Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Ateliers deMonaco Tourbillon Oculus 1297 Orage Limited Edition

Before coming to the details of the watch we are going to explain, let us have a look at the special features of a new generation supercar manufactured by Prato Automobiles, a hyper-car production company based in France.

PRATO Automobiles is located in the French Alps. Founded in 2011, by - Bruno Prata, automobile designer and Rodolphe Tousset, mechanical engineer - with the will of creating a French hyper car, PRATO has now unveiled Orage, a powerful sportscar incorporating state-of-the art technology and innovations.
The Orage was born after several years of research and development. This car is a pure marvel which offers to its driver an experience and pure, raw and dynamic driving sensations. Thus respects the core values of the car manufacturer.
Prato Automobiles Orage is the:-
  • World's most powerful naturally aspirated V8 engine mounted in a production car with 900 hp.
  • World's first car to use full OLED technology for its optics.
  • World's first car to use aerospace electronics with sterling 24 carat gold connectors for full reliability in extreme conditions.
Contemporary luxury watch maker Ateliers deMonaco joins with Prato Automobiles to celebrate this historical moment. The haute-horlogerie atelier has created a special edition Tourbillon Oculus 1297 ORAGE timepiece to mark the launch of this new generation hyper car.

Ateliers deMonaco is a watch manufacture issued of a watchmaker’s dream, Pim Koeslag, about creating its own tourbillon minute repeater movement. Founded in 2008, the brand counts today 6 in-house movements blending tradition and watch making know-how with technical innovation.

The car is intrinsically linked to the watch Ateliers deMonaco Tourbillon Oculus 1297 ORAGE. Indeed, this timepiece is in actually the hypercar ORAGE’s key. An electronic chip is placed in the watch strap allows the opening of the car.
The Tourbillon Oculus 1297 Orage watch is equipped with the patented Tourbillon XP1movement which had needed several years of research and development and presents the below technical specifications:-
  • One of the most precise tourbillon movements in the world with a tolerance between 0 to 2 seconds per 24 hours.
  • A perfect tourbillon’s cage balance
  • A silicium escape wheel and lever
  • A 22 karats gold hand-engraved rotor
The car and its watch will seduce their users. They both made of ultra-light carbon fiber and are limited to 19 pieces. In addition, the car chassis’ number is carved on the watch dial.

Technical details
Model: Tourbillon – Oculus 1297 Orage
Reference: dMc-TB-OCG-RLW-CWG-ORAGE

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
Caliber distinction: 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
Carbon fiber & white gold
Ultralight titanium core
Diameter 44 MM
Height 13.1 MM
31 parts
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
“Prato Automobiles” mention on the contour
Limited edition number and “Orage” logo
Tourbillon opening at 6 o'clock
Hands: Dauphine

Strap
Hand-stitched white gold thread alligator leather
Carbon and white gold folding buckle
Car’s key (Electronic chip)

Edition
Limited edition 19 pieces

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