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By Zahra Al-Kateb | August 5 2014
Creativity on par with technical virtuosity: this is the Amadeo Fleurier Tourbillon Virtuoso III, this is an appropriate holiday gift for the discerning collector of rare and versatile luxuries. Featuring robust functionality, this dazzling tourbillon timepiece showcases a retrograde perpetual calendar, elegantly presented in 18k rose or white gold with black or white dial and contrasting script.
The hours and minutes displayed on the prominent center dial of the Virtuoso III are aesthetically appealing and highly legible, surrounded by a seamlessly integrated calendar, leap year cycle indicator, and five day power reserve. Ensuring faultless timekeeping, the tourbillon, the heart of the timepiece, is an extraordinary power reserve of a movement featuring no fewer than nine complications.
The reverse hand-fitting, which allows hours and minutes to be displayed on the reverse side, is displayed on a lacquered dial. At the request of collectors the two additional lacquer plates can serve as the base for a magnificent decoration, which can be personalized with text or a miniature painting, a magnificent and meaningful gift opportunity for art connoisseurs and collectors of truly rare luxuries, whether for a holiday or special occasion.
Exceptionally versatile in every way, the reverse-hand fitting and Amadeo® case of the Virtuoso III allows it to be converted into a reversible wristwatch, a table clock, or pocket watch without the use of tools.
All surfaces of bridges and plates have been engraved by hand with the Fleurier motif beloved by collectors for 192 years. The use of sapphire to manufacture the day and month discs allows the owner to admire the mechanical ballet played out in the noblest of settings.