Kerbedanz Maximus ‘Biggest Tourbillon Watch’ Hands-On

Kerbedanz Maximus ‘Biggest Tourbillon Watch’ Hands-On

A chance experience at Baselworld 2017 permitted me to find the “biggest tourbillon watch” to date in the tissue, as somebody approached me to share it apparently at irregular. These pictures are not on my wrist, but rather I got an opportunity to assess this important “superlative” watch. By that last assertion I mean a watch, that for in any event a second, has a standout rank in a specific classification. For the present, in the event that you need a huge measured tourbillon in a wrist watch, at that point the Kerbedanz Maximus reference KRBTM49-054WL is for you.

All pictures by Marko Koncina

A huge tourbillon is similar to having an enormous yacht. It isn’t simply that you need to make it clear you have a yacht, yet you additionally need to clarify that you think size assuredly checks. However, not at all like on a yacht, additional size in a tourbillon won’t concede you more visitor quarters. Nothing other than the sheer capacity to flaunt is coming up for the purchaser of the greatest tourbillon. “Maximus” is an adept name for such an item, where the objective is the advancement of size, even among in any case select products.


I joke with the thought of size not just on the grounds that Kerbedanz (I energetically recommend making quick way to express this company’s name a staple at any round of drinking games) makes the size component of the idea forward in both the name and plan, yet in addition since it is the absolute most enthusiastic theme among watch authorities. Not many individuals can concur on size. I for one say that individuals should simply go with what they abstractly like, and in a perfect world not toss that reality despite others.

While the Maximus is a genuine piece of fine horology, it is likewise a watch that ostensibly overlooks my favored standard that in an obliging society “ye will not parade one’s size in another man’s face by methods for wrist or otherwise.” Here’s a statement from the Kerbedanz site: “Maximus is a family name and standout modifier, gotten from the Latin Magnus, which implies ‘great,’ and Maximus consequently implies ‘the greatest.’ No other name could be more qualified than ‘Maximus’ to assign this remarkable model of Kerbedanz. The exactness of the mechanical development is guaranteed by the biggest tourbillon for wristwatch of the world.”

On the wrist, Maximus is 49mm wide in titanium or 18k gold. All forms will be restricted versions (normally). More significant is the size of the tourbillon gathering. It is altogether 27mm wide, which is bigger than a decent number of women’s watches. The tourbillon itself is a determination of 73 sections and altogether are said to weigh simply 1.35g – still rather light given the size of the tourbillon.


Kerbedanz planned it to be a six moment tourbillon, and when combined with the humbly consistent 2.5Hz (18,000bph) beat of the equilibrium wheel – makes for an enjoyably hypnotizing mechanical review insight. Given the enormous size of the tourbillon gathering, the watch needs some rock solid fountainhead power. Physically twisted, the four barrels together figure out how to offer 48 hours of force hold. That is satisfactory, however consider that similar number of barrels in developments which require less force can keep a watch going for longer than seven days. While it isn’t simple to see, the type KRB-08 development has a force save marker on the development obvious through the caseback – a significant and appreciated detail.

I ought to likewise make reference to that you don’t wind the watch as one would typically through the crown. No sir, the Maximus needs greatest force with regards to winding force. So to wind the watch, you need to assume it off and position your fingers on the caseback and turn it. This isn’t a remarkable same framework as the Ulysse Nardin Freak for winding the development, however a similar thought applies. In this way, to value most extreme tourbillon-age on your wrist, you’ll need to wind the Kerbedanz Maximus in a fairly uncomfortable manner about double seven days. That likewise converts into a water obstruction of 30m for the case.

The tourbillon is created from titanium, which is the thing that I likewise recommend as the case material for clients buying this watch. It will permit it to wear all the more comfortably (on the grounds that it is lighter), and fits the subject better. On the other hand, with a name like Maximus, you know at any rate a couple of the potential customers will basically have no real option except to capitulate to their impulses and request the watch in gold.

From a specialized viewpoint, the watch development has a ton of custom parts, yet nothing historic regarding innovation. It shows up, generally, to be an activity in expanding the size of parts to accommodate the size of the huge, halfway mounted tourbillon confine. The development is comprised of 415 sections altogether, and offers simply the time with the tourbillon. Time is shown by two hands which stretch out from under the tourbillon onto the rehaut.

This methods for planning the hour and moment hands is commonsense, however doesn’t offer a huge load of neatness. Indeed, my greatest disappointment with this style of hour and moment hands, is that it is hard to really recognize the two. Another in addition to is no logos on the dial. This is a watch which is about that enormous ol’ tourbillon up front. Over the dial is a significantly domed sapphire precious stone that is about as AR-covered as it can be.

While watches like the Kerbedanz Maximus make for obvious objectives when needing to joke around, things like this make for probably the best “watch toys.” The expressive spotlight on a specific subject (the biggest tourbillon) and the devotion to that topic make this watch worth regarding. Indeed, with the enormous spotlight on size Kerbedanz is requesting a touch of joke, yet I think it conveys its idea. This is a genuine lover item in the manner we used to see from brands like Franck Muller (both Franck Muller and Kerbedanz are really run by Armenians in Switzerland, which is an intriguing piece of trivia).

While I’m not the objective segment of the Kerbedanz Maxiumus in light of the fact that I don’t have a major yacht to flaunt, I do regard the watch and make the most of its unadulterated spotlight on the reason. It has a spot and there will be sufficient purchasers to help the 99 pieces in the restricted release decrease generally rapidly. Most awesome aspect everything is the value, that while unquestionably in genuine high-extravagance domain, feels like 150,000 Swiss Francs not as much as what a comparative watch would have been evaluated at around 2009. Cost for the reference KRBTM49-054WL Kerbedanz Maximus watch is 165,000 CHF. kerbedanz.com

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