Showcase Vol.23

Showcase Vol.23

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Baume & Mercier

Clifton 1892 Flying Tourbillon M0A10143

 The Clifton 1892 Flying Tourbillon watch in 18ct red gold stands out as an exceptional piece in the heart of the collection whose name it bears. This piece revives the tradition of the house offering visually attractive and highly accurate complication watches manufactured in the pure tradition of Swiss watchmaking. It has a power reserve of 50 hours. An opening at 9 o’clock in the silvered opaline dial, with its riveted 18ct red gold numerals and indexes, offers a view of the delicate flying tourbillon carriage rotating once a minute, unobstructed by any bridge. In creating the case for this large calibre, Baume & Mercier’s Design Studio made sure that this generously proportioned watch 45.5mm fits perfectly on the wrist. The “chevé” shaped glass and curved lugs give a refined elegance to the studied style of the piece, matching the spirit of the collection. Complex and understated at the same time, the watch comes in a limited edition of 30 with a hand-sewn alligator strap, closed by a buckle. Enough to turn the heads of Haute- Horlogerie aficionados.

A. Lange & Söhne

Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase

 The new Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase gives the moon-phase display, which, by the way, is designed to remain accurate for 122.6 years, distinctive prominence on the dial. A patented coating process for the lunar disc endows this astronomical complication with a remarkably lifelike appearance. Since its restart, the manufactory in Saxony has presented twelve models with this complication. But never before has the moon phase been as prominently showcased as in the new Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase. The considerable 72-hour power reserve was achieved with only one mainspring barrel. This is why the height of the movement is a scant 4.7mm. The case in yellow gold, pink gold or platinum has a diameter of 41mm. Endowed with a classic screw balance, a balance spring developed and manufactured in-house, a three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver, and lavishly hand-decorated movement parts, the Lange manufacture calibre L095.3 unites all of the classic features that prompt connoisseurs around the world to associate A. Lange & Söhne timepieces with Saxon watchmaking artistry and superior precision.

Greubel Forsey

Quadruple Tourbillon Secret

 The Quadruple Tourbillon Secret represents a special link between Greubel Forsey and the collector. The ultimate refinement, this timepiece evokes to the passionate enthusiast the promise of an exceptional movement in which a magical mechanical ballet plays out on a hidden stage visible only through the display back. The fascinating spectacle of the pairs of tourbillons connected to a spherical differential and in inverse positions can be captured in one glance through the display back. The dial side is expressed by a symmetry that showcases the asymmetry. The main dial displays hours and minutes and the small seconds and power reserve are placed in a protrusion. The other two dials unmistakably show the presence of the Quadruple Tourbillon by indicating their rotation. The dial side does have indications for how the tourbillons are moving on the rear, but they are not viewable without taking the watch off the wrist. The watch’s thickness is at over 16mm, but its dimensions are demure considering the 519 components and four tourbillons that reside inside, with a diameter of 43.5mm. It’s a brilliant piece.