Manufacture Royale - Androgyne Royale Blue
Manufacture Royale - Androgyne Royale Blue

Androgyne Royale Blue

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Androgyne Royale Blue

Voltaire founded Manufacture Royale over 245 years ago, in 1770. So we asked ourselves: What watch would Voltaire make and wear today? Surely such a cultured philosopher, writer and entrepreneur who, among many other things, taught the world to “Dare to think for yourself”, would choose something audacious and innovative that you can’t find everywhere.


Androgyne “Royale” is the latest in-house creation, in the Androgyne collection, from Manufacture Royale, made in the audacious spirit of its founder Voltaire. Of course, the progressive Voltaire would be astounded at the fact that we are still, in 2016, wearing mechanical, analogue watches.  However, in the era of connectedness, choosing to wear your very own personal timepiece on the wrist is a sign of freedom that shows an understanding of contemporary mechanical art.


Just like our other Androgyne models, Androgyne “Royale” features an eye-catching, unmistakably steampunk-inspired 52-part case with flexible lugs to ensure extreme wearability. This ingenious construction gives a linear frame to the circular watch dial where 12 bezel screws mark the hours. We wanted Androgyne “Royale” to truly stand out from our other models in the collection. A lot of energy went into the complete skeletonization of the hand-wound movement, which proudly shows off the softly curved bridges. But that was not enough. As with our first completely skeletonized Androgyne, the flying tourbillon with silicon escape wheel and ceramic ball bearing makes an encore appearance. This time, it is framed in a Royale Blue or Royale Grey movement, with contrasting skeleton hands, on par with our mission: blending creativity and traditional values while integrating the latest industrial advancements of modern watchmaking.


The skeletonization of the 167-part Androgyne “Royale” movement allows one to completely follow the precise action of the flat balance spring oscillating 21,600 times per hour. With no dial obscuring the view, one can truly enjoy all the finishing executed according to strict haute horlogerie tradition. The MR06 movement’s brass parts have gone through flank drawing, before being chamfered by our master craftsmen. Last but not least, the parts have undergone a PVD treatment, which gives them their intense color.  


To further accentuate the timepiece’s contemporary composition, it is available in two variations.  The Androgyne Royale Steel, features the Royale Blue movement with contrasting stainless steel skeletonized hands, encased in a polished stainless steel case, complete with a blue alligator strap; while the Androgyne Royale Glacier variation pops with red hand-painted skeletonized hands atop the Royale Grey movement, encased in a Glacier PVD coated stainless steel case, complete with a grey alligator strap with red stitching.

Technical specifications

AN43.01P01.H Stainless steel

Dimensions 43 mm diameter / 10.20 mm high

Number of parts 52

Crown MR logo, sanded, handpolished



Material Alligator, hand-rolled edges

Buckle Pin, hand-polished


Androgyne Royale Steel AN43.01P01.H



Type Mechanical hand-wound

Dimensions 30.9 mm diameter

Number of parts 167

Number of jewels 15

Power reserve 108 hours

Frequency 3Hz, 21,600 vibrations/hour

Plate Entirely handdecorated

Hand-finished polished chamfers

Bridges Royale Blue with sanded finishing

Handfinished polished chamfers

Flying Tourbillon Silicon escape wheel and pallet fork

Ceramic ball bearing

One rotation/minute

Functions Hours, minutes

Balance spring Flat

Balance Screwed


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