T-01, First Edition, Régulateur
Shane Tulloch, Founder and Creative Director
I was intrigued by the idea of recreating something from the roots of watchmaking history, and I found inspiration in the regulator-style timepieces made over 200 years ago by legendary masters such as Antide Janvier and Abraham Louis Breguet.
My goal was to re-imagine the regulator dial with an innovative asymmetric design, modern typography, and fine details such as the hand-polished 18k gold numerals and the long slender center-minutes hand.
The nod to the past is achieved with a slim classical case, the traditional high-end finishing, and the attention to chronometry in the design of the movement. The mechanism has twin-barrels coupled in series which provide a very stable flow of power to the escapement, combined with a large free-sprung balance wheel that oscillates at a steady amplitude over a large portion of the 96 hours of power reserve.
The T-01 is both an homage to classic instruments of time measurement, as well as a refined contemporary watch that lends a new face to an old concept. All of the pieces are made in St-Sulpice, Val-de-Travers, Switzerland (limited edition, 25 pieces in 18k rose gold, 25 in 18k white gold).