If you haven’t heard of Giberg Haute Horlogerie, you are missing out on some truly exceptional craftsmanship. Specialising in incredible, ultra-limited pieces, they create every aspect of their designs with both great skill and (rather unusually) imagination. Take the Trilevis 6118, a flying tourbillon – which sounds familiar, right? At the risk of getting too far into the technical swamp of horological genius, you won’t have seen anything like this before. The manufacture prides itself on producing extremely precise pieces, something which is achieved by equipping the balance with mass weights, shifting the proportions of the balance wheel and allowing for a different dynamic.
The tourbillon, supported by ball bearings, can then boast a power reserve of at least 72 hours. The tourbillon takes pride of place in some very beautiful pieces. It is the star of Alagaro, an elegant ultra-limited piece that can be customised. Beautifully crafted from a sapphire ceramic case with yellow gold, with a diamond bezel and sapphire dial adding an understated luxury edge, it shows just how stylish technical accomplishment can be.
In Olora, technicality unites with culture – here, the watch acts as a tribute to Anna Pavlova’s role in Swan Lake, with the flying tourbillon seeming to dance at the heart of the watch. A case framed with swans is a succinct finishing touch. Storytelling is also at the heart of Niura, which hints at the tales of 1001 Nights with its other-worldly red gold case studded with diamonds and rubies.
It’s a larger women’s watch, but is still perfectly comfortable thanks to an ingenious swinging frame which means it fits easily on the wrist. It’s just another example of how carefully every detail is considered from a brand who have raised the bar to dizzying new heights.
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