“Each SAVANNA TOURBILLON has been conceived as a canvas for virtuosic artists and thus expresses the perfect merger of métiers d’art with haute horlogerie.” - Jean-Marie Schaller, CEO and Creative Director
METIERS D’ART - A puzzle dial and micro-painting
The dial is a veritable miniature puzzle, designed as a canvas where emblematic animals of the savanna will appear as a central theme. For this unique piece, a micro-painter flawlessly portrayed a regal leopard.
Each SAVANNA TOURBILLON is a work of art that demands the kind of rare and valuable skills mastered only by very few craftsmen.
The eighty-one pieces of the puzzle interlock on four levels. Because of this complexity, the painter must take apart the puzzle and patiently paint the edge of each piece. After that, the pieces must be meticulously reassembled to form a perfectly harmonious puzzle dial. This demands extreme dexterity and displays the sheer talent and exactitude of the artist at work.
Inspiring savanna The SAVANNA TOURBILLON’s dial is designed as a canvas that offers space where emblematic animals of the savanna can be portrayed as a central theme. The micro-painted leopard on the dial is done with precise strokes. The shimmering shades of its coat and the intense blue of its eyes invite us to bask in the beautiful wilderness of the savanna, the realm of this regal animal.
HAUTE HORLOGERIE - The flying tourbillon
The flying tourbillon of the SAVANNA TOURBILLON is in an off-centre cage at 6 o'clock, where it works its magic making corrections for gravity and fascinating the viewer. It is driven by a hand-wound mechanism equipped with twin barrels installed "volte-face,” or head to tail, allowing them to release their energy simultaneously and delivering 96 hours of power reserve.
A pink-gold case as the crowning glory
This outstanding work of art is delicately framed by an 18-carat 5N pink-gold, 40-millimetre case with well-defined, flowing curves. The domed sapphire crystal, a technically challenging element to manufacture, reveals the captivating details of the puzzle and the tourbillon. The open-worked horns perfectly underscore the integration of the bracelet.