1770 VOLTIGE by Manufacture Royale

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November 2015

Technology and design combine in the 1770 Voltige to offer a new departure in the measurement of time. Perfectly illustrating the horological principle of regulation, the unusually ethereal construction of the 1770 Voltige places the balance in centre stage, suspended from a semi-circular bridge above the pallet and escape wheel. By freeing the escapement from the movement and giving it pride of place above the dial, the watch opens an unprecedented window onto the art of regulation in watchmaking, revealing how energy is transformed into movement. This impression of levitation is accentuated by the pared-down aesthetic, which lays bare a vast space over which the hands appear to float in space.

Source: Europa Star September 2015 Magazine Issue