MrWatchMaster Opinion: Ateliers deMonaco – Haute Horlogerie at a New Level

MrWatchMaster Opinion: Ateliers deMonaco – Haute Horlogerie at a New Level

Ateliers deMonaco is the outcome of a man’s dream who wished to create his own tourbillon minute repeater movement

Since 2008, Ateliers deMonaco has placed great emphasis on the development of new complicated mechanical movements, such as its own tourbillon minute repeater which let the brand enter into a very exclusive group of watchmakers having the ability to design and manufacture such a complication in-house.

We have always dreamt about making a mechanical watch movement which would be the most precise in the world.” Pim Koeslag, CEO, Master Watchmaker and Co-Founder, Ateliers deMonaco

The manufacture has already been rewarded with 4 patents:

Perpetual calendar with ‘EaZy adjust’ system

The Quantième Perpétuel collection is made with an in-house developed perpetual calendar with an ‘EaZy adjust’ system allowing to set the time, date, day, week, month and (leap) year by just using the crown.

Stunning: Quantième Perpétuel Turini (Courtesy of Ateliers deMonaco)

‘eXtreme Precision 1 minute’ tourbillon

The Tourbillon collection is made with an in-house developed ‘eXtreme Precision 1 minute’ tourbillon, one of the most accurate tourbillon movements in the world.

eXtreme Precision: Tourbillon Oculus (Courtesy of Ateliers deMonaco)

Flyback chronograph with ‘direct return to zero’ mechanism

A pending patent for the ‘direct return to zero’ mechanism: the latter is unlike any other chronographs directly activated by the 4 o’clock pusher. Its flyback hammer is programmed to action and disengage the chronograph clutch wheel, engage the brake, and turn the chronograph’s second and minute wheel all at the same time.

Flyback chronograph with Patented ‘’Direct return to zero’’ mechanism (Courtesy of Ateliers deMonaco)

Geneva seal with ‘Freebeat’ regulation system

The patented ‘Freebeat’ regulation system allows them to regulate the length of the hairspring with an adjustable crémaillère (straight bar with teeth on one edge, allowing it to be fixed at different length) obsoleting the need for the regulation pins and thus avoiding the interference.

A Modern Classic: Poinçon de Geneve ceritified with ‘’Freebeat’’ regulation system (Courtesy of Ateliers deMonaco)

Inspiration is just the beginning of creation and achievement. Watchmaking art is the expression of a passion for the finest details and the perfection of actions. That’s the reason why Ateliers deMonaco haute horlogerie vision and commitment are henceforth embodied in a new brand signature, Noblesse Oblige…

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