BY JOVAN KRSTEVSKI
Haute horology products are just like an abstract art masterpiece. They might look a little too overwhelming, and over the top at the first glance but dig a little deeper and you will be able to unravel the finer details that make them special. So, on that note allow me to introduce you to the TTR3 Blue Equalizer Frequencies, the latest horological art from Antoine Preziuso that uses a highly complicated triple tourbillon set up to achieve extreme accuracy in timing.
As you must have figured out by now the real draw of this watch are the three tourbillons, so let us begin looking at the technical wizardry on offer. Powering this watch is Antoine Preziuso’s in-house and highly innovative AFP-TTR-3X caliber which is protected by three international patents. At the heart of the movement are 3 tourbillons which operate at a frequency of 3 Hz, linked by a triple differential and separated by three “massellotes”. To achieve unmatched regularity the three tourbillons which rotate on their individual axis every 60 sixty seconds have been placed on top of a rotating plate which completes one rotation every 10 minutes. Further to this, the tourbillons have also been thoughtfully positioned close enough to each other in the shape of an equilateral triangle enabling them to resonate and operate in harmony at an identical frequency. And finally, distributing constant energy to the three tourbillons is the Triple Differential which contains the tiniest ball bearing in the world measuring close to 1.6mm in diameter.
The nicely finished hand-wound movement can be admired through the open-worked dial. Adding visual interest to the dial are three solitary blue trillion sapphires that sit next to the floating tourbillons and provide a nice contrast against the monochromatic background. Time can be read using the broad centrally mounted handset which has also been skeletonized to aesthetically match the rest of the dial.
The case on this watch has been crafted from solid white gold and measures 47mm in diameter with a thickness of around 14mm. As the dimensions suggest this is a watch with a large footprint, but it does sound apt for a statement piece like this. Akin to the dial and adding to the opulence of the watch, the bezel, top of the lugs and even the crown have been set with 24ct blue royal baguette-cut sapphires.
To conclude all I would like to say is that the Antoine Preziuso TTR3 Blue Equalizer Frequencies is a horological tour de force. The watch is a unique piece and would come attached to a rubber strap with a folding buckle. The retail price on this bad boy is set at CHF 1,200,000.
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