Optimus Maximus – Kerbedanz Unveils Maximus, Possibly The Largest Tourbillon Ever In A Wristwatch

By rolex
April 6, 2021
3 min read

You like it enormous… ? We give you enormous! Kerbedanz reveals Maximus, a curiously large focal flying tourbillon with no not exactly a 27mm-breadth confine! Kerbedanz claims it is the largest tourbillon at any point to be found a way into a wristwatch. Reason enough for us to investigate this extraordinary tourbillon!

In Latin, Maximus (the best) is the standout of Magnus (fantastic). A merited name for the most recent production of the Neuchatel-based brand Kerbedanz, as its Maximus is a really standout watch, controlled by a larger than usual flying tourbillon taking focus stage.

Maybe you recall Antoine Martin and his Slow Runner , with a 24mm equilibrium. Kerbedanz, with Maximus, goes considerably further, and with a tourbillon. At 27mm in measurement, the tourbillon is made of 73 components for a load of 1.35g (which on paper appears to be super light, however truth be told is very hefty for a tourbillon). Normally, the equilibrium haggle hairspring have been explicitly produced for the Maximus.

The main test with a particularly strange development is managing power (the kinematic chain). Given its tremendous size, the snapshot of inertia of the equilibrium wheel is a lot higher, which really assists with enhancing stable running (furthermore, it truly looks great). Then again, this bigger snapshot of inertia has prompted the utilization of a somewhat low recurrence (18’000 vibrations each minute). For a similar explanation, the tourbillon turns once in 6 minutes just (customarily tourbillons complete one full pivot at regular intervals). Four barrels worked around a focal wheel mounted on a metal roller give the force to control this curiously large tourbillon while ensuring a 48-hour power save – as a comparison, the Antoine Martin Slow Runner was beating at simply 7,200vph to keep the force hold at a nice level. The wolf-tooth ratchet wheels are a decent detail.

The handwound type KRB08 is outlined by 49mm millimeter titanium or gold case, with a noteworthy exceptionally domed sapphire precious stone. The crown at two o’clock considers the setting of the time, while winding is performed by rotating the case back, accordingly providing adequate force to wind the 4 barrels. The force hold is indicated at the rear of the watch, on the development. The hours and minutes are shown by means of two skeletonized hands fit under the flying tourbillon.

The Kerbedanz Maximus Tourbillon is worn on a subjective Louisiana croc tie with twofold folding catch. For more information on Kerbedanz, you can visit their site at www.kerbedanz.com .


Technical particulars Kerbedanz Maximus Tourbillon

  • Case: 49 mm – platinum or titanium or gold – sapphire precious stone on the front and on the back with antireflective coating – crown for setting the time at 2 o’clock – winding performed by rotating the caseback – water impervious to 30m –
  • Movement: Caliber KRB08 – mechanical with manual winding – 40 mm x 13.2 mm – 48h force hold – 18,000 vibrations/h – 34 gems – hours, minutes, larger than usual focal 6-minute flying tourbillon, power save indication
  • Strap: croc cowhide on folding buckle
  • Price: CHF 165,000 in titanium – Limited versions of 99 pieces.
  • Reference: KRBTM49-054WL