Schwarz Etienne adds a new Haute Horlogerie timepiece to its La Chaux-de-Fonds collection. It is brought to life by the TSE 122.00 calibre, a tourbillon movement with retrograde small seconds that has been developed and manufactured by Schwarz Etienne. This automatic movement has a modular construction to allow the addition of new complications. Its tourbillon, positioned at 1 o'clock, turns counter-clockwise, thanks to the "inverted" architecture of this irreversible movement. The mechanism for the retrograde small seconds, usually hidden, is on full view as though hovering above the movement. The micro-rotor, which is held by a self-blocking key at 9 o'clock, is also on display, while hours and minutes are counted on a mineral dial at 4 o'clock to lend a final touch of refinement to this exceptional composition that plays on asymmetry and transparency.
Mechanical automatic, TSE 122.00 "irreversible" in-house calibre with micro-rotor, 256 components, 40 jewels, 21,600 vib/h, hand-chamfered bridges, sanded finish, 72-hour power reserve.
Hours, minutes, retrograde seconds, tourbillon.
5N 18k pink gold or steel, 44 mm. Sapphire crystal, glareproofed on both sides. Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar/165 ft).
Anthracite with hour chapter at 4 o'clock and retrograde small seconds at 11 o'clock in specularite hematite (anthracite-grey spangled mineral) for the pink gold version, green aventurine for the steel version. Hands coated with superluminova.
Brown or black full-grain alligator with grey or green alligator lining and folding clasp in 5N 18k pink gold or steel.