Thursday, April 3, 2014

Badollet Ivresse Mechanical Watch

Badollet Ivresse Mechanical Watch
Beneath a seemingly subdued surface lie hidden mechanical depths… Ivresse is the latest Manufacture timepiece by Badollet. The rectangular case, in platinum, embraces the wrist with its gentle curves while its finishes convey absolute purity that serves to highlight the midnight blue dial. Such contrast is heightened by the brushed finish of the dial which itself is set against a circular satin-brushed hour ring. This refined aesthetic, the work of Eric Giroud, is equalled only by the mechanical complexity that brings this timepiece to life. The flying tourbillon movement, exclusively designed and developed for Badollet, is deliberately hidden from view, revealed only through the transparent caseback whose sapphire crystal takes the shape of the infinity symbol, a tribute to time as the universal driving force.

Badollet Ivresse Mechanical Watch movement

Movement
Mechanical hand-wound, flying tourbillon, 120-hour power reserve; domed movement with cone-shaped going train, hanging barrel, hand-decorated plate in nickel silver, traditionally-executed chamfering, chasing, counter-sinking, circular graining and straight graining
Functions
Hours and minutes
Case
950 platinum, 30 x 53.80 mm Sapphire crystal with extra-hard, anti-reflective coating on both sides Flat, anti-reflective transparent back Water-resistant to 30 m (3 ATM/100 ft)
Dial
Dark blue, vertical satin-brushed finish on the back 12 nickel-plated, mirror-polished, riveted metal hour-markers 36 nickel-plated, incised beads Riveted applied Badollet logo
Bracelet/strap
Midnight blue alligator, hand-rolled edges, 950 platinum buckle

Badollet Press