Ateliers deMonaco Tourbillon Oculus 1297 Only Watch

Ateliers deMonaco offers a unique timepiece to support the 2019 Only Watch auction: Tourbillon Oculus 1297 Only Watch

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Ateliers deMonaco participates in the Only Watch Charity Auction with a special piece, the Tourbillon Oculus 1297 Only Watch.

Ateliers deMonaco Tourbillon Oculus 1297 Only Watch

Born as an Haute Horlogerie brand, Ateliers deMonaco is all about design, performance, technology, innovation and craftsmanship.

Founded in 2008, the Maison counts 6 in-house movements combining tradition and high-end watchmaking know-how with technical innovation.

Pim Koeslag, co-founder, master watchmaker and CEO of the brand has made his dream come true when he first created his own tourbillon minute repeater movement. Today, he proudly presents another spectacular masterpiece: the Tourbillon Oculus 1297 Only Watch.

Ateliers deMonaco Tourbillon Oculus 1297 Only Watch

The Tourbillon Oculus 1297 Only Watch is equipped with the manufacture dMc-980 calibre, the watch is designed, produced, and assembled in Ateliers deMonaco’s workshops. Its patented tourbillon movement called Tourbillon XP1 (eXtreme Precision 1 minute) is one of the most precise in the world with a tolerance between 0 to 2 seconds per 24 hours.

The hand-decorated calibre boasts chamfering, circular graining and satin-finishing decorations, a 22k gold rotor representing the Principality of Monaco’s crown and includes a silicium escape wheel and lever.

A major innovation for this timepiece is its 44mm watch case made from a technique used in the automotive industry called forged carbon. For this timepiece, Ateliers deMonaco developed a new method including 18k gold in the process: carbon fibre, gold and resin are mixed together and placed in a mould. The mixture is then heated and pressed to form a block. After the moulding process, the case is meticulously refined to achieve the perfect shape. Thanks to this exclusive method, the case is thus unique.

Ateliers deMonaco Tourbillon Oculus 1297 Only Watch

The Tourbillon Oculus 1297 Only Watch features a multi-layered decentred dial treated with dark grey PVD and is decorated with a lozenge pattern in relief. Roman numerals and dauphine hands finally come to complete the already beautifully detailed dial.

Hours and minutes can be read on the dial while the small seconds can be read on the Tourbillon opening at 6 o’clock.

A smoke-grey alligator leather strap with nubuck finishing brings additional character to this unique watch.

Ateliers deMonaco is proud to donate this one-of-a-kind timepiece, the Tourbillon Oculus 1297 Only Watch, to the Only Watch biennial auction, Only Watch supporting the treatment of muscular dystrophy diseases and pushing the boundaries of science.

Ateliers deMonaco Tourbillon Oculus 1297 Only Watch

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Ateliers deMonaco Tourbillon Oculus 1297 Only Watch Technical specifications

Tourbillon – Oculus 1297 Only Watch Reference: DMC-TB-OCG-RLR-CRG-OW

Automatic dMc-980 calibre
Patented “eXtreme Precision 1-minute” tourbillon
Alternances 28800 beats/hour (4 Hrz)
38-hour power reserve
29 jewels
Sapphire tourbillon bridge

Calibre distinction:
Hand decoration on all bridges:
Chamfering, circular graining, circular satin-finishing
22K gold rotor
Silicium escape wheel and lever

Hours, minutes, small seconds (6 o’clock)

Carbon fiber & 18K rose gold
Ultralight titanium core
Diameter 44 MM
Height 13.1 MM
31 parts
Multi-layered anti-reflection coating on front and back sapphire crystal
Case back secured with 4 screws
Water resistant up to 3 ATM

Multi-layer, de-centered dial with Roman numerals
Dark grey PVD, lozenge pattern in relief
Tourbillon opening at 6 o’clock


Alligator leather with nubuck finishing
18K rose gold and titanium folding buckle

Edition: Unique piece

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