Evolution of tourbillon watches

The original reason for the tourbillon has long since disappeared, but it is still the target that copy watch fans aspire to. This is because it is a complex, beautifully designed device with a fascinating history. And because of its inherent beauty and charming movement, the normal watch movement has been raised to a new level. Therefore, the tourbillon is traditionally very expensive and very unique. As we all know, this is attractive.

From relative blur to epitome of luxury
Now, the tourbillon becomes easier to use. They are no longer things that luxury goods manufacturers can only rely on the most experienced ancient “premium watches”. They have evolved from a relatively vague professional mechanism to a microcosm of luxury. And now, when it comes to an increasingly accessible feature, it can be owned for only a few hundred dollars.

To understand how the tourbillon evolved, let us explore some key stages of its development …

Since the invention of the tourbillon for more than a century, only a few hundred tourbillon fake watches have been produced, mainly for professional-grade singles in observatory competitions. Under the leadership of pioneers such as Frederic Louis Favre Bulle and Ernest Guinand, Neuchatel ’s specialties have developed unobtrusively.

By the 1930s, watches were close to the sales of pocket watches, and the tourbillon as a reliability enhancer for pocket watches was actually superfluous. However, there have been exciting developments over the past decade, including LIP incorporating the first tourbillon into the watch. Soon, Patek Phillipe conducted experiments, and shortly after the Second World War, the first Omega tourbillon watch was launched in the form of a prototype tourbillon with a steel case “30 I”. However, it is still within 50 years for the tourbillon to become the mainstream luxury market today.

1980s: The time has come for tourbillon
In the 1980s, the Swiss watch industry’s response to the near-catastrophic quartz crisis dominated high-end watches. By re-inspire the watch as an exclusive luxury product, the golden moment of tourbillon is approaching …

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In 1986, Audemars Piguet replica (Audemars Piguet) launched the first mass-produced tourbillon watch-titanium reference 25643, Cal. 2870-After acquiring the cooperation between Beyner and Grimm and Valjoux. Other pioneer figures in the 1980s included Vincent Calabrese and Daniel Roth, who collaborated with Nouvelle Lemania, very appropriately in the case The tourbillon is placed.

Up to now, the tourbillon movement has become the dream of the most high-end watches, in order to function. At first, the tourbillon movement was mainly limited to the oldest Swiss watchmaker, and soon entered the “mainstream” market of luxury watches, and even entered the mid-end market. In this decade, the tourbillon really came out, such as George Daniels’ first tourbillon, Girard-Perregaux’s Triple Golden Bridges. Omega’s first tourbillon, the first three-axis tourbillon (Franck Muller), Jaeger-LeCoultre’s tourbillon, A Lange & Söhne tourbillon Pour LaMérite and Francois-Paul Journe tourbillon have a constant force field.

An important decade for new watchmaking talents
Looking back on the past, this is an important decade for training watchmaking talents. The work of the tourbillon is crucial to this. As watchmakers develop increasingly complex tourbillons, it expands technological innovation and creativity in a high-profile manner. From Omega’s Beyner and Grimm to F P Journe, Vianney Halter and Christoph Claret, the tourbillon boom has contributed to the birth of some of the most exciting watchmaking superstars today …

The tourbillon has really aroused widespread concern. They were initially the pinnacle of the watchmaking industry, and the watchmaking industry’s superb skills fully realized the mystery of micro-engineering. However, the lower cost of parts and the larger production scale gradually promoted the popularity of tourbillon in a wider range (although still high-end).

A must-have for luxury watchmaking
As the new millennium approaches, we are concerned about the end of the world in computer wars and crashes. The tourbillon has consolidated its status as an indispensable feature of luxury watchmaking. Only in hindsight can we see how the golden boy in the watch industry became what a commentator called “annoying work”. However, not long ago, luxury watchmakers were pleased that it became a shortcut to luxury watch status and six-figure prices.