At first sight, the Amadeo® Fleurier Braveheart offers its owner all the advantages of a reversible wristwatch, that easily morphs into a table clock or a pocket watch. This first innovation in the case construction is only the tip of the mechanical iceberg, for which six major patents have been filed, including three devoted to the tourbillon carriage alone. A revolutionary balance felly, double-coaxial seconds display mechanism, vertical positioning of the in-house-made cylindrical balance-spring entailing a three-armed tourbillon bridge, escapement and balance wheel positioned on reverse sides of the axis, and all that with exceptional chronometric performance for a flying tourbillon, as well as an extraordinary 22-day power reserve. The worldtempus. com website provides a detailed account of the recipes behind this exceptional exemplar of the 12th art.

A closer look reveals that the back is reserved for the power-reserve display, while two dials display the time in different ways (triangular minutes index or chamfered tips of the tourbillon carriage bridges for the three-sector seconds display). What can one say of the extreme care lavished on the decoration of the 722 components, such as the rounding off of the spider-like arms of the tourbillon carriage, a process that involved two full days of work in itself? This extreme degree of refinement explains why the decoration of certain parts sometimes takes 30 times longer than necessary to merely render it operational. Why not a version set with gems or even entirely personalized ? That would be something…

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