50.6593/221 - Le Duel Perpetuel Tourbillon Noir


9″ x 11″ x 4″

  • Made in Switzerland
  • Tourbillon
  • Perpetual calendar, day, date, month, year
  • Double retrograde seconds, power reserve indicator
  • Palladium plated wheels, black Côtes de Géneve
  • 40 days power reserve, 70 jewel, spring wind, cal.2010T
  • Limited edition of 88 pieces by L’Epee
  • L’Epée makes the fascination of a swashbuckling historical romance live again with the magic of a double animation of dueling swords. The animated logo is in fact a power-reserve indicator and double-retrograde seconds complication.

    The 2 crossed swords are the signature and emblem of the l’Epée brand. In fencing, the symbolism of swords that cross is highlighted by the “En garde” high position at the beginning of the fight and the “Surrender” bottom position at the end of the duel.

    The Power-Reserve Indicator

    The Power-Reserve Indicator can be seen at 6 o’clock. It is at its maximum when the two swords cross to form the logo of the brand. When they separate, the angle between the swords opens gradually and after 40 days of autonomy, it is time to surrender! The logo has been reversed and the 2 swords are pointing down.

    The Double Retrograde Second

    The Double Retrograde Second depicts two crossed swords keeping step with time for 20 seconds before returning instantly to the “en garde” position.

    The animation of the Double Retrograde Second begins its 20 seconds cycle by 2 swords ready to fight in the “en garde” position. Then the 2 swords begin to move towards each other and cross as it is done in fencing. At the end of the 20 seconds, when the 2 swords are reaching the logo display, they both jump back to the “en garde” position to begin a new cycle.

    Perpetual In Line Calendar

    To go even further in the horological art, this clock is equipped with an in line Perpetual Calendar Complication that indicates the Day, Date, Month and Year. When the clock is working, the display of the Julian calendar is done through jumping discs. The clock does not need to be reset for February or Leap Year.

    The energy is accumulated by a mechanical system throughout the day and then this energy is released at midnight allowing discs to jump from one indication to another instantly.

    If it is necessary to go back, there is no need to stop the clock, the adjustment in reverse is possible and the discs are sliding backwards. The system Day, Date, Month and Year does not get out of sync even when going into reverse from January 1 to December 31 or in leap years. This is particularly rare and unusual for this type of complication.

    Tourbillon Carrousel

    A close look of that most sought Tourbillon complication is quite fascinating and displays its beauty and the spectacular “two swords” bridge that reminds us of the great history of l’Epée.

    The L’Epée Tourbillon performs a revolution in 60 seconds and the dimensions of the cage are such that all the beauty of the details is enhanced.

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    Le Duel Perpetuel with its limited edition of 88 pieces, is the living proof that l’Epée has been pursuing since 1839 its long tradition of horological innovations. These pieces are made to order. Each is constructed and shipped from Switzerland before quality inspection in our shop. Please contact us directly if you are interested in this clock as prepayment is required.

    • Model: 50.6593/221
    • 1 Units in Stock
    • Manufactured by: L'Epee

    This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 12 June, 2014.

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