Devised and manufactured completely in the brand’s workshops in Lussy-sur-Morges, Hysek Verdict Double Tourbillon is the world’s first double tourbillon equipped with an automatic winding. Apart from the feature that gave the name to the model, the new model with a skeletonized face from the Fine Watchmaking series is likewise supplied with another amazing trait which can be deduced by looking at its dial where a small golden rotor lies. This rotor is coupled to another one visible through the case-back and is used to increase the efficiency of winding. Unsurprisingly, the highly complex watch by Hysek will be issued in an extremely restricted series of just eight pieces.
Thanks to its proprietary caliber HW06, the newcomer by Hysek comes with a world premier trait. As it has been mentioned, it is a piece with two tourbillon complications and an automatic winding which is a set of features that has so far never been seen in a single piece. Two tourbillon cages set at the bottom of the dial and visible through the skeletonized face are used for functional purposes and not just for the show. As a matter a fact, tourbillons are independent from each other and are joined by a different gearing mechanism. The entire caliber makes the most of this situation since it has a rate which is actually the average of the ones in the tourbillon which significantly betters the precision of the timekeeper. Speaking of the rate, the watch has the frequency of 28,800 vph.
A Double Micro-Rotor Winding System
The second admirable trait of the watch is likewise hinted on the face of the watch. Somewhere around the ten o’clock position lays a micro-rotor with a shiny golden oscillating weight (constructed from 22 K gold) used for automatic winding of the movement. It is joined with yet another small rotor on the back side in order to increase the efficiency of the process. The entire mechanism secures enough power to keep the watch running for about 45 hours (a couple of hours more or less).
All in all, self-winding caliber HW06 is comprised of no less than 331 parts and 44 jewels. Apart from the hours and the minutes which are designated with the use of traditional central hands, the in-house caliber also enables a date display located at the one o’clock position. Furthermore, the caliber shows off high-end decorations, as it could have been expected. The blackened main-plate of the movement is graced with Cotes de Geneva motif for refined appearance. HW06 moreover includes a less commonly seen Rose des Vents motif that serves as a backdrop for the shiny golden micro-rotor.
Hysek Verdict Double Tourbillon timekeeper is made with a round housing treated with polished and brushed finishes. While the diameter of the case measures to 46 mm, its thickness is precisely 13 mm. As the manufacturer revealed, there will be two available options for the material of the housing: rose gold, or a combination of titanium and rose gold. The Swiss manufacturer paired the model with a black hand-sewn alligator strap which fastens with a fold-over buckle. Moreover, it is worth saying that the watch has a glare-proof sapphire on its front and back, while the supported water resistance measures to 30 meters.
A New Direction – Towards the Past
The new double tourbillon, among few other noveltities, is an example of the new direction of the manufacturer. Though named after the German designer, Jorg Hysek, who established himself as the creator of modern cutting-edge designs, the watchmaker actually does not have an active role in the company anymore. As of this year, the brand has a new ownership and is oriented more towards a classic designs and values.