LUNA NERA is the result of Eric Coudray’s imagination, Master watchmaker renowned and genius of the brand identity. He signs a superb achievement by combining the typical technology of vertical capstan wheels, fusée-and-chain, with a sumptuous moon phase in 3-dimensions. By this additional complication, the knowledge and the mechanical exclusive creation are highlighting the potential of the brand.
The sapphire crystal in giant screen, which represents a large window facing the sky, allows us to observe the mechanism of the watch and more particularly the 3D moon, as do astronomers from their observatories.
This exceptional piece is composed of a manually wound movement: caliber CAB EC 102L, with 46 rubies. The mechanism indicates the hours, minutes, seconds and power reserve by drums, one characteristic of this collection. The time is semi-jumping for easier reading, and the moon phase, meanwhile, is at the center of the movement and is represented by a sphere of 7.40 mm diameter.
Caliber CAB EC 102L, manually wound with Swiss lever escapement, entirely conceived, developed and built by the Cabestan Manufacture
Tourbillon regulated at 6 positions with constant force delivered by a system of fusée-and-chain
Frequency: 21 600 alt/h or 3 Hz
3D sphere representing the moon phase at the center of the movement, rewinding with an individual crown
Stainless steel chain 160 mm long composed of 235 links and 156 rivets, all assembled manually
72 hours power reserve
Two sapphire crystals hand-fitted to each case (case and back)
Three functional capstans: rewinding, time setting and 3D-moon setting