Sunday, December 3, 2023

The SB06-12 And SB06-24

I am not often in a position where I can say that I didn't see something coming when it comes to watches. With that said, I am thrilled to share Armand Billard's two new time machines, the SB06-12 And SB06-24. These two pieces are the latest offerings from perhaps one of the most dynamic brands out there - Sartory Billard.

I have known Armand Billard for a little while, and I continue to be impressed by his dedication and commitment to his brand. What started as a little project to make a watch to commemorate his and his co-founder's 40th birthday, he has grown, evolved, and in the process challenged the ideas of how and where luxury watches come from. He has truly moved forward from being merely a designer to one of the most talked about independent watchmakers out there.

Courtesy of Sartory Billard

This latest evolution involves a flying tourbillon. Actually 2 different flying tourbillons, one is a 24 hour version (above).

The other is a 12 hour adaptation (below) -

Courtesy of Sartory Billard

As with all things Sartory Billard, this just the starting point. The cases (which are sourced from Voutilainen & Cattin) can be had in a variety of luxurious versions including: platinum, gold, tantalum, steel, and titanium.

The movement for both models is noted as the SBT01, exclusive to Sartory Billard.

Here are the pertinents, straight from Sartory Billard -

Technical Specifications
SBT01 in-house movement, featuring 96-hour power reserve (4 days), 3Hz frequency, 19 jewels, and 209 components. The total diameter of the movement is 32.6mm 
41mm in diameter, 47mm lug-to-lug, and 9.5mm in height (metal). Double domed sapphire for the front and back with anti reflective treatment. Lug Width: 21mm. Water Resistance: Up to 50 meters. Material Options: case is available in Steel, Titanium, Gold, Platinum and Tantalum 
Pricing and availability: 
SB06-12 : 88.000€ excl VAT titanium or steel SB06-24 : 96.000€ excl VAT titanium/ steel / gold / platinum Limited to 24 units of SB06-12 or SB06-24 a year. Delivery from 6 months, subject to adaptation according to the bespoke requests for the watch.

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