The Antoine Martin’s Tourbillon Quantième Perpétuel is one of the watches nominated for the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève prize, in the category for watches with complex mechanisms.
The candidate watches will travel from Zurich to Hong Kong and from Shanghai back to Geneva, where the final selection of finalists from 7 categories will take place on November 15, 2012. The winners will be presented at a special exhibition to be held at the Swiss Embassy in Moscow.
The Antoine Martin’s Tourbillon Quantième Perpétuel is equipped with a tourbillon rotating about its axis once a minute, while the cage’s escape spring vibrates at a steady 2,5 Hz, or 18,000 oscillations per hour. The tourbillon consists of 65 parts, weighs 0.62 grams and the rotating cage has a diameter of 14.1 mm. The tourbillon has actually been placed under the case’s crystal, requiring design changes due to its size, such as a large central minutes hand and the placement of the hour hand in a separate sub-dial.
It is a watch fitted with one of the most impressive tourbillons one could encounter, while also equipped with a perpetual calendar, thus deservedly earning a place in the nominations for this yera’s Haute Horlogerie awards.
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