You like it large… ? We give you gigantic! Kerbedanz discloses Maximus, a curiously large focal flying tourbillon with no not exactly a 27mm-distance across confine! Kerbedanz claims it is the largest tourbillon at any point to be found a way into a wristwatch. Reason enough for us to investigate this uncommon tourbillon!
In Latin, Maximus (the best) is the standout of Magnus (amazing). A merited name for the most recent formation of the Neuchatel-based brand Kerbedanz, as its Maximus is a genuinely standout watch, fueled by a curiously large flying tourbillon taking focus stage.
Maybe you recollect Antoine Martin and his Slow Runner , with a 24mm equilibrium. Kerbedanz, with Maximus, goes considerably further, and with a tourbillon. At 27mm in width, the tourbillon is made of 73 components for a load of 1.35g (which on paper appears to be super light, yet truth be told is very substantial for a tourbillon). Normally, the equilibrium haggle hairspring have been explicitly created for the Maximus.
The main test with a particularly bizarre development is managing power (the kinematic chain). Given its tremendous size, the snapshot of inertia of the equilibrium wheel is a lot higher, which really assists with enhancing stable running (furthermore, it truly looks great). Then again, this bigger snapshot of inertia has prompted the utilization of a fairly low recurrence (18’000 vibrations each minute). For a similar explanation, the tourbillon pivots once in 6 minutes just (customarily tourbillons complete one full turn at regular intervals). Four barrels worked around a focal wheel mounted on a metal roller give the force to control this larger than average tourbillon while ensuring a 48-hour power save – as a comparison, the Antoine Martin Slow Runner was beating at simply 7,200vph to keep the force save at a fair level. The wolf-tooth ratchet wheels are a decent detail.
The handwound type KRB08 is outlined by 49mm millimeter titanium or gold case, with an amazing profoundly domed sapphire gem. The crown at two o’clock considers the setting of the time, while winding is performed by rotating the case back, subsequently providing adequate force to wind the 4 barrels. The force save is indicated at the rear of the watch, on the development. The hours and minutes are shown by means of two skeletonized hands fit under the flying tourbillon.
The Kerbedanz Maximus Tourbillon is worn on a subjective Louisiana crocodile lash with twofold folding fasten. For more information on Kerbedanz, you can visit their site at www.kerbedanz.com .
Technical particulars –Kerbedanz Maximus Tourbillon
- Case: 49 mm – platinum or titanium or gold – sapphire gem on the front and on the back with antireflective coating – crown for setting the time at 2 o’clock – winding performed by rotating the caseback – water impervious to 30m –
- Movement: Caliber KRB08 – mechanical with manual winding – 40 mm x 13.2 mm – 48h force save – 18,000 vibrations/h – 34 gems – hours, minutes, larger than usual focal 6-minute flying tourbillon, power hold indication
- Strap: crocodile calfskin on folding buckle
- Price: CHF 165,000 in titanium – Limited releases of 99 pieces.
- Reference: KRBTM49-054WL