May. 22, 2019
This classy dress watch features a rare mechanical function – a tourbillon with a second hand that can be hacked and instantly set to zero.
With a round platinum 42 mm-case, a semi-skeletonized dial, and a flying tourbillon the new piece seems quite at home in the Senator collection. However there’s a mechanical twist that really sets it apart from its peers. Pulling the crown to position-one stops the tourbillon cage and thus the seconds. And when the crown reaches the position-two, the second hand instantly resets to zero, and the minute hand goes straight to the next minute index. This feature allows the precise time setting – with the watch being a certified chronometer, it actually makes sense – and looks really fun in action.
Nicely decorated movement seen from the both sides is a hand wound in-house caliber with a silicon balance spring and 70 hours of power reserve. The blue hour and minute register is off-centered to the upper side of the dial, leaving enough real estate for a flying tourbillon’s dance. A tiny power reserve indication is located at 9. The watch has some basic 5 bar water resistance and is complimented by a dark blue alligator strap. The price of Senator Chronometer Tourbillon is €150,000.