CYRUS KLEPCYS VERTICAL SKELETON TOURBILLON
THE FASCINATION OF EXCLUSIVE MECHANICS
The new CYRUS KLEPCYS VERTICAL SKELETON TOURBILLON, developed by master-watchtmaker Jean-François Mojoin, the Maufacture’s technical director, allows fine watchmaking enthusiasts to dive right into the heart of the movement. Each element of the mechanism is finely finished and decorated, transforming it into an animated piece of exquisite craftsmanship.
The tourbillon cage is placed in the middle of the dial for the first time and is set on a vertical axis at a 90° angle. Painstaking studies by the technical team at CYRUS revealed that this angle ensures the tourbillon cage is almost always in vertical position when on the wrist, thereby optimising its performance in precision.
All the visible elements on the “face” of the KLEPCYS VERTICAL SKELETON TOURBILLON are positioned in such a way to ensure the design is perfectly symmetrical, and are set out in a three-dimensional architecture which adds further depth.
The arched vertical bridge, inspired by the self-supporting Leonardo da Vinci bridge, frames the tourbillon cage which performs one full rotation in one minute. It harmoniously divides the dial into two equal parts, making it easier to read off the retrograde hours and minutes. This original 3D structure is protected by a tailor-made sapphire crystal glass which is domed and anti-reflective, with a thickness of 1.2 mm.
To the right, a DLC black arch shows a scale running from 0 to 60 at 5-second intervals indicating the sweeping retrograde minutes with an exclusively sculpted hand. The left-hand arch marks the retrograde jumping hours. The seconds can be read off the tourbillon cage thanks to small numbered blocks.
Between the two arches of the tourbillon bridge, a black DLC microbillé sphere with a 5mm diameter, set at 12 o’clock, displays the days of the watch’s power reserve (1-4).
The upper part of the skeleton dial reveals two rhodium-plated barrels, decorated with the typical engraved triangular motifs we recognize in many CYRUS models. The bridges are microbillé with a dark grey NAC galvanic treatment, and the edges are bevelled and polished. The levers of the retrograde system are satin-polished and rhodium plated. The wheels are rhodium-plated and decorated with cerclage, the cams are mirror-polished.
Every component of the hand-winding manufacture movement, calibre CYR625, with a double barrel offering more than a 100-hour power reserve, and visible throught the transparent caseback, has been painstakingly decorated. The bridges have a slightly curve sunray pattern and the two parallel barrels have black lacquered ratchet-wheels adorned with the CYRUS symbol.
All this beauty is enclosed in its typical cushion-shaped case of 44 mm in diameter, excluding the two crowns set at 3 and 9, one of the distinctive features of CYRUS watches. Respectively, the first sets the time and winds the movement, whilst pressing the second, rapidly corrects the hour.
THE KLEPCYS VERTICAL SKELETON TOURBILLON is a limited manufactured edition of 5 pieces in 4N 18K rose gold and is completed with a brown alligator leather strap with a folding gold buckle.