Already known for his passion for mechanical challenges and leading edge manufacturing technology, Michel Parmigiani launched a completely new and different timepiece.
Developed from an entirely revolutionary concept for watch-making, taken directly from automotive technology, the Bugatti Type 370 imposes its aesthetic with parts arranged like a transversal engine. The result: An architectural masterpiece, and a very limited edition wristwatch that The Watch Quote™ is now pleased to present...
|Declutch: Generally, the friction of time-setting enables the indexing of the hands on the dial. This function is usually carried out by the hour hand by simple pinching of an axis. In the case of the Bugatti Type 370 it is extremely difficult to produce; a spiral spring mechanism presses a disk to enable the time setting on a complex axis.|
Universal joint: under the movement of the transversal axis, the universal joints enable the link between exterior function (setting the time or winding the watch) and its interior function. The movement is mounted on Silent blocks and the universal joints avoid a rigid link between the interior and exterior movement of the watch.
Differential: To ensure the watch’s autonomy, a differential was developed to link the teeth of the spring drum and the ratchet wheel. To optimize engagement of the differential with its satellite, it was essential to improve the precision of the teeth and use new manufacturing processes.
Wheels: Extremely refined, the movement wheels were designed with the aesthetic of a wheel rim. The design is as close as possible to the celebrated original double rim Bugatti iinvented n the 1930s.
Silent blocks:The structure of movement arranged on the five plates is held in the case by four Silent blocks that allow the absorption of vibration and protection of the conical gearing of the exterior constraints. These shock absorbers were a first in high precision watch-making.