March 2014

In 2009 at BaselWorld, Rudis Sylva, headed up by Jacky Epitaux, presented a genuine “horological revolution” with its Harmonious Oscillator, “the only mechanism in the world that instantaneously eliminates the effects of gravity in the vertical position.” Better than a tourbillon, therefore.

Harmonious Oscillator by Rudis Sylva
Harmonious Oscillator by Rudis Sylva

The secret of this mechanism: the two toothed balance wheels in the watch are interconnected, which means that the symmetry and energy of the two springs that are constantly opposed allows an instant correction of the average in a vertical position. This very sophisticated design is produced in close collaboration with a partner factory that is one of Switzerland’s biggest component manufacturers. Only seven components come from elsewhere.

For good measure, the finishing of the Harmonious Oscillator is extraordinary, in terms of the horological finish and the decoration, which includes sophisticated engine turning, engraving and grand feu enamel.

Source: Europa Star April - May 2014 Magazine Issue