Horological Machine n° 3
Watch out! Horological Machine N° 3 (HM3) is so different from standard timekeepers that it could cause sensory overload. The secret of this extraordinary sculpture is revealed when the watch is turned over: the inverted movement, with its swinging battle-axe shaped rotor and rapidly oscillating balance-wheel, is in the form of two large ceramic bearings transmitting energy to the date wheel and its two unique cones. These cones, perpendicular to the arm in the Sidewinder version and in line with the arm in the Starcruiser version, dominate the three-dimensional case. The first cone, crowned with a day/night indicator, shows the hours, while the second shows the minutes. The inverted movement, comprising 304 components and partially surrounded by the date wheel displaying large numerals, can be admired through an opening on the top of the watch.
Self-winding three-dimensional, 28,800 vib/h, 36 jewels, battle-axe “mystery” rotor in 22K pink gold, ceramic bearings
Hours, minutes, date, day/night indicator
18K white gold/titanium or 18K red gold/titanium Cones in line with the arm (Starcruiser version) or perpendicular to the arm (Sidewinder version) Date indicated by a triangle engraved on the rim Screw-down crown
2 three-dimensional sapphire cones with anti-reflective treatment on both faces Minute-display on one cone, hour and day/night indicators on the other Laser-cut hands Opening on movement partially encircled by date wheel with large numerals
Hand-sewn black alligator with exclusive 18K gold and titanium folding clasp