon in Matt Black DLC-treated Titanium

Case
Piccadilly open-back case in matt black DLC-treated titanium
Diameter: 38 mm or 42 mm
Thickness: 12.35 mm
Sapphire crystal and caseback with anti-reflective coating
Water-resistance: 3 bar

Movement
SMA05 in house calibre
Mechanical self-winding movement
Hours, Minutes, Tourbillon between 1 and 2 o’clock
72-hour power reserve between 7 and 8 o’clock
Frequency 3 Hz (21,600 vph)
290 components
35 jewels
Côtes de Genève, circular-graining, bead-blasting and chamfering

Strap
Rubber strap with pin buckle

Edition
Each case size (38mm and 42mm) is limited to 10 pieces

Model: Speake-Marin Openworked Tourbillon in Pink Gold

Case
Piccadilly open-back case in pink gold
Diameter: 38 mm or 42 mm
Thickness: 12.35 mm
Sapphire crystal and caseback with anti-reflective coating
Water-resistance 3 bar

Movement
SMA05 in house calibre
Mechanical self-winding movement
Hours, Minutes, Tourbillon between 1 and 2 o’clock
72-hour power reserve between 7 and 8 o’clock
Frequency 3 Hz (21,600 vph)
290 components
35 jewels
Côtes de Genève, circular-graining, beadblasting and chamfering

Strap
Rubber strap with pin buckle

Edition
Each case size (38mm and 42mm) is limited to 10 pieces

BIANCHET Carbon Orange Tourbillon B1.618 Openwork Limited Edition

BIANCHET welcomes a new Carbon Orange version to the Tourbillon B1.618 Openwork, an exclusive Swiss made luxury watch collection inspired by the Golden Ratio.

The BIANCHET Tourbillon B1.618 Openwork watch was introduced in 2020. The architecture of its movement, the design of the case and all the proportions have been thought out and designed according to the principles defined by the Golden Ratio 1.618.

During the Geneva Watch Days 2022, the brand revealed the Tourbillon B1.618 Openwork Carbon Orange watch.

BIANCHET Carbon Orange Tourbillon B1.618 Openwork Limited Edition

The Titanium-Dust-Infused Carbon used for the case is a new composite consisting of carbon fibre inter-layered with titanium powder to make it more luminous, more precious, with unexpected moiré reflections. The orange colour details capture the connection with life, earth and movement.

BIANCHET Carbon Orange Tourbillon B1.618 Openwork Limited Edition

Mathematically proportioned according to the Golden Ratio principle, the arcs of the tonneau-shaped case are accented by two fine bands of rubber in orange color.

BIANCHET Carbon Orange Tourbillon B1.618 Openwork Limited Edition

A Bianchet signature feature, these colour inserts fulfil a design and engineering purpose whilst defining the chromatic theme that extends through the hands and hour markers, the tone-on-tone rubber insert of the crown and the strap.

The watch has been designed to be shock resistant up to 6,000Gs –as well as water resistant to 5 ATM (about 50 metres). The watch offers an exceptional 105-hour power reserve.

BIANCHET Carbon Orange Tourbillon B1.618 Openwork Limited Edition

The sapphire crystal on the dial side and on the case back provides an unobstructed view of the Bianchet titanium tourbillon calibre B1.618. The plate, wheel bridges and tourbillon cage of the movement are all made of titanium.

The titanium calibre is adjusted to 6 positions, ensuring a running precision of -4 to +4 seconds per day. The lubricating oils are enhanced with nanodiamonds to reduce friction to an absolute minimum.

BIANCHET Carbon Orange Tourbillon B1.618 Openwork Limited Edition

The movement boasts several variations of hand-finishing on the plate and bridges. Each one is distinctive, and underlines the complexity of the calibre’s architecture and its spectacular arcs. Each surface is given its own finish.

Polishing, satin-finishing, bead-blasting and circular graining all serve the interplay of light and textures, whilst the black DLC coating contrasts beautifully with the reflections of the rhodium-plated cogwheels.

BIANCHET Carbon Orange Tourbillon B1.618 Openwork Limited Edition

This new model comes with a soft natural rubber strap in orange and in black. Shorter lugs enhance both the case’s compact aesthetics and its feel on the wrist.

Technical details

Model: BIANCHET Tourbillon B1.618 Openwork Carbon Orange

Case
Materials: Titanium-Dust-Infused Carbon and natural vulcanised rubber
Crown: Grade 5 Titanium
Crystal: Sapphire crystal with antireflective coating, case front and case back
Dimensions: 43 x 50 x 13mm
Shock resistance: 6000 G
Water resistance: 50 meters (5 ATM)

Movement
Calibre B1.618
Materials: Main plate, bridges and tourbillon cage in Grade 5 titanium
Tourbillon: 60-seconds, hand-wound, 6 positions
Antimagnetic tourbillon cage
Variable inertia balance wheel
Frequency: 3 Hz – 21,600 vph
Precision: -4+4 sec/day
Lubricants enriched with diamond nano particles to reduce friction
Finishes: Sand-blasted, circular-grained, satin-brushed titanium plates and bridges with a black DLC coating, hand-finished titanium tourbillon cage

Strap
Materials: Natural vulcanised rubber, Grade 5 Titanium folding clasp
Available in orange and black

Weight
42g

Warranty
5 years

Edition
Limited Series of 21 pieces

Suggested retail price
CHF 55,000 CHF / EUR 55’000 (excluding taxes)

Jacob&Co. Astronomia Solar Bitcoin Limited Edition

Jacob&Co. presents the Astronomia Solar Bitcoin, a ground-breaking timepiece inspired by the advent of the first crypto currency.

Unveiled during the 2022 edition of the Geneva Watch Days, this high complication watch from the Astronomia Solar collection fuses Bitcoin-related features within its vertical and rotating manufacture movement. By inserting a Jacob-cut diamond, a Jacob-cut orange citrine and a rotating Earth, Jacob&Co. adds its own craft as a nod to the success of those who have mastered Bitcoin. Twenty-five of them will have access to the multi-rotational piece, which can be paid for in the cryptocurrency of their choosing.

Jacob&Co. Astronomia Solar Bitcoin Limited Edition

The Astronomia Solar Bitcoin watch boasts many details and features that are directly linked to the Bitcoin universe: A Bitcoin currency logo, a flying tourbillon, a yellow citrine sun, a diamond moon, a golden Earth, and a miniature rocket ship to reach for the moon. All these symbols evoke the advent of the first cryptocurrency.

Jacob&Co. will be selling the 25 pieces of this watch in cryptocurrencies. As per international regulations, the brand is obligated to determine a fixed price in official local currencies. Regardless of where the sale ultimately takes place, payment will be available in the crypto of the buyer’s choosing, Bitcoin or altcoin, at the going rate on the day of the transaction. Purchase will be handled by leading payment processing platform Bitpay, which carries Dogecoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and no less than 5 USD-pegged stablecoins.

The Astronomia Solar Bitcoin comes with a 44-mm diameter black DLC titanium case, which features wide lateral openings in the case band, allowing a 360° view on the complicated movement.

The Astronomia Solar Bitcoin also features high, full lugs. Attached from bezel to caseback, their dropping shape creates a vertical angle, from which hangs the black alligator strap. This ensures a comfortable and snug fit on the wrist. The watch has a crown-less, panoramic case and a large domed sapphire crystal. It also has a full caseback, which is actually the movement’s mainplate. It includes two folding bows, which act as crowns.

Inside the Astronomia Solar Bitcoin watch beats a modified version of the Astronomia Solar movement, developed and manufactured exclusively for Jacob&Co.

Jacob&Co. Astronomia Solar Bitcoin Limited Edition

The bottom plate of calibre JCAM19 has been decorated to become an expression platform, fulfilling the symbolic nature of this piece. It’s shaped like micro-chip and circled by keywords that describe the crypto universe: a “peer to peer” system, regulated by “Blockchain”, where “Bitcoin” is the founding and leading “decentralized digital currency”.

Those writings are crafted in positive engraving on the frame surrounding the movement and mounted on ball beatings. They spin counter-clockwise to the tune of one rotation each 11 minutes.

The rest of the movement is built vertically on top of this base. It’s crafted entirely out of titanium and some steel elements. It takes the shape of a three-pronged carousel. One of its arms carries a one minute-flying tourbillon with a wide, open-worked, black cage. A second one holds the hour and minute dial. The third arm contains a rotating, vertical Bitcoin symbol.

The entirety of this vertical structure is topped by a rotating terrestrial globe, and spins on its large, central axis to the tune of one turn every 10 minutes. As a consequence, the flying tourbillon is really a twin-axis tourbillon, with one minute and ten minute periods. Also, the dial is mounted on a differential gear that counteracts the movement’s rotation, so that it always reads upright. And in this instance, it’s shaped like a fan, a nod to the ones found in Bitcoin mining farms’ servers.

Jacob&Co. Astronomia Solar Bitcoin Limited Edition

On the Astronomia Solar movement, the functional prongs are topped with three other ones, with a decorative purpose. They provide the piece with the necessary symbolic substance that makes this an entirely cryptocurrency-oriented piece. One is a sun made of 288-facet, Jacob-cut orange citrine. The other is a moon made of a 1ct white diamond cut with the same technique.

Collectively, they uphold a natural lineage with the Jacob&Co. Astronomia Solar collection. The terrestrial globe made of gold and black lacquer stands at the top of the 19.90 mm high calibre. And as Bitcoin keeps reaching for the moon, figuratively, the movement also features a black rocket, complete with flaming reactor and Bitcoin sign.

Technical details

Model: Jacob&Co. Astronomia Solar Bitcoin

Movement
Caliber JCAM19, hand-wound
Diameter: 34.55 mm
Height: 16.90 mm
Components: 364
Material: titanium
Power Reserve: 48 hours
Frequency: 28,800 vib/h (4 Hz)
Jewels: 43
Vertical movement with 3 arms, full revolution in 10 minutes
Flying tourbillon
Hours and minutes dial with patented differential to keep the 12/6 o’clock position
frame carrying custom Bitcoin decor, one 288-facet Jacob-cut Diamond (1ct.) and one Jacob-cut orange citrine ( ~ 1.57 ct.).
Bitcoin logo with 60-sec. rotation
Black terrestrial globe on top of the movement
Base with positive-engraving decor rotating counter-clockwise in 11 minutes

Functions
Hours and minutes

Case
Diameter: 44 mm
Height: 21 mm
Material: Black DLC titanium, 4 lateral sapphire apertures
Case Back: Black DLC titanium, winding and time-setting via two 18K rose gold bows
Crystal: Domed sapphire with double anti-reflective treatment
Water resistance: 30 m (3 atm)

Dial
Black, computer fan-shaped
Hands: Rose gold

Strap
Black alligator with black stitching
Clasp: Black DLC titanium deployment buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 25 pieces

Retail Price
348,000 USD

HAUTLENCE Linear Series 1

HAUTLENCE presents Linear Series 1, a new timepiece that kicks offs a major new step for the luxury Swiss brand, which is now being headed by Samuel Hoffmann.

This contemporary styled wristwatch features a satin-finished and polished steel case, with a brand new self-winding movement beating inside.

HAUTLENCE Linear Series 1 watch

On the left of the dial, a graduated scale resembling those used on precision measuring instruments indicates the hours using a linkage. This large, very slim linkage recalls the one used in the first movement developed by HAUTLENCE in 2004: the calibre HL.

HAUTLENCE Linear Series 1 watch new model 2022

On the Linear Series 1 model, a small white pointer on the end of the linkage indicates the hour on the vertical scale. Once the 12 numeral is passed, the snail disengages the probe to release the accumulated energy. The linkage then jumps and returns to the 1 numeral.

In addition to the linear retrograde jumping hour, the Linear Series 1 is equipped with a flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock, placed behind its blue skeletonised bridge.

HAUTLENCE Linear Series 1 watch with flying tourbillon

As always at HAUTLENCE, the dial is constructed on several levels. An additional sapphire dial featuring the minute numerals sits on top of the base dial in rhodium-plated brass with a vertical satin finish. The main dial is partially open to allow parts of the movement to be seen.

One component visible through the opening is the minute cam. This is integral with the minute hand, which rotates once per hour and lifts the minute sector as the hour elapses. After 60 minutes, the minute sector falls back, driving the hour star which includes the hour cam.

HAUTLENCE Linear Series 1 watch case back

The reworked steel case adopts HAUTLENCE’s signature TV screen shape, but with a modernised aesthetic. Relief forms on the sides add volume and dynamism. The watch offers water resistance to 10 ATM and exceptional durability.

The fluted bezel features a rubber band in the same blue as the integrated rubber strap, to facilitate time setting. The Linear Series 1 model is a compact watch with balanced proportions that can be perfectly adjusted on the wrist, making it suitable for any occasion.

HAUTLENCE Linear Series 1

Limited to 28 pieces, the HAUTLENCE Linear Series 1 watch houses the D50 self-winding movement. Equipped with a module created in collaboration with Agenhor, this calibre comprises 239 components, oscillates at a frequency of 3 hertz and offers a power reserve of 72 hours. The finely chased oscillating weight recalls the brand’s famous Moebius.

Technical details

Model: HAUTLENCE Linear Series 1
Reference AD50-ST00

Movement
Calibre D50 self-winding mechanical movement
Linear retrograde jumping hour and 1 minute flying tourbillon
Power reserve: minimum of 72 hours
Regulating organ: 21,600 vibrations / hour
Number of components: 239
Number of jewels: 39

Case
Case middle and horns: satin-finished and polished steel
Bezel: satin-finished and polished steel
Crown: polished steel with engraved HAUTLENCE logo
Glass: extra-hard bevelled sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
Back: sapphire crystal engraved with “HAUTLENCE”, “10 ATM WATER RESISTANT”, “Horlogerie Suisse”
Case dimensions (excluding dome): 43.0 × 50.8 × 11.9 mm
Thickness: 10.9 mm excluding sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 10 ATM

Dial
Base dial: Skeletonised rhodium-plated brass with vertical satin finish. Engraved minute track.
Intermediate dial: Sapphire with printed minute track in blue and white.

Strap
Blue rubber strap with steel clasp

Edition
Limited edition of 28 pieces

H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Tourbillon Vantablack® Red Gold

H. Moser & Cie. presents a Vantablack® red gold Streamliner equipped with the manufacture’s automatic calibre with flying tourbillon.

For the new Vantablack® version of its Streamliner Flying Tourbillon model, H. Moser & Cie. has chosen a 40mm diameter red-gold cushion-shaped case integrated bracelet with articulating links.

H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Tourbillon Vantablack®

The deep black of the Vantablack® dial is highlighted by the 5N red gold, with its vertical brushed finish alternating with polished lines. The contrast between the two materials is further accentuated by the red gold indices which punctuate the dial.

H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Tourbillon Vantablack®

The darkest substance in existence, the superblack Vantablack® coating is used in astrophysics for telescopes and by the military as thermal camouflage, to increase the stealth level of certain equipment, or in civil contexts for solar panels. When a photon hits Vantablack®, it absorbs 99.965% of the light, making it the blackest material. Highly sophisticated, this extreme black dial is entirely protected with the sapphire crystal glass.

H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Tourbillon Vantablack®

The one-minute flying tourbillon is positioned at six o’clock. The automatic HMC 804 calibre is equipped with a double hairspring designed and produced in-house by H. Moser & Cie.’s sister company Precision Engineering AG.

H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Tourbillon Vantablack®

Thanks to this pair of matched hairsprings, the movement of the point of gravity on each spring when it expands is corrected and the effect of friction reduced, significantly improving accuracy and isochronism. Endowed with a three day power reserve, the movement is visible through the sapphire crystal case back.

H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Tourbillon Vantablack®

The H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Tourbillon Vantablack® has a water resistance of 120 meters.

Technical details

Model: H. Moser & Cie. Streamliner Tourbillon Vantablack®
Reference 6804-0400, red gold model, Vantablack® dial, integrated bracelet in red gold

Case
5N red gold topped by a slightly domed sapphire crystal
Diameter: 40.0 mm
Height without sapphire crystal: 10.3 mm
Height with sapphire crystal: 12.1 mm
Screw-in crown adorned with an engraved “M”
See-through sapphire crystal case-back
Water-resistant to 12 ATM

Dial
Vantablack®
Hour and minute hands with Globolight® inserts
Indices secured from the back of the dial using a plate

Movement
HMC 804 automatic Manufacture calibre
Diameter: 32.0 mm or 14 1/4 lignes
Height: 5.5 mm
Frequency: 21,600 vibrations/hour
Automatic bi-directional pawl winding system
Oscillating weight in 18-carat red gold with engraved H. Moser & Cie. logo
Power reserve: minimum of 3 days
Original double hairspring
One-minute flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock with skeletonised bridges

Functions
Hours and minutes

Bracelet
Integrated bracelet in 5N red gold
Folding clasp with three blades in 5N red gold, engraved with the Moser logo
Half-links available

Louis Moinet ONLY INDIA

Swiss luxury watch brand Louis Moinet presents ONLY INDIA, a one-of-a-kind creation representative of Indian culture. It notably features a unique Martian meteorite, Shergotty, which fell to Earth on 25 August 1865 near Sherghati, in the state of Bihar, India.

The shergotty meteorite is now kept in a London Museum. It represents one of the three categories of Martian meteorite: Shergotty, Nakhla and Chassigny. It is also extremely rare, as among the world’s 72,000 classified meteorites, less than 300 are from Mars, of which 200 come under the Shergotty name.

Louis Moinet ONLY INDIA

The dial base is made from a real peacock feather, giving it a natural iridescent effect. The peacock is the national bird of India.

The hand-engraved applique represents 20 spokes of the eternal wheel of the law of Dharma, embodied by the Ashoka chakra found on the Indian flag. The sense of movement suggested by the wheel is highlighted by the micro-painting delicately applied to the different spokes and in the centre of the engraving.

Louis Moinet ONLY INDIA

The decoration is inspired by motifs representing the grandeur of India. The lugs are accentuated by four rubies lighting up the engraving.

ONLY INDIA is fitted with the legendary LM-35 movement, winner of the latest International Chronometry Competition. The elegant dial offers a view of the tourbillon’s rotating cage. Inside, the balance spring, anchor and anchor wheel perform a full rotation every minute.

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Architecture

Featuring a new convex conical frustrum case shape, the Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Architecture watch boasts an atypical construction.

Equipped with a hand-wound calibre, its components are suspended in space, revealing a harmonious composition of surfaces, shapes and movements. The case showcases the spectacle within firstly through the large opening on the dial side, encompassed by relief-engraved Greubel Forsey values that inspired this creation.

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Architecture

While the case looks perfectly round when observed from the dial side, it reveals its convex shape from other angles, along with its large synthetic sapphire crystal ring which envelopes the entire periphery of the caseband.

This novel case design enables a comprehensive look at even the smallest detail of the high-end mechanical movement. The 354 parts of this Greubel Forsey hand-wound calibre are sculpted and arranged asymmetrically yet harmoniously. The polished titanium bridges immediately stand out from the frosted finish of the mainplate.

Tourbillon 24 Secondes Architecture

Positioned at 6 o’clock, the Tourbillon 24 Secondes mechanism has a large spherical and open-worked bridge, whose base remains hidden by design. In its form, the inclined escapement defies gravity, while in its function, it compensates for it. To solve the problem of critical positions of the oscillator in relation to gravity, the Tourbillon 24 Secondes uses a fast rotation speed in addition to a 25° inclination. These two elements combined contribute to excellent chronometric performance, especially in stable positions.

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Architecture

The barrel bridge at 10 o’clock boasts polished spherical surfaces, along with polished beveling and countersinks. The barrel cover is engraved, lacquered and circular-grained and contains three coaxial series-coupled fast-rotating barrels, one of which is equipped with a slipping spring to avoid excess tension. The caliber’s energy source provides 90 hours chronometric power reserve, indicated by a moving red triangle over a conical disk at 3 o’clock. It too is held in place by a beautiful polished titanium bridge.

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Architecture

The two large curved, openworked and polished steel hands mounted on a signature Greubel Forsey tripod bridge indicate the hours and minutes. The time indication is completed at 8 o’clock by a small second on a cylinder with polished flanks.

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Architecture

Made of titanium, the Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Architecture will be limited to only 11 pieces in 2022, then to 18 pieces a year between 2023 and 2025 for a total of 65 exclusive timepieces overall.

Technical details

Model: Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Architecture in Titanium

Case
Titanium and synthetic sapphire crystal
Three-dimensional, variable geometry bezel with raised engraved text
Synthetic sapphire crystal over the entire periphery of the caseband
Three-dimensional, variable geometry lugs, hand-polished with hand-finished straight graining
Transparent back with synthetic sapphire crystal
Titanium security screws
Raised engraving “Architecture 1” and “Greubel Forsey”
Caseband diameter: 47.05mm
Bezel diameter: 45.50mm
Height: 16.80mm
Water resistance: 5atm – 50 m – 164ft (standard NIHS 92-20/SN ISO 22810:2010)
Crown: Titanium, polished and frosted, with GF logo

Dial
Three-dimensional, variable geometry hour-ring, indexes with Super-LumiNova
Power-reserve indicator, circular-grained, engraved and lacquered
Gold small second indicator, circular-grained, polished flank
24-seconds tourbillon rotation indicator

Hands
Hours and minutes, curved profile, polished steel with Super-Luminova
Small seconds, red triangle
Power-reserve rack, circular-grained, polished bevelling, straight-grained flanks
24-seconds double-tipped, black anodised aluminium

Movement

Hand-wound movement with 2 patents
Overall diameter: 38.70mm
Thickness: 12.35mm
Number of jewels: 42
Olived-domed jewels in gold chatons
Frequency: 21’600 vibrations/hour
Power reserve: 90 hours

Number of parts
• Movement: 354 parts
• Tourbillon cage: 86 parts
• Weight of the cage: 0.38g

Barrels
• Three coaxial series-coupled fast-rotating barrels
(1 turn in 3.2 hours), one of which is equipped with a slipping spring to avoid excess tension
• Engraved pattern with Greubel Forsey, lacquered, circular-grained

Balance wheel
• Variable-inertia with gold mean-time screws (10mm diameter)

Balance springs
• Phillips terminal curve
• Geneva-style stud

Bridges and main plate
• Titanium
• Frosted, polished bevelling and countersinks
• Polished spherical bridges, polished beveling and countersinks
• Three-dimensional centre bridge, frosted, polished bevelling and countersinks

Movement side
• Three-dimensional power-reserve bridge, frosted, polished bevelling and countersinks
• Tourbillon bridge, polished bevelling and countersinks, circular-grained
• Engraved pattern with individual number, circular-grained, straightgrained flanks

Tourbillon
• Inclined at a 25° angle, 24-seconds rotation
• Light alloy cage pillars
• Titanium cage bridges
• Gold counterweight

Gearing
• Involute circle profile
• Tangential inclined gear on fixed wheel and profiled teeth on escape wheel pinion

Displays
Hours and minutes
Small seconds
Power reserve on a sector
Tourbillon rotation

Strap and clasp
Non-animal material, rubber with text in relief, titanium folding clasp, engraved GF logo

Arnold & Son Ultrathin Tourbillon New Red Gold & Platinum Models

Arnold & Son has released two new iterations of its ultrathin tourbillon watches. These new watches feature a new type of dial with tinted gold and aluminium sparkles to match their precious cases, which have also been redesigned.

In 5N red gold or 950 platinum, the cases are just 8.3 mm thick beneath their domed sapphire crystals. The offset display and the tourbillon aperture echo the way in which information was arranged on John Arnold’s marine chronometers.

Arnold & Son Ultrathin Tourbillon Red gold

To give the Ultrathin Tourbillon a new unique and refined design, Arnold & Son has focused on materials and techniques that highlight the precious appearance of this finely honed tourbillon.

Arnold & Son Ultrathin Tourbillon Platinum

The 41.5 mm cases in 5N red gold or 950 platinum have been redesigned, making them even slimmer and more refined. The bezels have been reduced to a fine metal band, the sapphire crystals are domed, and the transparent case backs have been screwed down.

Arnold & Son has used a new manufacturing technique known as ‘Cosmic Grené’ on the dials. This name makes direct reference to stargazing, as stars are essential guides for navigating at sea along with marine chronometers.

Arnold & Son Ultrathin Tourbillon Red gold

Gold powder mixed with aluminium sparkles has been placed on the dial plate to create a lightly sandblasted surface. This is then coloured: blue for the Ultrathin Tourbillon in red gold, and green for the platinum version. Due to the complex manufacturing methods involved, these dials are subtle and finely textured, with a discreet lustre.

Arnold & Son Ultrathin Tourbillon Platinum

The Arnold & Son Ultrathin Tourbillon watch houses the A&S8300 calibre, whose architecture and finesse characterise this collection. At just 2.97 mm thick, it is one of the slimmest tourbillon movements ever designed.

The tourbillon carriage has also been redesigned and undergone significant changes in relation to its predecessors. It features a variable-inertia balance with inertia blocks to ensure more stable calibration over time.

Arnold & Son Ultrathin Tourbillon Red gold

The redesigned tourbillon carriage echoes the leading role John Arnold played in marine exploration during the 18th century. Its triangular shape evokes a sextant, while its double-arrow counterpoise represents an anchor. The point in the middle serves as a seconds marker, as the carriage completes a full rotation in one minute.

Arnold & Son Ultrathin Tourbillon Platinum

The back of the Ultrathin Tourbillon reveals a new rear tourbillon bridge in 3N yellow gold that matches the gear train and stands out from the appearance of the rest of the calibre.

Modifications to the tourbillon carriage and regulating organ have increased the power reserve of the A&S8300 calibre, which now lasts at least 100 hours.

Technical details

Models: Arnold & Son Ultrathin Tourbillon

References
Red gold: 1UTBR.U01A.C209A
Platinum: 1UTBR.XF01A.C208A

Functions
Hours, minutes

Movement
Calibre A&S8300, 1 minute flying tourbillon, manual winding
Jewels: 29
Diameter: 32.00 mm
Thickness: 2.97 mm
Power reserve: 100 hours
Frequency: 3 Hz / 21,600 vph

Finishes
Main plate: Côtes de Genève stripes radiating from the centre
Bridges: polished and chamfered by hand
Wheels: circular satin-finished
Screws: blued and chamfered, mirror-polished heads
Tourbillon carriage: ‘Arnold & Son’ signature
Rear tourbillon bridge: 18-carat (3N) yellow gold, sunray motif

Dial
‘Cosmic grené’: gold powder mixed with coloured aluminium sparkles
Flange: coloured and circular satin-finished

Hour dial
Base: white mother-of-pearl, domed
Ring: rhodium-plated or with 4N gold plating

Case
18-carat (5N) red gold or Pt950 platinum
Diameter: 41.50 mm
Thickness: 8.30 mm (with crystal)
Crystal: Domed sapphire, with an anti-reflective coating on both sides
Case back: Sapphire crystal, with an anti-reflective coating
Water-resistance: 30 metres / 100 feet

Strap
Blue alligator leather hand-stitched with 18-carat (5N) red-gold thread or green alligator leather, hand-stitched with pt950 platinum thread
Folding clasp with top cover in 18-carat (5N) red gold or Pt950 platinum

Edition
Limited editions of 28 timepieces released of each model

Swiss retail prices
Red gold: CHF 73,300 including taxes (subject to change)
Platinum: CHF 85,100 including taxes (subject to change)

Breguet Tradition Tourbillon 7047 Platinum

On 26th June 1801, Abraham-Louis Breguet filed a patent for the creation of the first tourbillon. To mark this date, Swiss luxury watch brand Breguet unveils a special timepiece from the Tradition collection.

Breguet Tradition Tourbillon 7047 Platinum

Tourbillon is one of the most greatly appreciated horological mechanisms as it reveals the heart of the watch. The new Breguet Tradition Tourbillon 7047 watch in platinum houses the fusée-chain tourbillon transmission mechanism for optimising the regularity of the watch’s operation by guaranteeing its constant torque, whatever its winding level is.

Breguet Tradition Tourbillon 7047 Platinum

When the barrel is fully wound, it delivers its maximum force. The chain then acts on the top of the fusée and therefore on its smallest circumference. As the chain unwinds, its torque decreases yet acts in parallel on the widest part of the fusée – its base – thus ensuring the constant force of the energy is delivered.

Breguet Tradition Tourbillon 7047 Platinum

The fusée-chain tourbillon mechanism appears sprinkled with touches of blue. Various treatments have been used on all the components in order to achieve visual uniformity: the tourbillon carriage and the dial are covered with blue coatings, while the chain links are thermally blued. This new feature reflects the aesthetics of the Tradition Quantième Rétrograde 7597 launched in May and elegantly plays with blue and slate grey contrasts.

Breguet Tradition Tourbillon 7047 Platinum

The new Tourbillon 7047 boasts the “Clous de Paris” guilloché pattern on its off-centre gold dial, the traditional Roman numerals and the open-tipped hands. Like the watches that inspired it, its dial is secured by three screws.

Breguet Tradition Tourbillon 7047 Platinum

This 41 mm platinum watch houses the Calibre 569, a rhodium-plated hand-wound movement housing 542 components. It is equipped with an inverted in-line lever escapement featuring horns made of silicon, as too is the Breguet balance-spring.

Breguet Tradition Tourbillon 7047 Platinum watch Calibre 569

The balance of the Tradition Tourbillon 7047 oscillates at a frequency of 2.5 Hz. This movement provides a 50-hour power reserve.

Breguet Tradition Tourbillon 7047 Platinum

The new Tradition Tourbillon 7047 watch is fitted with a midnight blue alligator leather strap secured by a triple-blade platinum folding clasp.

Technical details

Model: Breguet Tradition Tourbillon 7047 Platinum

Case
Platinum
Diameter: 41 mm
Thickness: 16 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 m)

Dial
Off-centred blue dial in hand-guilloché gold

Movement
Calibre 569
Hand-wound
Balance-spring: Breguet type, in silicon
Carriage: Titanium
Frequency: 2.5 Hz
Power reserve: 50 hours
Components: 542

Functions
Hours, minutes, fusée tourbillon

Strap
Midnight blue alligator leather

Hermès ARCEAU Pocket cheval punk

Hermès has created a unique tourbillon minute repeater pocket watch that combines artistic techniques like engraving and enamelling with complex horological mechanisms.

The unique Arceau Pocket cheval punk reveals a playful alliance of craftsmanship and fine watchmaking. Its open-worked white gold cover, adorned with an engraved equestrian profile painted in miniature enamel, frames a champlevé enamelled dial and a Hermès tourbillon minute repeater movement.

Hermès ARCEAU Pocket cheval punk
© Joel Von Allmen

The punk horse motif is drawn from a men’s silk scarf designed by Daiske Nomura in 2021. The Japanese designer illustrator, who loves to divert and stage the company’s emblems, was inspired by a figurine from the Emile Hermès collection: a horse whose thick mane evokes a punk crest.

The artist has mixed in numerous elements from the museum in a whimsical and futuristic interpretation of the Hermès universe.

Hermès ARCEAU Pocket cheval punk
© Joel Von Allmen

Fashioned in white gold, the horse with its flamboyant crest, harness and tattoo combines several demanding techniques and gives a glimpse of movement. Hundreds of hours of meticulous work bring the silhouette to life beneath under the burins and chisels of the master engraver, before being painted in miniature enamel.

Its slim cut-out then reveals an equally meticulous creation: a crisscrossed gold dial crafted in champlevé enamel. To achieve this, the artisan applies several layers of coloured glass powders mixed with natural oils to the engraved cavities, which are successively dried and fired in the kiln.

Hermès ARCEAU Pocket cheval punk
© Joel Von Allmen

The cheval punk watch comes in an elegant round white gold case measuring 48 mm in diameter. It is equipped with the Hermès H1924 tourbillon minute repeater movement. An abyss blue alligator strap is attached to the rectangular stirrup and highlights the deep nuances of the decoration.

Technical details

Model: Hermès ARCEAU Pocket cheval punk
One-of-a-kind creation

Movement
Manufacture Hermès H1924 movement
Mechanical hand-wound, Swiss made
Diameter: 30 mm (13 ¼ ‘’’)
Thickness: 6.1 mm
Power reserve: 90 hours
Frequency: 21,600 vph (3 Hz)
Functions: minute repeater, hours, minutes

Case
Shape/size: Round, 48 mm diameter
Material: White gold
Glass: Anti-glare sapphire crystal and case-back
Water resistance: q3 bar

Cover
Cover in engraved and miniature-enamel painted white gold

Dial
Dial in champlevé enamelled white gold
Orange transferred saddle-stitched motif

Cord-strap
Abyss blue alligator

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
© Joel Von Allmen

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

H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon Aqua Blue

With the Endeavour Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon Aqua Blue, H. Moser & Cie. presents one of the most traditional and romantic watch complications and combines it with a magnificent flying tourbillon.

H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon Aqua Blue

Drawing attention to the minute repeater mechanism, it has taken the bold decision to position the two shaped gongs and the hammers on the dial side, in a brand-new design. This involved overcoming many technical challenges. In particular, the chimes had to be curved so as not to interfere with the flying tourbillon and keep the design understated.

H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon Aqua Blue

The H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon Aqua Blue watch features a 40 mm diameter case in red gold or titanium. This specially designed case architecture optimizes the sound and achieves the perfect balance between volume, resonance and harmony. The case middle has been widened to the maximum in order to accommodate the movement while allowing enough space to create a soundbox.

H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon Aqua Blue red gold model

This amplifies the chiming of hours, quarter-hours and minutes by two gongs, onto which fall two hammers that are raised based on information provided by different feeler-spindles.

H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon Aqua Blue

The Endeavour Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon Aqua Blue has been designed to retain classic, perfectly balanced dimensions and proportions.

At six o’clock, the one-minute flying tourbillon is visible behind a skeletonised bridge. Boldly contemporary, the tourbillon appears to float weightlessly above the “Grand Feu” enamel dial.

H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon Aqua Blue titanium model

Starting with a pattern engrained onto a gold base, as if hammered, four different colour pigments are washed, finely crushed, then applied to create an ombré effect. It took approximately one hour of careful work for the master enameller to painstakingly apply the pigments, adding them one by one so that the colours oxidise and meld together when heated in the furnace, without any pixellation. A translucent “Grand Feu” enamel dial must be fired twelve times in total to create the signature H. Moser & Cie. fumé effect.

H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon Aqua Blue

Each dial is unique and has a particularly striking texture and an intense Aqua Blue hue. The watch dial comes with no logo or indices. The magnificent HMC 904 hand-wound calibre can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back.

Technical details

Model: H. Moser & Cie. Endeavour Concept Minute Repeater Tourbillon Aqua Blue

References
Reference 1904-0400, 18-carat red gold model, Aqua Blue fumé dial, brown alligator leather strap, limited edition of 20 pieces
Reference 1904-0500, titanium model, Aqua Blue fumé dial, black alligator leather strap, limited edition of 20 pieces

Case
18-carat red gold or titanium
Diameter: 40.0 mm/height: 13.5 mm
Sapphire crystal
Sliding bolt with runner made from Teflon
See-through sapphire crystal case back
Crown adorned with an “M”

Dial
Aqua Blue fumé “Grand Feu” enamel with hammered texture
Hammers and chimes on dial side
Leaf-shaped hour and minute hands

Movement
HMC 904 hand-wound calibre, partially skeletonised
Diameter: 33.0 mm/height: 9.62 mm
Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h
35 jewels
Power reserve: 90 hours
Double Moser stripes on the plate and bridges
Movement and components hand-finished and decorated
One-minute flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock with skeletonised bridge
Minute repeater

Functions
Hours and minutes
Minute repeater with hour, quarter-hour and minute chimes

Strap
Hand-stitched alligator leather
Red gold or titanium pin buckle, engraved with the Moser logo