From the magical mind of Sébastien Chaulmontet comes a skeleton flying-tourbillon that is meant for to be worn every day!
The U40 is lightweight but achieves a high degree of rigidity through its beam style bridges, which are attached to highly modified plates that support the flying tourbillon, making it seem as though the movement is floating in the air.
Fashioned out of grade 5 titanium and other lightweight materials, the architecture of the movement supplants the traditional main-plate design that blocks the view of so many beautiful movements in the industry.
In order to provide a full view of the entire movement as well as tourbillion barrel, and tourbillion itself, the U40 has a sandwich of sapphire around a six point beam structure of bridges that seem to suspend the functional parts like trapeze artists.
The U40 is also made for comfort. With an innovative rubberized strap and a thin profile, you will be comfortable wearing this with dress or casual clothing, at work or at play. The urban design is not overpowering, yet all who know will see a great amount of painstaking design peeking from beneath the sleeve. The advanced ADLC coatings also make it almost impervious to scratches with normal use.
Unlike many of the upscale manufacturers who use space aged technology, advanced carbons and metals in their lightweight pieces, the staid and subtle depth of this piece is enhanced by the use of a subtle grey and black pallet. You won’t find garish reds and yellows trying hard to attract attention with the U40. Instead you will gain the confidence of a timepiece that achieves all the accuracy and a street cred of a superbly designed example of high horology.
These pieces rarely come up on the secondary market and Contrapante is happy to present this very nice and reasonably priced one to you here. Condition is excellent or better and mechanics are warrantied for one year by the company, it comes with box and papers. We have noted one significant scratch on the rear of the watch as can be seen in the photos below, but otherwise very little to reveal that it pre-owned.
Case: Grade 5 Titanium, 40mm width x 10mm height, ADLC coating
Complication: one minute flying Tourbillion
Movement: calibre A-300
Power Reserve: 60 hours
Included: watch, strap, buckle, branded cloth, box, branded loupe, ib
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