LM FlyingT Onyx

Reference# 05.YL.ON
Manufacturer's retail price: $133,000


    • Details
    • Description
    • Case: 18-karat yellow gold, High domed sapphire crystal on top with anti-reflective coating on both sides
    • Size: 38.5 x 20mm
    • Movement: automatic-winding caliber
    • Function: flying tourbillon, Hours and minutes displayed on a 50° vertically titled dial with two serpentine hands Two crowns: winding on left and time-setting on right
    • Power Reserve: approximately 100 hours
    • Water Resistance: 30 m
    • Dial: dial plate in onyx
    • Caseback: sapphire crystal
    • Hands: blued, serpentine
    • Strap/Bracelet: hand-stitched calf or alligator leather straps are available
    • Factory Warranty: two years

    A new addition to the celebrated FlyingT collection: the LM FlyingT Onyx

    Since 2020, the collection has hosted a special gemstone dial every year, with previous editions in Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Tiger Eye and Cœur de Rubis. The series is joined today by the sophisticated LM FlyingT Onyx, featuring the deep black gemstone encased in an 18k yellow gold case – a classic combination found in vintage watches.

    Contrary to what one might think, the onyx dial is much more complex than a flat slab of gemstone: it is meticulously crafted 3-dimensionally, taking into account not only the asymmetrical cutout for the tourbillon, but also variable thicknesses to accommodate the technical requirements of the movement plate below. And to make things even more complex, the onyx is crafted into a dome!

    The FlyingT’s slender, elongated lugs frame the onyx under a dome of sapphire crystal rising from the cambered bezel. At the 7 o’clock position, the hours and minutes are indicated by a pair of serpentine hands on a subdial inclined at 50°, visible only by the wearer; an intimate communication that highlights the personal nature of the LM FlyingT. Centre-stage, a soaring 60-second flying tourbillon projects like a column, driven by energy generated by a sun-shaped automatic winding rotor with sculpted rays.  On the reverse, the automatic winding rotor takes the shape of a three-dimensional yellow-gold sun with sculpted rays, providing LM FlyingT with four days (100 hours) of power reserve.

    Despite its complexity, the FlyingT calibre finds its place in the compact 38.5mm case.