Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Rudis Sylva – RS 16 Harmonious Oscillator

Rudis SylvaRS 16 Harmonious Oscillator Tourbillon NEW

 Rudis Sylva RS 16 Harmonious Oscillator 
pre-selected in the Tourbillon category GPHG 2016

When the Harmonious Oscillator was unveiled at Baselworld 2009, there were watchmakers present who thought this invention to be important in the history of timekeeping.

The reason is clear: the Harmonious Oscillator represents a horological revolution. In permanent opposition, its toothed balance wheels instantly minimize the effects of gravity when the watch is in the vertical position. The wheels are interlinked, ensuring a more stable amplitude for higher precision.

The Harmonious Oscillator is an embodiment of technical and artistic brilliance with mesmerizing micro engineering complemented by the finest hand-engraving, enameling, guilloche, and scintillating anglage.

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The main plate features a handcrafted guilloche pattern of tapering pyramids, while the bridges of the dual balance regulator feature hand-crafted anglage with no fewer than 40 incredibly demanding internal angles; 28 of which are executed in ultra-strong and difficult-to-work titanium. Both the movement and the case back are engraved by hand, with the case back also featuring sublime high-fire enamel.

The distinctive design of the new RS 16 with its high-domed sapphire crystal is by star watch designer Eric Giroud.

Rudis Sylva is proud to be one of very few independent brands to have designed, manufactured, tested, and patented an entire complicated movement. Rudis Sylva is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and is proud to be one of very few independent brands to have designed, built, manufactured, tested and patented an entire complicated movement.

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Celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2016, this boutique brand from the Jura also is also celebrating the RS 16's pre-selection in the Tourbillon category of the 2016 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), an accolade putting it in the top six tourbillons of 2016. The winner will be announced on November 10.

The red gold RS 16 retails for CHF 250,000 (excluding shipping and taxes).

Technical Specifications

Collection:  Oscillateur Harmonieux
Reference:  RS 16 Harmonious Oscillator

Harmonious Oscillator
Dimensions:    h. 7.78 mm / Ø 39.55 mm
Winding:    manual, 49 crown revolutions
Power reserve:    about 70 hours
Manufacture:    made by Rudis Sylva
Purchases from third parties:    7 parts : escapement, stones, spring, Incabloc
Indicators:    hours, minutes, seconds
Main plate machining:   on machine with bed plate, 175 operations
Accuracy check:    100 % of components
Movement finishes
Haute Horlogerie finishing
Main plate:     bevelling, tapering pyramid guilloche work
Bridges:     hand-decorated, bevelling, circular graining, drawing
Gear train:     circular graining, diamond-polished corners
Screws:     machine threading with controlled undercut
Barrel drum:     snailed
Titanium cage bridge:     bevelling, 28 inward corners, drawing (30 hours' work)
Harmonious Oscillator
  • System unique worldwide, patent no. 575/09
  • Balances    toothed, interlinked, ensuring the same amplitude
  • Escapement:    only 1 with 1 pallet fork positioned at 90 degrees
  • Frequency:    21,600 vibrations/hour (3 Hz)
  • Cage rotation:    360 degrees in 60 seconds
  • Cage diameter:    17.40 mm
  • Balance spring:    2, flat, asymmetric deployment
  • Balance spring symmetry and energy:    constantly opposed
  • Vertical gravity correction:    instantaneous, completely eliminating the effects of gravity
Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Tourbillon
Red Gold or Grey gold 18 cts
Width:    44 mm
Height:    14.3 mm
Case finish:    vertical satin finish
Bezel finish:    polished
Horn finish:    welded, polished and micro-blasted
Inter-horn distance:    23 mm
Back:    Red or grey gold, screwed
Engraving:    by hand
Crown:   red gold with machine engraved logo
Brand logo:   3 fir trees on 3 mountains
Logo symbolism:    settling of the Jura by clearing, around 1350
Silvered or matt blackhour, minute and second indicator
Hour and minute indicator ring:     Cellsun decoration
Second indicator ring:     Cellbevelled
Hand center:     hand guilloche work
Hand guilloche work pattern:     progressive circular pyramids
Gold, hand decorated
Hand decoration:    drawing on the 2 faces, bevelling on the flanks
Main plate:   hand guilloche worked, 60 tapering pyramids
Sun dial decoration:    hand-engraved with grand feu enamel
Sun dial origin:    artisan watchmaker's farmhouse from 1750, Les Bois
Real alligator, large scales with tassel
Buckle:    tongue red or grey gold 18 cts

High-domed sapphire crystal is by star watch designer Eric Giroud.  

Rudis Sylva 
Le Boéchet 10
CH-2336 Les Bois

+41 32 961 19 58
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