Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Logical one Secret Kakau Höfke

Courtesy of Romain Gauthier
43 mm of white gold with an intriguing twist - a front cover fit with a hinge that allows the inner workings to be seen up close and personal.

Courtesy of Romain Gauthier


Name: Logical one Secret Kakau Höfke
Reference number: MON000168
Limited edition: Unique piece

Features and indications
Intricate stone micro-marquetry adaptation of Kakau Höfke’s Rio de Janeiro artwork on white gold cover and subdials
Movement features chain-and-fusee style constant force system, push-button winding and superlative hand finishing
Hours, minutes, small seconds and 46-hour power reserve indicator

Stone micro-marquetry on white gold cover and hour and minute subdials
No. of lavender jade tiles: 270
No. of blue agate tiles: 82

Tiles cut by laser then adjusted, finished and applied by hand at Olivier Vaucher’s atelier 

Dial and hands
Lavender jade marquetry on hour and minute subdials
Skeletonised hour and minute hands in 18k white gold
Solid small seconds hand in 18k white gold
Subdials fixed via Romain Gauthier polished screw with distinctive s-slot 

In-house manufacture movement
Dimensions: 35.5mm x 10.5mm 
Power reserve: 46 hours 
Number of jewels: 37 in movement, 34 for chain 
Number of components: 357
Balance frequency: 28,800 vph / 4Hz 
Movement plates and bridges: titanium, stainless steel and brass
Movement finish: palladium-treated
Finishing: Highest level haute horlogerie finishing, including hand-polished screws and jewel countersinks; hand-bevelled and hand-polished bridges and plates

Case and Strap
Case material: 18k white gold 
Dimensions: 43mm x 15mm
Water resistance: 30m /3atm / 100ft
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating front and
display back 
Crown for time-setting at 2 o’clock
Push button for winding at 9 o’clock
Pusher for unlocking cover at 4 o’clock
Strap and buckle: alligator leather strap hand-stitched in Switzerland with 18k white gold pin buckle

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