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Absolute transparencyPreview BASELWORLD 2017: Sun Tourbillon 1/1

With its new one-of-a-kind Sun Tourbillon model, ArtyA transform mechanical complexity into an authentic work of art, by staging this fascinating flying tourbillon within its patented guitar-shaped case. Dreamed up by Yvan Arpa and produced by MHC, Manufacture Hautes Complications, it sets the tempo for the small seconds appearing at 6 o’clock, as if suspended in mid-air.

Exactly opposite at 12 o’clock sits the barrel with an entirely redesigned bridge. The entire mechanism is fitted inside an X-shaped structure inspired by the struts fitted on the back of guitars for support and reinforcement. This entirely openworked construction houses the entire movement, thereby freeing up all the open parts of the X so as to ensure absolute transparency. Light literally floods through the movement, ensuring one can admire the full beauty of the polished or satin-brushed finishes in subtle shades of grey.