Montandon & Co. “Magnetic Iris”
AUTOMATIC MARINE TOURBILLON FEATURING AN ADJUSTABLE
OPENING AMAGNETIC IRIS – WINDWARD TMA01 V1
The new Swiss brand MONTANDON&Co is driven by the personal passions for Haute Horlogerie and Superyachts as well as years of expertise built up by its founder, Daniel M. Montandon.
It is in the ‘Ferme Horlogère’ (historical watchmakers’ farm) restored by David Candaux, the master watchmaker and constructer of movements, that each Montandon&Co timepieces comes to life.
Chosen as a flagship model for the brand’s launch, the Marine Tourbillon TMA01 V1 is the first model within the Windward collection, one of the brand’s two lines. By combining specific elements of style and sophistication found on nowadays Super-Yachts together with the culture of Haute Horlogerie, the Windward line redefines the codes at the heart of the 21st century’s marine timekeeping. This line of exceptional timepieces was designed to be worn both on land or sea. Under all conditions it still retains the prime predicate “adventurer of the seas.”
Every detail of the Windward TMA01 V1 timepiece refers to its sea faring credentials, such as its helm’s inspired crown, the pushers and their protectors evoking the superstructures of great modern yachts, the wind rose on the secondary crown, the starfish lying on one of the movement bridge or the asymmetrical hand outlines inspired by the shapes of sails. Every Windward TMA01 V1 represents the apex where the avant-garde and tradition simultaneously meet.
In order to maintain and guarantee this high criterion of rarity and quality that we set ourselves, we design, develop and manufacture our own movements. Based on our automatic flying tourbillon caliber with unusual annular rotor construction, our movements integrate new solutions and features. These were specifically invented and developed in the spirit of creating an ultimate 21st century sea-faring chronometer worthy of the exceptional marine chronometers from sailing’s golden history.
Inspired by a map’s compass rose, the movement’s style and finishing characterize a complete and original identity uniquely identifiable as MONTANDON&Co, setting a new aesthetic canon, never seen before.
A particular secret for the owner of a Windward TMA01 V1 is its specially designed ‘iris’, which mechanism that permits its adjustable opening, controlled via the secondary crown. When opened, the magnificent Flying Tourbillon at the heart of the movement is unveiled, and when closed, this watchmaking complication becomes a secret only known to the owner, perfectly protected from magnetic fields and hidden from view.
The case that houses the TMA01 V1 movement was also completely developed and manufactured in house. Fully conceived and designed in the spirit of the brand, it comprises a high degree of sophistication with over 35 components required to assemble it. From each of the uniquely shaped case screws that seal the anti-glare treated sapphire glass with the watch’s casing to its special crown, everything has been designed with extreme attention to detail and quality. Water resistance is guaranteed down to 50 meters. It is available in white or red solid 18K gold, grad-5 titanium, Carbone composite or even in bronze.
Each timepiece is customizable according a catalog of options and the wishes of the end consumer for whom it is manufactured on order only.
Two deployment buckles along with two straps are delivered with it. Every watch comes into a luxurious travelling bag which contains also numerous accessories such as a rotobox, a Loupe System to admire all of its details, a special maintenance kit, Selvyts and gloves.