BaselWorld 2008 Unveils Tourbillon Triumph

Basel World is known as a celebrated trade show for the watch industry. Having seeing Seiko space watch, Versace $227000 jewelry watch and $300,000 day and night watch….the list is still not complete. Another entrant to the list is an offering by new watchmaking tag team Greubel Forsey making up to this event for the fifth time since its foundation in 1999. They are real watch mechanics who offered a tourbillon, a watch apparatus that tries to accurate the seconds that are intrinsically lost in automatic timepieces.

It’s similar to a two-dimensional gyroscope called “Double Tourbillon 30°” watch. It is developed with two small gyroscopes, each equipped with an angled, revolving dial in the center. It is designed in such a way so that it can worn from any angle as it maintains a balance between action and recline and the watch drops the check of the possible number of seconds. Recently designed “Tourbillon 24 Secondes Incliné” watch integrates a single angled tourbillion that spins every 24 second, thereby touting to be ultra accurate. Against the estimated $425,000 price tag of the double tourbillon, this luxury comes cheap at an affordable price of $200,000. Also, Greubel Forsey’s art piece, the Quadruple Tourbillon Differential, is company’s contemporary and complicated watch with two time-correcting tourbillons that run separately, allow for almost complete precision. Dubbed as “Invention 2, ″ it is priced at $500,000 and is a real marvels in the watch industry. Counted 60-70 watches will be manufactured.

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Via NYT
BaselWorld 2008 Unveils Tourbillon Triumph

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