Manufacture Royale presents two-speed double tourbillon at Salon QP

Manufacture Royale will demonstrate its very latest 1770 Micromegas Revolution for the first time in the UK at SalonQP.

Named after a short story by the company’s founder, the philosopher Voltaire, the timepiece has two flying tourbillons spinning at two different rotation speeds, one at 6 seconds and the other at 60 seconds.

An hour hand tracks a subdial while a skeletonised turning disc indicates minutes.

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The watch isn’t the first in the world to have two tourbillions, but Manufacure Royale claims it is the first to see two tourbillon cages rotating at a different rate.

The cage on the left side of the dial completes a rotation in only 6 seconds, whereas the cage on the right side of the dial moves 10 times slower, requiring a full minute to complete its rotation.

Both cages are connected by a torque stabiliser directly linked to the main power source, the barrel, with no intermediaries for the regulating mechanisms.

The 1770 Micromegas Revolution uses a new mechanism, the automatic calibre MR08 with a 40 hour power reserve.

They are available in titanium, priced at CHF 137,000 and in rose gold for CHF 162,000.

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