Fabergé has taken the masculine design language of last year's Fabergé Visionnaire I flying tourbillon and expanded upon it with a watch dedicated to presenting dual timezones. The self-winding Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ uses the AGH 6924 calibre designed exclusively for Fabergé by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht and his team of horological experts at Agenhor. The model adopts a logical and intuitive method of displaying two timezones simultaneously, perfectly suited to the lifestyle of those who need to keep track of the time in a second, distant location.
The Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ presents the hours and minutes of the local timezone with peripheral, open-worked hands rotating around a raised, decorated dome located at the centre of the dial. The hour of the second, remote timezone can then be viewed through a remarkable aperture at the centre of the dome, optically amplified for a bold look, a feature sure to surprise and delight. To create even greater animation and theatre to the dial, the collection features a dial side rotor, visible beneath the dial’s colour-matched sapphire crystal hour ring with applied indices. In true Fabergé spirit, Agenhor Manufacture created a peacock-shaped component hidden within the movement, paying homage to Fabergé’s signature element of surprise.
The design of the new Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ employs a slim bezel, complex lug construction, multi-layered dial construction, fluted crown and a linear, decorative motif radiating from the centre of the dial. The aesthetic is undoubtedly bold and contemporary but also suggests the renowned grandeur of Fabergé's historic legacy.