"Volna is developing the Volnatomic Liquid Tourbillon under the guidance of Yvan Arpa.
Housing a liquid element inside a noble movement that is a worthy representative of time-honoured expertise: such is the watchmaking challenge taken up by the Concepto Watch Factory based in La Chaux-de-Fonds. A technical feat successfully achieved in this exceptional, rebellious and daring piece that welcomes its traditional enemy and defies the laws of water resistance.
An allegory of nuclear energy
The movement with its design inspired by the interior of ballistic missile nuclear submarines (SSBN), in tune with brand identity codes, features cut-out bridges with sandblasted, hand-bevelled finishing, a honeycomb structure and an atomic reactor symbolised by a tourbillon carriage shaped like an atomic propeller. Two “tanks” positioned at 8 and 10 o’clock are embedded into the movement mainplate and contain a blue-coloured fluid that is also visible through a sapphire crystal on the side of the watch.
During winding and time-setting operations, the crown activates the pictogram and the arrow as if to signal danger and the need to escape.
The yellow colour applied to various movement parts contains superluminova pigments which are also present in the immersed central tube of each tank evoking uranium storage pools.
When plunged into darkness, the movement treats us to a spectacular luminescent festival in which crime scene, emergency exit and radiation danger signs meet and mingle to create impressive visual effects.
Whether by day or night, the Volnatomic Liquid Tourbillon will be admired on the wrist of only ten passionate enthusiasts.
Mechanical hand-wound movement with a tourbillon carriage performing one revolution per minute and shaped like an atomic symbol Functions: hours, minutes, tourbillon Calibre: Concepto C-8019
Diameter: 32.6mm Thickness: 5.70mm Jewelling: 19 jewels Frequency: 21,600 vph – 3 Hz 72-hour power reserve
Cut-out bridges and mainplate with sandblasted hand-bevelled finishing, honeycomb structure and yellow motifs with superluminova. Two liquid tanks at 8 and 10 o’clock, filled with blue-coloured fluid and featuring immersed central tube with superluminova pigments
Case Black PVD – treated grade 5 titanium Diameter: 46.5mm Water resistance: 50 metres
Hands Yellow hour and minute hands with superluminova Glass 2.5mm thick spherical sapphire crystal glareproofed on both sides. Strap Genuine rubber with yellow hand stitching, black PVD-coated double pin buckle. Limited edition of 10
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