Fledgling Swiss watchmaker AkriviA, which was formed in 2012, is continuing to demonstrate its mastery of traditional horology skills with the creation of AkriviA Tourbillon Regulator.
The watch was designed and made by Rexhep Rexhepi the brand’s master watchmaker, who has been honing his skills since joining Patek Philippe as an apprentice at the age of 14.
“With this Tourbillon Regulator, AkriviA displays its serious determination to be a custodian of traditional skills and even makes its own contribution to the existing know-how,” the company says.
The Tourbillon Regulator is a study in minimalism designed to highlight the details of its hand-wound movement.
Its escapement block is composed of a 13.7mm carriage revolving in one minute and housing a Breguet balance-spring connected to the “AkriviA” balance wheel oscillating at the rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour. The 100 hours of autonomy is supplied by a single barrel. The 11.6mm “AkriviA” balance wheel features four spokes forming a “Quadriskell” , with four fine-adjustment inertia-blocks at the end of each, the company explains.
The purpose of putting in place these various devices is to have the Tourbillon Regulator certified by two institutions: the COSC and the Poinçon de Genève.
“The elaborate nature of the movement finishes is the exact opposite of the outward austerity: the movement features 50 inward angles and is entirely decorated on both visible and hidden parts: domed chamfering, hand-crafted Côtes de Genève, circular graining, straight graining. This AK-04 calibre was both developed and finished entirely by Rexhep Rexhepi and his team,” AkriviA states.
AkriviA has no UK retailers at present, but has exhibited for the past two years at Salon QP in London.