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Any tourbillons out there?

  1. Cozmopak

    Cozmopak Dec 18, 2019

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    I saw one in the wild recently and was impressed given that many of these cost as much as a luxury vehicle. Any one out there care to share a photo or two of theirs?
     
  2. MPWATCH

    MPWATCH Dec 18, 2019

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    If you're gonna overpay, it better be Cartier.
     
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  3. Walrus

    Walrus Dec 18, 2019

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    Very nice looking. Completely unnecessary to have these days but who cares when you collect watches. What’s the deal with getting something like that serviced. I would imagine it’s costly and not something every watch maker can do.
     
  4. Cozmopak

    Cozmopak Dec 18, 2019

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    Completely unnecessary, but so deliciously unnecessary.

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  5. S.Song

    S.Song Jan 15, 2020

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    I'd go for Journes earlier Tourbillons.

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  6. Deafboy

    Deafboy His Holiness Puer Surdus Jan 15, 2020

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    Just saw a video describing this Souverain.
    Although I'm not too keen on the esthetics of the dial (too many colors, materials and shapes to my taste), it's still a very impressive watch and has everything but the kitchen sink: remontoire, dead-beat seconds, tourbillon, power indicator, fine finishing, elegant case and manageable size.

     
  7. jhross98

    jhross98 Jan 15, 2020

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    my all time favorite tourbillon

    came close a few times and the prices now have gone parabolic

    to me 38mm journe tourby is the all time top
     
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  8. Evitzee

    Evitzee Jan 15, 2020

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    I had this platinum JLC tourbillon a few years ago, figured I should own at least one in my lifetime. Beautiful watch but it was kind of boring so I sold it. No desire to own another, poor value in my estimation.
     
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  9. queriver

    queriver Jan 16, 2020

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    Does anyone have the TAG tourbillon?
     
  10. sxl2004

    sxl2004 Jan 16, 2020

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    You don’t have to overpay.........
    It is a great test watch. I am bored by the tourbillion, it is nice no doubt but the excitement wears off. I do not feel the need to invest in a Swiss made one

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  11. weimi1

    weimi1 Jan 16, 2020

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  12. S.Song

    S.Song Jan 16, 2020

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    You're right, Journe prices for early brass stuff has all gone nuts, but currently at the top is the Resonance, after the early one went for 250k at auction. This doesn't make sense to me as the Tourbillon was the flagship of the era and should be on top.
     
  13. chulyquang

    chulyquang Jan 19, 2020

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    beautiful watch :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  14. TropicConnie

    TropicConnie Feb 13, 2020

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    If a Breguet Heritage and a Franck Muller tonneau had a baby, they'd name it Michael.

    I've had the tourbillon itch for years... This entered my crosshairs for a few hundred Australian dollars. The crystal was chipped, but for all the flack they get, MH (Australasian jewellery chain) has a rigorous post-purchase service policy and stand behind their products. Another $120 and I had a new sapphire crystal, case, and serviced movement with a warranty on all their work. I virtually have a brand new tourby for the equivalent of US$350. I don't wear it too often (it's far too thick to be a dress watch, far too dressy to be a casual watch), but it's fun to strap on from time to time and contemplate human ingenuity. I think the occasion I wear it to most is when I visit high end watch shops; giving the impression I know what I'm talking about has given me countless chances to try on astronomically expensive watches and dream!

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  15. cvalue13

    cvalue13 Feb 13, 2020

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    but does it blend
     
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  16. TropicConnie

    TropicConnie Feb 13, 2020

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    It goes round like a whirlwind...
     
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  17. pongster

    pongster Feb 13, 2020

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    Asians welcome?
     
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  18. TropicConnie

    TropicConnie Feb 14, 2020

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    I'd hope so! My tourbillon and that belonging to sxl2004 are both Chinese. They've been producing tourbillons for a long time now and they've got it down to a pretty fine art. Even under 30x magnification the cage on mine doesn't look too rough.
     
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  19. pongster

    pongster Feb 15, 2020

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    In that case, here is my hong kong chinese pair.
     
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  20. DManzaluni

    DManzaluni Feb 15, 2020

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    I love those watches and have had a few of the Millionsmart (The Michael Hill?) ones but it is a pity they wont make one with any less klunky case to surround their often beautiful dials.

    Just be careful with the shock absorber, which I am not sure actually does anything. Or maybe it does, it just isn't on the tourbillion cage?

    For some reason, they dont come up on the secondhand market very much?

    I wonder why they made that blue one to look like an "open heart design"?