The new Ateliers de Monaco Grand Tourbillon XP Ronde d’Or replica model seems to be based on their last year’s Black Casino “only watch.”
The new Ateliers de Monaco Grand Tourbillon XP Ronde d’Or sports almost identical dial layout, however its delicate movement is nevertheless enclosed in a more mainstream round case measuring 43 mm in diameter and healthy 13 mm in height.
Powered by the same patented XP (“XP” here stands for Xtreme Precision) 1-minute tourbillon movement with silicium escape wheel and lever, the watch demonstrates pretty much impressive tolerance of 0-2 seconds in 24 hours.
Besides the silicium escapement, this terrific accuracy is also achieved with a number of hi-tech production methods that, among others, include the deep reactive-ion etching technology that was originally developed for microelectromechanical systems and DRAM memory circuits.
Of course, the guilloched part of the movement, which visible through the cutout in the dial, is somewhat dissonant with the rest of the setup, but that’s probably a matter of personal tastes.
Made of 31 parts, the case features a titanium core and is covered with brushed and polished white gold side panels. Its display case back covered with a sapphire glass provides good view at hand-decorated movement with de Monaco’s unique 18-carat solid gold rotor.
The body of the best quality fake De Monaco copy watch is almost perfectly matched with the partly skeletonized dial that features something that looks a mother-of-pearl inlay, a pair skeletonized hours and minutes hands, as well as a nicely executed tourbillon escapement.
Price is yet to be announced, although it is clear that the limited edition watch will be quite expensive.
Photos: Ateliers de Monaco
Ateliers de Monaco Grand Tourbillon XP Ronde d’Or watch specification
Price range: TBD, expensive
Movement: XP 1-minute Tourbillon, automatic, in-house, hand-engraved, 28,800 vph, sapphire tourbillon bridge
Complications: 1-minute tourbillon
Power reserve: N/A
Case material: White gold, 18-carat
Bezel material: White gold
Case shape: Round
Transparent case back: Yes, sapphire glass
Case size: 43 mm
Case height: 13 mm
Dial: Dark gray with white gold elements, partially skeletonized
Hands: White gold
Water resistance: 30 meters
Strap: Hand-stitched black alligator leather strap with folding buckle in 18-carat white gold
The Monaco-based watch manufacture is going to limit the Ronde d’Or production at mere 18 mens De Monaco replica watch.