Swiss watchmaker Bucherer has partnered with custom workshop Bündnerbike to deliver an obscenely luxurious spin on an iconic Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Continue reading THIS $1.79 MILLION HARLEY-DAVIDSON IS THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE MOTORCYCLE
Japanese watch giant G-Shock shook up this year’s Baselworld watch convention with its latest samurai-inspired timepiece. Continue reading THIS RUGGED G-SHOCK LUXURY WATCH IS INSPIRED BY SAMURAI ARMOR
Those who think that it is the complications that make a Quadruple Tourbillon such an exquisite timepiece have never been up close and personal with this Greubel Forsey. While they are utterly impressive, it is the finish of each component in the watch that truly sets it apart from anything else. This is also one of the reasons why I enjoyed the Quadruple Tourbillon Black, which was introduced during Baselworld, so much. Continue reading Greubel Forsey Quadruple Tourbillon Black
At this years Baselworld not only a new model was added to the “Manufacture Piece”-collection by Hublot, but also a whole new material which has never been used in watchmaking before. Sourced from the US military, it is a polymer matrix composite which is reinforced by a three-dimensional carbon fibre weave. The result is a very strong, very resistant, yet also very light material. Continue reading Hublot Big Bang MP-11 3D Carbon
A flying tourbillon is often the cherry on top of what is already a great watch, and this goes for sure Laureato Flying Tourbillon Skeleton, which Girard-Perregaux launched earlier this year at the SIHH in Geneva. Created in 1975, the Laureato was Girard-Perregaux’s contribution to what would become the golden age of the premium stainless steel sports watch. Continue reading A Look Inside The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Flying Tourbillon Skeleton
Van Cleef & Arpels specializes in women’s jewels, but each year at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) it translates its jewelry expertise into watches combined with creative complications. This year was no exception as the company presented a number of exceptional timepieces led by the Lady Arpels Planétarium for women and the Midnight Heure d’Ici & Heure d’Ailleurs for men.
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!