Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Schwarz Etienne Tourbillon PSR Mechanical Automatic Watch

Schwarz Etienne Tourbillon PSR Mechanical Automatic Watch
Schwarz Etienne adds a new Haute Horlogerie timepiece to its La Chaux-de-Fonds collection. It is brought to life by the TSE 122.00 calibre, a tourbillon movement with retrograde small seconds that has been developed and manufactured by Schwarz Etienne.

Schwarz Etienne Tourbillon PSR Mechanical Automatic Watch
Schwarz Etienne Tourbillon PSR Mechanical Automatic Watch
This automatic movement has a modular construction to allow the addition of new complications. Its tourbillon, positioned at 1 o'clock, turns counter-clockwise, thanks to the "inverted" architecture of this irreversible movement. The mechanism for the retrograde small seconds, usually hidden, is on full view as though hovering above the movement. The micro-rotor, which is held by a self-blocking key at 9 o'clock, is also on display, while hours and minutes are counted on a mineral dial at 4 o'clock to lend a final touch of refinement to this exceptional composition that plays on asymmetry and transparency.

Movement
Mechanical automatic, TSE 122.00 "irreversible" in-house calibre with micro-rotor, 256 components, 40 jewels, 21,600 vib/h, hand-chamfered bridges, sanded finish, 72-hour power reserve.
Functions
Hours, minutes, retrograde seconds, tourbillon.
Case
5N 18k pink gold or steel, 44 mm. Sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides. Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar/165 ft).
Dial
Anthracite with hour chapter at 4 o'clock and retrograde small seconds at 11 o'clock in specularite hematite (anthracite-grey spangled mineral) for the pink gold version, green aventurine for the steel version. Hands coated with superluminova.
Bracelet/strap
Brown or black full-grain alligator with grey or green alligator lining and folding clasp in 5N 18k pink gold or steel.

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