Aspiration and obsession go along! And when the objet d’interest is a luxury watch, their bonding is deemed to be strengthened further. Speaking of watches, it’s the mechanical timepiece that holds our attention the most. Mechanical watches epitomise the art of watchmaking and belong to a different sphere altogether.
They exude royal elegance and extravagance! Don’t be surprised when you come to know that with the price of most of them, you can actually buy atleast half a dozen of Ferraris and Lamborghinis. If you doubt me here, please look at the price tag for yourself!
So, we are discussing Tourbillon timepieces here. Tourbillon is a feature of mechanical watches that was designed to enhance the accuracy of timekeepers, but with the passage of time, it became a craze in the sphere of luxury watches for men.
Technically speaking, the balance wheel of a watch oscillates at different rates causing minute variation in the output. The reason behind variation could be gravitational bias or change in atmospheric condition. In a tourbillon watch, the balance wheel is mounted on a rotating cage so that it embraces all the positions equally and strikes off any possibility for the slightest of variation. We are done with the fundamentals here, now I present before you the list of 9 most sophisticated Tourbillon timepieces ever.
1. Rotonde de Cartier
It happens to be one of the most sophisticated manually wound platinum men’s watches that money could ever buy. Fine complications and detailed design make it one of the most sought after mechanical watches for men.
Price: INR 1.35 crore (approx.)
2. Richard Mille RM 56-01 Sapphire Crystal Tourbillon Watch
With Richard Mille Sapphire Crystal Tourbillon in front, it’s impossible to take your eyes off it! It’s a fine assembly of multiple mechanism showing off it’s bones and movement encrusted in the house-of-crystal.
Price: INR 13.90 crore (approx.)
3. AP Royal Oak Grande Complication
The famous Grande Compilation from AP Royal Oak is a benchmark in terms of design and class. Housing multiple complications that make it an ideal allure for a watch snob, the Royal Oak Grande Complication is a cut above the rest.
Price: INR 4.98 crore (approx.)
4. Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon
The charming rosegold ably complements the complex movement of Girard- Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon. A real marvel in the sphere of horology, this million dollar baby is exclusively for the discerned enthusiasts only.
Price: INR 3.17 crore (approx.)
5. Luminor 1950 Tourbillion GMT Automatic Ceramica – 48MM
A timepiece that reflects its true character, Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT is a class above the rest. It is a spellbinder in the see-through sapphire crystal back.
Price: INR 73.87 lacs (approx.)
6. Blu Majesty Tourbillon MT3
Behold the sea of blue! Boasting of a tourbillon inside a tourbillon, this Blu Majesty timekeeper is among the few luxury watches for men that inherit all the necessary qualities that make it a must-have.
Price: INR 1.51 crore (approx.)
7. Jaeger-LeCoultre Gyro Tourbillon
Epitomising the art of classic watchmaking, this Jaeger- LeCoultre Gyro Tourbillon limited edition men’s luxury watch has everything to make it a perfect allure. A mono-pusher is nothing but a charm of this affluently extravagant timepiece.
Price: INR 2.35 crore (approx.)
8. Vacheron Constantin Tour de I’lle
A prominent addition to the renowned Tour de I’lle series, the Vacheron Constantin’s Rose Gold timepiece has been called as the world’s most complicated wristwatch ever. The supremacy of this class-act is unquestionable!
Price: INR 6.72 crore (approx.)
9. Breguet Classique Tourbillon Quantième Perpetuel
A hot Breguet creation unveiled at BaselWorld circa 2014, the Classique Tourbillon Quantieme Perpetuel is synonymous with excellence topped with elegance. Say your grace, & savor the beauty.
Price: INR 1.60 crore (approx.)
Wish you a happy watch-gasm!