• KLEPCYS VERTICAL SKELETON TOURBILLON
  • Black DLC Titanium
  • Ref. 539.506.DD.A
  • Limited to 5 pieces

Inspiration

The project took shape from the observation that the wristwatch is rather placed, for most of its time, in the horizontal position and the tourbillon mechanism produces its effect of compensating gravity when it’s in the vertical position. The collaboration and discussions with the designer Benjamin Müller led us to put the tourbillon on the vertical position and to place it in the centre of the dial. The feeling to work in the right direction was immediately reinforced by the first sketches, the balance and the elegance of the whole.
Jean-François Mojon
Master Watchmaker

About the Klepcys Vertical Skeleton Tourbillon

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.

Studies by our team indicate that the 90° angle of the tourbillon better combats the effects of gravity on the movement over the course of normal daily wear. At this angle, the cage containing the entire regulating mechanism rotates on itself to offset the negative effects gravity has on the balance wheel more effectively. Ultimately, the vertical position has a great impact on the overall performance of the watch.

The 3-D architecture of the dial, also in a skeletonized version, is enhanced by the arch of the vertical bridge. Inspired by Leonardo Da Vinci’s design principles, the bridge blends harmoniously with the symmetrical lines of the timepiece and accentuates the central tourbillon. This provides easy access to admire the tourbillon as it completes a full rotation every minute.

The in-house manufactured manual-wind movement houses two barrels, offering a power reverse of more than 4 days.

Case
  • Material Grade 5 titanium with black DLC finish
  • Diameter 44 mm (excluding crowns)
  • Thickness 19.9 mm
  • Crown at 3 o’clock In position 1, winds the movement
    In position 2, adjusts the time
  • Crown at 9 o’clock Hour increment by pressing the push-button
  • Glass Anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass on dial and case back
  • Water-resistance 3 ATM (30 m - 100 ft)
Strap
  • Material Black alligator leather strap
  • Clasp Customized folding clasp in Black DLC Titanium
Dial
  • Skeletonized dial with two parallel barrels at the top, rhodium plated with engraved triangle motif, rhodium-plated wheels with cerclage decoration, mirror-polished cams

    Arched bridge with black DLC treatment, beveled and polished edges

    Sweeping retrograde minute and retrograde hour arc with microbillé finish

    Hour/minute hands: exclusive 3D design, rhodium plated with polished edging

    5mm power-reserve sphere with microbillé finish

Functions
  • Retrograde jumping hours

    Retrograde sweeping minutes

    Seconds on the tourbillon cage

    Power reserve

Movement
  • Calibre In-house manufactured hand-winding movement, calibre CYR625
  • Number of components 344
  • Number of jewels 51
  • Frequency 3 Hz
  • Vibrations per hour 21.600
  • Escapement Swiss pallet fork escapement
  • Balance Wheel Variable-inertia balance wheel
  • Winding Barrels Two parallel barrels with black lacquered ratchet-wheels and Cyrus logo
  • Power reserve 100-hour
  • Bridges Slightly curved sunray pattern, polished and opaque, sandblasted effect, grey NAC galvanic treatment on the surfaces.
Tourbillon cage
  • Material Steel
  • Number of parts 52
  • Weight 0.706 g
  • Central tourbillon Central tourbillon on vertical axis at a 90° angle
  • Rotation Complete rotation in 1 minute

Master Watchmaker

Master watchmaker, Jean-François Mojon, is one of today’s best-known and most courted in the craft. Honored at the Grand Prix de la Haute Horlogerie of Geneva in 2010 as “best independent master watchmaker”, Jean-François is the mastermind behind all CYRUS creations.

Jean-François Mojon

Jean-François Mojon

Klepcys Vertical Skeleton Tourbillon

Limited to 5 pieces

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