Damas unveils new version of popular watch
Dubai, July 19, 2010
Damas, the leading retailer of jewellery and watches in the Middle East, has launched the white version of Bi-axial Tourbillon by Girard-Perregaux, the Swiss watch maker.
The Bi-axial Tourbillon, combining two concentric cages, enables the regulating part to make multi-dimensional rotations. Visible both via the dial and the case-back, the complex mechanism has an astounding delicacy, a statement said.
“The construction of this timepiece is enhanced by an aesthetic that instantly evokes the Girard-Perregaux tradition. The major techniques were by a pocket watch created in the 1860s. Every detail of the Bi-axial Tourbillon finishes - the elliptical decoration on the barrel reproducing the pattern on Constant Girard's pocket watch pays tribute to the master watchmaker,” said Anan Fakhreddin, CEO Damas Jewellery.
“The bridges are satin-finished, and their bevels are carefully hand polished, to achieve a flawless finish and a completely clean bevel on this tiny precious metal element. After lavish attentions, the majestic 45 millimetre diameter white gold case is ready to receive the Tourbillon mechanism.”
The Bi-axial Tourbillon combines two concentric cages and enables the regulating part to make multi-dimensional rotations. An internal cage bearing the balance, balance spring and escapement completes one turn on its axis in 45 seconds. An external cage completes one revolution in one minute and 15 seconds, enabling a rotation on its second axis. A full revolution is completed in three minutes and 45 seconds.
The two cages weigh just 0.80 grams, yet comprise a total of over 110 components. A combination of gold, steel and titanium, the cage materials were chosen to provide the best balance and greatest performance, the statement said.-TradeArabia News Service