specially created for Only Watch 2011, featuring a mysterious optical fibre display and the patented “Remontage Papillon”.
Case : black PVD-coated grade 5 monobloc titanium, carbon fibre inserts Size : 100x49x23mm Weight : 245g Movement : mechanical with kinetic recovery system (100h power reserve, with an additional three hours added by each case opening), 330 parts including an offcentred flying tourbillon (36mm) mounted on shock-absorbers. Functions : hours, minutes, power reserve, phone, photo, video Water resistance : 30m (watch part) Accessories: chain, ebony wood presentation box, holster, hands-free kit, docking station Limited series: 18
Unveiled last year in a first limited edition, what is doubtless the world’s most exclusive nomadic object stems from four years of research and development. Among the 600 parts requiring six months to assemble by hand are the world’s most off-centred tourbillon (36 mm), mounted on four shock-absorbers; and a patented automatic winding system activated by each opening of the phone which generates an additional three hours of power reserve. Celsuis X VI II has christened this kinetic energy recovery system “Remontage Papillon” (butterfly winding). Representing a micromechanical treasure trove, LeDix eloquently expresses innovation through a range of fascinating features including an original battery-ejection system, cushioned screen-flap closing, and a mechanical-locking flap protecting the connector.
Such aesthetic elegance, functional efficiency and appealing design are not confined to the 245 grams of this jewel carved from a single block of grade 5 titanium. Its intuitive multilingual interface and its cutting-edge electronics are accompanied by an entire “ecosystem” of high-end accessories: a resin and leather docking and synchronisation station; a hand-crafted leather holster; an ingenious brushed metal and leather hands-free kit; a sophisticated chain to attach LeDix Véloce; and naturally a mechanically opening three-compartment presentation box in ebony wood.