Antoine Preziuso Creates Impressive Monumental Tourbillon Watch

Apr 29, 2010
The new Antoine Preziuso timekeeping companion - the Monumental Tourbillon - ignores established codes. It is no doubt the largest wristwatch tourbillon ever created.

The outstanding Antoine Preziuso wristwatch was based on a pocket watch blank relevant to 1928 and created at the time by the watchmaking school of the Vallee de Joux.

The colossal movement reflects the purest horological tradition with such refined details as black polished chamfering, circular-grained and Cotes-de-Geneve.

Incorporating a Breguet balance-spring and a screwed balance with a frequency of more than 18,800 vibrations per hour, the caliber was awarded with the first prize for chronometry in the 1930-s and no watch company managed to create something of the kind ever since.

The new Antoine Preziuso Monumental Tourbillon watch, respecting the tradition, demonstrates the tourbillon found on the case back. It is presented in a 2.5cm-in-diameter oversize frame.

Keeping in mind the original construction, the double barrel system offers an advantage of a 40-hour power-reserve.

The red gold dial is engraved, chiselled and satin-polished in low relief. Watch lovers may admire the high tech movement as the dial is partially opened. You will notice the serial number unconventionally featured at 12 oclock. The right part of the dial shows a semi-circle of hours marked by pillar indexes or Roman numerals. The time is indicated by imposing hands. The dial is shielded by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal.

The impressively-sized case, 63 mm in diameter, catches the glance by its drum-like architecture. It is constructed with top and bottom bezels screwed on to the middle via 12 lateral pillars.

The case construction boasts a remarkably light weight as it is sculptured from titanium and makes the timepiece extremely comfortable to wear. As for the pillars, crown and mobile horns, they are crafted in red gold the same as the dial.

The new Antoine Preziuso Monumental Tourbillon watch is presented on a leather strap equipped with a buckle. The timekeeping wonder will be issued in a limited edition of just 5 pieces.

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