Franck Dubarry has already set a precedent of creating mechanically interesting watches with unique blends of materials and design in it's Crazy Wheel men’s collection, and the brand is bringing many of the same principles over to the women’s collection. For the initial offering, Franck Dubarry has released four variants all built on the same core design. The Crazy Wheel features a 43mm case that’s 50mm lug-to-lug, made out of lightweight titanium. Surrounding the titanium bezel are 36 set diamonds. For the dials,
Dubarry is offering mother of pearl, engravings, a circular brushed finish, or an engine-turned finish, providing a variety of different colors and styles. As far as strap options, the watch comes on its “Elastogator” strap, which is rubber with a crocodile-style print. The watch is fitted with a sapphire crystal and is water-resistant down to 100 meters.
The design of the watch is primarily built around highlighting the movement. For the Crazy Wheel, Dubarry is using the CW01 automatic movement, developed and made by Dubarry in house. The movement has 33 jewels, beats at 28,800bph, with a power reserve of 38 hours – but that’s not what makes it cool. This movement features a flying bridge, where a mechanical differential allows the hour hand to stay in a fixed horizontal position, while still telling the time. Thanks to its partially skeletonized dial, you get a front-row seat to this mechanical show.
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