The Kerbedanz A’Ghrian has undergone tough testing set up by the Chronometry Competition – Le Locle 2015 since May 28, 2015.
The first stage in the process, the actual nomination, is already considered a victory in itself by professionals, scientists and the specialized media. Because many of those registered, never make it beyond the first lap. Their names? No one will ever know since only those cited can stay in the competition.
A'Ghrian, symbolism and luminosity in a limited series
In Gaelic, the term A'ghrian refers to the sun, which is female in this language. No wonder, then, that the metaphors used to describe this timepiece tend to be filled with femininity, Celtic musicality, and mysticism.
The exclusive hand-crafted three-layer laminated dial and movements are created, manufactured and decorated by Kerbedanz. The hand-wound tourbillon caliber KRB-01 was designed, built and decorated by the brand and the movement manufacturer Technotime. It features 27 jewels, 28,800 oscillations per hour, a double spring barrel and 120 hours of power reserve. The tourbillon cage is located in the southwest, between 7 and 8 o'clock, in the axis of the crown, located between 1 and 2 o'clock. This is in the northeast, where the sun comes up in the northern hemisphere, depending on the time of year.
The A'ghrian timekeeper is the first of a limited and numbered series. It's 43-millimeter case, cut out of 18-karat white gold, features a number of secret – or only discreetly visible – visual references to the sun.
The watch comes on an alligator Mississippiensis leather strap with a Kerbedanz personalized folding, and a "Birth Book."