Monday, November 2, 2009

Cabestan- Winch Tourbillon Vertical

The capstan is a watch with vertical vorticity, which is wound by a winch housed in the buckle clasp. Extreme mechanical complexity: about 1 100 components, including 600 for the single chain. Originality and aesthetic force. His rocket-driven chain gives it a delicious retro-futuristic. Wrist is the talking piece par excellence, the problem is that too much will your banker talk if it falls on the bill (200 000 to 300 000 depending on local taxes).
“It is one of the the most precise models in the world,” confirms Ruchonnet. “It has a constant force escapement thanks to the chain, and a ‘gear shift’ …well much the same as if it was a gear shift. And the tourbillion is fed by a constant force from the chain.”
Notice the pictures and u will know how complicated this watch are.. Kudoz to the watchmaker who made this!

Model:   Winch, Vertical Tourbillion, Limited Edition to 135 Piece
Case:     Formed by 12 elements manufactured in the mass Overall length: 46mm, width: 36mm,
             Thickness: 15mm
             Water resistant up to 30 meters
Glass:    2 Thermoformed glasses
Display:  By engraved rotary drums
Movement: CL 001 with manual winding by winch
          Transverse mechanical conception with a chain-fusee and a vertical
          tourbillion integrating 4 ball bearings.
          Rhodium, circular graining and polishing of the angles of the main plate and
          the bridges
          Technical set-up in the movement:
          -Lower left side: spring
          -Upper left side: chain-fusee + power reserve, rewinding by winch
          -Upper right side: display of the hours and the minutes, adjustment by winch
          -Lower right side: vertical tourbillion indicating the seconds

Power reserve: 72 hours
Functions:     Hours, minutes, seconds, power reserve
Bracelet:      Specific design, made of real alligator
Claps:         Deploying buckle made of gold or platinium matching the case