Tourbillon

Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 052 Skull

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We're all familiar with skeleton watches, but this Richard Mille tourbillon timepiece is more accurately described as a skull watch, hence its name: the Tourbillon RM 052 Skull. The watch, which made … [Read more...]

Monochrome Monday: The Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon (Now In White Gold)

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As with every object located on earth, a watch is subjected to several forces. Together with magnetic fields, the worst enemy of an escapement is gravity, a force strong enough to deregulate a watch … [Read more...]

Escapement Watches Reviews the Perrelet Black and Gold Tourbillon

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Angus Davies reviews the Perrelet Black & Gold Tourbillon. Limited to only 20 pieces, this timepiece occupies the upper echelons of the Perrelet range. Read more from Angus on his online watch … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2015: The Ulysse Nardin Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon

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What was still only a prototype in 2014 has now become a reality. At Baselworld 2015, Ulysse Nardin brought out the Ulysse Anchor Tourbillon, a limited-edition piece. This watch is most notable for … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2015: 3 Things to Know About the Arnold & Son Constant Force Tourbillon (Updated with Live Photos)

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At Baselworld 2015, Arnold & Son introduced the Arnold & Son Constant Force Tourbillon. From what we've seen, there are already signs that it will give watch enthusiasts more than a couple of … [Read more...]

Baselworld 2015: Blancpain L-evolution Tourbillon Carrousel (Updated with Live Photos)

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One of Blancpain’s highlights at this year’s Baselworld is the L-evolution Tourbillon Carrousel, a highly complicated piece with a futuristic dial and case design to match. Tourbillons and … [Read more...]

Whirlwind Romance: 4 Watches with Multiple Tourbillons

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Nowadays, almost any luxury watch brand worthy of the name offers at least one timepiece with a tourbillon. But there are only a handful of brands that have pushed the envelope to create watches with … [Read more...]

Brand to Watch: Angelus Returns

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Baselworld is the peak time of year for the launch of new watches. But every so often it also serves as the coming-out party for a new brand that’s entering the market. Such is the case for Angelus, … [Read more...]

Making Time: How Jaeger-LeCoultre created its Master Grande Tradition Gyrotourbillon 3

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It starts with pencil and paper, just as it has for centuries.  A talented hand sketches the lines that will one day become a living, breathing timepiece. WatchTime visited Jaeger-LeCoultre in Le … [Read more...]

Complicated Watches: 7 Standout Tourbillon Watches

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Baselworld 2015 is over, and we've seen a number of new tourbillon watches among the offerings. Here's a look back at the most interesting, clever, and daring variations on the now-ubiquitous … [Read more...]

Tough and Transparent: Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 56-02 Sapphire

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Richard Mille pioneered the use of an all-sapphire watch case with its RM 056 Sapphire Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph in 2011, and upped the technological ante with the subsequent debut of the … [Read more...]

3 Exceptional Boutique Watches We Found Outside of SIHH 2015

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Every year at Geneva's SIHH watch salon, a host of luxury watch brands (most of them owned by the Richemont Group) unveil their new timepieces to international retailers, collectors, and journalists. … [Read more...]

Remaking Moser: New Owners Revitalize the H. Moser & Cie. Watch Brand

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By streamlining production and focusing on profitability, the new owners of Schaffhausen-based H. Moser & Cie. hope to give the brand a second chance. In this feature we explore how the new Moser … [Read more...]

5 Standout Skeleton Watches From SIHH 2015

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The WatchTime editorial team recently returned from SIHH 2015, and one of the trends we noticed at this year's fair was a number of brands putting their own spin on the classical skeleton watch. Here … [Read more...]

Monochrome Watches SIHH 2015: Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillon

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For 2015, Roger Dubuis focusses heavily on skeletonization, as becomes apparent with the introduction of the Excalibur Spider Double Flying Tourbillon. Prior to these new releases, every single watch … [Read more...]

SIHH 2015: Here Are 19 Of The New Watches We’ve Seen So Far

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The 2015 edition of Geneva's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) kicks off tomorrow, and WatchTime will be reporting live on the new watches introduced at the fair. Many watch brands … [Read more...]

SIHH 2015: Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art Mécaniques Gravées Collection

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At SIHH in Geneva, Vacheron Constantin brought out two new additions to its Métiers d'Art family. Known as the Mécaniques Gravées collection, these watches apply meticulous hand-engraving … [Read more...]

SIHH 2015: Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Grande Complication

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Cartier's headliner at SIHH 2015 was a new ultra-thin grand complication that showcases the brand's technical watchmaking prowess. The Rotonde de Cartier Grande Complication has an automatic movement … [Read more...]

Monochrome Watches: The Arnold & Son Instrument Collection – Golden Wheel

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Arnold & Son is a highly productive manufacture. Each time the brand comes out with another novelty, we can’t help but emphasize this point. Just look at all the watches they created last year, … [Read more...]

SIHH 2015: New Roger Dubuis Excalibur Skeleton Watches (Updated with Live Photos and Prices)

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Roger Dubuis has declared 2015 to be "The Year of the Skeleton," unveiling a slew of new skeletonized watches from its flagship Excalibur collection at SIHH 2015. Here's more on two of them, the Roger … [Read more...]

SIHH 2015: Richard Mille RM 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur

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At SIHH in Geneva, Richard Mille introduced its new luxury ladies' watch, the RM 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur. The watch combines a flying tourbillon mechanism with a distinctive automaton feature – all … [Read more...]

SIHH 2015: Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon Skeleton (Updated with Live Photo)

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At its SIHH 2015 presentation, Cartier introduced a new version of its Astrotourbillon concept: the Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon Skeleton. The watch lays bare the workings of its unusual … [Read more...]

SIHH 2015: Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Reversed Tourbillon (Updated with Live Photos and Price)

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Cartier has introduced more than 100 new watch references at SIHH 2015. One of the most interesting is the Rotonde de Cartier Reversed Tourbillon, a watch whose unconventional flying tourbillon is … [Read more...]

Monochrome Monday: Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Sphérotourbillon Moon Launches at SIHH 2015

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The SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, based in Geneva) starts today, and we here at Monochrome Watches are covering it along with our colleagues from WatchTime.com. After revealing a … [Read more...]

Sponsored: New Jaeger-LeCoultre Watches Pay Tribute to Astronomy at SIHH 2015

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"Captivating" is a word that aptly describes the night sky over the Vallée de Joux, this secret hollow nestling in the Swiss Jura that gave birth to the Maison Jaeger-LeCoultre. Very few lights … [Read more...]

Escapement Watch Review: H. Moser & Cie Venturer Tourbillon Dual Time

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I was drawn to the unusual dial of the H. Moser & Cie Venturer Tourbillon Dual Time. However, beneath the attractive face of this watch is a profoundly impressive specification which demonstrates … [Read more...]

4 New Vacheron Constantin Watches That Debuted at The Moscow Boutique

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Vacheron Constantin in 2014 opened a new boutique in Moscow. As is the brand's tradition when opening a new flagship store, new limited edition watches are being introduced to coincide with it. (For … [Read more...]

Monochrome Essentials: Reviewing the Richard Mille RM 022 Aerodyne Dual Time Zone

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What’s so special about a Richard Mille watch? We all know about the exclusivity (less than 3,000 pieces per year), the impeccable quality, and the celebrity ambassadors. But there are many more … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s Top 5 Most Popular Watches on Instagram

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Did you know that WatchTime has an Instagram page, in which we regularly post a plethora of watch images, from "soldier' shots provided by the brands to original photography by WatchTime's own expert … [Read more...]

Monochrome Essentials: A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Tourbillon “Pour le Mérite” in White Gold

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The Richard Lange Collection by A. Lange & Söhne represents some of the German brand's most complicated watches from the brand. Some great examples from that collection include the recently … [Read more...]