Time and Power who says you can’t have it all? Derived from the iconic HM3 series, MEGAWIND combines a giant 22k gold and titanium winding rotor with highly legible time indication cones rising up from the complex asymmetric case, like truncated old framed monoliths.
Rotating within their twin gold and sapphire crystal frustums, the cones display hours (left) and minutes (right), with the time clearly visible from both the large numbers on the cones as well as duplicate indications on their flat caps.
However, while it may be a temporal desire that attracts the viewer’s gaze towards the three dimensional sculptures housing the hours and minutes, it is likely to be the giant battle-axe shaped winding rotor that mesmerizes the eye as it swings unhurriedly, but indomitably, over the meticulously hand finished movement.
As they revolve, the strong, but lightweight high tech titanium arms of the rotor intermittently reveal tantalizing views through to the fervently oscillating balance wheel.
Power is nothing without control and MEGAWIND offers a perfectly harmonious balance of the two.
MEGAWIND is powered by the beautifully engineered, JeanMarc Wiederrecht – designed HM3 engine. Placing the rotor and regulator on the dial side required an inverted movement, which was only possible thanks to two large high tech ceramic bearings – visible through the display back that efficiently transmit time up to the revolving hour and minute cones above. Rotating domes of this size and shape posed a number of technical challenges. The hour and minute domes are machined from solid blocks of aluminium, chosen for its optimal strength to weight ratio; this reduces energy requirements to an absolute minimum.
Close inspection of the case – which comprises over 50 separate components is rewarded with a myriad of carefully considered details, including the beveled perimeter of the rotor display crystal that adds visual flair as the angles catch and reflect flashes of light; the bespoke clover head glod screws; and the cleverly integrated lugs attaching the strap.
MEGAWIND is available in red gold with a 22k red gold rotor or white gold with a sky blue 22k gold rotor.