The Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter One presents a host of innovations and gives a glimpse of the scope of the unprecedented possibilities for interpreting timekeeping offered by the “writing slope” case. For this first Brainstorm® chapter, Mr. Raffy wanted a sapphire model. Chosen for its crystalline transparency, sapphire is also the second hardest material known after diamond. The lightness of sapphire is also unsurpassed, and in fact weighs less than titanium.
Récital 26 Brainstorm® Chapter One
Flying tourbillon, three-dimensional moon phase, big date, 10 days' power reserve
Hours and minutes offset at 12 o’clock
Collectors may choose between two types of dials. One is a pronounced blue quartz dome whose transparency allows the collector’s eye to roam unencumbered over the movement’s different layers. In the second dial offered, the beholder will discover transparency in the space between each of the blades of the concave helix. This dial has been machined from an aluminum block before being decorated by the expert hands of the dial artisans. If so desired, the dial may be decorated with a hand-crafted engraving by the decorative workshop’s engravers. This requires the utmost skill as the blades are narrow and their concave shape pronounced. Several dial colors will be offered for the collector to choose from. They will also be able to customize their timepiece by selecting a specific helix shape inspired, for example, by the wheel rims of their favorite car.