Up Close Patek Philippe Observatory Tourbillon…

Tourbillon pocket watchUp Close Patek Philippe Observatory Tourbillon Pocket Watch No.

Of the hundreds of watches offered this auction season in Hong Kong, arguably the biggest bargain when taking into account sheer horological value and historical importance is the Patek Philippe observatory tourbillon pocket watch with movement number 198 312 that will be sold at Phillips.

Patek Philippe only made about 100 tourbillon pocket watches starting in the 1860s to the mid 20th century, primarily for observatory time trials, which were then a vital marketing tool.

Consequently, most tourbillon pocket watches were not sold, and instead submitted over and over again to observatory contests.

It is believed only about 10 or so tourbillon pocket watches were ever sold, and this is one of them.

According to the archive extract, the watch was sold, somewhat surprisingly, in 1934, during the Great Depression.

The extract also notes the sale only came after it was submitted to the Geneva Observatory twice in 1929 when it won first prize, and then in 1931 when it received an honourable mention.

Observatory tourbillon pocket watches were a spare-no-expense creation, produced by the most talented craftsmen using the most expensive materials.

This watch for instance has its regulator scale plate, which is screwed onto the tourbillon carriage, made of solid gold, as are the wheels of the gear train.

And the balance wheel is split and bimetallic with gold adjusting screws, the top of the line balance wheel of the time.

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Tourbillon Watches

Tourbillon brand watchTourbillon Watches.

A marvel of mechanics.

The word to describe what is inarguably the most revered complication in the world of watches is borrowed from the French language Tourbillon meaning whirlwind , as the name describes, is a component that turns 360 degrees within a watch.

To be precise, the escapement, which is found in all mechanical watches, is modified to make a full rotation every minute in order to counter the gravitational force that is exerted on it.

This is to improve the overall accuracy of the watch and because of their mesmerising mechanics and the sheer skill that goes into creating this masterpiece, tourbillons are held in very high regard amongst watch enthusiasts.

A whirlwind on the wrist a closer look at the tourbillon and its functions.

The tourbillon was invented in 1795 by Abraham-Louis Breguet, the legendary watchmaking visionary.

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Chinese tourbillon watch

Chinese tourbillon watchChinese tourbillon watch.

– 41MM CASE DIAMETER 11MM THICK – FLYING TOURBILLON – 316L STAINLESS STEEL CASE – MANUAL-WIND MOVEMENT FULLY DECORATED – ANTI-GLARE SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL – 19 25 JEWELS FREQUENCY – 21 600 BPH – SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL CASE BACK – SCREW BALANCE WHEEL – 30 METER WATER RESISTANT – DAILY ACCURACY – 12 SECONDS MAX.

– GENUINE ALLIGATOR STRAP – 42 HOURS POWER RESERVE – WOODEN BOX Tourbillon s tail acts as the watch s seconds hand – FREE SHIPPING BY SPEED POST EMS 3-DAY WORLDWIDE DELIVERY – 2-YEAR WORLDWIDE WARRANTY.

– against all manufacturing defects, but sapphire crystal, alligator strap any artificial damage are not covered – we will bear the costs of transport if your Tourbillon needs to be sent back for servicing during the 2 years worldwide warranty period – the warranty is void for watches being serviced or opened not by our workshop.

Features – silver dial – Breguet blued steel hands – steel romans – 11mm thick.

blued steel hands, details on FAQ.

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Histoire de Tourbillon 8. Featuring a two-biaxial…

Harry winston histoire de tourbillon watchHistoire de Tourbillon 8.

Featuring a two-biaxial tourbillon design, unified by a spherical differential, the Histoire de Tourbillon 8 timepiece attains the greatest heights of timekeeping and kinematic magic.

Histoire de Tourbillon.

Histoire de Tourbillon embodies Harry Winston s visionary spirit and determination to explore new dimensions.

Harry Winston s Histoire de Tourbillon is a sophisticated collection of limited edition timepieces dedicated to the craftsmanship of one of the most revered and complex horological complications.

Launched in 2009, each Histoire de Tourbillon underscores Harry Winston s continued pursuit of excellence in innovation, by presenting the tourbillon in a series of spectacular new forms.

Distinct and daring in design, each timepiece features a sophisticated combination of inclined and multiple axes of rotation, and the linking of multiple tourbillon carriages making the Histoire de Tourbillon among the most visually striking and technically sophisticated tourbillons in the world.

Harry Winston 2019.

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Chinese watch tourbillon

Chinese watch tourbillonChinese watch tourbillon.

– 41MM CASE DIAMETER 11MM THICK – FLYING TOURBILLON – 316L STAINLESS STEEL CASE – MANUAL-WIND MOVEMENT FULLY DECORATED – ANTI-GLARE SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL – 19 25 JEWELS FREQUENCY – 21 600 BPH – SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL CASE BACK – SCREW BALANCE WHEEL – 30 METER WATER RESISTANT – DAILY ACCURACY – 12 SECONDS MAX.

– GENUINE ALLIGATOR STRAP – 42 HOURS POWER RESERVE – WOODEN BOX Tourbillon s tail acts as the watch s seconds hand – FREE SHIPPING BY SPEED POST EMS 3-DAY WORLDWIDE DELIVERY – 2-YEAR WORLDWIDE WARRANTY.

– against all manufacturing defects, but sapphire crystal, alligator strap any artificial damage are not covered – we will bear the costs of transport if your Tourbillon needs to be sent back for servicing during the 2 years worldwide warranty period – the warranty is void for watches being serviced or opened not by our workshop.

Features – silver dial – Breguet blued steel hands – steel romans – 11mm thick.

blued steel hands, details on FAQ.

The tourbillon market in China.

Shining Zhu.

When Abraham-Louis Breguet patented his greatest ever invention on June 26, 1801, he could never have imagined that more than 200 years later, his tourbillon would be the complication most in demand among a group of affluent buyers, thousands of miles away in China.

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A Tourbillon Ups the Value of a Watch Exponentially

Watch tourbillonA Tourbillon Ups the Value of a Watch Exponentially.

So What Is It.

The ultra-complicated part was originally built to fight gravity.

Now, it s extremely valuable proof a watch is special.

Reading about watches can often feel like cracking open a textbook.

Browsing and even buying means being barraged with inscrutable words and phrases like tourbillons, perpetual calendars, minute repeaters, and so on.

So here, we ll be breaking down the meaning, history, and importance of different watch terms.

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Tourbillon chinese watch

Tourbillon chinese watchTourbillon chinese watch.

– 41MM CASE DIAMETER 11MM THICK – FLYING TOURBILLON – 316L STAINLESS STEEL CASE – MANUAL-WIND MOVEMENT FULLY DECORATED – ANTI-GLARE SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL – 19 25 JEWELS FREQUENCY – 21 600 BPH – SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL CASE BACK – SCREW BALANCE WHEEL – 30 METER WATER RESISTANT – DAILY ACCURACY – 12 SECONDS MAX.

– GENUINE ALLIGATOR STRAP – 42 HOURS POWER RESERVE – WOODEN BOX Tourbillon s tail acts as the watch s seconds hand – FREE SHIPPING BY SPEED POST EMS 3-DAY WORLDWIDE DELIVERY – 2-YEAR WORLDWIDE WARRANTY.

– against all manufacturing defects, but sapphire crystal, alligator strap any artificial damage are not covered – we will bear the costs of transport if your Tourbillon needs to be sent back for servicing during the 2 years worldwide warranty period – the warranty is void for watches being serviced or opened not by our workshop.

Features – silver dial – Breguet blued steel hands – steel romans – 11mm thick.

blued steel hands, details on FAQ.

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Watch tourbillon

Watch tourbillonA Tourbillon Ups the Value of a Watch Exponentially.

So What Is It.

The ultra-complicated part was originally built to fight gravity.

Now, it s extremely valuable proof a watch is special.

Reading about watches can often feel like cracking open a textbook.

Browsing and even buying means being barraged with inscrutable words and phrases like tourbillons, perpetual calendars, minute repeaters, and so on.

So here, we ll be breaking down the meaning, history, and importance of different watch terms.

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Tourbillon mechanical wrist watch

Tourbillon mechanical wrist watchA Tourbillon Ups the Value of a Watch Exponentially.

So What Is It.

The ultra-complicated part was originally built to fight gravity.

Now, it s extremely valuable proof a watch is special.

Reading about watches can often feel like cracking open a textbook.

Browsing and even buying means being barraged with inscrutable words and phrases like tourbillons, perpetual calendars, minute repeaters, and so on.

So here, we ll be breaking down the meaning, history, and importance of different watch terms.

Welcome to GQ s Watch Glossary.

Even if you don t know much about watches, you might know what a tourbillon does to one it adds a couple extra zeros to a timepiece s value.

Last year, Tag Heuer made headlines when it unveiled an affordable tourbillon watch.

The piece cost 20,000.

The tourbillon was once a breakthrough in watchmaking, but today, like spinners on a Hummer, is more useful for showing off.

How did we get here.

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