Breaking news from Cabestan. For Baselworld 2015 they will be showing their latest creation: The Cabestan Triple Axis Tourbillon.
Cabestan timepieces are not shaped in the usual round or square case. They attract attention on the wrist, because of their unique shapes and the deisgn of the movements.
The new Cabestan Triple Axis Tourbillon is no exception. The watch is the first timepiece to be 100% signed by master-watchmaker Eric Coudray. The hand-made sapphire tube provides a luminous setting for a unique and exclusive flying triple axis tourbillon.
Much like in the production of bottled boats made by enthusiasts of sailing and the sea, the assembly of the movement is entirely done on the outside, and the H-shaped self-supporting plate is then cased up from the side, before the ensemble is sealed by two sapphire crystal windows.
Cabestan DNA draws its strength from the presence of the inseparable fusee and chain endowing the movement with peerless and reliable accuracy by ensuring constant-force transmission throughout the 50-hour power reserve. The flying triple axis tourbillon, equipped with a spring balance oscillating at a frequency of 3 Hz, rotates separately for each axis in 17 seconds, 19 seconds, and 60 seconds respectively, bringing a lively animated touch to the movement. The balance spring features a Breguet style overcoil with a Geneva stud. An endplate uniformly distributes the curve of the spring. The winding and time-setting are manually adjusted by a two-position crown.
The case of the watch is 50.25mm. It will be available in 5N rose gold, 3N yellow gold, palladium white gold, brushed or polished natural titanium, titanium black PVD, & platinum.
Limited to 135 pieces. It will retail for $250,000 CHF (excluding taxes)
We look forward to bringing you live pictures of this fantastic watch from Baselworld 2015!
Triple Axis Tourbillon – Technical data
CASE : Sapphire tube tooled and finished by hand, framed by 2 closing doors in 5N rose gold, 3N yellow gold, palladium white gold, brushed or polished natural titanium, titanium black PVD, or platinum, sealed with two sapphire crystal windows, water-resistant.
SIZE : 50.25mm (l) x 45.50mm (L) [48.30mm including crown] x 22.30mm (h)
MOVEMENT : hand-wound mechanical movement (Caliber CAB EC 17, 50h power reserve), 1044
components fully assembled and regulated by hand, Swiss lever escapement, Breguet style overcoil, Geneva stud, 204mm long steel chain composed of 305 links and 202 rivets, manual finishing of all
COMPONENTS : beveling, polishing, drawing and circular finishing
FUNCTIONS : Hours, minutes and seconds
STRAP : hand-sewn rolled-edge high-quality alligator leather, calfskin, peccary leather and stylish rubber
ACCESSORIES : Handmade storage case, booklet with ownership certificate, instructions and guarantee
LIMITED EDITION : 135 timepieces