Ulysse Nardin Marine Tourbillon

The Marine Tourbillon by Ulysse Nardin is a fine watch at an interesting price, considering that it has an in-house tourbillon movement. The self-winding UN-128 calibre is entirely new, with silicium escapement and balance spring, and a 60-hour power reserve. The watch has the classic marine chronometer looks, with a 43 mm case in stainless…

Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Sphérotourbillon

Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Sphérotourbillon

In 2017, Jaeger-LeCoultre presents three new versions of watches in the Duomètre range, all with magnetite grey dial and pink gold case. The Sphérotourbillon is a superb watch, packed with significant content, refined over the course of the years. This version of the Sphérotourbillon looks far more modern than the previous model presented in 2012,…

IWC Da Vinci Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph

The Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph is the highest-priced watch in the new Da Vinci collection by IWC, and it includes three complications: tourbillon, chronograph and retrograde date. It is powered by the new in-house 89900 calibre, self-winding, running at 28,800 vibrations per hour, 4 Hertz. It has some significant technical features. Advanced materials in the 89900…

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes

Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes

It takes a lot of effort to understand the logic behind Greubel Forsey’s editions. This version of the Tourbillon 24 Secondes is an “Edition Historique” that marks the end of the series of this particular model. Three versions of the Tourbillon 24 Secondes have been made: Asymétrique, Contemporain and Vision, and the watch illustrated in…

MB&F HM7 Aquapod

MB&F HM7 Aquapod

MB&F continue to make some of the most original machines out there. Their latest, HM7 (the HM stands for horological machine) is inspired by the underwater world, after their explorations of space, the air, and the road. HM7 has a profile that recalls a jellyfish, but there are lots of other visual links, such as…

Richard Mille RM 50-03 McLaren F1

This is the first watch presented by Richard Mille in 2017, and it reflects the partnership that he signed with McLaren in 2016, a ten-year agreement. It is based on Richard’s authentic passion for McLaren: he watched the McLaren team’s debut in Monaco in 1966. The watch incorporates high-tech materials such as titanium and Carbon…

Louis Moinet Mobilis

Louis Moinet Mobilis

Mobilis is an inverted double tourbillon by the brand Louis Moinet. The two tourbillons in the bottom half of the dial rotate in opposite directions, and are both linked to the gear train in the top half. It’s a mesmerizing sight to watch, because, with sapphire glass front and back, the two tourbillons seem to…

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Earth and Moon

Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Earth and Moon

The Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Earth and Moon, reference WHRO0013, is the latest version of a watch introduced in 2014, with lapis lazuli dial and a stylized globe at 12 o’clock. This year’s version features two discs of meteorite stone, one on the 24-hour subdial at the top of the watch, and one on the…

Bell & Ross BR-X1 Tourbillon Marine

Bell & Ross BR-X1 Tourbillon Chronograph

The Bell & Ross BR-X1 Tourbillon Chronograph is one of the three watches that the brand has presented in a marine chronometer style. Its complex square case is 45 mm in size, made in rose gold and rosewood, evoking the 19th century chronometers used on board ships. It has the commendable water resistance rating of…

Montblanc Boheme ExoTourbillon Slim 110 Years anniversary edition reference 115939

Montblanc Bohème ExoTourbillon Slim 110 Years Anniversary

Montblanc‘s Bohème ExoTourbillon Slim 110 Years Anniversary is a 10-piece limited edition, reference 115939. It celebrates the 110th anniversary of fMontblanc’s foundation, and the serpent motif on the dial is based on the Rouge et Noir fountain pen which became a classic when it was introduced in 1906. Normally you think of Bulgari when the…

Montblanc Boheme ExoTourbillon Slim reference114736

Montblanc Bohème ExoTourbillon Slim

For the first time, Montblanc introduces its in-house ExoTourbillon to the women’s Bohème collection. The dial of the ExoTourbillon Slim is in mother-of-pearl; the bezel is set with 58 diamonds (about 1.39 carats). The red gold case is 38 mm in diameter, and 9.37 mm thick, 3 bar water resistance. The watch has a black…

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Corum Bubble Tourbillon

Corum’s Bubble is a super-ironic piece, with its domed watchglass and large size. Corum shows that there is lots of room for developing Bubble even further with two five-piece limited editions, the Bubble Tourbillon Chronograph, and the Bubble Tourbillon GMT. The Bubble Tourbillon Chronograph has a large well on the dial for the tourbillon at…

Bulgari Lucea Il Giardino Paradiso

Bulgari Lucea Il Giardino Paradiso

Lucea, Bulgari‘s latest line of watches for women, has been with us for just two years, and it has attained a success that perhaps surprised even Bulgari. This year, many new models were presented, with new sizes, new colours, a full diamond pavé version, and this complication. Bulgari Lucea Il Giardino Paradiso is a jewellery…

Androgyne Royale by Manufacture Royale

What sort of watch would Voltaire design if he were around today? This is the sort of question that seems to be a constant obsession for Manufacture Royale, the brand that traces its origins back to the philosopher. It’s a bit like wondering what Bach would have done with an electric guitar, Shakespeare with a…

Bulgari Serpenti Incantati Skeleton Tourbillon 102541

Bulgari Serpenti Incantati Tourbillon

There are artists, archistars and fashion designers, all individuals who are accustomed to being in the limelight. The watch industry is traditionally different in that most brands don’t highlight a head designer. All the attention is on the brand. Exceptions include Christian Knoop at IWC, Sara Sandmeier at Baume & Mercier, and Carole Forestier-Kasapi, director…

Bulgari Octo Ultranero Finissimo Tourbillon

Bulgari Octo Ultranero Finissimo Tourbillon

The Bulgari Octo Ultranero Finissimo Tourbillon is another variant of the Finissimo Tourbillon that was presented in 2014, and it is still the record-holder for the thinnest flying tourbillon movement, BVL 268, at 1.95 mm thickness. The movement is hand-wound and has a 52-hour power reserve. The principal new feature of this year’s Ultranero version…

Ulysse Nardin FreakWing

The Freak by Ulysse Nardin is a bit like Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, in that there is so much to understand that you can only stand in awe at what it achieves. In the case of the Freak, the genius was Ludwig Oechslin who designed the first Freak, presented at Baselworld in 2001. The concept…

Angelus U30 Tourbillon Rattrapante

All of the watches by Angelus have a high content of originality, from the U10 launched in 2015 that marked the company’s return to business, to this year’s three models. It is above all with the U30 Tourbillon Rattrapante that Angelus and its new owners are saying “We are here.” The U30 is a show…