Saturday, October 17, 2015

MOLNAR FABRY Invertum Piece unique

Crafted by MOLNAR FABRY this unique haute horlogerie timepiece beats to the rhythm of an inverted movement where the mechanics of the components in motion can be admired up-front (oscillator, winding, micro-tuning).

This complication takes inspiration from the Villeret inverted movement by Swiss watch manufacture Blancpain.  The watch makers at MOLNAR FABRY took up this horological challenge while putting their own distinctive spin on it so they opted to design this piece in a fine jewellery style. Thus, the large bridges of the movement acting as the dial are highly adorned with diamonds and banknote engraving and MOLNAR FABRY logo placed in the center of the winding wheel brings a delicate finishing touch. The case slightly contrasts this ornamental style of the dial, reinforcing the mechanical spirit of the watch.
From the technical perspective, MOLNAR FABRY equally devised several compelling elements for this piece. The watch makers added two bridges, the hours and minutes hands are mounted from the back side, but kept the seconds  hand at  its  original  position with  a dedicated dial  on  the  watch back.
Another noteworthy ingredient on the watch back lies in the positioning of the mainspring in the sapphire glass: the chaton is set in the glass without recourse to usual metal bridges. For maximizing accuracy, the brand has incorporated a traditional balance wheel with weight screws in this timepiece. It took approximately 600 hours to design and craft this unique timepiece.
Technical details
Movement: Swiss mechanical with manual winding caliber Unitas 6498-1
23 jewels, 115 diamonds, hand skeletonized and engraved
Case: Stainless steel 316L, sapphire glass, diameter 42 mm, hand engraved
Hands: Blued steel
Strap: Alligator 22/20, hand made
Deployment clasp:  Stainless steel, hand made
Power reserve:   46 hours

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