December 20, 2015
We’re going to step off the beaten path today (way off!) and look at a new piece from independent watchamker Hysek. The new Hysek Verdict Double Tourbillon is the first ever automatic double tourbillon, punctuated by an iridscent sapphire dial in a range of hues. The metallic sapphire dial was first unveiled by Hysek in 2003, but it’s still a relatively new feature in the world of haute horlogerie. The iridescent treatment used by Hysek can achieve virtually any hue desired; as seen here, a range of yellow, blue and orange highlights are used.
The choice of this particular timepiece to benefit from Hysek’s advanced sapphire treatment was anything but random. On the dial side, the watch’s manufacture movement is revealed in its entirety. Apart from the two tourbillons, the whole upper side of the piece is enveloped by the new iridescent sapphire, gracing the timepiece with yellow, blue and orange highlights. Together, they enliven every detail of the richly decorated manufacture caliber.
This 46mm titanium case time piece comes in a limited edition of 8 pieces and features the double micro-rotor, which is Hysek’s signature on its automatic calibers. Hysek’s double micro-rotor is made of two small oscillating weights. The first one, in 22k rose gold, is placed on the dial side, while the second one, on the back of the movement, is crafted in platinum, a precious and heavy metal chosen for its increased winding potential.