Published on March 30th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Antoine Preziuso – The Ultimate Tourbillon
The Tourbillon of Tourbillons was conceived, designed and produced by Antoine Preziuso in collaboration with his son Florian. It combines rigour with technical perfection, and is protected by three international patents.
It has been the focus of the reflection and research undertaken by Antoine & Florian Preziuso in recent years. The result: the new Tourbillon of Tourbillons, showcasing a complication that embodies a savoir-faire derived from 35 years of independent watchmaking. The genius of the design lies in its three tourbillons on a revolving plate, whose combined effect is to grant the watch greater precision whatever the wearer’s position. The Tourbillon of Tourbillons gravitates and resonates around Antoine Preziuso’s new design.
The hand-winding mechanism of the caliber “AFP-TTR3X” arms a twin-barrel that ensures optimal efficiency and a generous power-reserve. The last wheel and pinion of the going train drive the heart of the system via a central, planetary triple-differential gear which, in turn, drives a revolving plate bearing no fewer than three tourbillons. Each tourbillon is placed at an equal distance from the centre of the plate, with their respective axes forming an equilateral triangle. Each of the three tourbillons completes one rotation around its axis every 60 seconds; it takes just 10 minutes for the revolving plate to complete a revolution with the three tourbillons around the dial.
The foremost factor that guarantees precision: the respective frequencies of the three balances keep step with each other thanks to the resonance achieved by the proximity of the tourbillons. These tourbillons oscillate at a stable frequency.
Five Tourbillon of Tourbillons timepieces will be available in 2015 – with a case version « Power GTS » Gold – Titanium and Steel. The design is light yet robust, with gold support columns and detachable horns in solid 18-ct gold.
The new case is reinforced by 24 ANTOINE PREZIUSO GENEVE’s « Power » screws, and has 45 components tooled in the block, providing utmost solidity and ensuring the timepiece is perfectly waterproof.
Mechanical hand-wound Manufacture Antoine Preziuso AFP-TTR-3X calibre, twin parallel-mounted barrels, 3 “planetary satellite” tourbillons, 65 jewels, frequency of 3 x 21,600 vib/h, minimum 48-hour power reserve
“Power” assembly in steel, 18K pink gold and grade 5 titanium, 45 mm
Bezels screwed by 8 lateral pillars in 18K pink gold and 24 titanium “Power” screws
Anti-reflective sapphire crystals
Hours and minutes in the centre of the rotating platform
Full grain crocodile leather