Tourbillon orbitalIt took a full five years for watchmaker Christophe Claret to conceive and develop the revolutionary concept of this timepiece. The characteristic of this tourbillon lies in the fact that it spins on its own axis in one minute and around the dial in one hour. An opening in the left side of the case allows one to admire the heart of the movement and the dance of the barrel and flying tourbillon placed opposite between two plates separately held by gold pillars. The entire movement, guided by a ball-bearing mechanism, spins in orbit around the centre at a speed regulated by the tourbillon escapement. Another originality lies in a key that can be folded down against the case-back.
Watch type: Complicated Mechanical
Watch year: 2006