Tourbillon Chronographe Monopoussoir | black dial | steel
The Tourbillon Chronographe Monopoussoir is the first watch that AkriviA created - and with it immediately established themselves as a serious independent brand. It features a monopusher chronograph, a 100-hour power reserve display and a one-minute tourbillon. Together with the unusual steel case, unique dial, exceptional finishing of the movement and the number of complications, it feels like anything but a debut piece.
For one, it has the monopusher chronograph mechanism built on the dial-side of the movement. Thus, most of the other wheels and bridges have to be placed there as well, which are revealed through the open dial, allowing the maximum possible view inside the movement. Given this reverse approach, the skeletonised dial is a sensible solution. All details are hand-finished, while remaining minimalistic. The most original aspect is that the gear around the tourbillon, engages with the gear at 4 o'clock, once the chronograph is activated. This way, the necessary power is routed from the tourbillon to the chronograph function, through a series of gears. The column-wheel is also visible on the dial side, at 12 o'clock.
The movement itself is a highly-finished, evolved version of the BNB Concept (since then, AkriviA has been making their own in-house movements, including the one inside the Tourbillon Régulateur). Rexhep lead the whole complications team at the famous movement manufacturer, after graduating from his apprenticeship at Patek Philippe. This calibre was heavily re-designed at AkriviA. As most of the mechanism is on the front-side, the sapphire caseback reveals a very minimalist but beautifully finished, movement, with the hand-applied Côtes de Genève and polished bridge of the central gear, being particularly impressive.
The Tourbillon Chronograph Monopusher comes in a 43 mm stainless steel, 30-piece tonneau-shaped case. Despite the large case size, the watch actually wears very comfortably on the wrist, thanks to the curved lugs. It comes on a tan nubuck strap with a steel AkriviA-engraved tang buckle.
The Tourbillon Chronograph Monopusher is well-designed and combines avant-garde styling with haute-horologerie. A very impressive debut watch from an independent manufacture.
Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment. The price is inclusive of 20% EU-wide VAT.
|Model:||Tourbillon Chronographe Monopoussoir|
100-hour power reserve display, Chronograph (60-seconds and 30-minute counters), hours, minutes and one-minute tourbillon
|Features:||skeletonised dial, display-back, hand-finished movement|
|Case:||43 mm stainless-steel|
|Crystal:||saphire front and back|
|Bracelet:||nubuck brown leather strap with steel tang buckle|
|Box & papers:||box and papers|
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