Fabergé Visionnaire 1
A tourbillon unlike any other, the Fabergé Visionnaire 1 upholds the creative legacy of Peter Carl Fabergé.
The flying tourbillon visible in the 9 o’clock position is already quite unusual, but married with an equally distinctive case in platinum and blue-treated titanium or red gold and black-treated titanium and a dial like no other, the Fabergé Visionnaire 1 certainly stands out as the brand’s first contemporary haute horlogerie watch for men.
Neither skeletonized nor completely closed, the six trapezoid segments on the dial form an unusual horological pie chart that offers just a glimpse of what lies beneath in a wonderful three-dimensional design. Even the segments themselves are miniature works of art, each individually engine turned with satin-finished edges and a chamfered flange. The hour and minute hands are equally distinctive, with a rounded shape, semi-skeletonisation and a white TC1 luminous coating that only Fabergé seems to use in watches.
The result is a quite futuristic-looking tourbillon, powered by a hand-wound TOF14 calibre developed by APRP, it too with its own distinctive touches in the form of hand-polished German silver bridges, blue PVD treatment and an anthracite NAC treatment on the back, visible through the transparent sapphire crystal case back, which also displays a hidden power reserve indication for the movement.
The Fabergé Visionnaire 1 is available as a limited edition of 30 pieces, 15 in a platinum and blue-treated titanium case and 15 in a red-gold and black-treated titanium case, both with a black alligator leather strap and folding clasp.