The Swiss manufacturer has proven time and again that it isn’t all about hype, hyper or hyperbole
This case and strap of this timepiece are constructed entirely from multi-layer carbon, while its movement contains a flying tourbillon — brazenly skeletonised, of course, and in fact is claimed to be ‘the only skeleton single flying tourbillon with a skeleton case’ available today. And if that was not enough, the watch is festooned with diamonds. A hundred and ninety-five of them, to be exact, on the strap and bezel, and even the openwork dial — the tourbillon carriage is the first one in the world to be fitted with baguette-cut diamonds. The combination of dazzle and carbon black make for a pointed, monochromatic contrast of gritty engineering and unabashed luxury.
It is not a shy watch, of course, not at 45mm in diameter, though the near-complete use of carbon would make it light on the wrist. The hand-wound movement has a 50-hour power reserve, and the watch is limited to just eight pieces worldwide.