For the first time in history, CYRUS has placed a tourbillon in the middle of the dial on a vertical axis in a wristwatch. By doing so, this breaks the age-old rule that finds the tourbillon normally on its horizontal axis at 6 o’clock on the dial. This break from tradition wasn’t done simply for aesthetics.
Cyrus Genève celebrates its 10th anniversary with a limited series of 10 pieces of the KLEPCYS VERTICAL SKELETON TOURBILLON SAPPHIRE.
Designed by master-watchmaker Jean-François Mojon, the brilliant creative mind behind all Cyrus creations, the first edition of the Klepcys Vertical Tourbillon was released in 2018 and showcases an outstandingly innovative manual winding movement driving the watch. The tourbillon cage, placed in the middle of the dial for the first time, is set on a vertical axis at a 90° angle. Painstaking studies by the technical team at CYRUS revealed that this angle ensures the tourbillon cage is almost always in vertical position when on the wrist, thereby optimising its performance in precision.
To further enhance the beauty of this surprising mechanism, Cyrus Genève chooses a unique 3-D open-worked architecture for its dial and adopts, for the first time, a transparent sapphire crystal case which allows a complete view of the movement from all angles and let watch enthusiasts and collectors appreciate all its stunning details.
Composed of a total of 29 parts, the style of the 44 mm case, excluding the functional twin-crowns, has been redesigned to hide a maximum of fasteners, screws and steel elements. Some recessed edges have been slightly rounded to make machining and polishing possible without compromising on design and the strong character of this watch.
READ OUR HANDS ON REVIEW OF A VERTICAL TOURBILLON PIECE HERE
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