When it first launched in 2016, the Marine Grand Deck Tourbillon, limited to 18 timepieces of white 18ct gold, received the attention of the entire Haute Horlogerie industry. The time display evokes the boom of a ship, and incorporates innovative mechanisms and fine craftsmanship.
New for 2017, the Marine Grand Deck Tourbillon has a warm color scheme: a limited edition of 18 pieces crafted in 5N rose gold, this time evoking the deck of a yacht.
Finely crafted in pin oak, its unique marquetry is a lifelike depiction of a ship’s deck. The slightly darker wood of this edition is the color of chocolate, enhancing the rose gold of the case and lugs.
The new watch features a patented time mechanism, a revolutionary new take inspired by a yacht’s boom, ropes and winches working together to hoist the sails. Using super-strong yet ultra-fine nanowires for the ropes, the mechanism employs a retrograde jumping hour device, driving the minute hand with 2 pulleys and 2 winches in gold. The jumping hour is visible in a double aperture under the maritime symbols at 12 o’clock, in white for excellent visibility.
Quick time correction is enabled with the pusher at 2 o’clock. The minutes are displayed in gold on a spinel arc across the center of the dial, with the golden boom drawn across to show exact time. The system, which is regulated by a double-barrel system, includes a flying tourbillon, placed in a gold ring at 6 o’clock.
Powered by UN-630, a 60-second flying tourbillon with manual winding movement, the Marine Grand Deck Tourbillon has a 48 hour power reserve and is water resistant to 100 meters.