Tourbillon Watches

Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette

Audemars Piguet – Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin Openworked

May 22, 2018

Openworking — also known as skeletonisation — involves cutting away material to reveal the mechanical artistry contained within. It is among the most exacting performances in watchmaking: cutting too much can jeopardize tolerances or affect shock resistance. Achieving the right balance between the beauty of the revealed components and the safeguarding of their performance’s precision […]

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Tourbillon Royal Oak Concept GMT

Audemars Piguet – Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon

May 22, 2018

The sculpted titanium case middle and integrated rubber strap combine with a white ceramic bezel to frame the highly architectural array of tourbillon carriage and second ‘GMT’ time-zone display inside – case and movement in perfect harmony. New for 2014, however, is the flash of pure white centre-stage: an intricately machined upper bridge made of […]

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Audemars Piguet – Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin Openworked

May 22, 2018

Introduced in 2012, the original Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin marked the Royal Oak’s 40th anniversary and was originally available only in platinum, followed by the launch of a yellow gold version in 2016. With a minute repeater, perpetual calendar, and split-seconds chronograph, this watch is as badass as it gets. The black and white ceramic […]

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La Royal Oak Offshore fête ses 25 ans

Audemars Piguet – 25 years of the Royal Oak Offshore

May 22, 2018

Summarising the new models presented by Audemars Piguet at this year’s SIHH is no easy task. Even with the terse prose used by the company’s copywriters, the full press kit runs to a whopping 85 pages! I will attempt here to summarise just the Royal Oak Offshore models in the customary 500 words of a […]

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Royal Oak Offshore 25th anniversary models

Audemars Piguet – Royal Oak Offshore 25th anniversary models

May 22, 2018

Since the introduction of the original Royal Oak Offshore in 1993, more than 120 references of this 42 mm model have been launched in various materials such as stainless steel, titanium, gold and platinum. To celebrate the collection’s 25th anniversary in 2018, Audemars Piguet presents three new versions of the Royal Oak Offshore: a re-edition of the […]

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Audemars Piguet – Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT

May 22, 2018

The new generation Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon GMT has the asymmetric look of contemporary architecture with its redesigned bridges and fully revealed flying tourbillon at 9 o’clock. A powerful mix of sandblasted titanium and black ceramic – with 10 days’ power reserve. Like the Diamond Outrage watch prior to it, this is the kind […]

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A Complete Guidebook On Angelus U21 Tourbillon & U22 Tourbillon Watches

A Complete Guidebook On Angelus U21 Tourbillon & U22 Tourbillon Watches

July 12, 2017

I recently realized that I have been attracted to just about every watch Angelus has released since 2015, when the revitalized brand reintroduced itself with a totally new identity. Now under La Joux-Perret (owned by Citizen), Angelus men’s watch has emerged as the more modern, flirting-with-futurism sibling of Arnold & Son. Announced at Baselworld 2017 […]

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Detailed Review With The Jacob & Co. Astronomia Sky Watch

Detailed Review With The Jacob & Co. Astronomia Sky Watch

May 31, 2017

The Astronomia family of tourbillons are Jacob & Co’s own unique take on creating an astronomical complication. Typically, they’re not intended to be highly accurate representations of actual astronomical cycles (the most sophisticated example of a watch that does that is, right now, probably Vacheron Constantin’s Celestia). Rather, they’re a kind of kinetic sculpture for […]

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin Openworked Watch

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin Openworked Watch

January 10, 2017

Audemars Piguet released the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin Openworked in platinum. This watch was an instant high-end hit and people (especially people here at HODINKEE) loved it. So you can imagine our excitement to see that AP has re-released the Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin, now in yellow gold.  As you may know, Audemars […]

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Show You The Piaget Gouverneur Tourbillon Collection

Show You The Piaget Gouverneur Tourbillon Collection

November 30, 2016

The focal point of the newest collection of timepieces from Swiss Piaget, the Gouverneur, is a magnificent tourbillon wristwatch, among oval and round shapes, as well as top notch timekeeping technology. This particular piece sports a sunburst guilloche decoration on the dial, alongside a 43 millimeter case. These two figures are in fact general characteristics […]

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