Saturday, October 28, 2017

Ateliers deMonaco Tourbillon Oculus 1297 DLC Titanium

Launched last year, the Tourbillon Oculus 1297 collection from luxury Swiss watch brand Ateliers deMonaco welcomes two new sportier models in 2017. The Tourbillon Oculus 1297 line is recognisable by its dial composed of small lozenges in relief, this collection is inspired by Monaco’s coat of arms.
Dressed in DLC titanium case, the two new timepieces are equipped with the manufacture dMc-980calibre. Designed, developed, built and assembled in the Ateliers deMonaco manufacture, this patented tourbillon movement is called: Tourbillon XP1.It is one of the most precise in the world with a tolerance between 0 to 2 seconds per 24 hours.
These two automatic models have the Ateliers deMonaco signature rotor. The latest represents the Principality’s crown which is carefully hand-engraved in 22K gold. For the first time, the manufacturer envelops its movement with an ultra-light black DLC titanium case.
The dial is made with the use of a new technology: a five axis laser. This latest innovation does not burn the material but enhances it giving the sought-after form. In this case, it is the signature symbol of Ateliers deMonaco: the lozenge. The mention Ateliers deMonaco is also written on the rim of the dial. 
The two new models are recognizable by a small dial at 12 o’clock or in rose gold colour or in white gold colour. In order to be faithful to the Oculus model, an opening on the tourbillon’s cage at 6 o’clock allows us to see the heartbeat of the watch.
Further, the watch is mounted on a black alligator leather strap adorned with a hand-stitched and folding buckle in titanium black DLC for a more convenient use.

Technical details
References
dMc-TB-OCG-RLR-TIB & dMc-TB-OCG-RLW-TIB

Movement   
Automatic dMc-980 caliber
Patented “eXtreme Precision 1 minute” tourbillon
Alternances 28800 beats/hour (4 Hrz)
42 hours power reserve
29 jewels
Sapphire tourbillon bridge
Hand decoration on all bridges:
Chamfered, circular graining, circular satin-finishing
22K gold hand-engraved rotor
Silicium escape wheel and lever

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds (6 o’clock)

Case
Black DLC titanium
Ultralight titanium core
Diameter 44 MM
Height 13.1 MM
31 parts
Brushed, polished and assembled by hand
Multi-layered anti-reflection coating on front and back sapphire crystal
Case back secured with 4 screws
Water resistant up to 3 ATM

Dial
Multi-layer, de-centered dial with roman numerals
Dark grey PVD, lozenge pattern in relief
Tourbillon opening at 6 o'clock
Hands: Dauphine

Strap
Hand-stitched alligator leather
Titanium folding buckle

Edition
Limited edition 88 pieces

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