Grande Cosmopolite Tourbillon

Glashütte Original Grande Cosmopolite Tourbillon watch

 
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Glashütte Original Grande Cosmopolite Tourbillon watch

Glashütte Original Grande Cosmopolite Tourbillon watch


The world in 48.00mm

Of Saxon watchmaker Glashütte Original completed the most unusual and sophisticated masterpiece in the history of the company:

THE GRANDE COSMOPOLITE TOURBILLON

LIMITED AND NUMBERED EDITION OF 25 PIECES

The world and its 37 time zones into precisely 8.72 cubic centimeters and straps components (528 Individual components) it onto the traveller's wrist.

This exclusive masterpiece is limited to 25 pieces worldwide.

This exquisitely complicated wonder enables the world traveller to track the time of day or night at home and on the road simultaneously, in any two of 37 world time zones, while accounting correctly for Daylight Saving or Standard Time and for travel forward or back in time.

All destination time and date changes made by the wearer are displayed by a Perpetual Calendar geared to register changes in both directions.

This unique combination of complications is an absolute world first in mechanical watches is crowned by the extraordinary Flying Minute Tourbillon.

This ingenious time machine can handle even a change from March 1st to February 29th or 28th, with no additional manual intervention required.
It is an absolutely extraordinary combination of hand-crafted complications an astonishing achievement, and a world first for mechanical watches.

This extraordinary grand complication masterpiece is presented in a finely crafted presentation case made of peat bog oak.

A stainless steel globe presides over the case, which displays along its sides a series of maps evocative of past and present adventures of discovery around the world.

When the exclusive timepiece is placed inside the case, an integrated winding mechanism ensures that the Grande Cosmopolite Tourbillon remains wound running at all times.

As a service to its customers, Glashütte Original will gladly exchange the city ring should there be a change to the time zones in the future.

A special personalization is offered to the proud owner who can have his home town in the form of an IATA code printed on the city ring.

And without further ado let's see what this sophisticated masterpiece keep inside of your body.

TECHNICAL DETAILS of the GRANDE COSMOPOLITE TOURBILLON Watch


LIMITED AND NUMBERED EDITION OF 25 PIECES

REFERENCE:
89-01-03-93-04

MOVEMENT:
Manual winding movement, Caliber 89-01
With 528 Individual components
Screw balance with 18 weighted screws in the tourbillon carriage, one revolution per minute
Exquisitely finished movement, beveled edges, polished and brushed steel parts, screwed gold chatons, blued screws, Breguet spring, wheel-train bridge with Glashütte ribbed finish, winding wheels with double sun burst decoration
Measuring - 39,20mm in diameter
Measuring - 7.50mm in height

VIBRATIONS:
21,600 vph 3(Hz)

POWER RESERVE:
72 hours

FUNCTIONS:
Hours, minutes and date

Jewels:
70 jewels and 2 diamond endstones

CASE:
Platinum

SIZE:
Measuring 48.00mm in diameter
Measuring 16.00mm in height

CASE BACK:
Protected by a platinum hunter case fitted with a graphic presenting 37 time zones, each represented by a three-letter IATA airport code
Sapphire crystal
Power reserve display on movement

DIAL:
Flying Minute Tourbillon with small second on Tourbillon cage
Home time 24 h display off-centre
2nd time zone with hours and minutes switchable of 37 time zones incl. ½ h and ¾ h differences
Daylight saving
Summer/Standard time
Perpetual calendar with day, month, leap year and panorama date switchable forward and backward
Day and night indicator

Hands:
Blued stainless steel

GLASS:
Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective on both sides

STRAP:
Louisiana Alligator leather

 
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