Tourbillon Régulateur | steel
Inspired by a watchmaker’s “piece d’ecole”, a watch needing to showcase the best of what he can achieve, the Regulator Tourbillon is the cornerstone of the AkriviA collection. With a steel case and matt-polished black dial, it is minimalist in style, with the exceptional finishing of the movement, at the heart of the design.
In keeping with the classical symmetry of a regulating time-piece, the hour is indicated by a sub-dial at 12 o’clock, the minutes, by a large, central hand, that extends all the way to the dotted, outer track, and the seconds, by a small hand floating above the tourbillon cage.
The dial opening, reveals a bridge with eight inward angles and a one-minute tourbillon 13.7mm wide, housing a Breguet balance-spring, connected to a balance-wheel oscillating at 21,600 vibrations per hour. The balance wheel itself, features four spokes forming a “Quadriskell” with four fine-adjustment, inertia-blocks at the end of each. The movement features 50 inward angles and is exceptionally finished with domed chamfering, hand-applied Côtes de Genève, circular graining and straight graining. It has 100 hours of power-reserve.
The Regulator Tourbillon comes in a 42.5 mm stainless-steel case, with a recessed, knurled crown, embossed with the Akrivia logo. The broad lugs are chamfered to match the bevelling of the movement.
To understand why this piece, like all of AkriviA’s watches, are so impressively complicated, we need to understand a little about the extraordinary story of its founder, Rexhep Rexhepi.
Admired by none other than Kari Voutilainen, Rexhep is a watchmaker who showed precocious talent from an early age. Having started his horological career at the tender age of fourteen, with an apprenticeship at Patek Philippe specialising in tourbillons, on graduating, he went on to lead the whole complications team at the famous movement manufacturer, BNB Concept. In effect, complicated, challenging watches, are all he’s ever known. The first watch AkriviA created was in fact a Tourbillon Chronographe Monopoussoir with a power reserve.
This exceptional experience goes some way to explaining just how Rexhep and his team, were able to design the AK-04 calibre movement, entirely in-house.
Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment. The price is inclusive of 20% EU-wide VAT.
Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Tourbillon
|Features:||Display-back, Domed Chamfering, Hand-applied Côtes de Genève, Circular Graining, Straight Graining|
|Crystal:||saphire front and back|
|Bracelet:||nubuck brown leather|
|Box & papers:||box and papers|
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