Most Desirable Timepieces Featuring the Tourbillon

COMPLICATED ADDITION. Here is a rundown of some of the most desirable timepieces that feature one of the most exciting complications to a watch: the tourbillon

Superb Combination

Ulysse Nardin Marine Tourbillon Grand Feu

Ulysse Nardin Marine Tourbillon Grand Feu

Historically, the Marine collection pays tribute to marine chronometers that the company’s founder, Ulysse Nardin, was famous for. This time, the Ulysse Nardin Marine Tourbillon Grand Feu combines functionality with enduring style. At the heart of this timepiece is a Grand Feu white enamel dial, made in-house by Ulysse Nardin enamel specialists Donzé Cadrans. Fitted with the new caliber UN-128 and a flying tourbillon, the watch shows the brand’s development capability and continued independence in terms of movement manufacture. The roman numerals—that instantly mark the watch as belonging to the Marine Collection—completes a Marine Tourbillon whose combination of technical and artistic excellence forms a new modern classic.

Case Size 43mm
Case Material Stainless steel
Dial Grand Feu Enamel
Strap Black alligator leather
Movement UN-128, Automatic
Power Reserve 60 hours
Water Resistance 100m

Minimalistic Construction

Bell & Ross BR-X2 Tourbillon Micro-Rotor

Bell & Ross BR-X2 Tourbillon Micro-Rotor

The watch is the movement, the movement is the watch. This is Bell & Ross’ mantra for this BR-X2 Tourbillon Micro-Rotor. Fitted with panoramic sapphire crystals front and back, enhancing their transparency and letting more light into the movement, Bell & Ross is going extreme into the simplification of watchmaking construction. The movement—BR-CAL.380—is not housed in a traditional case, but it’s framed inside a holder, while the frame is cut from a solid plate of stainless steel as thin as the movement itself. All in all, this bold design and conspicuous movements are testament to Bell & Ross’ identity.

Case Size 42.5mm
Case Material Stainless Steel
Dial Skeletonized
Strap Gray Alligator
Movement Br-Cal.380, Automatic
Power Reserve 50 hours
Water Resistance 50m

One of a Kind

Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis

Hublot MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis

To provide a maximum of visibility on the tourbillon and its fascinating double rotation. This is the basic idea behind the new MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis from Hublot. Fitted with the caliber HUB9009.H1.RA, it also features a bi-axial tourbillon that undertakes a complete rotation per minute on the first axis and a rotation every 30 seconds on the second. Combining cutting edge technology and complex construction, this watch comes in two distinct versions: in titanium or in King Gold. By designing a fine watchmaking movement devoted to this objective, and then creating an original case that highlights the in-house caliber, Hublot once again demonstrates its capacity in all areas of fine watchmaking.

Case Size 49mm
Case Material Titanium and King Gold
Dial Multi-layered black and red
Strap Black structures lined rubber
Movement HUB9009.h1.ra, Automatic
Power Reserve 120 hourS
Water Resistance 30m

First and Foremost

Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time

Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time

For the first time in its history, the master watchmakers at Jaeger-LeCoultre have combined a flying tourbillon with universal time, allowing the time in twenty-four cities around the world to be read simultaneously. Featuring the new Calibre 948, the Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time embodies this inventive spirit in a unique and universal way. On the front side, under the dome of its sapphire crystal, the watch presents a 360-degree view of the entire world. Available in a limited series of only 100 pieces, the Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time watch is a tribute to the manufacture’s remarkable watchmaking skills expressed through the watch’s ease-of-use.

Case Size 43.5mm
Case Material Platinum
Dial Convex shape
Strap Blue alligator skin
Movement 948, Automatic
Power Reserve 48 hours
Water Resistance 50m

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