Perhaps a world premier.....
....but I'm not sure
The Cabestan working prototype, realised by Vianney Halter......
At the time I took the pictures, it wasn't working anymore , as it was dropped by somebody (no, not me ;-) ) - but all vital parts are in there.
It's a fascinating piece of old style mechanics - to me it reminded me of a 19th century, industrial revolution, small "factory" for the wrist - some sort of mechanical micro cosmos.
One is almost looking for a small steam engine in there
What I was told, the Cabestan project will most likely not end up in the "Vianney Halter" range of watches !
It's a really fascinnating piece, and not as large as it may seem (I know, that's an often heard comment even for some real "monsters" ) I guess it's the architecture, with the large transparent "hoods" here which makes it well suitable even considering the size.
Suitbert This message has been edited by SuitbertW on 2007-04-16 14:39:19