Manufacture Royale injects modern design DNA into dual timer collection

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Manufacture Royale has embraced a more modern aesthetic for its Royale ADN collection that is hitting retail this month.

ADN is the acronym in French for DNA.

The collection uses the company’s ninth calibre — the MR09 — which was designed, built, and assembled in its workshops located in Vallorbe, Switzerland.

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The skeletonised watch with flying tourbillon displays two independent time zones.  The local time is indicated by a jumping-aperture disc that reveals the time as it jumps from one hour to the next.

This occurs above a 12-hour dial while a sweeping sword-shaped hand tracks the minutes on the same plane.

The home time, or second time zone, remains legible and accurate with its own gear train indicating hours and minutes in a traditional display.

Manufacture Royal is making only 28 of the watches this year.

 

The calibre MR09 is regulated by a one-minute flying tourbillon which fights against the effects of gravity. Mounted on ceramic ball bearings and comprised of a silicon escapement wheel and pallet, the tourbillon cage is fixed only on one side. and keeps time for up to 80 hours.

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