A Watchmaking Revolution
Revealed at Baselworld 2009, the Harmonious Oscillator is a technology acclaimed by Master Watchmakers as the most significant invention since Breguet's Tourbillon in 1801.
In a vertical position, the Tourbillon generally needs a minute to compensate for the effects of gravity, while the Harmonious Oscillator counters it at each oscillation.
Technology & Ornaments
The Harmonious Oscillator
A breakthrough Innovation
The Harmonious Oscillator, from Rudis Sylva, features a system with two mechanically interlinked balances driven by a single escapement. This technical innovation goes against watchmaking theories, which have always ruled out stress on the balances.
About Rudis Sylva
Unique know-how from the History of Jura Switzerland
The Rudis Sylva brand dates back to 1384. With its independent past, the brand has a “complicated” watchmaking history!
The artisans of our region, regardless of whether or not they contributed to the production of this timepiece, are the real founders of the Rudis Sylva concept. The sole objective of the brand managers is to connect history and technology to offer the world a product which showcases the expertise of the region in the best possible light.
Born out of mathematical formulae worked out over days and nights, portrayed through the imagination of designers or sculpted in the workshops of watch case makers, decorated by highly dextrous engravers and magnified by the delicate touch of dial face workers, the first watch bore witness to the excellence of these artisans. The complex machine processes applied to certain moving components such as bearings, pivots or plates, for example, only serve to show how talented the mechanics and cutters were too.
And thus the watchmaker appears on the scene: calm and serene, he assembles components to create this beating object, a heart to which one forms an instant attachment for fear that it might stop. Listening to the tick-tock, admiring the oscillation of the regulators, caressing this jewel of technology in one’s hand: it all evokes strong emotions for the purist.