What is the goal of a tourbillon? Improving the accuracy, by negating the effect of gravity. What is the goal of a double tourbillon? Improving twice this accuracy. As basic as it seems to be, a double tourbillon is not a simple mechanism. And that’s what Hysek, a brand we didn’t cover yet, choose to introduce this year, in the Verdict 46mm Double Tourbillon Sapphire Dial. And this is not the only feature that comes into this watch.
Hysek, for those who don’t know the brand, is quite young as it was founded in 1997. The collection is composed of mainly large and robust timepieces with a strong design but also with highly technical movements, such as tourbillons or skeletonized watches. What appeals us is the fact that in 2007, they build their own manufacture where these watches are now designed, developed and crafted. Something that should attracts you if you are reading us quite often!
The watch that especially retained our attention inside the new collection presented this year at Baselworld is a complicated one. And that’s quite an understatement here. The Hysek Verdict 46mm Double Tourbillon Sapphire Dial is coming with a double tourbillon, a double micro-rotor, a skeletonized movement visible through the dial and a date. Strictly speaking, nothing is new here. However, achieving a double tourbillon is never an easy path.
Invented by the genius and famous Abraham Louis Breguet, the tourbillon is a specific escapement mechanism that aims to counter the effects of gravity by mounting the escapement and balance wheel in a rotating cage, to negate the effect of gravity when the timepiece (thus the escapement) is stuck in a certain position.
A double tourbillon coupled the two escapement with a differential gearing mechanism that calculate the average of the rate of both tourbillons, supposedly giving the watch a high level of accuracy. One of the specialist of such a mechanism is Roger Dubius, with the Double Flying Tourbillon or, in another world, the Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30 degrees. Not a common feature!
Another interesting feature that we like at Monochrome-Watches is the use of a micro-rotor. A micro-rotor may not be as efficient as a classical centrally-mounted one, but it is much nicer, as it doesn’t hide the view on the movement. To compensate the lack of efficiency, Hysek uses here two coupled micro-rotors, one on the dial side in 22k gold and one in solid platinum on the movement side, to increase the winding power.
The Hysek Hysek Verdict 46mm Double Tourbillon comes with a sapphire dial tinted in blue and thus offers a complete view on the movement, both on the front and through the caseback. It comes in a robust 46mm case made of 18k pink gold and a brown alligator strap,
The Hysek Verdict 46mm Double Tourbillon Sapphire Dial is a limited edition to 8 pieces and price is on request. More information on Hysek official website.
- Movement: Hysek Calibre HW06, automatic winding with two micro-rotors, Weight on the dial side in 22K gold and in platinum on the back side, double tourbillon (12.5mm diameter, 28.800vph / 4Hz), 331 components, 44 jewels, 45h of power reserve
- Case: 46mm x 13mm, 18k pink gold, satin-brushed and polished finish, openworked dial in blue shaded sapphire, water resistance: 30m
- Brown alligator strap with Hysek fold-over buckle in 18 pink gold
- Limited to 8 pieces