A few years prior, Rexhep Rexhepi became the dominant focal point in the realm of watchmaking, when he dispatched his own image AkriviA. A youthful weapon, 27 years old around then, who came out with a strikingly provocative Tourbillon Monopusher Chronograph . It was practically incomprehensible. Since that first creation we’ve seen a few other staggering pieces, including the Chiming Jump Hour , all highlighting a tourbillon development. For Baselworld 2017 however, AkeiviA has launched its first non-tourbillon watch: the hand-wound AK-06!
Rexhep Rexhepi is considered by some to be the following Philippe Dufour, which is as good an sign as any of the degree of watchmaking this youngster is prepared to do. Regardless of whether he will accomplish the equivalent esteem remains to be seen obviously, yet there is no uncertainty about his craftsmanship. On the off chance that you follow AkriviA’s Instagram page, you get overflowed with short clasps and photos of the different phases of planning, building, changing, completing the process of (getting done with, getting done with, completing) and that’s just the beginning, that go into each watch. Warmth blued dials, hands and screws or dark cleaning of scaffolds for example. Another illustration of the fantastic degree of completing is the hand applied anglage to different parts, with a bombé cross area; something that must be accomplished by hand! The methods utilized, require extensive measures of time and persistence and are amazingly hard to master.
After the Tourbillon Monopusher Chronograph in 2012 , AkriviA followed with the Tourbillon Heures Minutes , the Tourbillon Chiming Jump Hour , the Tourbillon Regulateur and the Tourbillon Barette de Miroir . For its latest creation in any case, AkriviA is exploring another territory of watchmaking. No tourbillon this time, however a hand-wound development uncovering (part of) it’s guts on the dial side of the watch. Evenness is consistently key for Rexhep, as can be seen with the development of both development and dial. On the off chance that you look carefully, you will see that the left and right half of all AkriviA’s are reflected. Obviously there are subtleties where it doesn’t coordinate like the little blued spring on the dial side, at 2 o’clock. These exemptions are fundamental, however other than that the similitude between the privilege and left side are striking.
Talking about the little blue spring, it is a piece of the running cog wheels used to pivot the external plate of the force save marker (halfway positioned at the 12 o’clock position). The demonstrating triangle within that, consistently focuses upwards while the external ring is pivoted with the toothed switch on the correct side of the sign, which thus is spring loaded.
This structural methodology of designing a development is to some degree regular of Rexhepi, similar to the way that every one of his types are hand-wound. Rexhepi considers the twisting of the development the most cozy piece of buying and utilizing a mechanical watch, and I need to concur with him on that. It is so comforting to turn a deliberately created crown, and feel your own fingers providing capacity to the development, causing it to kick right into it. Seeing the cog wheels turn, in the event that you have a (somewhat) noticeable development, and the barrel spring fix, is the sentimental piece of watchmaking isn’t it?
On the dial side a ton of parts are uncovered. You can see for example cleaned spans, and the key-less works coming from the crown to the single barrel. The last saves to 100 hours of force, and you can see the running stuff driving the focal hours and moment hands. A genuine scene to take a gander at. Subtleties like the completing of the little seconds sign, particularly the “rings” on which the 20, 40 and 60 second markers are situated or the force save pointer, show the completing taking all things together their glory.
The recently created, in-house type of the AkriviA AK-06 presentations hours and minutes, little seconds and a force hold. It sounds pretty customary from the start, taking a gander at the kind of signs, yet considering this brand doesn’t do “common” the AK-06 highlights somewhat more than that. Typically, a seconds sign on a mechanical watch either continues to run or stops where it is situated when the crown is pulled out. Nonetheless, the development of the AkriviA AK-06 is furnished with a framework that stops and resets the little seconds hand to nothing, taking into account considerably more exact setting of the time. This is accomplished with a little heart-formed cam under the little seconds hand. It is somewhat precarious to spot, yet you can see it in the pictures.
All this unadulterated craftsmanship is pressed into the natural AkriviA case, however this time a thinned down adaptation of it. This makes the watch considerably more comfortable to wear as it sneaks by your sleeve much more nuance at simply 9.9mm thick. The 41mm wide case will be accessible in hardened steel, titanium, rose gold and platinum with added customization alternatives whenever wanted. Dials will be done differently and tones so essentially an irregular is effectively possible. Past AkriviA’s have seen hand blued completing on a full dial, a hand-pounded dial with a novel and astounding surface subsequently, or one got done with a stone and-oil blend which is cleaned in small roundabout movements to get a dial with a matte completion as in the AkriviA Tourbillon Heures Minutes.
Not fusing a tourbillon in the development radically reduces the cost on a watch, however this is no deal using any and all means. The AkriviA AK-06 will be accessible from September at a cost of CHF 79,000 for the tempered steel adaptation, CHF 83,000 for a titanium case, CHF 87,000 for 5N rose gold and CHF 92,000 for platinum. A ton of cash without a doubt, yet you get more than you may expect from the start. It’s not simply a watch that demonstrates hours, minutes, seconds and the leftover force through a hand-wound development, it is a deliberately made, all out demonstration of the greatest degrees of craftsmanship and a presentation of the things this young fellow is fit for producing.
Technical Specifications – AkriviA AK-06
- Case: 41mm measurement – 9.9mm thickness – hardened steel, titanium 5N rose gold or platinum
- Movement: 30mm breadth – handwound Caliber AK-06 – created, embellished, gathered and completed in-house – hours, minutes, little seconds, power save marker, pause and-reset seconds system – 100h of force hold from single barrel – 18,000vph – different hand-applied completing techniques
- Strap: crocodile calfskin with pin clasp and fast delivery push pins
- Price: from CHF 79.000 to 92.000 – contingent upon decision of case material
For more data, visit AkriviA.com