From its utilitarian roots in the 19th century, the tourbillon has evolved in the modern era to become the ultimate expression of Swiss luxury replica watches makers’ technical prowess and avant-garde creativity. We trace its fascinating two-century-plus evolution.
Throughout the centuries-long history of timekeeping, mechanisms originally developed for entirely practical purposes have been rediscovered and repurposed by contemporary watchmaking visionaries into elements of luxury, much of their charm derived from their seeming obsolescence. Consider the example of the tourbillon, patented 220 years ago by its inventor as a regulating device, which now, in the 21st century, stands as a showcase feature in many of the world’s most coveted 1:1 perfect fake watches.
Best Canada Omega replica watches, much better known these days as the maker of the Speedmaster “Moonwatch” chronographs, also dabbled in producing wristwatch tourbillon movements for chronometry competitions in the post-World War II years. The most famous of these is Caliber 301, completed in 1947, of which only 12 examples were ever made. Its tourbillon carriage made a complete revolution every 7.5 minutes, rather than the 60 seconds spelled out in Breguet’s patent application; nevertheless, it achieved a record level of accuracy for a wrist- watch at the Geneva Observatory competition in 1950. Thus far, only one has been found that was actually cased back in 1947 as a prototype; this 37-mm steel copy watches wholesale sold at a Phillips auction in 2017 for nearly $1.5 million.
It was another historical Swiss maison, replica Audemars Piguet watches shop site, which gave the world its first self-winding tourbillon wristwatch. Released in 1986, the Ref. 25643, housing the groundbreaking, ultra-thin Caliber 2870, may have also been the first series-produced tourbillon wristwatch, released in a quartz-dominated era in which mechanical top Swiss made fake watches had become rare and haute horlogerie executions such as the tourbillon were practically non-existent. Caliber 2870’s tourbillon carriage was 7.2 mm in diameter, around 2.5 mm thick, and made of ultra-light titanium, a material then relatively new to watchmaking and never before applied to a tourbillon. The crownless, “hammer” automatic winding system was also unusual, its swinging weight visible at 6 o’clock along with the asymmetrically placed tourbillon aperture at 11 o’clock, at the center of a radiating pattern on the dial. It’s a long-discontinued piece that fans of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak replica watches with Swiss movements, including those equipped with tourbillons, would scarcely recognize today, but its place in history is assured.
Hublot fake watches for sale, a brand known for its forays into unconventional materials and envelope-pushing technology (and which produced a handful of notable tourbillon limited editions in its erstwhile partnership with Ferrari) became the first watchmaker to use sapphire for not only best quality super clone watches’ case but also the tourbillon bridge of its skeletonized movement, introducing the Canada AAA replica Hublot Big Bang Sapphire Tourbillon watches in 2018. The Nyon-based maker followed up that innovation two years later with an automatic version, with a 22k gold, dial-side micro-rotor balancing out the one-minute tourbillon cage at 6 o’clock on the skeletonizd face. The movement, Caliber MHUB6035, includes even more sapphire bridges than its predecessor, and is ensconced inside a similarly eye-catching case made of orange sapphire.