Manufacture Royale: 1770 Micromegas Revolution13 October 2016
Manufacture Royale presents the new 1770 Micromegas Revolution, a timepiece featuring a double flying tourbillon with two different rotation speeds named in tribute to a legendary character imagined by Voltaire.
“Micromegas” (small/large) is the story of the giant Micromégas and a dwarf from the planet Saturn who travel the universe seeking knowledge. Inspired by this character, the 1770. Micromegas Revolution is a groundbreaking timepiece featuring a dial display that is at once revolutionary and captivating, both technically and visually.
Two flying tourbillons spin at two different rotation speeds, one at 6 seconds and the other at 60 seconds. An hour hand tracks a subdial while a skeletonized turning disc indicates minutes. Together with an oscillating automatic rotor, these elements all combine to interpret the passing of time in an anthology of revolving indications.
Both cages are connected by a torque stabilizer directly linked to the main power source, the barrel, with no intermediaries for the regulating mechanisms.
Building on this concept, the 1770 Micromegas Revolution has a completely new heart that makes it beat: calibre MR08. This exclusive movement reveals a medium-sized rotor on its dial. A notable exception among similar timepieces, its automatic winding system is mounted on ceramic ball bearings and features a power reserve of approximately 40 hours.
Every indication of time is therefore displayed independently. “Revolution” is a perfectly appropriate name for this timepiece, since everything on its dial is revolving: the two cages, the hour hand, the minute disk, and the rotor, a fascinating spectacle!
By Jacopo Corvo