AWC Tourbillon

AWC Tourbillon

Some parts in a mechanical watch are so tiny and vulnerable that gravity disorients them, causing accuracy fluctuations depending on the position in which the watch is kept.

A tourbillon (pronounced "TOUR-bee-yon") defies gravity and provides greater precision in the timekeeping of a mechanical watch by protecting those parts.

This high complication remains one of the most difficult and complex movements to master.

Historically, tourbillons have commanded top prices and were out of reach of all but the extremely wealthy. Very few watch houses have the time and experience to produce tourbillon watches, driving up prices even higher.

Watch houses usually produce a few dozen pieces of tourbillon watches each year, as only the most skilled watchmakers are capable of making the handcrafted movement. Considered one of the most complex watch complications, tourbillons are prized for their engineering and design principles.

The higher price is attributable to the complexity of the tourbillon mechanism, which is created within extremely tight mechanical tolerances with specialized tooling. Crafting a tourbillon requires more parts and time than in other movements. Dedicated tools and machinery are required to manufacture a tourbillon as well as special lightweight and durable metals.

Movement


Movement
Hand winding mechanical Tourbillon movement
Frequency
21600 vibrations/hour (3Hz)
Tolerance
-10 / + 30 seconds per day
Power Reserve
42 hours
Jewels
19
Movement Dimensions
Ø 30 mm, thickness 5.00 mm

Case


Material
Stainless steel
Dimensions
Ø 40 mm
Functions
Hour and minute hands at center, Tourbillon at 6H
Glass
Scratch-proof sapphire crystal
Dial
White
Hands
Blued steel, dagger style hands
Case Back
Transparent case back with sapphire crystal
Crown
Screw down crown
Water Resistance
30 meters / 165 feet - 3 ATM

Strap


Material
Handcrafted alligator leather black
Buckle
Stainless steel
Functions
Hour and minute hands at center, Tourbillon at 6H
Glass
Scratch-proof sapphire crystal

Additional information


Design
Handcrafted alligator leather black
Limited Edition
Limited to 500 pieces worldwide
Warranty
2 Year International Warranty against manufacturing defects, with optionally an extension to 5 years at a fee of € 600,-
Glass
Scratch-proof sapphire crystal

Price on request

 

 

SUPERIOR QUALITY
5 YEARS WARRANTY
LIMITED EDITION