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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In 18k white gold, set with over 24 carats of baguette-cut sapphires plus three solitaire trillion sapphires on the dial, this unique piece is powered by the brand's signature Tourbillon of Tourbillons movement.
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The Le Locle firm has integrated a fusee-chain constant force mechanism into its El Primero 4805 SK tourbillon calibre, inside the three-dimensional architecture of the Defy with versions in carbon and platinum.
This one-off piece from Parmigiani Fleurier honours the traditions of Fine Watchmaking with its perpetual calendar, minute repeater and tourbillon, which it combines with a highly contemporary finish.
In skeletonising the 3mm-thin movement of its new Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395, Breguet demonstrates its technical and artistic skill to stunning effect.
Laurent Ferrier introduces a new collection in a sporty style to celebrate 40 years since the brand’s founders raced together at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 10 years since the conception of its very first tourbillion.