Sunday, July 09, 2006

Speake-Marin The Vintage Tourbillion

Minute tourbillon case. Diamonds set into the toubillon bridges. Gold chatons held in place by 3 screws. Tourbillon cage pivoting between two pivots. Hand polished angling on bridges. Balance with timing screws. Blued steel screws on movement bridges. Polished white screws on tourbillon cage and bridge. Blued steel hands, 18ct gold dial. Warning indicator - dial side shown at 6 o'clock through. A round window which changes colour from black to red to indicate the last 24 hours of the power reserve. 110 hour power reserve shown through 2 indicators on the movement back. Ruthenium plating dial side. Rhodium plating back side. 43 jewels. Diameter of movement 31.7mm, thickness 8.15mm. 28800 vph. Total number of components approximately 300. Dimensions of case: diameter 38mm, thickness 13.84mm.