Saturday, March 28, 2015

Manufacture Royale Androgyne Origine 245th Anniversary Limited Edition

The Limited edition Androgyne “Origine” is made in the audacious spirit of Voltaire, who founded Manufacture Royale 245 years ago, in 1770.

Just like other Androgyne models, Androgyne “Origine” features an eye catching, unmistakably steam punk inspired 52 part case with flexible lugs to ensure extreme wearability. This ingenious construction gives a linear frame to the circular watch dial where 12 bezel screws mark the hours.
A lot of energy went into the complete skeletonisation of the hand-wound movement, which proudly shows off the softly curved bridges. In addition the watch makers changed the technical aspects of the tourbillon escapement. Upgrading to that of a flying tourbillon with silicon escape wheel and ceramic ball bearing is on par with blending creativity and traditional values while integrating the latest industrial advancements of modern watchmaking.
The skeletonisation of the 167 part Androgyne “Origine” movement allows one to completely follow the precise action of the flat balance spring oscillating 21,600 times per hour. With no dial obscuring the view, one can truly enjoy all the finishing executed according to strict haute horlogerie tradition. The MR06 movement’s brass parts have gone through flank drawing, which removes any machine marks and prevents corrosion, before being chamfered. Last but not least, the parts have undergone an electrolytic treatment, which gives them the black ruthenium coating.

Androgyne “Origine” has been produced in a strictly limited edition: 20 pieces in rose gold and 45 in black PVD coated stainless steel, both editions featuring the“245 ème Anniversaire,” engraved on the back of the watch.

Technical details
References
Full black: AN43.04S04.B.245
Rose Gold: AN43.08P08.B.245

Movement
Mechanical hand-wound
Dimensions: 30.9mm diameter
Number of parts: 167
Number of jewels: 15
Power reserve: 108 hours
Frequency: 3Hz,21,600 vibrations/hour

Plate
- Entirely hand decorated
- Black ruthenium treated brass with sanded finishing
- Hand finished polished chamfers

Bridges
- Black ruthenium treated brass with sanded finishing
- Hand finished polished chamfers

Flying Tourbillon
- Silicon escape wheel and pallet fork
- Ceramic ball bearing
- One rotation/minute

Balance spring: Flat
Balance: Screwed

Functions
Hours, minutes

Case
AN43.04S04.B.245: Black PVD coated stainless steel
AN43.08P08.B.245: 18Krose gold
Diameter: 43mm
Thickness: 10.20mm
Number of part: 52
Crown: MR logo, sanded, hand polished

Strap
Alligator strap, hand rolled edges
Buckle: Pin, hand polished

Retail Price
Full black: 56’000 CHF + VAT
Rose & Gold: 72’000 CHF + VAT

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