Titled as Queen of Complications, the outstanding minute repeater watch is equipped with a mechanism suggested by the mechanism of reflex cameras. The dial of the watch is created as a diaphragm, formed by twelve mobile titanium blades. The diaphragm opens and closes when it is necessary, and allows to admire the beauty of the movement while the chimes are striking.
Based on an identical principle, the watch’s diaphragm subassembly is, in fact, more compact and resistant than the one of reflex cameras. The moment the minute repeater is triggered, the diaphragm opens by the simultaneous movement of all twelve blades and closes as soon as the hours, quarters and minutes have stricken on three gongs.
The Instrumento Occhio Ripetizione Minuti features a curved sapphire case back secured by six screws. The case back of the timepiece
demonstrates the movement of the three hammers on the gongs. Watch lovers can also appreciate the movement’s supreme decorative patterns.
The face of the watch is protected by a sharply curved sapphire crystal that allows to see the play of racks, levers and springs. The movement fascinates the eye by its meticulous finish, with anthracite gray bridges and plates and brightly polished screw-heads. The moving parts have maintained the natural color of their material.
The case of the new de Grisogono watch, reviewed by watches.infoniac.com, is created in matt blackened 18K white gold and polished 18K white gold. The bezel, case flanks and lugs are set with 154 baguette-cut diamonds of 18 carats.
The matt black dial with the diaphragm is completed with Arabic numerals and polished 18K white gold dauphine hands.
The de Grisogono Instrumento Occhio Ripetizione Minuti is coupled with a genuine matt black alligator strap fitted with the de Grisogono signature butterfly buckle in blackened 18K white gold.
The limited edition watch is 30-meter water-resistant.
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