As the world’s largest tourbillon, the Kerbedanz Maximus creates the buzz. The 49 mm watch, with its 27 mm tourbillon cage, is a marvel of precision and a tribute to the watchmaker’s art. When scaling the movement to its outsized proportion, the master watchmakers at Kerbedanz had to make their calculations from scratch to ensure that the movement’s reliability and stability was not only preserved but improved upon. In addition to the accuracy ensured by the tourbillon itself, an 18k gold flyweight was added to fine-tune the balance of the cage. The use of titanium keeps the tourbillon cage lightweight, ensuring that despite its size, it can rotate without losing precision. It also protects the escapement from magnetic fields. A fixed balance-spring stud prevents any changes in position due to shocks, further ensuring precision, and the balance wheel can be finely adjusted. The tourbillon carriage, made of 73 components, rotates once every 6 minutes instead of the conventional 60 seconds.
Mechanical hand-wound, KRB-08 calibre, with central flying tourbillon in a 27 mm cage, 415 components (including 73 for the tourbillon cage), four parallel barrels, 18,000 vib/h (2.5 Hz), 54-hour power reserve. Polished chamfers, straight-grained sides, circular-grained wheel assemblies and polished screw heads
Hours, minutes, 6-minutes tourbillon, power reserve indicator
Titanium, platinum, 18k rose gold, 49 mm diameter. Sapphire crystal and exhibition caseback with antireflective treatment. Centralised winding using caseback. Water-resistant to 30 metres (3 bar/100 ft)
Gold, exclusively designed, manufactured and hand decorated by Kerbedanz
Alligator skin or rubber, 18k rose gold buckle personalized by Kerbedanz
Rue Pury 8
CH - 2000 Neuchâtel