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Kerbedanz Maximus Tourbillon

Marina Milojević | 05.05.17 | 09:33 AM

BaselWorld 2017

The house of Kerbedanz introduces Maximus, the world's largest tourbillon in a wristwatch. Its name, is a superlative derived from the Latin Magnus, which means the “great.” Maximus, “the greatest,” is an exceptional model whose mechanical precision is regulated by the world’s largest tourbillon. The cage of this outstanding mechanism that constantly rotates the balance wheel, balance spring and escapement, measures 27 millimeters across.

Kerbedanz Maximus comes in an oversized case, measuring 49mm in diameter. The watch is executed in either titanium or 18-carat gold, designed and manufactured in-house. There is a sapphire crystal on both sides of the case, and a winding/setting crown at 2 o’clock position. The case embraces the massive gold dial designed, manufactured, and hand-decorated by Kerbedanz.


Kerbedanz Maximus Tourbillon is powered by the Caliber KRB-08 Giant, which is a center flying tourbillon with in-line pallets that rotates every 6 minutes. The hand-wound mechanical movement features a specifically developed balance wheel and spiral, 34 jewels, and a total of 415 components (75 for the tourbillon). The movement beats at a frequency of 18,000 vibrations per hour (2.5Hz), offering than 48 hours of power reserve with indicator.

The movement is decorated using the most demanding techniques of handmade chamfering and polishing. The edges present between the surface and the sides of the piece have been removed, polished and inclined at 45° degrees chamfer.

 

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Kerbedanz Maximus Tourbillon, reference number KRBTM49-054WL, is available in a strictly limited edition comprising 99 pieces. For more information about this watch, please visit Kerbedanz.com.

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