Thursday, January 13, 2011

Cabestan Watches

The Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Watch was made a reality by Jean-François Ruchonnet. The unique watch is offered in a variety of styles, each with a signature chain/cog/triple drum digital layout. The different cases offered include the titanium, yellow gold or rose gold (see illustration). There is even also a diamond-encrusted case for those looking to add a touch of sparkle to this unique design. A wristwatch built around a winch-driven chain fusee movement, it has a tiny 450 link chain and nickel silver drums; altogether there are 1,352 separate components. This design is definitely a piece of art for your wrists. Two rotating drums indicate the time, while further drums show power reserves. You can wind the watch using the glorious little capstans. These handmade watches are surely exclusive with just 4 watches being produced every month. Last years the production was sold out in a short time and this year too, it promises to have the same fate...

Not only is the aspect unusual so is the functioning. The Cabestan watches are based on a system of capstans similar to the ones used in nautical equipments. The concept, of clear naval inspiration, is ought to Jean-François Ruchonnet.

Elegant Cabestan Watches with black color and silver combination

Favorite Cabestan Watches for girls

Elegant Cabestan Watches with silver color

Brown and gold combination in Cabestan Watches

Modern Cabestan Watches

Elegant Cabestan Watches with gold combination

Unique Cabestan Watches

Black Cabestan Watches

If you look long enough, you might even be able to draw parallels with the design and construction of great ships from more than a thousand years ago.

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