Zenith Christophe Colomb Hurricane Grand Voyage
Retail Price $364,000
• This limited edition features a movement with a gyroscopic escapement and a chain and fusée, with lavish decoration in enamel, hand-engraving and miniature painting.
• Mechanically the Grand Voyage is identical to the plain Hurricane, and uses the same 45 rose gold case. At six o’clock sits a gyroscopic escapement, a complex, gimbal-like contraption designed to keep the balance wheel horizontal at all times. • Even more ornate is the back of the watch, with a large gold plate covering the movement. With the background in blue lacquer representing the sea and sky, the plate is hand-engraved and then enamelled in the champlevé technique. It depicts Christopher Columbus and his flagship, the Santa Maria. • And at the very top of the movement, above the sails, one of the gears of the movement has been cleverly integrated into the motif, and represents the sun rising over the horizon.