McGONIGLE the TUSCAR BÁNÚ
The New McGonigle Timepiece
With the "Tuscar" featuring their new time-only in-house calibre movement, the McGonigle brothers, John and Stephen, have retained the qualities that were so successful in their tourbillon, including its distinctive design elements and transcendental levels of fine finishing, and distilled them to their pure essence.
Origin of the name "Tuscar"
Bánú meaning dawn in Irish is the perfect name for the new model in rose gold, "Tuscar" is the name of a group of rocks with a lighthouse that is often the first part of Ireland seen by those approaching by sea from the east. The solidity the name evokes is a powerful analogy for the McGonigles' new model
"To ensure the success of our new calibre, we teamed up with the legendary Alberto Papi, one of Switzerland’s finest designer constructors, to help refine our movement design and specifications." explains Stephen McGonigle
"We wanted a time-only watch with a high focus on excellent timekeeping; a substantial power reserve; solid reliability; and with superb finishing and decoration." explains John McGonigle. "The design had to have a clean coherent style and we wanted the principle mechanical elements visible on the dial side. To achieve all of that we had to develop our own movement from the ground up."
Tuscar Bánú - Rose Gold
A limited edition of 20 pieces in Rose gold
- Calibre: McG01 manual-wind mechanical movement
- Double mainspring barrels connected in parallel
- Power reserve: 90 hours
- Balance: free sprung balance spring with Breguet overcoil
- Balance frequency: 18,000 bph/2.5hz.
- Balance diameter 12.8mm (large diameter for timekeeping stability)
- Gold escape wheel
- Mainplate and bridges: Untreated German silver
- Number of jewels: 31
- 18k rose gold case and crown
- Case diameter: 43mm
- Crystals: Anti-reflective treatment on both top crystal and display back
- Water resistance: 30 meters/ 3ATM
Dial & Hands
- Clear sapphire dial
- Hand-polished steel hands with beveled and grained rose gold arrowheads
Strap & Buckle
- Hand engraved 18k rose gold folding buckle.
- Black hand-stitched alligator