NEWTON GENÈVE
SWISS-MADE FLYING TOURBILLON

As the revered mathematician and scientist who discovered the powerful force of gravity, it is only befitting that a watch equipped with a tourbillon (the complication created to counterbalance the negative effects of gravity) pays tribute to Sir Isaac Newton. With its technical sophistication and inherent beauty, Newton Genève Tourbillon honors the man, as well as the illustrious tradition and heritage of classical horology.

Regarded as the noblest of complications and an exemplary demonstration of watchmaking mastery, the construction of a tourbillion is a challenge reserved only for the most skilled watchmakers. A more than two centuries old mechanism, the tourbillon encases the escapement and balance wheel of a mechanical movement within a rotating cage. Should the timepiece remain in one position for an extended period, it offsets the adverse consequences of gravitational pull on the most sensitive components of the escapement, such as the pallet fork and hairspring. Serving as the timing regulator, the hairspring within an escapement is highly susceptible to external elements such as gravity, magnetic fields, temperature swings, and shocks, which can all influence a timepiece’s accuracy. The tourbillon provides continual turning of the escapement and balance wheel thus upholding the timepiece’s precision.

Even more complex, however, is the flying tourbillon mechanism, where only a select few can lay claim to having the required expertise and ability to create one. A one-sided anchor on a flying tourbillon replaces the dual bridge support on opposite sides typically found on a traditional tourbillon. This refined approach to the timepiece component allows for a better view of the captivating mechanism. Indeed, gazing at the spinning flying tourbillon in constant motion on the Newton Genève Tourbillon is hypnotizing and garners deep appreciation for the intricate craftsmanship. The enigmatic mechanism — aptly named after the French word for “whirlwind” — takes center stage at the 6 o’clock position on the dial and offers 100 hours of power reserve with only one barrel.

To further complement the ode to the artistry of traditional watchmaking values, the Newton Genève Tourbillon is also furnished with telltale hallmarks of classical horological design, such as elegant lines, blue hands, and a guilloché dial. The guilloché method is an art form where different elaborate patterns can be produced upon a dial using a specialized machine and skilled operator. Once a very popular technique used to adorn luxury timepieces, today only a small number of manufactures and artisans are proficient in the craft.

Augmenting the exclusivity of the Newton Genève Tourbillon is its controlled production where each model is manufactured in a very limited series. Hailing from the city of Geneva, Switzerland — the undisputed home of haute horology — the Newton Genève Tourbillon is, from conceptualization to final assembly, entirely Swiss made.

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