We’ve seen the Ateliers deMonaco tourbillon oculus 1297 last year for the first time during watch shows. To celebrate the first year of the Oculus Tourbillon collection they present two new models limited to 88 pieces only. The small time diplay and troubillon are encased in a black titanium case which gives it a sportier look in their collection. This line is easily recognisable by its dial which is composed of small lozenges, inspired by Monaco’s coat of arms.
Made from ultra light titanium which is covered in a black DLC coating this watch will sit comfortably on your wrist. The Hand-stitched alligator strap matches perfectly with the case. Same goes for the dark grey dial which makes the actual function and complication stand out even more. You strap the watch to your wrist with a folding clasp which I usually prefer for watches of this calibre as there is less fiddling around to close it. With all that stealthy black on your wrist the first things you will notice are the small time displat (with dauphine hands) at 12 o’clock. Available in two variations the small dial comes either in white or red gold. On the lower side of the dial you will find the tourbillon at 6 o’clock.
The Ateliers deMonaco Tourbillon Oculus 1297 sure is a stand out watch. The style and quality is something special and it comes at a friendly price-tag considering the tourbillon which normally sets you back around 100K easily. For me the white gold version is the favourite combination of them both. More info in the press info below and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.
Ateliers deMonaco Tourbillon Oculus 1297 Titane
Emanating from the Tourbillon Oculus 1297 collection, these two new timepieces are equipped with the manufacture dMc-980 calibre. Designed, developed, built and assembled in the Ateliers deMonaco manufacture, this patented tourbillon movement is called: Tourbillon XP1. It is one of the most precise in the world with a tolerance between 0 to 2 seconds per 24 hours.
These two automatic models have the Ateliers deMonaco signature rotor. The latest represents the Principality’s crown which is carefully hand-engraved in 22K gold.For the first time, the manufacturer envelops its movement with an ultra-light black DLC titanium case. The dial is made with the use of a new technology: a five axis laser. This latest innovation does not burn the material but enhances it giving the sought-after form. In this case, it is the signature symbol of Ateliers deMonaco: the lozenge. The mention Ateliers deMonaco is also written on the rim of the dial.
The two new models are recognizable by a small dial at 12 o’clock or in rose gold colour or in white gold colour. In order to be faithful to the Oculus model, an opening on the tourbillon’s cage at 6 o’clock allows us to see the heartbeat of the watch. Lastly, to glorify the whole, the watch is mounted on a black alligator leather strap adorned with a hand-stitched and folding buckle in titanium black DLC for a more convenient use.
More info on the official Ateliers deMonaco website.
Case material: Black DLC titaniuim
Movement: Automatic dMc-980 caliber
Power: 42 hours
Water resistance: 30meter / 3ATM
Dial: Multi-layer dial with roman numerals in white or red gold
Strap: Hand-stitched alligator strap
Buckle: Titanium folding buckle
Ateliers deMonaco Tourbillon Oculus 1297 Titane price is 62.100 CHF (58.500 EU 61.100 USD)