Tourbillon

Although the tourbillon has been housed in many forms in recent years, Ralph Lauren is the first company to adapt the mechanical watch complication to a style that might be described as “American...
Ever since the relaunch of its 1980s classic Golden Bridge model, Corum has turned exhibitionist movement architecture into a brand specialty. Its latest limited edition, the Golden Bridge...
The ladies’ Chopard Imperiale Tourbillon Full Set ( www.chopard.com ) showcases the Swiss brand’s jewelling and watchmaking specialties. The movement, a version of Chopard’s L.U.C. tourbillon...
Two years ago, Breguet began experimenting with watch designs of a more flamboyant nature than the classic cases, dials, and movements that have long characterized the brand. While the Tourbillon...
The new Bovet Amadeo Fleurier 46 Rising Star ( www.bovet-fleurier.ch ), the Swiss firm known for its riffs on the pocket watch–themed wristwatch has seemingly packed all of its most popular features...
When Bulgari acquired the Swiss watch brand Daniel Roth two years ago, the fit seemed an odd one given the traditional style of the watchmaker’s timepieces and the bold designs made by the Italian...
Instead of adorning its timepieces with precious stones, Swiss watch brand Louis Moinet uses dials made of polished stone for its Treasures of the World Collection ( www.louismoinet.com ). Australian...
Chanel has become one of the few brands to develop a complicated movement expressly for a women’s watch. The company’s partnership with Audemars Piguet and its research arm, Renaud & Papi, has...
A sober, utilitarian character informs most of the timepieces assembled in Glashütte, the German watchmaking town in the southeastern state of Saxony that now bustles with a spate of new...
Long known for vintage movements and colorful traditional dials, the relatively modern (founded in 1946) firm of Dubey & Schaldenbrand is currently reviving itself with an even more modern set of...
The novelty of Richard Mille’s latest chronograph, the labyrinthine RM 056 Felipe Massa Sapphire Tourbillon Split Seconds Competition Chronograph ( www.richardmille.com ), is clear. The approximately...
While many collectors have been impressed by the innovative cases and dials from Louis Moinet , most associate the boutique watchmaker with the use of very fine but largely supplied movements...
A new ivory-dialed version of Laurent Ferrier ’s Galet Classic ($160,000) tourbillon represents not just a new color scheme, but an additional opportunity to buy what has become a sought-after model...
When it comes to complications, Franck Muller’s movement developer, Jean-Pierre Golay, contends that simple can also be innovative. "We wanted to change directions completely," he says, referring to...
The latest collaboration between boutique watchmaker Greubel-Forsey and jeweler Harry Winston, the Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 3 ( www.harrywinston.com ) packs almost every advanced...
The new Tourbillon 24 Secondes Contemporain from Greubel Forsey is technically very close to the fast rotating tourbillon the brand released in 2007. However, the new $480,000 model makes a...
"It is inconceivable that a man with my professional background and experience would not jump into it," says Hublot technical director Mathias Buttet. "He would be crazy not to fall in love with it...
The most complicated and expensive timepiece to issue from the doors of IWC Schaffhausen has a deceptively simple face, featuring a large tourbillon cage that gently rotates in one-second increments...
Fans of the unor­thodox will delight in the Hautlence HL2.0 ( www.hautlence.com ).The watch tells time with a retrograde half-moon minute counter and an advancing linear hour display that moves like...
Breguet’s latest jeweled Marine Chronograph Tourbillon breaks the traditional pattern set by this most prominent maker of the complication. The marque’s Marine case is its most bulky and bold, and...
While focusing on the $555,000 price of Rafael Nadal’s Richard Mille RM 027 (310.205.5555, www.richardmille.com ) when he wore it during his three Grand Slam victories in 2010, the sports media...
The design of the Chopard L.U.C. Engine One (800.246.7273, www.chopard.com ) might be more elaborate than those of Chopard’s other L.U.C. watches, which match the reserved demeanor of company...
Unadorned functionality has remained the guiding principle of modern German watch design ever since A. Lange & Söhne helped to revive the tradition in the mid-1990s; yet the industry’s newly...
To enhance a timepiece’s beauty, the designers at Piaget not so simply reduce its size. "Our business is to create thin and very elegant men’s watches," says company CEO Philippe Léopold-Metzger. "...
With its parent company Richemont’s acquisition of Geneva manufacture Roger Dubuis in 2008, Cartier leveraged the facility’s location by adding workshops that enabled the Paris brand to attain the...
Set with diamonds and gemstones, the Dior Christal Tourbillon transforms what was a fashion design into one of the most balanced jeweled complications made in years.
Richard Mille's modification of his diving tourbillon (this is an automatic) remains a highly technical timepiece with 22 torque screws securing a three-piece case. Water resistance is a solid 300...
Patek Philippe's 6104 presents the sidereal time display originally created for the company's ultra-complicated Sky Moon Tourbillon. The star chart depicts the night sky above Geneva as it wheels...
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Gyrotourbillon is hardly a squared retread of 2004’s landmark multi-axis tourbillon. Rather, the timepiece is a bold model that cleverly employs a new kind of balance...

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