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Hands-On With Two Diamond-Decorated Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon Watches

Piaget makes some of the most beautiful exclusive luxury watches out there. The Swiss company combines its more than 100 years of experience producing mechanical watch movements with the contemporary values of the company that include an ultra-thin wearing experience and high-jewelry expertise. Today, I look at two members of the Piaget Altiplano Tourbillon family that includes the reference G0A44053 with a meteorite dial and the reference G0A44031 that has an entirely diamond-decorated dial.
Both watches contain the same in-house-made Piaget movement, known as the caliber 670P. This 4.6mm-thick (rather thin) manually wound movement is comprised of 157 parts and includes an off-centered dial for the time at the 8 o’clock position on the dial, as well as a window for the flying tourbillon located at about 2 o’clock on the dial. The asymmetric look of the dial is nevertheless balanced and invites curious eyes to see what the face of this elegant watch is all about.
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Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Orange Sapphire Watch

Few ultra-luxury watches feel as cheerful as many of those that are produced by Swiss Hublot. For 2021, those fond of orange can bask in the translucent glow of this little lovely number that combines a hued sapphire crystal case with a brand-new automatic tourbillon-based movement. Limited to 50 pieces as the reference 419.JO.0120.RT in orange, we can already anticipate that the Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Automatic Orange Sapphire watch will arrive in other colors in the future. This is also the first orange-colored sapphire crystal watch produced by Hublot. Expensive wrist candy rarely tastes so good.
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At a glance, this watch is “just” a modern generation Hublot Big Bang when looking at the distinctive and modern-looking case shape. Its size is 45mm wide and 15.3mm thick — more or less the same as your standard Big Bang UNICO Chronograph watches. The first hint that something is different is the case, which is a translucent orange color, and which is produced out ..

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Bulgari Octa Roma Carillon Tourbillon In Black DLC Titanium

Just released as part of LVMH Watch Week 2021 is the Bulgari Octo Roma Carillon Tourbillon, the latest haute horlogerie halo piece demonstrating the brand playing at the absolute top levels of watchmaking. And this one isn’t nearly as complicated as its 1,200+ component Grande Sonnerie pieces, either. The Octo Roma Carillon Tourbillon does take a decidedly contemporary design turn with not just a black DLC-coated titanium case but a new movement with skeletonized bridges finished in black titanium, as well.
Two things I want to mention before continuing. First, once there’s a video of the chime in action, I’ll embed it here. Second, I am fairly certain these photos by Bulgari were edited in a way that removes some color, so just keep that in mind.
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Unlike minute repeaters with two gongs, the Octa Roma Carillon Tourbillon uses three, which allows for a third higher note. If you’ll recall, the Bulgari Daniel Roth Carrillon Tourbillon Minute-Repeater had a similar se..

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De Bethune Unveils DB Kind Of Two Tourbillon Watch

Haute horlogerie brand De Bethune has built its reputation on two very different personalities. Half of its offerings are modern interpretations of traditional designs, with hallmarks like slim Roman numerals and Breguet hands rendered in exacting quality. The other half are wild, futuristic visions, with a recurring “Star Trek” inspired delta bridge motif and a penchant for avant-garde floating case concepts. While both sides of the brand have their own followings, rarely if ever do the two personalities meet. De Bethune’s first major release of 2021 looks to change that, with a theatrical two dial rotating case design that allows wearers to choose between aesthetics on a whim. The new De Bethune DB Kind of Two Tourbillon combines both halves of the brand’s dual personality into one dramatic design, while also including a series of unique complications.
The 42.8mm Grade 5 titanium case of the De Bethune DB Kind of Two Tourbillon follows the brand’s floating case design philosophy wit..

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Hands-On: H. Moser & Cie X MB&F Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon Green-Dial Watch

Max Busser (founder of MB&F) is the father of contemporary high-end wristwatch collaborations. Today, aBlogtoWatch takes another look at one of his more recent collaboration watches — with H. Moser & Cie, nicely combining their joint talents. This is the green-dialed version of the H. Moser & Cie X MB&F Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon limited edition watch that debuted in 2020 (on aBlogtoWatch here) and is part of a set of 15 pieces per dial color (of, I think, five dial colors).
The watch is very much a combination of both parts and design elements from MB&F and H. Moser & Cie. For this design exercise, it is H. Moser & Cie that got the main title credit, probably because the watch is mainly being sold as an H. Moser & Cie product in sales and distribution terms. That is one of the most interesting things to consider as collaboration products continue to mature and penetrate the market: How are collectors supposed to even mentally categorize these often-marvelous timepieces? In this..

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The New H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Minute Repeater Tourbillon In Titanium With ‘Electric Blue’ Dial

Just released by H. Moser & Cie is the new Endeavour Minute Repeater Tourbillon, a follow up to 2019’s debut piece that is “lighter” in a couple of ways. This high-complication piece now comes in a titanium case with an all new “Electric Blue” dial that cogently demonstrates another side of Moser’s minimalist aesthetic when compared with the original white gold case with a black lacquered dial model. Limited to 20 pieces, this Minute Repeater Tourbillon not only shows off the brand’s watchmaking prowess but also serves as an excellent case study for Moser’s truly special design ethos.
Most brands would choose to go in a more decorative or ornate direction when designing such a technically impressive halo piece. Just earlier this year, Patek Philippe released the 5303R Minute Repeater Tourbillon Grand Complication watch, an elaborately finished beauty that ironically enough is its first to have the striking mechanism on the front of the dial. I’d say this is about all it has in common ..

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Harry Winston Unveils One-Of-A-Kind Ultimate Quadri Tourbillon Pocket Watch

While better known for its work as a high end jeweler, Harry Winston is also capable of producing truly world-class haute horlogerie pieces at times that reflect its iconic jewelry aesthetic along with its dual legacy as a jeweler and watchmaker. The brand’s latest one-off creation combines the most striking elements of both sides, blending the brand’s signature emerald-cut and baguette-cut diamonds with four independent tourbillons. The aptly named one-of-a-kind Harry Winston Ultimate Quadri Tourbillon pocket watch is a dramatic piece of engineering spectacle, acting as a showcase for some of the brand’s finest finishing and artisanship.
The 57.2mm, 18k white-gold case of the Harry Winston Ultimate Quadri Tourbillon is a simple take on the classic pocket watch form, made unique with Harry Winston’s signature Art Deco touches. At 6 o’clock, a raised trapezoidal ridge adds a touch of visual weight to the otherwise slim and minimal design while counterbalancing the 12 o’clock crown. The..

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Omega Takes Its Central Tourbillon To New Heights

The central tourbillon has been a hallmark complication of Omega ever since it was introduced in 1994. What makes these watches so exceptional is that the tourbillon can literally take center stage. As Omega opted for a one-minute rotation of the tourbillon cage, it can conveniently double as a seconds indicator as well. Aesthetically, this has resulted in some stunning watches, but Omega is now taking it to new heights with the De Ville Tourbillon Numbered Edition. READ MORE
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Bert’s Photo Book — Part 4 — Tourbillon watches

HomeWatch TalkBert’s Photo Book — Part 4 — Tourbillon watches Watch TalkBert’s Photo Book — Part 4 — Tourbillon watches Micro-engineering at its best by Bert Buijsrogge June 06, 2020 MIN READBert’s Photo Book — Part 4 — Tourbillon watchesThis topic perfectly follows up the previous one, which was all about the details. When talking about tourbillon watches, you’re generally referring to just one tiny detail. Albeit a very interesting one. While these watches are out of reach for many of us, they are popular regardless. The complication has the ability to reveal many beautiful details that watchmaking has to offer. So let’s have a look at some stunning tourbillon watches from my archives.

For those of you who don’t know about a tourbillon, or what it does, let’s explain it in short. It all begins with gravity and the effect it has on a watch. Or, to be more precise, the effect it has on a watch’s beating heart. As gravity affects all the parts of a mechanical watch, the effect on the e..

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Endeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon And LM101 By MB&F And H.Moser & Cie

HomeWatch TalkEndeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon And LM101 By MB&F And H.Moser & Cie Watch TalkEndeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon And LM101 By MB&F And H.Moser & Cie Two independent legends join forces to create Performance Art pieces by Balazs Ferenczi June 03, 2020 MIN READEndeavour Cylindrical Tourbillon And LM101 By MB&F And H.Moser & CieThere are many similarities between MB&F and H. Moser & Cie, the most notable one being the fact that both companies are prominent Haute Horlogerie brands. Obviously, they both come from Switzerland and have a charismatic leader helming their ships. Furthermore, through H. Moser & Cie’s sister company, Precision Engineering AG, they have been working together for over 10 years. Lastly, 2020 marks the 15th birthday/rebirthday of both brands.
MB&F was established 15 years ago by industry veteran and visionary Max Büsser. In the same year, the brand H. Moser & Cie is relaunched after a long sleep caused by the quartz crisis at the end of the 1970s. This d..