Monday, September 19, 2005

Antoine Preziuso T21 Muonionalusta Tourbillon

Only Watch 2005 charity auction. Piece unique. The T21 “…Few new watches can immediately be described as museum pieces. Due to the phenomenal interest it arouses, the T21 could legitimately claim a place in a museum dedicated to watchmaking, but also in a natural history, science or art museum. In addition to its technical qualities, the T21 represents a conversation piece that inevitably leads to deep and fascinating discussions and, on an even simpler level, inspires dreams. Dreams of space, of eternity, of the infinitely large and the infinitely small. With the T21, Antoine Preziuso has once again succeeded in offering us the gift of a good time!” Quote taken from GMT, Spring-Summer 2005 edition. Case: Precision-milled from a single piece of the “Muonionalusta” meteorite, circular, sloped bezel, downturned lugs, sapphire crystals, case back secured by screws. Bracelet: Mississippi alligator, meteorite buckle. Diam. 40 mm. Thickness: 10 mm. Dial: Milled from the “Muonionalusta” meteorite, luminous Arabic quarters, cut away at the bottom to view the tourbillion regulator. Luminous “Feuille” hands. Movement: Calibre AP/T21, 13’’’, manual winding, rhodium plated, hand-engraved decoration, double barrel, one-minute tourbillon regulator, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, 28,800 VPH, 72-hour power reserve.