Arnaud Tellier’s 2LMX watch is horological art through the ages
When you are associated with a brand like Patek Philippe for as long as Arnaud Tellier has been, it’s rather obvious that he would end up becoming a horological encyclopedia by himself. The man who was the curator of the Patek Philippe museum in Geneva for 11 years, has decided to create his own haute horologe, and the first introduction is the 2LMX watch, which has been given a unique cylinder tourbillon amongst other high-end crafting.
When Mr. Arnaud resigned from the watch making giant last year, his followers expected him to go into consulting or likewise, but he chose to create his own arena by creating a new watch brand called the 2LMX- ultimate horology. Though there are light years of distance in terms of his former employer’s reputation and quality of products, but his knowledge and eye for detail has been displayed amply through his latest creations, which are indeed abstract and classy at the same time. Not many times before has one seen a complicated mechanical watch, where time is displayed on 2 separate cylinders, with as clear legibility as the 2LMX series. These barrels are actually an apart of the core tourbillon mechanism, where they have been axially placed at the center of the movement which has an accompanying Swiss lever escapement, beating at 18000 vibrations a second. The part of this movement has used stainless steel, titanium, gold along with other jewels. The power reserve it has is pegged at 100 hours before it needs a rewind. The case covering, as commonly known, uses sapphire crystal to give an anti-scratch and shock resistant formation.
Coming to the casing of the timepiece, there are numerous options to look forward to. White gold, titanium, rose gold are some of the precious metals you could look at, part from various color combinations with the dial, which black on white or white on black options. Out gallery (pictured below) will let you know these unique combinations. Further investigation about the sale of these watches reveal that only 5 pieces are to be made every year, as each of them need 1000 hours of craftsmanship and customizations. But for the launch in 2012, a dozen of these numbered limited editions are to be showcased, following which Mr. Arnaud hopes he can take his creation to the Grand Prix de l’Horlogerie de Genève. From our side, we wish him best of luck!