Thursday, March 02, 2006

Antoine Preziuso 3volution

The figure 3 gravitates and resonates around the new creation by Antoine Preziuso in an omnipresent manner, constituting the solid foundations for the construction of this revolutionary invention that is protected by an international patent.
3 like the amazing feats accomplished by the small team of the independent watchmaker: creating a home-made calibre in record time; developing a moment featuring an architecture hitherto unknown in the watchmaking world; and finally achieving a degree of precision unprecedented in the history of portable mechanical watches.
Continuing its journey through space and time, already punctuated with landmark creations such as Moonlight, the only watch to depict the lunar glow, or the meteorite tourbillons that Antoine Preziuso is the only watchmaker to date to clothe in this celestial garment, the latest star in this constellation offers technical innovations with orbital gyrations displaying the same regularity as those of our planetary system. These same innovations also enable the Tri-Tourbillon to turn established concepts on their head by playing on the effects of gravity with disconcerting ease. The hand-winding mechanism of the Tri-Tourbillon winds a twin barrel that ensures optimal efficiency and a comfortable power-reserve. The last wheel and pinion of the gear-train drives the heart of the system; a circular roller carrying no less than three flying tourbillons. The latter are arranged in an equidistant manner from the centre of the roller, with their respective axes forming an equilateral triangle. Each of the three tourbillons performs a complete rotation around its axis in one minute, while the entire roller needs only 2 minutes and 15 seconds to complete one revolution. Constituting a first factor in enhancing precision, the speed of rotation of each of the tourbillons is thus accelerated by this double revolution. The respective frequencies of the three regulating organs keep step with each other thanks to the resonance achieved thanks to the flange around the circumference of the roller that acts as a resonating chamber. The main principle of the physical phenomenon of resonance is that each oscillator moves in harmony with the two others in a self-compensating manner. The three oscillators thus vibrate at an average, stable and virtually imperturbable rate. Another phenomenon deriving directly from the first is that the amplitude of each of the oscillators is significantly increased when there is resonance. The invention of the tourbillon by Abraham-Louis Breguet was designed to alleviate the disadvantages stemming from the influence of gravity when a watch is in vertical positions. 204 years later, Antoine Preziuso has accomplished the feat of rendering this influence totally insignificant and indeed virtually null. A challenge to which no watchmaker had so far successfully risen since people felt the need to carry their timepiece around with them...
The Tri-Tourbillon is undeniably writing a new chapter in watchmaking history that will prove one of its finest. In addition to the technical innovation and the spectacular breakthrough in the realm of precision, the magic of the choreography performed by the three flying tourbillons offers a vision that will leave no-one indifferent.

Mechanical movement with manual winding, Caliber Antoine Preziuso TTR3. Bevelled and engraved by hand, 39 jewels, minimum of 72hrs power reserve. Motor organ: 3 Flying tourbillons, Planetary satellite. Frequency 3x 28 000 Ah (4Hz) optimized by resonance. Platinum case, hand engraved dial, galucha bracelet.