Image by : David Arky
A Whole New Spin
Created more than 200 years ago by Abraham-Louis Breguet to compensate for the effects of gravity on a pocket watch, tourbillons remain as hypnotizing as ever. While the caged balance and escapement will not increase accuracy, the tourbillon now comes in a whirlwind of variations–including double and triple versions.
Clockwise from Left: Portugieser Tourbillon Hand-Wound in white gold by IWC ($61,000); MasterGraff Ultra Flat Tourbillon in platinum with diamonds by Graff (price upon request); Tourbillon Ottantasei in 18kt red gold by Bovet ($189,000); Tradition 7047 in platinum by Breguet ($189,700); El Primero Tourbillon in rose gold by Zenith ($86,500).