Saturday, March 4, 2017

Graham London Geo. Graham Tourbillon Orrery, Pink Gold with Blue Lacquered Dial

Swiss luxury watch brand Graham London presents a blue lacquered dial version of its highly exclusive watch, the Geo. Graham Tourbillon Orrery. Produced in a limited edition of 8 pieces, this high horology creation in pink gold case houses a decorated and refined Manual Tourbillon Orrery movement exclusively made for GRAHAM by Manufacture Christophe Claret and proudly displays a mechanical Solar System model (Moon, Earth, Mars) with 300 years calendar in total and a hand-engraved pink gold (18K) Tourbillon bridge with 2 Phoenix heads inspired by George Graham and a cabochon close set diamond.
This high end timepiece incorporates genuine fragments of the Moon and Mars. The Earth is made of Kingman Turquoise.
Technical details
Functions
Manual Tourbillon Orrery, mechanical solar system model with 100 years calendar (two additional graduations of 100 years –300 years in total) Year counter on the case back with planet correction indicators. (Moon: 7 years, Earth: 1156 years, Mars: 25 years)
Hours, minutes

Movement
Calibre: G1800, Tourbillon Orrery
High precision mechanical movement by Manufacture Christophe Claret
21’600 A/h (3Hz)
Incabloc shock absorber
35 jewels
Power reserve: 72 hours with 2 barrels

Case
48 mm pink gold (18K)
17.60 mm thick
Pink gold (18K) right hand control crowns (planets’ crown at 2 o’clock which also enables to set the calendar, manual winding and time crown at 3 o’clock)
Moon corrector at 4 o’clock
Mars corrector at 10 o’clock
Dome sapphire crystal (semi-spherical), anti-reflective coating on both faces
See-through sapphire crystal case back with 100-year scale, Moon and Mars correction indicators and serial number hand-engraved
Bezel: Pink gold (18K) bezel
Water resistance: 160 feet/ 50 m / 5 bar

Dial
Blue lacquered dial with Geo. Graham Tourbillon Orrery inscription at 4 o’clock
3 scales: Hours and minutes scale, Gregorian calendar (365.25 days), Zodiac scale (12 astrological signs)
Solar system: The Moon (from NWA4881 meteorite, Ø0.90mm), The Earth (Kingman Turquoise, Ø3.20mm), Mars (from Tissint meteorite, Ø1.70mm), The Sun (pink gold (18K)
–Hand-engraved Tourbillon bridge with 2 Phoenix heads inspired by George Graham decoration and a cabochon close set diamond at the centre
Off-centre skeleton pink gold (18K) hands with white Super-LumiNova coating

Strap
Hand-sewn blue alligator
Pink gold (18K) folding buckle

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