Vianney Halter just introduced his long expected new timepiece and when I saw it during Baselworld (under embargo at the time) I can easily say that this was one of the pieces that put a HUGE smile on my face. Vianney has had an interesting journey, both physically and mentally and that brought him to find inspiration in an unusual place... Star Trek and 2001, A Space Odyssey. The result is simply out of this world... the Deep Space Tourbillon.
The year was 1801 when French-Swiss watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet secured the patent for his invention, the tourbillon, which took its name from the French word for “whirlwind” and was described by its creator as the “watch compensating for all of the inequalities that may be found in the balance
Deconstruction Classique Double Tourbillon 5347 One of the first orbital multiple tourbillon calibres to be produced with both tourbillons circling the time piece. The hour hand is both the hour indication as well as the tourbillon cage bridge. (Launched in 2006)
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The most complicated wristwatch Zenith ever made is the Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane that features a chain and fusee constant force mechanism as well as a gyroscope to keep the balance wheel always level (and it was also available as the curious neo-colonial Grand Voyage II). But it was cost almost US$300,000. More affordable at less than half
Summer sale is here till end of August! Use the code MECHA40 for 40% off applicable to the entire store! The Tourbillon Mechanica is an almost entirely 3D printed functional mechanical clock (except for metal pins and screws) This skeletonized mechanical clock with a tourbillon escapement is designed to showcase a basic mechanical watch's mechanism. It has a unique hour and minute indicator that runs around the perimeter in order to showcase the entire mechanism. Detailed assembly video…