The Casino of Monte-Carlo is one of the great historical buildings of Monaco. Located in the heart of the city, next to the famous Hôtel de Paris, it is one of the most symbolic places of the Principality. In order to honour this beautiful monument, the watch manufacture Atelier deMonaco took its inspiration from this mythic place and created a unique piece called Tourbillon Casino de Monte-Carlo.
Built around the company’s high-precision XP1 automatic tourbillon movement, the Tourbillon Casino de Monte-Carlo features an intricate engraving of the casino’s façade on the dial. The 18-karat white-gold dial was constructed from three superimposed plates representing the foreground, middle ground, and background of the image. The first plate showcases the palm tree avenue as well as the steps of the Casino, an opening on the tourbillon’s cage predominates at the centre and reveals the sapphire bridge and thus takes the place of the central fountain. The second, shows the Casino’s facade and its two famous domes. Finally, the last one features the sky and the clouds that overhang the principality’s must see monument. The hours’ indexes are applied on the dial and have a lozenge form, iconic symbol of the brand and the crest of Monaco.
Located in the lower-center portion of the scene, where the hotel’s fountain would be, a large aperture reveals the tourbillon cage and the transparent sapphire bridge supporting it. The proprietary tourbillon is touted for its precision and ensures the watch loses no more than 2 seconds in a 24-hour period.
At the end, the watch comes on a black alligator leather strap equipped with a 18K white gold folding buckle and can be yours for a staggering $154,700.