Filed under: Timepieces / Watches
The most recent Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical watch has some differences from the original that came out a few years ago. Notable is the removal of the winch. Instead, to stream line the look and feel of the watch, the winch is including as a separate part - and is very complex and interesting in its own right. You attach the winch device to the watch to wind it. One of the most notable things about the Cabestan is just how small it is. Not that it is little, but you'd imagine it was massive in size when it is actually very wearable. This is also a testament to the ingenuity of the watch maker. And of course the watch is very cool.
Looking inside the watch you have two sapphire crystals through which you can see the vertically mounted tourbillon (lower right hand corner) that doubles as the seconds indicator, the hours and minutes, and a power reserve indicator on the mainspring barrel. As a means of power transfer, the watch relies on a fusee and chain complication that uses a tiny hand-make chain. The watch is truly a remarkable horological machine.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.
Gallery: Cabestan Nostromo watch