In the Portuguese Tourbillon Hand-Wound, the “whirlwind” – as the word tourbillon translates – revolves on its axis at “9 o’clock” on the dial; or, in nautical terms, at 270 degrees west. The sight of the mechanical, cantilever-mounted minute tourbillon invariably attracts rapt attention from watch lovers.
This numbered edition model, with its scratch-resistant sapphire crystal dial and gold-fashioned indexes, offers a captivating view into the working mechanics within the timepiece. The 18K gold seconds hand is fixed directly on the titanium tourbillon cage. The 38.7 mm 18K red gold case is presented on a brown leather strap. Powering this watchmaking wonder is the Co-Axial calibre 2635.
It is revered as the highest achievement in watchmaking: the tourbillon. Only a few masters of the craft can lay claim to the delicacy and absolute accuracy that must come into play to build a tourbillon.
This chronograph features a sand-blasted grade 5 titanium dial with applied indexes coated with white Super-LumiNova that emits a blue light. There are three sub-dials on the dial: a small seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock, a 12-hour recorder at 6 o’clock and a 30-minute recorder at 3 o’clock which also indicates the five-minute countdown to the start of a regatta.