Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Badollet Ivresse Tourbillon Limited Edition

The Badollet Ivresse Tourbillon Limited Edition is  a beautiful timepiece. Its soft curves and smooth lines evoke a sense of relaxed boldness.

 The entire construction of the timepiece ,spanning 250 hours of development and 420 hours of crafting, polishing, gem setting and assembling, had the wrist in mind.
The rectangular case is crafted in 950 platinum (95%  platinum )- a rare metal - tricky to work with due to its high melting point and rapid hardening while cooling, but Badollet has achieved the look of flowing metal like running mercury. The captivating midnight blue dial brushed finish is in complimentary contrast to the circular satin-brushed chapter ring.The Badollet Griffin - a mythological creature with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle - prevails at the 12 'o'clock position.  The case, created by Eric Giroud, is  53.80mm in length and 30mm in width and sits extremely well on the wrist.

Beneath the captivating case lies a flying tourbillon only visible via a Sapphire crystal case back.
 The movement,  crafted exclusively for Badollet with the highly creative watchmaker David Candaux (formerly from Jaeger-LeCoultre), features cone shaped going train. The watch has a power reserve of 120 hours and is water resistant to 30 meters and strapped to the wrist with an alligator leather strap in midnight blue  -secured with a 950 platinum pin buckle.
Movado Polyplan circa 1930's
This watch is truly a rare find and rare it will remain as only 30 timepieces will be made. The number is reminiscent of the 1930's from where the inspiration of the timepiece came.The Badollet Ivresse Tourbillon brings to mind the Movado Polyplan circa 1930's and a hint of the Concord Dilirium.

Priced around 198'000 CHF

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