The house of Bexei has recently introduced its new Dignitas Tourbillon Diagonal watch, the most complicated item in the Dignitas 2010 collection.
Entirely designed and developed by hand in the manufacture’s workshops, the new Bexei watch is instantly identifiable due to a unique tourbillon, featured in diagonal position. The latest invention of Aaron Becsei, such location of the mechanism mentioned contributes to eliminating the effects of gravity.
The point is that, the diagonal arrangement diminishes the amplitude’s difference between the vertical and horizontal positions of the wristwatches: at day time they are exposed on the wrists, while at night they rest on the desk. Thus, the tourbillon system makes up for the disequilibrium of the balance wheel.
Incorporated into the tourbillon mechanism is a diagonal positioned conic section-counter, which is responsible for indicating seconds. The tourbillon is presented in the lower part of the dial, which is skillfully embellished with engine turned guilloche pattern or floral motif, engraved by hand.
The upper part of the dial is in charge of the jumping hour indication. The minutes, meanwhile, are displayed by a partially transparent retrograde hand, dressed in blue. On its side, the face of the new Dignitas Tourbillon Diagonal watch exhibits the brand’s logo. The display is shielded by a high-grade domed (F)/flat (B) sapphire crystal.
Animating the functions mentioned is a reliable movement, executed entirely by hand in the company’s ateliers. It incorporates an invar balance and platinum screws. Set with 20 jewels, the mechanism provides a 40-hour power reserve.
The caliber is enclosed in an 18K white, yellow or rose gold case, which measures 42 mm in diameter. At 3 o’clock it sports a time-setting crown, manufactured from the material to match that of the case.
The new Bexei watch is coupled with a hand-sewn leather strap. It is finalized by a buckle in 18K white, yellow or rose gold.