A fascinating piece of ingenuity, the in-house caliber BVL206 with manual winding, is regulated by a flying tourbillon making a full rotation every 60 seconds. Defying gravity, its regulator is cantilevered, secured to the plate only, with no upper bridge and thus provides an unimpeded view of this captivating ballet. Its cage is hand finished to the highest standards. Running at 21600 vibrations per hour, its power reserve is rated at 64 hours. The BLV206 caliber also incorporates a smart time-setting indicator: pressing the crown displays a red dot in a tiny aperture at 3 oclock, thereby signalling that the time may be set by simply turning the crown. Once the operation is complete, another press causes the dot to vanish and locks the time-setting mechanism.
The contrast of colors and materials, depth and 3D architecture of the movement are indeed striking. Shadow and light effects transform our perception. Its skeletonized movement is regulated by a tourbillon and comes in a sandblasted finish. Ten bridges radiates from its center serving as indexes. These bridges are enhanced with green luminescent material bars crafted from Superluminovaâ and ITR2â (a hard composite material with carbon nanotubes particles the acronym stands for Innovative, Technical, Revolutionary Resin). Hovering above the movement, the openworked arrow-shaped black hands with luminescent tip seem to be suspended in mid-air.