Vertalis Tourbillon Exudes Classical Elegance And Charm

Vertalis Tourbillon 1

Exuding classical elegance, the Vertalis Tourbillon from Louis Moinet, intensifies the magic of a tourbillon escapement thanks to a dazzling open-work dial architecture. One arm of the highly-polished, hand-bevelled three-armed bridge supporting the tourbillon at 6 o’clock extends vertically to majestically support the main spring at 12 o’clock.

The Vertalis’ escapement is mounted in a rotating tourbillon cage that helps to maximise timekeeping precision by averaging the effects of positional variations caused by gravity, while the state of wind revealed by the visible main spring provides an organic indication of the available power.

Central rose gold-treated hour and minute hands as well as rose gold hour markers are thrown into stark relief by the luxuriant shimmer of a black Côtes du Jura guilloche while the exceptional 18-Kt rose and white gold case comprises 50 components including the signature Louis Moinet crown guard.

And Vertalis’ display-back is just as spectacular as the dial-side, with the ‘octopus spring’ of the winding and setting mechanism taking centre stage.

This delightful feature is effectively three springs in one – pull-out piece spring, lever spring and click spring –radiating from the centre like the swirling legs of an octopus, and surrounded by a main plate engraved with a Côtes du Jura motif.

Technical Specifications

 Vertalis is a timepiece exuding classical elegance and a dazzling open-dial architecture, available in a limited edition of 12 pieces.

Features and Indications

Central hours and minutes

Highly visible main spring

Superbly-polished and hand-bevelled vertical bridge

Tourbillon

Display-back octopus spring

Dial and Hands

Côte du Jura guilloche

Hour and minute hands in gold

Movement and Finishing

Exclusive tourbillon movement

Winding: Manual

Oscillations: 21,600 vph

Frequency: 3 Hz

Lines: 14 ½

Power reserve: 72 hours

Tourbillon carriage: 1 rotation per minute

Jewels: 19

Escapement: Side lever

Blued-steel screws

Case and Strap

 Case: Original design by Louis Moinet, made up of 50 parts

Material: 5N rose gold and white gold

Case diameter: 47mm

Water resistance: 30m

Crystals: Two Sapphire crystals with anti-reflective treatment

Caseback: Secured with four screws, engraved with individual number and Louis Moinet markings

Strap: Louisiana alligator leather, hand-sewn, 24 mm width between lugs

Buckle: 18K rose gold folding clasp bearing Louis Moinet symbol

 

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