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Kerbedanz 3-horses Dark Edition

Marina Milojević | 12.15.16 | 10:10 AM

The house of Kerbedanz, which is the Neuchâtel-based watch brand known for its endless exploration of the theme of symbolism, introduces a very special, all-black version of one of its models that is already considered highly exclusive. The Kerbedanz 3-horses, which is already available in a limited edition comprising 14 pieces in white gold, is now offered in the all-black version, made from DLC-treated gold.

Kerbedanz 3-horses Dark Edition

As explained by Kerbedanz, the blackness of its new creation is a result of coating a watch case in diamond-like carbon. Amorphous carbon, a material that combines the structure of graphite with that of diamond and varying percentages of hydrogen, is produced in a vacuum and deposited in thin layers to the gold middle case and dial. Not only it gives the watch a bold, contemporary edge, but it also boosts the resistance of the watch against wear and tear.

The 3-Horses tourbillon by Kerbedanz honors the symbol of the horse, which stands for freedom, elegance, and graciousness. The most noble of all animals is represented in Kerbedanz’s creation, which is made up of the busts of three thoroughbreds with their mane in the wind. The gallop of the horses is beautifully captured in gold bas-relief, and then coated in though black diamond-like carbon. The openworked dial provides a beautiful, contrasting backdrop, as it radiates the air of lightness. Everything is designed, manufactured, and hand decorated by Kerbedanz.

Kerbedanz 3-horses Dark Edition

The manually-wound mechanical movement, KRB-02 caliber, which is reduced to its most essential features, showcases a glorious, slightly offset tourbillon at 5 o’clock position. Conceived, manufactured, and decorated by KERBEDANZ and Concepto, this 19-jewel movement beats at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour, and provides 72 hours of power reserve. It is made up of 168 individual components (80 for the tourbillon cage) and water resistant to 50 meters of depth. The case measures 46mm in diameter, while the crown appears in the north-east, between 1 and 2 o’clock. The watch is mounted on an alligator leather strap with a blackened 18K white gold folding clasp with a special Kerbedanz design.

Kerbedanz 3-horses Dark Edition is available in a limited edition of 14 numbered pieces. For more information about this watch, please visit Kerbedanz.com.

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