Take a second to permit those words to soak in: Tourbillon, Chiming, Jump Hour. Three complications participated in one single watch; two complications are uncommon, every one of the three are exceptionally unordinary joined into one piece and take an extraordinary mastery to do right. You can’t reject that AkriviA, the brand shaped only three years prior, has aspiration. You additionally can’t reject that Rexhep Rexhepi, the expert watchmaker behind the brand , has the horological ability to back up this aspiration. Hell, if a legend like Kari Voutilainen says you’re acceptable, you’re good*.
We’ve clarified previously, yet we feel compelled to accentuate it as much as possible. The degree of watchmaking this young fellow works at is just stunning. Joining Patek Phillipe as a student at 14 years old years, movement designer for the now outdated (and part of the way eaten up by Hublot) BNB Concepts and being recruited as a watchmaker for François-Paul Journe, it is apparent Rexhep knows his complications. At FP Journe he dealt with the Les Resonances, Octa and Chronograph Souverain. Showing up on the scene with a Tourbillon Monopusher Chronograph is no mean accomplishment. Still viewed as perhaps the most complex complications in watchmaking, the tourbillon is at any point present in each portion of the AkriviA inheritance so far.
The theory from Rexhep Rexhepi is just about the complete inverse of his watches. Sounds abnormal yet his objective is straightforward; joining customs from the past with timekeeping of the 21st century. Complexity in watchmaking versus effortlessness in its conviction. A decent, yet subtle model is the hand-made dial of the Heure Minute Tourbillon . A cutting edge viewpoint accomplished with customary procedures. A mix of rock and oil is set on a level surface (glass or marble) and the dial is consistently ground over this blend to get an ideal, tangle clean finish.
Enough on the foundation of the watchmaker, brand, and the past models. We should zero in on the new creation, the Tourbillon Chiming Jump Hour. The thought for this watch is to combine three complications that are not common to participate in one movement. Certainly, A. Lange & Söhne has the Zeitwerk Striking Time which combines a tourbillon and a chiming system on the hour. There are even a heap of tourbillon minute repeater watches accessible like the new Breguet Tradition Minute Repeater Tourbillon . A combination between a tourbillon, a chiming system (we’re excluding here the repeaters) and a jumping hour complication hasn’t been done before to the furthest extent that we can tell.
The magnificence of the physically wound AK-03 movement is the close to consummate evenness of its development. Each and every component is adjusted to reflect the contrary side of the movement. That is for the most part because of the vertical arrangement of the complications. Somewhere in the range of 12 and 6, the chiming instrument, jumping hour component and the tourbillon are stacked on top of one another. The excellence lies in the way that the openings and the appliques encompassing the three complications all stream nimbly into each other, as though they were one. As not to meddle with the hour show excessively, the moment hand got a circle that adjusts impeccably when it is over the course of the hour. The little edge of the hand covering it when it isn’t adjusted is something you likely can glare past in genuine life.
Flip the AkriviA Tourbillon Chiming Jump Hour over, and the balance is once more obvious through the sapphire caseback. Indeed, even the screws used to hold everything together are spread uniformly all through the movement. Each of the 275 components are done to the most significant level of detail, all done in-house by Akrivia. Brain you, plan and completing are completely done in-house with a small bunch of parts being made by an external source. Mirror cleaning, manual round graining, hand-engraved engravings, and no under 56 inwards cleaned points accentuate the hand-created, customary qualities in watchmaking.
Another insightful component is the quiet mode for the chiming system. Press the catch in the crown and the striking sledge is hindered to not occupy you or your partners in a significant gathering or during a valuable ceremony.
The AkriviA Tourbillon Chiming Jump Hour comes on a dark croc cowhide tie with a sending fasten. Price is CHF 180.000 however accessibility isn’t yet known so you have some time left to save up.
* Source: Kari Voutilainen met by Hodinkee (follow the connection for the article).