Cabestan Nostromo inspired by Gigers “Alien” spaceship design

The Cabestan Nostromo gathers its inspiration from the world Cabestan Nostromo of Sci-Fiction, more specifically the Ridley Scott film “Alien” and the H.R Giger designs used in it, Nostromo being the name of the spaceship.

The Nostromo watch was created in collaboration with master watchmaker Eric Coudray and designer Jean-Francois Ruchonnet and is a new interpretation of their Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical.

The Winch Tourbillon Vertical was released in 2009 and drew its inspiration from sailing boats and nautical themes.

A combination of classical and retro-futuristic mechanisms are used for the  movement of the Cabestan Nostromo. The case is made from PVD-treated titanium and fitted with two sapphire crystals at the sides and a sapphire back, revealing the architecture of the movement -the wheels and drums and the powerful drive shaft.

Cabestan Nostromo Side The time is indicated by engravings on the several drums, displaying hours (via jump hour) minutes and seconds, while the fourth drum serves to show the 50 hour power reserve. To wind and adjust the watch the top right capstan unsrews and the crown pops out.

Once night falls an additional visual treat presents itself, not only the dial but also the movement and even the watch strap has had Superluminova applied to it in order to give the watch a glowing 3d effect.





As a side note for those interested in this type of watch design, Jacob & Co. made the Quentin Tourbillon. which has similarities.


Interview with Cabestan CEO and Designer Jean-Francois Ruchonnet.