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KERBEDANZ is granted two patents for its Maximus

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The largest Tourbillon is also an innovation laboratory

The two patents granted to KERBEDANZ for its Maximus timepiece, which already holds the title of the world’s largest tourbillon, demonstrate that this micromechanical masterpiece is completely in keeping with the history of chronometry.

By @TRP Cabinet RP, TheRightPlace
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A new energy generator system pairing 4 barrels and an innovative raquetterie device are the two patented innovations that add to the outstanding quality of the Maximus model by Kerbedanz. A piece recognizable by its domed sapphire crystal protecting the world’s largest Tourbillon mechanism in a wristwatch.

Magnitude and measurement of time
Since its launch, it has been difficult to avoid the media hype surrounding Maximus, this Kerbedanz masterpiece embodying complicated watchmaking excellence that has not compromised on extraordinary chronometric performance. Reliable and highly precise, this timepiece is in itself the epitome of a well managed challenge, an amazing micromechanical feat.

The challenge was successfully met at the heart of the Maximus, with this patented invention which includes a movable racket with pins and cogs that can be driven in rotation by a cogwheel. A distinctive construction is that the racket is slidably installed on a bridge

It is now official, the patent applications have been successful: the Maximus is not only a world record, it is also the scene of two innovations that demonstrate that there are still territories of innovation in a universe where history would like to convince us that everything has already been invented. Who would believe that within the tiny space of a watch case, even if it is 49 mm in diameter, creativity can be challenged to such an extent?

Patent CH 713 607, revolutionary four barrel system
Patent CH 713 605 A2, innovative racquetry mechanism

Read more in french or in english.

The Kerbedanz Maximus Model is powered by the KRB-08 caliber, with its giant central flying tourbillon, featuring a straight-line lever escapement and a 27 mm diameter cage. Its power is supplied by this patented system of 4 independent and coplanar barrels operating in parallel, built around a central mobile wheel on a ball bearing, supplying the required torque to power a tourbillon of such a size
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