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.
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.