The Crystal Gongs

  • Hybris Mechanica Timbre
First used in the Master Minute Repeater of 2007, the patented ‘crystal gong’ features gongs attached to a layer of metallic foil coated onto the watch’s crystal to deliver the best possible sound. Made of a special, secret alloy, they are manufactured completely in one piece from the gong foot through to the whole wire; their cross section being square and not round in order to provide a larger contact point for the hammer which in turn can strike more forcefully. The crystal glass is then pressed into the case made of white gold – a case-material with one of the highest acoustic yield – sealing the watch.