The Louis Vuitton Tambour Curve Flying Tourbillon Is A €280,000 Watch Novelty For 2020

The world of Louis Vuitton watches is a whimsical place. Every once in a while, the world’s most valuable luxury and fashion company presents us with another unique-looking, often quirky, and sometimes extremely expensive, new watch. 2020 is, at least in this one way, is no different. Behold, the Louis Vuitton Tambour Curve Flying Tourbillon Poinçon de Genève that costs €280,000.

frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen> First, about that price… What it actually costs is €350,000, should you want some diamonds on it — but for the more restrained Louis Vuitton collector, it is true that a €70,000 savings is possible. That said, I’d deserve running out of toilet paper if I wished to imply that this was the one and only aspect of the new Louis Vuitton Tambour Curve Flying Tourbillon Poinçon de Genève to make your eyes water. In truth, the really notable bit is that it is yet another sign of life, telling the world th..

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Introducing The Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Double Rainbow Flying Tourbillon

Technically challenging and aesthetically daring, Parmigiani has ever since it was founded in 1996, shown a passion for combining both. This is especially true for the new Tonda 1950 Double Rainbow Flying Tourbillon. The watch is powered by caliber PF517, a movement that not only impresses with its complications but also with its finish. It has a height of 3.4mm, which is very thin, considering that it is not only equipped with a flying tourbillon but also features automatic winding. Creating such a movement in-house is something that Parmigiani only achieve because it is a fully vertically integrated manufacture. READ MORE
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Aventi Makes The Tourbillon Accessible With The New A-10 Watch

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In the world of luxury watchmaking complications, the tourbillon reigns supreme. As one of the most difficult and technically impressive mechanisms in mechanical timekeeping, the tourbillon has traditionally reserved for some of the world’s most exclusive and costly timepieces, priced well out of the reach of the average consumer. New luxury startup Aventi has attacked this cost barrier full force with its first watch, the A-10, offering ultra-luxe elements including tourbillons and full sapphire cases to the public at prices far below where these high-end components are usually offered. Inspired by the aggressive angular designs of modern supercars from the likes of Lamborghini and Pagani, the A-10 also offers a truly unique and modern look in a variety of vibrant colors.

The case design of the Aventi A-10 is bold, aggressive, and ultra-modern, with a vaguely trapezoidal shape measuring in at 48.5 mm by 55.5 mm. In any finish i..

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HORAGE Tourbillon 1 Watch To Be Most Affordable ‘Swiss Made’ Of Its Type

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In contemporary fine watchmaking, the tourbillon represents the holiest of Swiss values: performance at any price. A tiny mechanical whirlwind spinning on your wrist is an animated reminder of this value and why tourbillons are so venerated among timepiece aficionados. Invented in the late 18th century by the grandfather of modern watchmaking to make clocks and watches more accurate, the tourbillon in wristwatch form is all about celebrating the manual dexterity and training required to both construct and assemble this miniature sandwich of gears, screws, and bridges. The tourbillon is also the ultimate symbol of horological appreciation. To wear one implies its owner enjoys timepiece collecting enough as a hobby to seriously invest in it.

In 2020, the Swiss tourbillon takes the shape of the times. This era is defined by a fervent pursuit of efficiency, so, in tourbillon terms, that means getting authentic Swiss quality at a onc..

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Louis Vuitton Goes High-Tech For New Tambour Curve Flying Tourbillon

The watch collection of Louis Vuitton has always been carefully curated to ensure that it truly represents the DNA of the brand. This has always been a mix of traditional craftsmanship combined with forward-thinking design. Louis Vuitton started this tradition with its very first watch-collection, back in the 1980's, which was designed by the famous Italian architect Gae Aulenti. She not only created watches on occasion but was also responsible for transforming Musée d'Orsay in Paris from a train station into one of the most renowned art museums in the world. READ MORE
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A Blue Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique Watch Hits The Shelves

HomeWatch ReleasesA Blue Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique Watch Hits The Shelves Watch ReleasesBreguetA Blue Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique Watch Hits The Shelves And it's a stunner… by Rob NuddsFebruary 18, 2020 MIN READA Blue Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique Watch Hits The ShelvesThe Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 is not new. Nor, as you may have noticed if you live in a clement part of the world, is the color blue. However, these two staples of daily luxury life have never been brought together. That is until now…
There are few brands in the industry that have the name-power of Breguet. It isn’t just that the modern iteration of the brand is renowned for high-quality timepieces often flaunting a timeless elegance others struggle to match, but it is also the weight of history attached to the founder’s name. Abraham-Louis Breguet was not just a watchmaker. He was arguably the watchmaker. In his..

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Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 Grand Feu Blue Enamel Dial Watch

Just announced, the Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 is a blue enamel dial version of Breguet’s very thin, very subtle, and very expensive caliber 581. Last year we saw the Squelette 5395, which gives a look through the skeletonized movement, but this 5367 echoes the three-hand Classique 5177 with a blue enamel dial. While an impressive enamel finish really does need to be seen in person to appreciate, I have seen several enamel-dial Breguet pieces and they really are among the best out there. I find that the choice of this deep blue goes a long way in making the highly traditional Breguet aesthetic just a little more contemporary.

While Bulgari has taken the mantle of thinnest tourbiillon, the Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 did hold the title when it was released back in 2013. The original model was done in a guilloché dial and saw its first enamel dial back in 2017, which was done in white.
The tone of blue that Breguet aims to achieve on this enamel dial is i..

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Whirlwind Romance: Tourbillon Watches For Her This Valentine’s Day

While the efficacy of a tourbillon on timekeeping is contested, it doesn’t take away from the complexity and inherent beauty of the whirling mechanism. After all, it’s not the practicality of mechanical watches that captures our attention anymore—there are countless devices that can tell us the time—but rather the romance, whimsy, and audacity of it all. So what better way to revel in that romance by having an “open heart” with a tourbillon watch? READ MORE
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Piaget Emperador Cushion Tourbillon Skeleton Watch Revisited

Nearly five years ago, I originally went hands-on with the reference GOA40042 Piaget Emperador Cushion Tourbillon Skeleton watch here. Now, in 2020, I revisit the same model Piaget tourbillon to see how it has held up — especially with regard to style, technicality, and overall impressiveness. Piaget has been relatively quiet over the last few years – especially when it comes to men’s watches. Despite the brand having a plethora of emotionally compelling horological wonders, the company seems intent on relatively superficial marketing that espouses the notion that you might want to wear a Piaget watch to a black tie event. In the future, I’d like to see the brand explain why you might want to choose Piaget to a black tie event (aside from the fact that a celebrity was selected to wear one at an awards show). If Piaget can follow this advice, they will again earn the greater attention from serious aficionados and collectors that they deserve.
As a brand, Piaget currently does far bette..

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Hands-On: The $700,000 Richard Mille RM 52-06 Tourbillon Skull Watch

The Richard Mille RM 52-06 Tourbillon Mask was introduced a few months back as a limited edition for the Americas, and I was recently able to get my hands on the White Quartz TPT model. Not exclusively an aesthetic stamp, the Rorschach test of a mask is fully integrated with the movement and tourbillon. This starkly white version is done in a Quartz TPT (Thin Ply Technology) case done by Richard Mille’s partner, North Thin Ply Technologies. For those not familiar, it’s a super-lightweight and very strong material created by layering very thin strands of thin-ply quartz fibers that results in a damascene look. It’s a very lightweight and highly strong material otherwise used for aeronautics, boating, and sports.

As with all things Richard Mille, the RM 52-06 Tourbillon Mask caters to the .1% while confounding casual observers and many watch collectors alike. There are four versions of the Tourbillon Mask being produced, each limited to just 18 pieces and only available in select retai..

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