1770 Haute Voltige by Manufacture Royale is an aspiration to freedom. The connoisseur will notice the three bridges including a very ethereal one whose shape, imitating that of the rotor, gives a view of the multiple movement wheels.
This watch from Swiss-made luxury maison Manufacture Royale is like a stunt-flying demonstration. The luxury watch manufacturer has raised the balance wheel and counter on the second time zone above the dial. With 1770 Haute Voltige, Manufacture Royale encourages the freedom to travel by offering a choice of two time zones, directly adjustable by the crown.
The two finely sculpted bridges of the 1770 Haute Voltige progressively rise up on either side of the dial. The first, very ethereal, bridge holds the balance wheel above the setting mechanism, whereas the second bridge harmoniously positions the second dial at a different height. These
raised elements create an impression of lightness and movement with captivating shadow and light effects. The construction offers a view of the oscillations of the ultra-light balance wheel and the motion of the escapement, the beating heart of the watch. The 45 mm diameter steel case features the aesthetic and technical codes of the 1770 collection.
Positioned at 5 o’clock, the small dial of the second time zone contrasts with the sunray of the main dial through a quilted pattern and fine polished rim. Open-worked hands indicating the reference time and full hands on the second time zone complete the very characteristic architecture of the 1770 Haute Voltige, for optimal legibility.
This new movement is called the Calibre MR07. It is the 7th developed by Manufacture Royale since its rebirth in 2010 and thus demonstrates the creative energy and skills brought together in its manufacture.
This calibre highlights a double technical feat: a central hour-and-minute display linked to an off-centre secondary time zone display.
This second time zone comprises an additional difficulty with a setting by the crown instead of the usual push-buttons. This offers comfortable use and pares down the case middle. Its display on an independent dial adapts to all types of time zones, including rare ones, which vary by a half hour or a quarter of an hour. The hand-finishing of the Calibre MR07 is visible through the transparent sapphire caseback.
Manufacture Royale cultivates the art of haute horlogerie by finishing and decorating each individual component by hand.