Originated from the pioneering spirit of 2001, the Swiss Athens watch continued its nautical theme watch in 2013. ‘Freak Cruiser’ has set sail and sailed towards the blue sea. The watch inherits the flying Carrousel Tourbillon and the Athens watch’s unique two-way silicon escapement. The bezel of this extraordinary timepiece and the rotatable upper and lower bridges are now equipped with dark blue sea water, like an experienced Sailor-like, known as the Blue Cruiser during the voyage.
The innovative ideas and craftsmanship of watches are unprecedented in the horological world, and they are still an unparalleled masterpiece to this day. Without the dial and hands, the ‘Blue Cruiser’ tourbillon shows the time by the movement of the movement: the lower bridge is connected to the center of the watch, and the hour can be displayed when rotating; and the upper bridge in the shape of a hollow anchor contains a set of gears, The gossamer and Athens’ unique bidirectional silicon escapement display the minutes. The watch is called the Flying Carrousel Tourbillon. As the name suggests, this system completely breaks through the imagination of freedom, because the watch no longer needs the central axis of the movement like the previous generation, and the entire structure is supported by the movement of the surface sapphire crystal glass.
The operation mode of the ‘Blue Cruiser’ tourbillon is different from that of ordinary watches. Take off the crown and buttons, and adjust the time by turning the bezel in both directions. As for the movement of the movement, the watch’s back cover is equipped with bearings, which can be wound by winding the mainspring, providing a seven-day power reserve. The two bezels on the surface and the rear case cover are an integral part of the movement. The innovative hand-wound movement can be clearly appreciated by seeing through the back case.
The case can be made of 18K white gold or 18K rose gold. The diameter of this avant-garde ship is 45mm. You can enjoy the infinite charm of mechanical operation. It is equipped with a blue or brown crocodile leather strap with a folding buckle to show nobility. Elegant, the ‘Blue Cruiser’ tourbillon is suitable for any occasion.
Movement: UN-205 movement, the time is displayed through the movement of the movement, flying Caruso Tourbillon
Power reserve: 7 days, sliding spring
Vibration frequency: 28,800 times per hour (4 Hz)
Rotational inertia: 8 mg * cm2, adjusted by 4 screws
Hairspring: Silicon hairspring, unique design of Athens watch
Escapement: Athens’ unique bi-directional silicon escapement, no need for oiling
Trajectory: one revolution per hour
Winding method: Manual winding, the winding mechanism is driven by turning the bottom case cover. One rotation of the bottom case cover is equivalent to storing 12 hours of power
Function: Display hour / minute through movement
Time setting: release the locking device and turn the outer ring
Case: 18K rose gold or 18K white gold
Case diameter: 45 mm
The spirit of sailing is to pursue the discovery of completely new things as the highest pursuit. As early as 168 years ago, Ulysse Nardin, the founder of the Athenian watch brand, already produced astronomical clocks in Neuchâtel surrounded by mountains in Switzerland. He devoted himself to the accurate design of marine timepieces, and is famous for his impeccable marine astronomical clock. 50 countries have set the Athens watch marine clock as the standard configuration of the navy to protect human navigation. Since then, Athens Watch has won more than 4,300 championship awards, of which 18 are the world’s most respected gold awards, while also obtaining the largest number of mechanical watch patents. Science, innovation and imagination have inspired the Athens watch, and talented ghosts have repeatedly created a precedent. They have led the global watchmaking industry with unprecedented design concepts and bold breakthroughs. Relying on the firm belief of independent development, Athens Watch uses the bold innovation and the pursuit of excellence in watch manufacturing to interpret the ultimate professional attitude and the purest philosophy of top watchmaking experts.