There’s nothing subtle about the title of this new watch, which, with one ten-letter word, suggests something groundbreaking’s going on. Thanks to a host of technically advanced features rarely seen in horology, however, this one just might live up to its name.
For starters, the new Manufacture Royale 1770 Micromegas Revolution, which was announced by the brand this month in a slow rollout around the world, includes not one but two flying tourbillon escapements. While most tourbillons are fixed in their position with a visible bridge these two escapements look as though they’re floating in thin air, with one completing a full revolution every 60 seconds (at 3 Hz) and the other rotating every six seconds (at 4 Hz) for added precision.
The watch face features a subsidiary dial to track the hours, a rotating skeletonized disk to indicate minutes, and a medium sized rotor to power the MR08 caliber self-winding movement. In short, everything on this watch rotates, making the “Revolution" descriptor an even more apt namesake.
The 45mm watch is being offered in titanium (price: $150,700) and in 18-karat rose gold (price: $178,200) with a black crocodile strap. Due to the complexity of the movement, only ten timepieces (approximately) will be made a year. Find them at authorized Manufacture Royale retailers around the world.
For more breakthrough luxury watches for men, see our reviews for the Panerai Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater Carillon Tourbillon GMT, the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater, the Montblanc Timewalker Pythagore Ultra Light, and the Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon 30 Degrees Technique Sapphire.