MANUFACTURE ROYALE – 1770 Voltige Black Feather
Manufacture Royale – 1770 Voltige Black Feather
It may date back to the 1750s but the most famous intellectual debate is still the battle of wills between the Parisian Voltaire (1694-1778) and Genevan Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778). The two writers and philosophers had conflicting beliefs and waged war on the literary battlefield, quill against quill.
The new piece by Manufacture Royale, the 1770 Voltige Plume Noire, is named after the French word for “quill” and its inky dial is adorned by vertical Côtes de Genève. The bottom of the ebony dial features a seconds counter and blue spear-shape hand on a mesh grid-like backdrop. Two openwork spear-shape hour and minute hands spring from the centre and glide over the raised blue balance wheel at 12.
These functions are fuelled by the self-winding MR05 calibre inside the 45mm black PVD-coated steel case.
Price: 30,800 CHF (exc. VAT)
By Sharmila Bertin