Time-Tellers for Every Man's Style
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Sophisticated Inner Workings
A complicated piece is one that houses some of watchmaking’s greatest achievements: minute repeaters, perpetual calendars, and more. Tourbillons are among the most coveted complication. These fine features utilize a constantly moving escapement designed to compensate for errors in timekeeping caused by the effects of gravity when the watch is in certain positions.
LEFT: A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Tourbillon “Homage to F.A. Lange” ($171,800): Crafted in Lange’s own 18k honey-colored gold, just 150 of these pieces were made. The 381-part caliber L961.2 manually wound movement has a one-minute tourbillon with patented stop seconds and an outsize date. Liljenquist & Beckstead, Tysons Galleria, 703-448-6731
TOP LEFT: Jacob & Co. Limited Edition Crystal Tourbillon ($900,000): A 47mm 18k white-gold case set with 17.48 carats of baguette diamonds on the case and another 1.60 carats around the dial. The movement is the Jacob & Co. caliber 7 skeleton manual-winding tourbillon.
CENTER: Piaget Polo Tourbillon Relatif ($316,000): This limited edition piece features the patented Piaget 608P mechanical hand-wound flying tourbillon movement. The escapement is suspended from the minute hand and rotates once per minute on its own axis; it completes one rotation around the dial per hour. Finks Jewelers, Tysons Corner Center, McLean, 703-584-3101
FAR RIGHT: Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges ($195,040): Its 18k pink-gold exterior houses the GP9600C automatic caliber with 30 jewels. It offers tourbillon, hour, minute, and small seconds indication on the tourbillon. Limited edition of 50 pieces.
Styling by Thom Driver for Halley Resources. hautlence courtesy of totallyworthit.com
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