The Hannibal Minute Repeater employs manufacture caliber UN-78. It runs in 36 jewels; its power reserve is approximately 70 hours. This manually wound tourbillon movement is the brand’s go-to caliber for the Minute Repeater Westminster Carillon Tourbillon Jaquemarts collection. Previous models in the family include the Genghis Khan watch and the Alexander the Great watch.
One particularly unusual feature of the Hannibal watch is the substance of its dial. Above the tourbillon at 6 o’clock one finds a three-quarter dial made of polished granite. The rock is sourced from the Alps, because Hannibal Barca led his troops (and his elephants) through the Alps en route to Italy during the Second Punic War, in 218 BC.
We at WatchTime had the opportunity to see and handle the Hannibal Minute Repeater this week at Baselworld 2015. Below is a glimpse of what this work of horological artistry looks like on the wrist.