Cabestan “Ferrari” Winch Tourbillon Vertical
At Baselworld this year we found ourselves with our friends at the Cabestan stand where they released a few special edition watches such as the Dragon and Snake Nera (a derivative from the previous Luna Nera). However, there was one watch that stood-out most to us, which is a piece unique and we wanted to get up close and personal with this particular design. The only problem was, it was on display and there was a policy in place that nobody could physically touch the watch no matter who it was. Knowing the collector we made a single call to Indonesia for him to give us authorization to review his watch. Without much convincing, the collector contacted the owner of Cabestan and it was made official that we could personally handle this 1of1 piece unique.
This moment in itself showed the power of 1 of 1 World.
This piece is called the Cabestan “Ferrari” Winch Tourbillon Vertical. As the name suggests, this design was inspired by the collectors’ passion for Ferrari and he wanted something to compliment his supercar every time he found himself driving his Ferrari. As we all know, Ferrari is known for its signature red colour, so the genuine croc leather watchstrap was designed with a glossy red colour. Getting to the casing of the watch, the Winch Vertical Tourbillon has an amazing unique appearance that has captured mainly the Asian market by storm. The case of this particular unique piece is made from red gold with a specially shaped sapphire glass to compliment its design. We then had a close-up look at the movement of the watch and noticed the Ferrari inspired piece didn’t end with just the watchstrap. The hour, minute and second movements where also colour coordinated with the Italian flag colours in order (green, white and red). I’m sure this piece will be featured again on our site but with the owners Ferrari present, making it Picture Perfect.
Caliber CAB EC102, manually wound with Swiss lever escapement, entirely conceived, developed and built by the Cabestan manufacture
Total of 910 components fully assembled and regulated by hand
Vertical tourbillon regulated in 6 positions with constant force delivered by the fusée-and-chain
Frequency: 21 600 alt/h or 3 Hz
Vertical system of wheels
Stainless steel chain 160 mm long composed of 235 links and 156 rivets, all assembled manually
Time-setting and winding with a miniature dynamometric winch
Hours, minutes, seconds and 72-hour power reserve displayed on three engraved rotary drums, colored markings in Super Luminova
Cases in brushed natural titanium, black PVD titanium, 3N yellow gold, 5N pink gold, palladium white gold and platinum
Two sapphire metallized crystals hand-fitted to each case
Two functional capstans: winding and time setting
Size: 46 mm (l) x 36 mm (L) [41 mm including crown] x 16.5 mm (h)
Dynamometric stylus for winding and time setting stored in the box
Winch handle for winding and time setting stored in the deployant buckle