A major event in independent horology, that has gone un-noticed in the forum, is the launch of Deep Space Resonance Tourbillon prototype by Vianney Halter just a few days ago.
Nothing short of a horological miracle, this watch has been realized by Vianney (in his own words) after 7 years of mind-boggling effort. He speaks of being able to transform his idea into tangible form post-2013, when he launched the Deep Space Tourbillon.
Vianney, on his website describes the Deep Space Resonance thus - " My seven year mission -To travel through space and explain our Home planet's four dimensions to outer space aliens"!!!!
The DeepSpace Resonance combines a triple axis tourbillon and acoustic principle of resonance and literally looks like a chapter from Jules Verne!
In his recent interview ( available on youtube) Vianney Halter explains the construction of the mechanism where the entire tourbillon cage in the center of the dial makes a "revolution" on gears tracking around the inner circumference of the dial; while the tourbillon itself "rotates" on its axis literally tumbling over itself. Two balance wheels are "stacked" over each other connected by a bridge and this is different from the architecture of Resonance watches from Journe ( Resonance) or Armin Strom ( Mirrored Force Resonance) or Dufour ( Duality), where the balances are placed side by side on the same plane.
To top the mechanics is the dial display that is based on the Vernier Calliper.
The watch will carry a price in the range of Euro 860,000 and will have a power reserve in excess of 65 hours.
Vianney will produce just 2 pieces per year and collectors that are fortunate to own one, will possess a masterpiece.
For more details, I would suggest that you visit vianney-halter.com
where the watch has been described in greater detail by Vianney and also watch the youtube video of the watch in operation. Have not posted a link in accordance with the forum rules.