TSE Movements

The TSE (Tourbillon Schwarz Etienne) caliber is the fourth evolution of the modular Schwarz Etienne movement concept, following on from the MSE, ASE and ISE. Like the ISE, it is an 'inverted' movement with automatic winding whose regulating organ and the micro-rotor are unveiled in an original manner. Its uniqueness lies in its regulator, a tourbillon minute whose hypnotic ballet comes into motion at 2 o'clock. This exists in different versions, flying tourbillon or maintained by a bridge for the TSE 122.00 movement and its innovative small second retrograde.

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TSE 121.00

Specifications

Caliber

TSE 121.00

Type

Manufactured flying tourbillon with micro rotor "Irreversible" TSE 121.00

Functions

Hours, minutes

Technical characteristics

Flying tourbillon at 1 o’clock
Micro-rotor at 9 o'clock

Diameter

30.40 mm (13 ¼’’’)

Thickness

6.35 mm

Diameter of casing

30.00 mm

Decoration

Main plate : fine sandblasted
Mobiles (wheels): circular graining
Steel components: satin finishing and sunray
Tourbillon cage: Fold locked and circular graining
Micro-rotor: hand bevelling and micro-blasting
Screws: polished

Bridges

Hand bevelling
Fine micro-blasting

Frequency

3 Hz (21'600 Alt/h)

Balance wheel

Balance wheel with fixed inertia, manufactured in-house incorporating the marque’s SE logo

Spiral

Phillips flat spiral terminal coil manufactured by E2O

Power reserve

70 hours

Components

219

Jewels

34

Additional information

The TSE121.00 caliber is an authentic mechanical sculpture incorporating a micro-rotor and a flying tourbillon that turns in an anti-clockwise fashion.

A flying tourbillon is a skewed construction where the tourbillon cage is held on one side only, offering an unimpeded view on its hypnotic ballet.

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TSE PSR 122.00

Specifications

Caliber

TSE 122.00

Type

Manufactured tourbillon automatic "Irreversible" TSE 122.00 with micro rotor

Functions

Off-centered hours and minutes indication at 5 o'clock
Small second retrograde at 11 o'clock
Tourbillon at 1 o'clock

Technical characteristics

Tourbillon under bridge at 1 o'clock
Titanium retrograde lever
Seconds limaçon mounted directly on the cage
Retrograde return, spiral E2O
Micro-rotor at 9 o'clock

Diameter

30.40 mm (13 ¼’’’)

Thickness

7.05 mm

Diameter of casing

30.00 mm

Decoration

Main plate : fine sandblasted
Mobiles (wheels): circular graining
Complication bridges: étirage finish, hand bevelling and satin finishing
Tourbillon cage: Fold locked and circular graining
Retrograde lift : étirage finish, hand bevelling and satin finishing
Micro-rotor: hand bevelling and micro-blasting

Bridges

Étirage finish
Hand bevelling
Côtes de Genève

Frequency

3 Hz (21'600 Alt/h)

Balance wheel

Balance wheel with fixed inertia, manufactured in-house incorporating the marque's SE logo

Spiral

Phillips flat spiral terminal coil manufactured by E2O

Power reserve

70 hours

Components

256

Jewels

40

Additional information

The caliber TSE PSR 122.00 is an evolution of the caliber TSE121.00 incorporating an original retrograde second indication.

It is integrated in an unusual way, as its mechanism is built directly in connection with the Tourbillon. A snail cam is mounted on the tourbillon arbor. A ratchet gear is resting on this cam while the system is tensioned with a spring. This allows for the small seconds hand to advance along an arc and then suddenly jump back to recommence at the starting point.

Additional information

Schwarz-Etienne

Entirely manufactured in-house, including the hairspring, the balance wheel features an exclusive design feature. On balancing it draws the brand’s SE initials.