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Introducing: Manufacture Royale’s 1770 Voltige, Focusing On the Escapement And Balance Wheel

The escapement is seemingly the main piece of any wristwatch. Generally it is troublesome see, covered up under the wavering equilibrium wheel. Production Royale’s 1770 Voltige brings both the escapement and the equilibrium wheel up over the dial, making the watch a visual treat.

It is intriguing to consider the historical backdrop of development architecture comparable to this watch. Anybody can purchase a quartz watch that keeps better time, is much more strong, and much cheaper than a mechanical watch. Part of the explanation that we purchase mechanical watches today is that they are approachable and reasonable. Bringing quite possibly the main mechanical parts of the watch to the bleeding edge makes the 1770 Voltige intriguing.

The 45mm case wears well indeed, even with the additional tallness required with the extraordinary development architecture. Planned by Eric Giroud, the case is suggestive of the steampunk style found in Manufacture Royale’s assortment. The watch is a delight to wear, with the equilibrium wheel swaying in plain view.

Manufacture Royale isn’t the first creator in quite a while to work with this development course of action. MB&F’s popular Legacy Machine arrangement likewise brings the escapement and equilibrium wheel to the highest point of the dial. From my viewpoint both the 1770 Voltige and the Legacy Machine are wonderful watches with engaging developments. There is a lot of space for competition in this classification of development architecture.

For more information, visit Manufacture Royale’s website .


Reference: Anthracite dial, 1770VT45.01.A

Type: MR05

Type: In-house Mechanical, self-winding

Measurements: Diameter 36 mm/Height: 9.45 mm

Power save: 40 hours

Frequency: 3 Hz, 21,600 vph

Plate and scaffolds: Entirely hand-enhanced – Côtes de Genève on the mainplate, 5N etching

Capacities: Hours, minutes, little seconds

Equilibrium spring: Flat Balance

Case Material: Stainless steel

Case measurements: Diameter: 45 mm/Height: 13.8 mm

Back: Transparent

Precious stone: Sapphire, antiglare treatment on the two sides

Crown: MR logo, sanded, hand-cleaned

Water-opposition: 3 ATM

Dial: Anthracite dark, glossy silk sunray finish, Hand-cleaned hour markers, little seconds at 6 o’clock, “strainer” structure

Lash Material: Alligator, hand-stitched

Clasp: Pin, hand-cleaned and silk finish treated steel

Cost: $33,000 USD