|Case Material||Rose Gold / White Gold / Titanium / Stainless Steel|
|Functions||Minutes / Seconds / Hours / Date|
|Water resistance||50 m|
|Strap||Alligator / Leather / Rubber|
|Features||Limited Edition of 1/11/33|
The Raptor Tourbillon, designed by Fabrice Gonet, is an exceptional piece, a subtle blend of fine watchmaking and avant-garde technology. With gentle pressure on its two push-buttons, the upper case disarms and opens slightly to reveal the digital movement. Created especially for fine watchmaking connoisseurs, this model was exhibited for the first time in Geneva in 2005. It opens up new horizons for watchmaking in the 21st century. With production limited to 33 pieces per version, only a very exclusive elite was able to acquire one of these timepieces, which will later undoubtedly be seen at auctions reserved for the great collectors around the world.
After such a success, it was logical for HD3 Complication to decide to create the Raptor Chronograph, taking once again the same design features of this unusual timepiece. Made for demanding and sports-oriented customers, this new watch naturally retains all the æsthetic subtlety that made the model famous.
The movement, developed by HD3 Complication, is an automatic mechanical chronograph with hours/minutes/small seconds hands, a 60 seconds chrono and counters for 30 minutes and 4 hours. Of particular interest with this calibre is the special «regatta 15 minutes» countdown function on a disk, which most æsthetically recalls the world of racing and of yachting regattas.
This nautical reference is also reflected in the shape of the hands on the counters, inspired by marine turbines. In the endless quest for beauty, the components of the movement are made visible through the openwork design, and the upper bridge, which holds the «regatta» disk, is chamfered by hand in the best traditions of fine watchmaking.
The dual-material case gives an aura of lightness to the piece, and also numerous options for the finish. With its ergonomic design, this robust sports model fits perfectly on the wrist and reflects the harmony to be found in the world of sports and especially racing.
The uniquely shaped hands are tipped with red luminova, making them visible at night. In an æsthetic allusion to yachting regattas the HD3 Complication logo has a unique cut out design suggesting lightness. The same approach was adopted for the minutes and hours hands, something connoisseurs will appreciate.
The rubber strap matches the style of the watch perfectly; it is also ideally suited to the sports world positioning of this model.