AkriviA – Tourbillon Chiming Jump Hour
In the previous months we expounded on two exceptional timepieces made by the Geneva-based Akrivia brand: the Tourbillon Monopusher Chronograph and the Tourbillon Hour Minute .
Akrivia’s author Rexhep Rexhepi and his group have now gone above and beyond by creating a timepiece which combines three horological complications not frequently seen together: a tourbillon, jumping hours just as a mechanism striking the hours with a silent function. Another demonstration of exceptional watchmaking skills.
The AkriviA Tourbillon Chiming Jump Hour is equipped with a mechanical manual-winding development with a single barrel delivering around 100 hours of force save. The core of this in-house created development beating at 21,600 vibrations each hour is the 60-second tourbillon, positioned at 6 o’clock, which performs one turn each minute. Weighing simply 0.36 grams, this tourbillon has a diameter of 13.7 mm.
The 43 mm steel case maintains AkriviA’s contemporary style and ergonomic design and casings a dark steel “tangle polish” dial where the time is displayed through a focal hours opening in association with a single minutes hand.
The press button at 3 o’clock, coaxial with the crown, can be utilized to switch the striking mechanism to silent mode, indicated by the icon on the right of the sledge at 12 o’clock.
In spite of the fact that it was a technical test, the positioning of the mallet at 12 o’clock was considered an important esthetic requirement in request to completely highlight this critical component in the striking mechanism and maintain evenness.
The finishes of the AkriviA Tourbillon Chiming Jump Hour respect the highest haute horlogerie standard with mirror polishing, manual engraving, côtes de Genève, manual circular graining and inward points hand-created using traditional watchmaking techniques. Price on solicitation. akrivia.com