With an aerial bi-axial Tourbillon mechanism, a structure that makes emptiness its core material, a 3D dial, functional elements fitted to the side of the case, the C1 QuantumGravity timepiece will surely be noticed.
The Tourbillon carriage, which is fitted outside the movement and case where it is suspended, literally, rotates in a multi-dimensional manner on two axes, the main one being vertical. The design of this “time device” borrows its rigid and light structure from cable-stayed bridges; an extended arm of cables fastened to the plate holds the cage in a vertical position, thus highlighting the sensation of autonomy.
Designed by the “C Lab Series” team in conjunction with BNB Concept (see article in this issue) the C1 QuantumGravity is housed in a gigantic case measuring 47.5 mm in diameter and over 22 mm in depth.
To be fully discovered in our next edition and in Baselworld
Source: Europa Star February-March 2009 Magazine Issue