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The tourbillon is undoubtedly one of the horological complications that inspires lovers of fine watches the most.it remains today one of the symbols of watchmaking excellence for a brand of luxury watches due to the technical prowess it represents.
Invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1801, the tourbillon improves the precision of a mechanical watch by canceling the effect of gravityit takes the form of a small cage rotating like a planet, the term moreover designates in the 18th century the movement of the stars…
We invite you to discover below the charm of tourbillon watches through some of the most spectacular tourbillons.
MB&F Legacy Machine Thunderdome
At the end of 2019, the MB&F brand presents the Legacy Machine Thunderdome, an exceptional tourbillon watch, fruit of the collaboration between Éric Coudray and Kari Voutilainen. With MB&F’s directive to “create the craziest, most cinematic three-axis tourbillon of all time”, the mission finally seems well accomplished! Sale price: 300,000 euros.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Gyrotourbillon 3 Meteorite
The Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3 by Jaeger-LeCoultre bears witness to the watchmaking excellence of the Manufacture. This extraordinary watch, produced in only 8 pieces, brings together rare traditional crafts: hand guillochage, engraving, Grand Feu enamel while incorporating its 3rd generation Gyrotourbillon tourbillon or even meteorite stone… Sale price: 550,000 dollars .
De Bethune DB28 Tourbillon Meteorite
In 2017, the Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacture De Bethune presents a unique piece, the De Bethune DB28 Tourbillon Meteorite, an exceptional hand-wound watch with tourbillon and dial made from an iron meteorite that crashed five thousand years ago in Argentina. Selling price: $277,000.
What the price of a tourbillon watch?
The tourbillon is a horological complication that generally gives a watch its letters of nobility.. For a long time exclusively present on particularly expensive and complicated luxury watches, the tourbillon is now more accessible, even if it still costs a few thousand euros.
In 2019, the Swiss brand Audemars Piguet presents this Royal Oak model in a limited edition of 100, a tourbillon watch which evolves the mythical tapestry pattern laid out in a checkerboard pattern towards a pattern here engraved in sunbeams having as its center the tourbillon at 6 o’clock.
Angelus U10 Swirl Light
In 2015, the watchmaker Angelus returns to the forefront with an extraordinary watch in a limited edition of 25 pieces.. The U10 Tourbillon lumière is a watch in which the flying tourbillon, time display with deadbeat seconds and operating indicator are separated. A hand-wound model with a retro-futuristic design resulting from 4 years of development. Sale price: 106,700 euros.
Hublot Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph
The Techframe Ferrari 70 Years Tourbillon Chronograph is the result of an exclusive partnership, a sleek sports watch designed by Ferrari and developed by Hublot. A tourbillon chronograph model powered by a hand-wound mechanical movement offering a 5-day power reserve.
Tourbillon, Carroussel, Gyrotourbillon, Quadruple Tourbillon…
Over the decades, watchmakers have developed similar systems to compensate for variations in rate caused by Earth’s gravity.. Today, the technical utility of the tourbillon is sometimes discussed, as mechanical watches have evolved towards ever greater precision. The attraction of the tourbillon is still very much present, it still represents today the technicality and the know-how of the beautiful brands of luxury watches.
Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Cohiba
Produced in 5 unique copies, the Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Cohiba presents a unique amber dial, shaped in gold and engraved by hand which reproduces the texture and touch of a tobacco leaf.. A hand-wound tourbillon watch with off-center hours and minutes that houses a patented “Gravity Control” gyroscopic module.
Chronoswiss Open Gear Tourbillon
Limited to 15 pieces, the Chronoswiss Open Gear Tourbillon is an electric blue flying tourbillon watch priced at 39,000 euros. A hand-wound mechanical watch with a manufacture caliber offering a 60-hour power reserve.
Louis Vuitton Tambour Curve Flying Tourbillon Hallmark of Geneva
This tourbillon tambour watch from Louis Vuitton, is a somewhat futuristic-looking masculine skeleton watch.. The master watchmakers of the Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton presents with this ultra-light model a watch that positions the French luxury leather goods house as a relevant player on the watchmaking scene.
Tourbillon “Le Garde Temps – Birth of a Watch”
Jaeger LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Tourbillon Moon is a complicated watch with tourbillon, moon phase display and jumping hand date. A classic watch with a refined design with its pink gold case and beige eggshell dial. Selling price: $88,500.
The Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395 is an extraordinary pink gold watch highlighting the horological excellence of the brand founded in 1775 in Paris. A self-winding mechanical watch with small seconds on the axis of the tourbillon which plays on transparency. A model for watch enthusiasts presented at the price of 221,100 euros.
Greubel Forsey Quadruple Tourbillon Black
With its Quadruple Tourbillon Black, the Swiss manufacturer Greubel Forsey once again confirms its status as a house of Haute Horlogeriea brand “reserved” for lovers of extraordinary complicated watches.