Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical
The result speaks for itself. The Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical has become an icon of timepiece design and technical prowess. For aesthetes only.
Thinking out of the box. Parting with conventions. Daring to be bold and ingenious. The genesis of the Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical was creativity at its best. The challenge: design a highly technical movement that is unique and visually exciting, and showcase it in an elegant, yet dramatic manner.
DREAMING, IMAGINING, DARING TO DARE … ACHIEVING THE UNACHIEVABLE
A winch turning a fusee. A chain transferring energy to a drum. A mainspring in the drum storing the energy and retransmitting a constant force, via the chain and fusee, to the movement. The technology was developed in the 15th century, but never before has it been so spectacularly used in a timepiece.
Miniaturization of exacting precision that defies the traditions of watchmaking. But it didn’t stop there. The amazing mechanism is housed in a magnificently sculptured case with twin crystals providing astonishing views of the vertical movement inside. Capstans on the sides. Vertically-mounted wheels suspended in the air. Drums to indicate time. And a vertical tourbillon to provide the incredible precision desired.
PRECISION DEFINED ...PRECISION ACHIEVED
The movement, engineered by Eric Coudray, is amazingly precise. The miniature chain and fusee perfectly compensate for the loss of torque in the mainspring and deliver a constant force to the vertical tourbillon.
Tourbillons are well-known instruments to compensate for the margin difference in vertical positions. But a tourbillon is only effective if it is vertical, between 30° and 150° of inclination. Cabestan’s vertical tourbillon provides unparalleled accuracy, every second, every day.
The result : every Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical is regulated from -1 to +4 second per day.
SWISS HOROLOGY REDEFINED … BACK TO THE FUTURE OF WATCHMAKING
Watchmaking is a human endeavor requiring skill, patience and an unwavering desire to achieve perfection. Each Cabestan timepiece is handmade in our own manufacture by one of the most talented teams of watchmakers in Switzerland. Each and every surface is finished by hand. Each component is decorated by hand. Each movement is assembled by hand. Each Cabestan is made for its future owner to exacting specifications.
The accuracy and beauty of the Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical is the result of exceptional talent and remarkable attention to detail. This is mechanical art at its finest.
THE ULTIMATE IN LUXURY … IS MAKING IT YOURS
An exclusive timepiece is a projection of its owner’s personality, a reflection of who she or he is. When you acquire a Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical, you can take exclusivity to new levels. Choose the case materials, the colours of the drums and markings, add special engravings, even add precious or semi-precious stones. There is no limit to your imagination nor to our ability to satisfy it. The most exclusive Cabestan, is your Cabestan.