With the success of the Vulcania model, HD3 brought out its bi-axial tourbillon with the launch of the new and most exclusive Black Pearl range.
For this new adventure Fabrice Gonet was inspired by the wonderful era of pirates and buccaneers, to which he added the retro-futuristic steampunk style so uniquely characteristic of Vulcania.
The design of the Black Pearl watch case is straight out of the world of pirates: there is a hatch on the 9 o’clock side of the case which looks like a cannon hatch of a naval man o’war from former times. It opens to give a panoramic view of the tourbillon from the side, and also reveals a plate on which can be engraved the name of the owner and ‘captain’ of the timepiece.
The hatch is decorated with a small plate in titanium pvd showing the famous skull-and-crossbones flag of the pirate Jack Rackham.
The sapphire glass back is engraved with a compass rose designed specially for the watch.
The design of the crown is reminiscent of a frigate’s tiller.
The bi-axial tourbillon at the heart of this timepiece presents a unique display specially developed by Fabrice Gonet. In a salute to the early days of naval exploration, the hours are shown on a wheel, the minutes on a disk and the power reserve indicator takes the form of a sextant.
Exclusive series: 11 pieces in Titanium and PVD.
Water-resistant to 50m.
Power reserve: 80h.
Rotation 1st axis: 1 min.
Rotation 2nd axis: 30 sec.
Frequency: 21’600 A/h.
Bottom plate: black anodized aluminium with black bushing on additional bridge.
Numerals: blood-red luminova.
Tourbillon frame: black gold finish.
Movement: black gold finish.
Glass: anti-reflection sapphire.
Bracelets: 1 rubber, 1 black alligator leather, 1 black vintage leather with red stitching.