Friday, July 10, 2015

Kerbedanz Tourbillon A’Ghrian

In Gaelic, the term A'ghrian refers to the sun, which, as in German, is female. No wonder, then, that the metaphors used to describe this exceptional timepiece tend to be filled with femininity, Celtic musicality, and mysticism. The word, so luminous in its essence, lends itself well to the many seminal symbols that are so dear to KERBEDANZ, a brand headquartered in the canton of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.  Unlike other big names in the watchmaking industry, KERBEDANZ freely mixes symbolic elements.

The exclusive hand-crafted dials and movements are created, manufactured and decorated by KERBEDANZ. The hand-wound tourbillon caliber KRB-01 was designed, built and decorated by the brand and the movement manufacturer Technotime. It features 27 jewels, 28,800 oscillations per hour (4 Hertz), a double spring barrel and 120 hours of power reserve. A sapphire crystal with antireflective coating offers a glimpse into the finely decorated back of the movement, which is engraved with the KERBEDANZ colors. On the dial, the tourbillon cage is located in the southwest, between 7 and 8 o'clock, in the axis of the crown, located between 1 and 2 o'clock. This is in the northeast, where the sun comes up in the northern hemisphere, depending on the time of year.
This KERBEDANZ timekeeper is water-resistant to 50 meters. It is the first of a limited and numbered series. Its 43-millimeter case, cut out of 18-karat white gold, features a number of secret –or only discreetly visible –visual references. It comes with a "Birth Book." The watch truly celebrates the great star, both as a fulcrum as well as a point of reference. It displays all the symbols and legends that surround the sun and all that it influences.

Technical details
Model: KERBEDANZ A’Ghrian, limited edition of 41 numbered pieces

Movement
Mechanical hand-wound tourbillon caliber KRB-01, designed, manufactured and decorated by KERBEDANZ and Technotime
27 jewels, 28,800 oscillations per hour (4 Hz), double spring barrel
120 hours of power reserve Back of the movement engraved with the KERBEDANZ colours
Tourbillon cage located in southwest, between 7 and 8 o'clock

Case
18-karat white gold, 43-millimeter in diameter
Design and manufacture by KERBEDANZ
Sapphire crystal and transparent case back with anti-reflective treatment
Water-resistant to 50 meters (5 atm)
Crown located in the northeast between 1 and 2 o'clock

Dial
Rose gold with appliques of solid white gold
Multilayered galvanic treatment with "Gaelic sun" with decorative interlacing background
Three-layer laminated dial
Exclusively handcrafted, designed, manufactured and decorated by KERBEDANZ

Strap
Alligator Mississippiensis leather strap with a KERBEDANZ personalized folding clasp in 18-karat white gold

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