Horus Horological Expertize

Sep 09, 2009
A newcomer to the world of horology, the Horus brand has a symbolic name. Encouraged by divinity, it has already turned into a synonym of honesty, durability, protection and respect.

It is not incidentally that last year this watchmaking company decided on Monaco for establishing there the company’s first boutique: the area is notable for its quiet understatement. Horus has developed its Falcon logo, which symbolizes an alliance between Switzerland and Monaco, being a true incarnation of nobility and power among the Egyptian divinity. All timepieces, manufactured by Horus, are customized.

One of the brand’s custom-made models is the Single-pusher chronograph (Dualis). The watch is animated by the mechanical hand-wound Caliber HR 1450 movement with flying tourbillon. The movement comprises 168 parts and offers a 120-hour power reserve.

The grade 5 titanium case of this model, measuring 45 mm in diameter, features the bezel, manufactured from the same material. The chronograph dial is protected by a sapphire crystal.

The Single-pusher chronograph is accompanied by a grade 5 titanium, reversible strap.
The water-resistance of the Horus watch is down to 200 meters.

It is not a usual practice in the world of horology, when an aviation technician, comes up with an idea of creating his own watch company. This was the case with the Horus Brand’s founder, Andre Grossman. His Aviatex company, famous for R&D on contemporary materials and coatings, is currently an important partner for Horus. A unique combination of his aeronautical experience and his passion for motor racing has contributed to Grossman’s unrivalled success in the field of watchmaking.

For instance, Andre Grossman is the only one to employ compressed carbon fiber in the manufacture of his timepiece cases. Applied straightly to certain elements, this technology ensures their resistance in conditions of severe tension, experienced in such spheres as aviation and Formula 1 motor racing. The technology in question is implemented by a highly-qualified manufacturer of F1 engines and GP motorcycles. This process ends up in cases crafted from both ultra-light and ultra-rugged ceramized aluminum.

As Watches.InfoNIAC.com found out, fully personalized Horus watches are also distinguished by extraordinary engravings, which decorate their cases and movements. The only common element of all customized models is the Horus flying tourbillon incorporated in every watch movement. The same refers to an exclusive model, the Ultramarinum.

The core of this watch structure is presented by the marine tourbillon function, which provides the watch owner with a completely new perception of time: it enables the wearer to speed up or slow down the passing hours. The “forward” mode will prompt the hands to travel faster around the dial, displaying the time later than reality. The “reverse” mode, meanwhile, makes the hands move slower and reveal the time, lagging behind the actual hours. The correct time is automatically set by activating the “neutral” mode.

The Marine (Ultramarinum) watch is powered by the mechanical hand-wound Caliber HR 1057 in collaboration with BNB movement, which incorporates the aforementioned flying tourbillon. The movement is composed of 387 elements and boasts a power reserve of 80 days.

It provides 200-meter water-resistance.

The grade 5 titanium 448x54mm case demonstrates the bezel made of the same material and houses a wood dial.

The Ultramarinum model comes with a leather customized strap.

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