This creation is the result of several years of meticulous development. Its distinctive nature stems from a three-hammer striking mechanism, which is a fairly unusual configuration in this type of model. Striking watches generally comprise two hammers for Minute Repeaters, or four in the far rarer case of Grande Sonnerie or “grand strike” models.
The hand-wound DR3300 calibre is deliberately generously proportioned (34.60 mm x 31.60 mm) and entirely crafted in-house. It comprises a total of 327 parts and beats to the rhythm of a Tourbillon-type regulating organ housed within a large-sized carriage. The melodic sequence of this 3-hammer Minute Repeater striking three different pitches plays a C note for the hours, an E-D-C sequence for the quarter-hours, and a single E note for the minutes. The movement is of course equipped with two barrels: one ensures the smooth running of the striking mechanism and is automatically wound when the latter is activated; while the other, when fully wound, guarantees the movement at least 75 hours of power reserve. Its state-of-wind is signalled by a corresponding indicator on the dial. 18K pink gold case measuring 43 mm in diameter, transparent sapphire crystal caseback; individually numbered 18K pink gold crown.
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