Cyrus Tilting and reinventing
After the 2018 launch of the Klepcys Vertical Tourbillon, independent watch manufacturer Cyrus now presents a skeletonized version of this innovative timepiece, designed for enthusiasts of ‘art film’ mechanics.
Jean-François Mojon, technical director and the brains behind the Cyrus creations, explains his approach. “We haven’t just removed the dials, but also reworked the movement while skeletonizing it. We’ve also revised the finishes since the entire movement is visible, and in particular the hands which have a very different three-dimensional volume. We’ve maintained Cyrus' aesthetic identity by preserving symmetry, with two crowns and the arch bearing the central tourbillon. This effect is further reinforced by the two retrograde hands on either side of the tourbillon.”
Klepcys Vertical Tourbillon Skeleton © Cyrus
The tourbillon carriage, placed in the dial center, is located on a vertical axis, which enables it to remain horizontal on the wrist, and to achieve exceptional running accuracy. "The tourbillon was designed for pocket watches, carried in an upright position," continues Jean-François Mojon. “We thought that in the case of a wristwatch, the position is closer to the horizontal plane and that when wearing it, it reverts back towards the position where the tourbillon is actually useful. But that is only part of the concept, since its central position makes it visible from all sides. This creates the volume of the domed crystal and determines a completely different aesthetic.” The curved, beveled and microblasted vertical bridge frames the tourbillon carriage and harmoniously separates the dial into two parts. On the right, a black arc in microblasted DLC indicates the retrograde minutes via the exclusively shaped cut-out hand. The left arc shows the retrograde jumping time. Seconds appear on the tourbillon carriage thanks to small plates numbered from 0 to 60. At 12 o'clock, between the two arches of the bridge, a black DLC sphere provides information on the status of the four-day power reserve. All of which results in perfect symmetry.
Above all, Cyrus sees itself as a non-conventional firm. With a very distinctive style and a number of patented functions, the Firm is committed to proving that fine watchmaking can be innovative by getting off the beaten track, without compromising quality in the slightest.Find out more >
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