Pocket Time

19.07.2017
The catalogue of almost any reputable brand is not complete without a pocket watch. Sometimes they deserve perhaps more attention than the wrist ones.

MONTBLANC COLLECTION VILLERET TOURBILLON CYLINDRIQUE 110 YEARS EDITION 
Central hands of the current time zone and a tiny pointer of a second time zone on the wind rose literary make way for a luxurious display of universal time, made in the form of two rotating disks and two three-dimensional hemispheres. Manufacture caliber with manual winding MB M68.40 is composed of 281 components, white gold case with a diameter of 60 mm and thickness more than 20 mm is lavishly decorated with handengraving and the tourbillon with a 14.5 mm balance wheel makes a full rotation exactly in one minute. The series is limited to 8 copies.

CARTIER ROTONDE DE CARTIER GRANDE COMPLICATION SQUELETTE DIAL
Unusual pocket model in a 59-mm white gold case became for the brand a kind of tour de force. The development of the project took nearly 5 years, the production of 578 parts took 15 weeks, finishing took another 10 weeks, and finally, the assembly took 5 weeks. However, the extravagant appearance of the skeletonized dial and of the hand-carved from a single piece of white gold hour indexes can be compared only with the complexity of the mechanism equipped with functions of a perpetual calendar, a minute repeater and a flying tourbillon.

RICHARD MILLE RM 020
One of Richard Mille’s favorite models. Enclosed in a titanium case, the mechanism with manual winding is equipped with a variable inertia balance and the mainplate, made of carbon. Two drums provide the product with a power reserve of 10 days, and a special display in the manner of a car gear unit will point the owner what position the crown is in. A tourbillon located near the mark of ‘6 o'clock’ and a high-tech chain that required more than 500 manufacturing operations complete the picture.