Introducing the Akrivia Tourbillon Regulator, the latest creation from young independent watchmaker Rexhep Rexhepi.
The goals of Akrivia have been stated as: Uniting the heritage of the Geneva watchmaking traditions with a contemporary approach that interprets timekeeping for the 21st century. Their latest timepiece is a good reflection these goals. Everything is lined up perfectly in a straight line on the dial. Rexhep Rexhepi chose to display the hours and minutes in the regulator style arrangement. The hour is indicated by a hand in the circle at the 12 o’clock position while the large minute hand is located on the centre axis of the dial and it extends nearly all the way to the dotted minute track for accurate reading of the time. The timepiece is accentuated by a well finished one minute tourbillon with the seconds hand fixed to it.
All of the hands on the watch have been flamed blue to create a contrast to the grey dial. The timepiece comes in 42.5mm stainless steel case. The knurled crown is set recessed into the case.
The broad lugs are chamfered in a manner reflecting the bevelling on the movement. The grey dial features a “polished-matt” fininish. The Akrivia “polished-matt” effect differs from habitual sandblasting in terms of its application: the crushed stone is mixed with vegetable oil and applied using a new handcrafted technique.
The movement is the in-house AK-04 calibre developed and finished entirely by Rexhep Rexhepiand his team. The tourbillon carriage is 13.7mmm revolving in one minute and houses a Breguet balance-spring connected to the “AkriviA” balance wheel oscillating at the rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour. The 100 hours of autonomy is supplied by a single barrel. The 11.6mm “AkriviA” balance wheel features four spokes forming a “Quadriskell” , with four fine-adjustment inertia-blocks at the end of each. Domed chamfering, handcrafted Côtes de Genève, circular graining, straight graining finishing techniques have been applied.
The purpose of putting in place these various devices is to have the Tourbillon Regulator certified by two institutions: the COSC and the Poinçon de Genève (Geneva Seal). The name Akrivia means “precision” in Ancient Greek, so it is fitting that chronometric certification is being sought for this timepiece.
We quite like the bold case design and the overall look of the watch combined with its finishing.
The Akrivia Tourbillon Regulator will retail for $125,000 Swiss Francs excluding taxes.
For more information please visit Akrivia
|Movement||Manually wound movement|
|Dimensions||Diameter: 30.00mm – Thickness: 7.60mm|
|Power Reserve||100 hours|
|Nb of components||229|
|Nb of jewels||22|
|Balance Wheel||Diameter: 11.60mm|
|Tourbillon||Diameter: 13.70mm – Weight: 0.36g – Swiss anchor escapement – 60 seconds rotation|
|Display||Hours located in the small dial at 12h, central minutes hand,small second at 6h|
|Function||Chiming at every hour and silence function on/off by 3h monopusher|
|Decoration||Inward angles, black polish, côtes de Genève, hand graining, hand polishing, rhodium finishing, manual circular graining, hand engraved|
|Case||SteelDiameter: 43mm – Thickness: 12.90Case composed of 30 partsFront and back sapphire glass crystal with anti-reflective treatment|
|Water Resistance||3 ATM|
|Dial||Grey steel «mat-polish» dial|
|Hand||Steel bleui hands – “AkriviA” special design|
|Strap||Hand-sewn leather blue strap|
|Clasp||Clasp/deployment with hand-engraved AkriviA logo|