The alliance between RESERVOIR and Télôs Watch has reached unprecedented heights with the unveiling of the Tiefenmesser Tourbillon for Only Watch 2023, an epitome of horological artistry embedded with unique Swiss craftsmanship.
Crafted to perfection, this exclusive piece of time artistry stems from an intensive collaboration between the avant-garde RESERVOIR and the meticulous Télôs Watch, unveiling a new facet of the timepiece panorama. The blend of vintage aesthetics and intricate Swiss watchmaking skills renders it an embodiment of grace and precision.
This distinctive creation is more than a timepiece; it’s a bridge connecting the timeless tradition of Swiss watchmaking and innovative design. The intricate 240° retrograde minute and jumping hour displays are eloquently accentuated, echoing the artistic echoes of vintage maritime ethos seamlessly.
For François Moreau, RESERVOIR’s Founder and CEO, this masterpiece is a “somewhat crazy project made possible by the work of a really outstanding team that brought together all the creativity of RESERVOIR and the watchmaking expertise of Télôs Watch.” A sentiment echoed by the revered movement manufacturer’s co-founders, Franck Orny and Johnny Girardin.
Set to mesmerize enthusiasts at Only Watch 2023, the Tiefenmesser Tourbillon’s bronze casing harks back to the majestic ships and submarines of the bygone era. An artistic revelation, where the regulator-type enamel dial is a nod to nautical instruments of yore, blending the sophistication of horological craftsmanship with the romantic allure of seafaring adventures.
Télôs Watch’s Franck Orny shares his pride, “I’m immensely proud of the fact that Télôs Watch has developed this unique piece with RESERVOIR, embedding the characteristic retrograde minutes and jumping hours display with an in-house grand tourbillon.” A feat, according to co-founder Johnny Girardin, that posed “a huge technical challenge to be overcome in a short space of time.”
The new movement, regulated by a grand tourbillon and spotlighted within the iconic Tiefenmesser collection, is not just a technical marvel but also a visual spectacle. The expansive tourbillon, visible through the case back’s non-reflective sapphire crystal, boasts a rate of 4Hz, energized by a double barrel, ensuring 60 hours of power reserve.
With an enamel dial enhancing its vintage allure, and a blue hand aligning with watchmaking traditions, the Tiefenmesser Tourbillon exemplifies the harmonious blend of RESERVOIR’s innovative spirit and Télôs Watch’s rooted expertise. Both brands, committed to evolving and elevating mechanical watchmaking, reveal a narrative of passion and precision at the celebrated Only Watch 2023.