Who says you can’t build on a century and half year old design, make it modern again and reinvent yourself in the process. No, I’m not talking about the wearer – you’ll need more than a timepiece. But for the company, this new take on tourbillion both in form and materials is interesting to say the least.
Combining subdued finishing with a minimal dial design, the Neo-Tourbillon places all the emphasis on depth and dimension. Voluminous architecture is the theme of the Neo-Tourbillon. The massive titanium bridges have been skeletonzied, sandblasted, and PVD treated. They arch over the exposed gearing from the mainspring on down to the escapement and are set into the gently banked anthracite ruthenium dial plate that’s also been sandblasted to amplify the shift in visual depth. Helping the effect is the crystal, which takes the form of a protective dome that sits flush against the case wall, eliminating the bezel all together. A 45mm pink gold case is usually a pretty bold statement, but here it seems to act as a quiet backdrop for the rest of the Neo-Tourbillon.
With a 72-hour reserve and new winding system, the movement is large with over 245 pieces. It’s got a super lightweight cage thanks to it’s space-age parts and will grace us come October. Yours for $153,150.00 Enjoy!