Tourbillons: Why Settle For One?

Why do brands include more than one tourbillon to a watch movement? The primary answer to that question is because it makes the watch more accurate. Originally developed to limit/eliminate the influence of gravity, the tourbillon is still the most efficient in a pocket watch, because that remains mostly in the same position. Their effectiveness in wrist watches is limited, but two (or more) is always better, as a differential can take the average rate of the tourbillons and combine them into a single output, which will, by the law of averages be more precise. These are some of our favorite watches with double tourbillons!

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Pirelli Double Flying Tourbillon
Old and new go hand in hand with this Roger Dubuis: high-tech materials and avant-garde looks merge with old fashioned craftsmanship. Awarded with the Geneva Seal, the finishing of the Excalibur Spider Pirelli Double Flying Tourbillon is absolutely superb, and the two flying tourbillons are a delight to observe!

Ralph Lauren RL Automotive Double Tourbillon
Ralph Lauren takes more or less the same approach as Roger Dubuis, with two tourbillons placed next to each other. Yet here they have distinct bridges to merge better into the classical approach of Ralph Lauren. Inspired by his Bugatti Atlantic, it combines a wooden bezel, with a black dial and case, giving the watch its unmistakable Ralph Lauren flair!

Jacob & Co Twin Turbo
Jacob & Co was not satisfied by just adding a double tourbillon to their Twin Turbo, but also made each of them run by multiple axes. This turns into an Haute Horlogerie Ballet, so mesmerizing, you might even forget that the watch actually also tells the time. It does so not only by its two hands but also by the lever on the side of the watch, as this will activate the minute repeater.

source: By Martin Green

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