Cabestan : The moon front and centre

Case : titanium (or gold or platinum), sapphire back, may be personalised Size : 46.5mm x 50.8mm Movement : mechanical hand-wound (Calibre CABEC102L, 72h power reserve), 939 parts, constant force vertical tourbillon with fusee and chain Functions : half-jumping hours, minutes, seconds, power reserve, displayed on rotating drums, 3D moon phases Water resistance : 30m Strap : alligator leather, calfskin, folding clasp Limited series : 135

After a complete overhaul of the organisation, investments in production capacities and human resources to implement them based on a lasting strategy, the new management and shareholding team of Cabestan put in place a year ago is revealing its vision for the brand. Christened Terra Luna, this first 135-piece limited series first catches the eye by its spherical central moon with its generous 7.40 mm diameter, moving within a mechanical arena featuring a fascinating sequence of chains, numerals and wheel trains. Now fully ‘run-in’ and entirely produced in-house, the vertical tourbillon movement boasting a constant force ensured by the fusee and chain comprises 939 parts, including 235 links and 156 rivets – all carefully assembled by hand. In addition to the moon phases and the 72-hour power reserve, this exclusive calibre revealed in all the splendour of its miniature twists and turns also serves to indicate the (half-jumping) hours, minutes and seconds on rotating drums. A delectable horological treat to be savoured without moderation in gold, platinum or titanium versions.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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