Haute Time: BaselWorld 2012 Will Unveil The X-Trem-1 Featuring A Tourbillon Timepiece

Watch enthusiasts await the Baselworld every year, and as it is slowly reveiled what will be at Baselworld 2012, they can’t help but look forward to this event. Rumored to steal the watch collectors hearts at Baselworld is Christophe Claret’s X-Trem-1.

A breathtaking splendor, this high-tech, high-end tourbillion timepiece utilizes a magnetic field to create the impression of the hours and minutes hands floating in mid air. The flying tourbillon inclined at a 30° angle, mounted on a three-dimensional curvex titanium mainplate, outfitted with a retrograde hours and minutes display system, makes the X-Trem (X for Experimental Time R for Research E for Engineering M for Mechanism) the first of its kind. The tourbillon movement and the time indication gear trains boast of their own elite energy supply which will help to optimize power distribution and duration. Hours and minutes are indicated by two 4mm-diameter spheres. The case is water resistant up to 100ft.


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