Lucky Number 3Prestige Watches Guide July-August 2014
Because three is better than two…
Diamond GyroGraff GRAFF
Three-dimensional moon phase indicator and double-axis tourbillon. Pink gold case, diamond bezel featuring Graff’s signature invisible mosaic setting: three diamonds are positioned with two triangular cut diamonds on either side of a hexagon cut diamond, creating the base for the invisible setting. Limited edition of 20 pieces.
Astronomia Tourbillon JACOB & CO
© Jacob & Co
Gravitational orbital tri-axial tourbillon: 1st axe Tourbillon cage rotating in 60 seconds, 2nd axe in 5 minutes, 3rd axe: central axe in 20 minutes. Hours and minutes dial rotating in 20 minutes on the central axe, the earth (18ct white gold enameled sphere) and moon (briolette-cut diamond) rotate every sixty seconds on their own axis, and rotate around the dial once every 20 minutes. Limited edition of 9 pieces.
Histoire de Tourbillon 5 HARRY WINSTON
© Harry Winston
Mechanical, manual-winding movement, tri-axial tourbillon, internal carriage containing the balance spring and the escapement pinion with 45-second rotation cycle, intermediate carriage with 75-second rotation cycle, external carriage with 300-second rotation cycle. Limited edition of 20 pieces.
Type 3 RESSENCE
The orbiting indications are bathed in a fluid that refracts light like air, so that the indications appear to be displayed directly onto the sapphire crystal. With the fluid-filled dial indications, refraction is greatly minimized, which tricks the brain into seeing the dial in two-dimensions rather than three.