Deep Space Resonance Tourbillon
Vianney Halter Deep Space Resonance Prototype
There are independent watchmakers, and then there are independent watchmakers who innovate. Vianney Halter is the latter, who refuses to be confined within the defined boundaries of possibilities. Rather he has been setting new benchmarks in his quest for innovation in his timepieces. He is a dreamer, who goes far and beyond to breathe life into his dreams.
One such dream that has been realised now is Vianney’s Deep Space Resonance Prototype.
It is a timepiece beyond time itself. Taking center stage is the extremely engineered triple-axis tourbillon cage, housing two balance wheels which are synchronised ‘acoustically’.
It is based on the theory of undulatory phenomena – that a wave is the propagation of a vibration. In simple words, the Deep Space Resonance works on the ‘tuning fork’ theory. The two balances share a single bridge, influencing each other, and quickly reaching a common frequency. In turn, this makes the whole regulating system more accurate.
The balances start to resonate as soon as the energy is sufficient to set the balances in motion, and stay synchronized until all motion stops. The balances will synchronize and oscillate at the same time, but not necessarily in the same direction at the same time.
While it all may sound extremely technical, it is pure pleasure just to observe this hypnotic, highly complex mechanism constructed in concentric cages, and every single of the 317 individual parts being meticulously hand-finished – all of which is clearly visible from all angles, as it dances around in its triple-axis.
The dial was developed as a no-nonsense tool, and directly inspired by the Vernier caliper. The Hours and Quarters can be read in the top aperture. At the bottom aperture one can read the supplemental minutes by finding where the marks match the best. This fascinating dial is specifically designed to match the resonance principles, which also helps in drastically enhancing the power reserve.
This marvellous expression of mechanical prowess is Vianney’s tribute to all the scientists and craftsmen who developed theories, and imagined and built machines to share them.
The case measures 46mm, housing the manual-wound caliber VH 113, offering 65hrs power reserve.
The timepiece will be presented on a crocodile strap with a titanium folding clasp. Only two pieces shall be made per year, with first example scheduled to be delivered in summer 2021.
|Type :||Triple-axis central tourbillon wristwatch|
|Functions :||hour, jumping minute, triple-axis tourbillon|
|Size :||46 x 48 x 20 mm|
|Movement :||in-house developed|
|Balance frequency :||21'600 v.p.h.|
|Components :||317 parts|
|Jewelling :||41 rubies|
|Power reserve :||65 hours|
|Total weight :||90 gr|