Crown Winder - Ultimate by Bernard Favre
Limited edition 99 pieces
The Art of Winding Back Time
Designed to power self-winding mechanical watches with any level of complication, the new masterpiece from the collection by Bernard Favre – the “Crown Ultimate” –is a genuine piece of workshop equipment.
Assembled and checked in the workshops of Bernard Favre, all the components of the “CROWN Ultimate” have been entirely manufactured in Switzerland according to the highest quality standards.
Taking inspiration from the functions and codes of traditional watchmaking, this remarkable creation is designed for very exacting customers who are passionate about fine mechanics.
A system of cogs, powered by an extremely silent and very low-consumption electric motor, drives a clamp fixed on the watch crown.
The rotation of this crown winds the barrel spring until it is at full capacity.
Once winding is complete, and when the spring is fully tensioned, an electronic command from the motor interrupts the process.
When the switch is in the “ON” position, the motor is automatically activated every two hours to ensure the barrel spring is optimally tensioned.
Thanks to its rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the device guarantees an operating autonomy of 6 months.
The adaptable support can house timepieces from 24 to 60 mm in diameter.
The timepiece is fixed using four moveable rods which can be individually adjusted.
These rods are covered in leather to protect the watch case.
Rotating the support, which is graduated over a 135-degree segment, enables the crown to be precisely positioned irrespective of the position of the crown on the watch case.
A setting wheel can also be used to adjust the height of the support, according to the thickness of each watch case.
Each “Crown Ultimate” is engraved with its individual number and indicates the number of pieces manufactured.
brass gilded with 5N gold
brass gilded with 5N gold and stainless steel, satin-finishing, polishing and microblasting
rechargeable battery with autonomy of 6 months