Ateliers DeMonaco Creates Grand Tourbillon XP Carre d'Or Watch

Sep 21, 2009
Young high luxury watch brand Ateliers DeMonaco was proud to officially unveil its important complicated watch, powered by an automatic tourbillon movement.

The company, with Ateliers DeMonaco co-founder Robert van Pappelendam among its representatives, introduced its white gold Grand Tourbillon XP Carre d'Or watch at an exceptional viewing session, visited by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.

According to Prince, the newly created brand’s team has succeeded in manufacturing the model, which is worthy to be seen as a high horological timepiece.

The curved case of the Grand Tourbillon XP Carre d'Or watch features the dimensions of 44.3mm x 48mm. It is rendered in 18-karat white gold, demonstrating brushed and polished surfaces. Composed of 33 individual elements, the case, rectangular in its shape, is finished and hand-assembled by the company’s specialists.

The core of the case structure is presented in titanium. Both sides of the watch are fitted with the sapphire crystals, which expose anti-reflective coatings to provide eminently readable functions.

A cutaway titanium-shaded dial, demonstrating white gold Roman numerals, opens the view to the fascinating details of the tourbillon, which is suspended upon its transparent sapphire bridge.

The tourbillon cage performs a full rotation every sixty seconds. It bears a unique silicon balance wheel, moving back and forth at the rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour. The dial also reveals the skeletonized hour and minute hands, crafted in 18K gold.

The case-back of the Grand Tourbillon XP Carre d'Or White Gold watch is safely fastened by four gold screws. The broad rectangular sapphire exhibition window shows off the delicately embellished bridges, blued steel screws and exquisitely adorned central winding rotor, sculptured in 18K white and pink gold. The bridges’ edges are decorated with a hand-engraved sunray pattern.

As Watches.InfoNIAC.com found out, the Ateliers DeMonaco Grand Tourbillon XP Carre d'Or watch will be issued as limited series of 18 pieces only.

Every piece is accompanied by a hand-stitched alligator leather strap, finished with an adjustable folding clasp in 18K gold. The folding clasp reveals the brand’s signature.

This exceptional model provides 30-meter water-resistance.

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