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Fonderie 47 Inversion Principle

By Brian Pho


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After having released the dazzling AK 47 cufflinks, the most recent collection of accessories signed Fonderie 47 has been enhanced with an elegant addition, the so-called Inversion Principle wristwatch.

Having been designed by Adrian Glessing, with further development and manufacture by David Candaux / Du Val Des Bois, this gorgeous timepiece has some charity-related character as well. The entire sale proceeds will reportedly benefit “the destruction of one thousand assault rifles in Africa, creating a safer environment for aid and development”. Even the watch alone boasts elements that serve as reminder to the Automatic Kalashnikov 47 automatic rifle – the steel used for the caseback comes from “a destroyed assault weapon” for example.

In addition, the timepiece comes with a stunning tri-dimensional dial sporting “three second-hands equally spaced 120 degrees apart around the tourbillon cage arc sedately across the seconds-scale above the tourbillon” and a central 3-minute flying tourbillon, major component of the 3D dial. Furthermore, the “embedded gold bezel bridge framing tourbillon cage” is protected by a sapphire crystal, while housed by a staggering 18-carat white or rose gold case. As a cool feat of strength, the Inversion Principle is able to resist water depths of up to 30 meters.

And there’s more – it comes with a hand-stitched alligator leather strap with gold pin buckle matching case or, if the customers prefer so, a brown leather wit red gold case or black leather with white gold case. In terms of costs though, the story gets some tinge of sadness – each of these limited edition timepieces costs a mind-boggling $320,000 – 10 units in red gold and 10 units in white gold.


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Brian is a freelance writer and journalist with a passion for technology, gadgets and home innovations, a love for travel and a keen interest in anything that moves, whether it's cars, planes or yachts. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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