Manufacture Royale is enriching the 1770 Voltige line with a new version, the 1770 Haute Voltige. Manufacture Royale designed it as an aspiration to freedom, with an easy-to-set second time zone and a raised balance wheel that dominates the dial.
The 1770 Haute Voltige encourages the freedom to travel by offering a choice of two time zones, directly adjustable by the crown. The 1770 Haute Voltige is freed from the constraint of one single time and instils a taste for adventure. In this highly ethereal composition, Manufacture Royale has raised the balance wheel and counter on the second time zone above the dial, like a stunt-flying demonstration.
The construction offers a view of the oscillations of the ultra-light balance wheel and the motion of the escapement, the beating heart of the watch.
Positioned at 5 o'clock, the small dial of the second time zone contrasts with the sunray of the main dial through a quilted pattern and fine polished rim. Open-worked hands indicating the reference time and full hands on the second time zone complete the very characteristic architecture of the 1770 Haute Voltige, for optimal legibility.
The Calibre MR07 beats inside this timepiece is the 7th developed by Manufacture Royale since its rebirth in 2010 and thus demonstrates the creative energy and skills brought together in its manufacture. This calibre highlights a double technical feat: a central hour-and-minute display linked to an off-centre secondary time zone display.
The hand-finishing of the Calibre MR07 is visible through the transparent sapphire caseback. The connoisseur will notice the three bridges including a very ethereal one whose shape, imitating that of the rotor, gives a view of the multiple movement wheels.
The 45 mm diameter steel case features the aesthetic and technical codes of the 1770 collection. It features two lateral stretcher pieces that grip the central part and form the horns at each end. Four screws fix them to the case on the side. The lines are taut, both gentle and powerful, and give the 1770 Haute Voltige the energy and flexibility of a genuine instrument for travellers.
Model: 1770 Haute Voltige
Self-winding mechanical movement
Diameter: 36mm / thickness 9.45mm
Power reserve: 40 hours
Frequency: 3Hz, 21,600 vibrations per hour
Plates and bridges: Entirely hand-decorated; Plate with Côtes de Genève finishing, 5N engraving
Balance spring: Flat
Balance wheel diameter: 14mm
Double time zone: Hours, Minutes
Black PVD micro-blasted steel
Diameter: 45 mm / Thickness: 13.8 mm
Crystal: Double-sided anti-reflective sapphire
Crown: MR logo, sanded caseback, hand-polished surface
Flange: With hand-polished gold hour markers
Water-resistance: 3 ATM
1st time zone: Black or blue sunray
2nd time zone: Raised, satin-finished circular counter with polished edge
Buckle Hand-polished black PVD steel pin buckle
Co-founded by Sydney Dong and Dr Christopher Tay, Hong Kong based watch brand SD-09 presents its Spacecraft Timepiece on popular crowd fundi...
In this new rose-gold Haute Joaillerie version, the Aquanaut Luce combines the most complex jewel setting techniques (invisible and snow set...
The new KonTiki Diver watch takes inspiration from a vintage ETERNA dive watch from the 1970s. Divers at the time used “no decompression” ta...
With the Aqua series, German watch brand NOMOS Glashütte is extending the significant success of the neomatik collection . The new collec...
The new CableForce series enriches the Gc men’s line with a new design for men with a strong personality. Intricate wire details on the beze...
Gc celebrates its 20th anniversary with a limited edition timepiece for men. True to its watchmaking savoir-faire, the Gc 20th Anniversary i...
During Baselworld 2016, Paul Picot has launched the Atelier Cherry Blossom, a time piece that appeal to women who appreciate elegant lines, ...
Swiss watch brand Eterna marks the 70th anniversary of Thor Heyerdahl’s legendary KonTiki expedition with a bold new limited edition timepie...
Zahnd & Kormann watch brand was founded by Florian Kormann and Roger Zahnd in order to create high quality timepieces bearing the presti...
Carl F. Bucherer expands its popular diving watch collection, the PatraviScubaTec by launching a new variation featuring a color combination...