Monday, September 15, 2014

Dubey & Schaldenbrand Cœur Blanc Mechanical Hand-wound Tourbillon Watch

Dubey & Schaldenbrand Cœur Blanc Mechanical Hand-wound Tourbillon Watch
First the heart, the beating force of life. Then white, symbol of delicacy and purity. Next the diamonds, because they are eternal. Individually baguette-cut, these precious stones combine to form a unique composition around the tourbillon, one of watchmaking's most demanding complications. Their beauty is exalted by an invisible setting, a meticulous technique that requires rare skill. Thus the diamonds seem to float on the dial, as though nothing holds them there but their own power of seduction. They capture the light, illuminate the bezel with their sparkle, embrace the caseband, form one with the attachments, twinkle like stars on the crown, and come to a dazzling conclusion on the buckle of the strap.

Dubey & Schaldenbrand Cœur Blanc Mechanical Hand-wound Tourbillon Watch

Movement
Mechanical hand-wound tourbillon on an 8001 base, modified by Dubey & Schaldenbrand, 18 jewels, 21,600 vib/h, 72-hour power reserve
Functions
Hours, minutes
Case
White gold set with 400 baguette diamonds TW IF VVS (12.74 cts), 45 mm Sapphire crystal front and back  Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar / 165 ft)
Dial
White gold set with 255 baguette diamonds TW IF VVS (8.10 cts) Blued hands Tourbillon at 6 o'clock
Bracelet/strap
Black alligator with large square scales, tone-on-tone top-stitching, white gold buckle set with 54 baguette diamonds TW IF VVS (1.71 cts)

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