Only Watch 2017 – Unique Black-and-Yellow Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph (with revolutionary movement)

By rolex
April 4, 2021
4 min read

At Baselworld 2017, a brand that is unquestionably most popular for its adornments pieces and the verifiable eggs which they made for the Russian Empire, Fabergé, accompanied what was absolutely the most noteworthy piece of the show: the  Visionnaire Chronograph including a development made by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht and his group at Agenhor. The term Revolutionary may seem like a platitude notwithstanding, regarding specialized arrangements and show, that is actually what this watch is. For Only Watch 2017, Fabergé has made an exceptional black-and-yellow form of this watch, which additionally turns out to be the absolute first “for delivery” piece to come out of the manufacture.

The Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph sets new standards in chronograph show. Most chronographs which we are accustomed to handling depend on a “sub-dial concept”, implying that the passed time is displayed on little counters which take up only a small portion of the accessible dial space. In any case, since something has become a standard component, this doesn’t imply that it can’t be improved or changed. Now and then, you need to disrupt the norms – if fruitful, however on account of the Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph, this activity has been simply groundbreaking. The thought: to bring the chronograph signs into the middle, for most extreme readability. Hence, the seconds, minutes and hours of the chronograph signs are put directly in the center of the dial, while the time is demonstrated by hour and moment hands that are not attached on a focal pivot yet all things considered, turn on a fringe hub – leaving space for the chronograph.

This new Fabergé anyway isn’t the first or the only chronograph to show slipped by time with a focal second, moment and hour hand. Nonetheless, it is the first to show passed hours and minutes as jumping signs, along these lines giving an exact perusing of slipped by time. To accomplish this, an altogether new and progressive development must be created. It took no under 8 years for Jean-Marc Wiederrecht and his group at Agenhor to consider this exceptionally extraordinary type. The outcome is a measured development, with focal chronograph module, called AgenGraph – which is likewise utilized in another Only Watch project . This development consolidates two great highlights. The first is, as referenced, the execution of focal bouncing signs, requiring the advancement of complex snail-formed cams.

The second outstanding element is a brand new sort of grip, which addresses a blend between the excellence of the flat grasp and the proficiency of the vertical grip. The objective was to combine an excellent presentation with a framework that decreases the jerks toward the beginning of the chronograph, by creating smooth wheels without any teeth however a rough surface to make contact. Along these lines, the wheels do not need any an ideal opportunity to associate, but simply contact each other to make the connection between the timekeeping part of the development and the chronograph module – more subtleties in this article, which incorporates an instructive video .

So, for what reason is this specific model of the Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph made for Only Watch 2017 so one of a kind? Indeed, it depends on the black variant presented at Baselworld 2017, anyway it currently includes an opaline dial with dynamic yellow itemizing out of appreciation for Only Watch (the shades of the seventh version are yellow and black). Likewise, the back uncovers a unique etching on the development, and it is appended to a contemporary dark material tie. At last, this interesting model will be the first to be conveyed, before the standard release has even come to market.


Technical Specifications – Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph Only Watch 2017

  • Case: 43mm measurement x 14.35mm thick – Black clay and dim DLC treated titanium case – sapphire gem on both sides
  • Movement: Caliber AgenGraph 6361 – self-winding – 477 components – 60h force save – 3Hz recurrence – fringe hours and minutes, focal chronograph with seconds and hopping hours and minutes
  • Strap: Grey material tie – Black treated titanium collapsing clasp
  • Unique Piece for Only Watch 2017
  • Reference: 1074WA2044/1
  • Estimate: CHF 34,500