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F.P.Journe Souveraine
Tourbillon Souverain Boutique Edition
R9 870 196
Free shipping
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Corum Admiral's Cup
Seafender Tourbillon Grey Dial Automatic Men's Watch NEW UNWORN
R325 749
+ R1 954 for shipping
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak
Steel Blue Dial 50th Anniversary 26730ST.OO.1320ST.01
R3 849 761
+ R1 954 for shipping
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Jaeger-LeCoultre
tourbillon number two year 2003
R1 172 111
Free shipping
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Bulgari Diagono
Professional GMT 3 Time Zones COSC chronometer 40G 18k Gold
R145 444
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
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Richard Mille
Automatic Winding Tourbillon McLaren Speedtail Limited Edition 106 Pcs. - RM40-01
R23 371 630
+ R10 694 for shipping
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Arnold & Son Time Pyramid
Limited Edition Red Gold Tourbillon Openworked Leather
R524 160
+ R3 929 for shipping
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Alain Silberstein
Tourbillon Volant 38mm With Pink Sapphires - Stainless Steel - With Papers Tourbillon 2004
R502 639
+ R2 139 for shipping
TAG Heuer Carrera
Chronograph Tourbillon Tête de Vipère Referenz CAR5A93
R309 925
+ R21 175 for shipping
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TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T
Calibre Heuer 02T Tourbillon
R227 037
+ R2 942 for shipping
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TAG Heuer Formula 1
x MARIO KART Tourbillon Chronograph. Watch 194/250
R501 263
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon
"50th Anniversary" Roségold 26730OR.OO.1320OR.01 - 2023
R4 705 340
+ R1 262 for shipping
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept
Flying Tourbillon Gmt 44mm Fullset Deutsch 11-2018 Titan 26589IO
R3 952 430
+ R32 083 for shipping
Angelus
U50
R695 139
+ R5 457 for shipping
Promoted
TAG Heuer Formula 1
Chronograph
R513 302
Excl. shipping
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H.Moser & Cie.
Pioneer Tourbillon Steel Blue Fume Dial - 3804-1201
R635 250
+ R10 694 for shipping
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon
Flying Tourbillon Selfwinding 26730ST.OO.1320ST.02 UNWORN 2023
R5 322 623
+ R17 111 for shipping
Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon
Boite + Papiers 2023
R425 639
+ R5 347 for shipping
Promoted
Jacob & Co.
Epic SF24 Tourbillon Baguette Rose Gold
R16 234 161
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
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Swatch
NEU 43 mm Diaphane One SVAK 1001 Karussell Tourbillon LIMITIERT im FULL SET 1361/2222
R63 097
+ R3 401 for shipping
Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon
45MM Titanium 1713-139
R340 083
+ R2 139 for shipping
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TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T
Calibre HEUER 02T Tourbillon Chronograph
R197 648
+ R2 022 for shipping
Rolex Datejust Turn-O-Graph
36mm / 16264 / Thunderbird / Black Diamond Dial / 2002 / Serviced in 2023
R128 037
+ R1 775 for shipping
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Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon
45mm Mens Watch
R301 071
+ R3 948 for shipping
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Breguet Héritage
Tourbillon Platinum Tonneau Case Guilloche 5497PT
R1 153 941
+ R3 929 for shipping
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso
Tourbillon Limited
R808 500
+ R3 208 for shipping
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grand Tourbillon
166.84.20
R690 983
+ R2 942 for shipping
Piaget Gouverneur
Tourbillon Rosegold
R1 710 041
+ R5 668 for shipping
Swatch
NEU 43 mm Diaphane One SVAK 1001 Karussell Tourbillon LIMITIERT im FULL SET 1112/2222
R63 097
+ R3 401 for shipping
TAG Heuer Carrera
Nordic Toubillon Keramik Ref. CAR5A98.FC6471
R294 739
+ R5 347 for shipping

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept
Supersonnerie 44mm Titanium
R12 790 551
Free shipping
Horage Lensman 1.0 Tourbillon
R192 488
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
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Jacob & Co. Astronomia
. Astronomia Tourbillon White Gold 50 Mm - After Official Service - With Box And Papers AT100.30.AC.SD.A 2018
R6 202 775
+ R2 139 for shipping
Chopard Alpine Eagle
Eagle flying tourbillon
R1 838 097
+ R1 969 for shipping
Tourbillon ‘Mobilis’ Pocket Watch - Courvoisir Frères
R88 764
+ R2 139 for shipping
TAG Heuer Formula 1
x MARIO KART Limited#250
R505 477
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso
Tourbillon Ltd Doc. Extract 1993
R991 613
+ R2 480 for shipping
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Ulysse Nardin Marine Tourbillon
1283-181-3/E0
R275 406
+ R1 954 for shipping
Horage Lensman 1.1
R174 489
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
HAOFA Full Skeleton Engraved Dial Tourbillon Movement Mens Mechanical Watch Luxury Waterproof
R10 369
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
Jost burgi "TOURBILLON GMT 60 skeleton" Bracelet cuir
R47 056
Excl. shipping
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Frederique Constant
Manufacture Classic Tourbillon Fc-980s3h6
R255 597
+ R1 262 for shipping
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon
Extra-thin
R2 555 971
+ R5 347 for shipping
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Ulysse Nardin Freak
026-88
R651 498
+ R5 923 for shipping
Glashütte Original Senator Tourbillon
Platin Limited Edition
R1 700 416
+ R4 064 for shipping
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso
Tourbillon Number Two Platinum Limited 500 Pcs. - 270.6.48 / 2176040
R1 202 055
+ R10 694 for shipping
Patek Philippe Minute Repeater
5303R-001
Price on request
+ R535 for shipping
Laurent Ferrier
Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Spiral - Hand-Made - Yellow Gold - Box & Papers
R2 130 367
Free shipping
Horage Lensman 1 Tourbillon
R202 359
Excl. shipping
Private Seller
H.Moser & Cie.
2023 Pioneer Cylindrical Tourbillon Like New Box & Papers
R1 471 201
+ R2 961 for shipping
Roger Dubuis Easy Diver
Tourbillon steel L.E. 280 Pcs
Price on request
+ R4 278 for shipping
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Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle
2253 Traditionnelle
R9 197 219
+ R3 208 for shipping
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1
Tourbillon Rose Gold - Limited Edition 704.032
R1 882 222
+ R2 139 for shipping
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept
Offshore Concept Tourbillon 26589IO.OO.D030CA.01
R4 020 804
+ R2 246 for shipping
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon
Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph Limited 100 Pcs. - 26622TI.GG.D002CA.01
R5 843 442
+ R10 694 for shipping
Zenith Elite Tourbillon
03.2190.4041/01.C498
R315 878
Free shipping
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Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari
All Black Mp-05
R3 807 221
+ R1 497 for shipping
Roger Dubuis Excalibur
Double Tourbillon Retrograde EX 45.01.9.N1.67A
R1 297 073
+ R2 468 for shipping
Ulysse Nardin Classic Skeleton Tourbillon
1706-129 18kt Rose Gold
R760 081
+ R3 948 for shipping
Glashütte Original Pano Lunar Automatic Tourbillon 18k Gold Ref. 1-93-02-05-05-04 Fullset
R1 283 119
+ R1 262 for shipping
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Breguet Classique Complications
Grande Complication Tourbillion Platinum 140K MSRP
R1 179 508
+ R4 936 for shipping
Manufaktur Waldhoff Imperial Black Diamond
R19 742
Excl. shipping
Private Seller

Whirlwind Watches

Tourbillon timepieces are true watchmaking masterpieces. Manufacturers such as Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, and A. Lange & Söhne have perfected these precise watches and combine them with impressive complications like perpetual calendars.


Highlights

  • Incredibly precise wristwatches due to compensation for deviations caused by gravity
  • Famous manufacturers of tourbillon watches: Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre
  • Affordable models available for less than 30,000 euros from Frédérique Constant

What are tourbillon watches?

Tourbillon watches have an incredibly special mechanism that compensates for gravity-related deviations from the correct time. Abraham-Louis Breguet invented the tourbillon ("whirlwind") in 1795. Back then, men carried their pocket watches around vertically in their vest pockets. This position negatively impacted the watches' accuracy, and thus they would often deviate from the reference time. Therefore, Breguet invented a cage that makes an entire 360-degrees rotation every minute and placed the balance wheel and escapement inside the cage. The rotation compensated for the gravity-related deviations and created exceptionally precise mechanical timepieces .

Today, watches with a tourbillon are still considered proof of haute horlogerie. These timepieces regularly outperform others in precision tests. Almost all traditional, renowned Swiss manufacturers feature timepieces with a tourbillon in their collections. Brands such as Patek Philippe or Jaeger-LeCoultre add additional complications to their tourbillon watches. These so-called Grande Complication models are the epitome of haute horologie and are some of the most expensive watches in the world. One example of such a watch is Patek Philippe 's Sky Moon Tourbillon, which has displays on both the front and back side of the case. It features additional complications such as a minute repeater, perpetual calendar, and a sidereal time display. Seeing as the Sky Moon Tourbillon costs around 1.5 million euros, it's one of the most expensive wristwatches in the world.


How much do tourbillon watches cost?

Considering how time consuming and intricate the process is to make a tourbillon, wristwatches with this complication are accordingly expensive. Models from Patek Philippe rarely cost less than 150,000 euros. Wristwatches from the Swiss manufacturers Jaeger-LeCoultre and Audemars Piguet are significantly less expensive, costing 30,000 euros pre-owned and between 50,000 and 60,000 euros new. The most reasonably-priced tourbillon timepieces, however, come from Frédérique Constant. They sell their tourbillon watches for less than 30,000 euros. You can purchase wristwatches from this brand and others in the Chrono24 Brand Boutique. Moritz Grossmann watches are also available in the Brand Boutique; a new, white gold Benu Tourbillon timepiece costs 168,000 euros.


Detailed Price Information

Model Price (approx.) Features
Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon, Ref. 6002G 1.43 million euros 12 complications, including a perpetual calendar, minute repeater, sky chart, sidereal time, and moon phase display
A. Lange & Söhne Tourbograph "Pour le Mérite," Ref. 712.050 380,000 euros Double chronograph, gold case, limited to 50 pieces
Breguet Classique Grande Complication Double Tourbillon, Ref. 5347 305,000 euros Two tourbillons, rose gold case
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2, Ref. 2332420 250,000 euros Spherical second-generation tourbillon, pink gold case
Moritz Grossmann Benu Tourbillon, MG-000004 168,000 euros Three-minute tourbillon, stop-seconds, decentralized seconds and hours, white gold case
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin, Ref. 26510ST.00.1220ST.01 100,000 euros Octagonal bezel, stainless steel case
Zenith El Primero Tourbillon, Ref. 03.2050.4035/21.C630 45,000 euros Automatic, chronograph
IWC Portugieser Tourbillon, Ref. IW544705 40,000 euros Decentralized seconds, stop-seconds, red gold case
Frédérique Constant Manufacture Tourbillon, Ref. FC-980N4S6 29,000 euros Day/night indicator

High-Class Tourbillon Models

Jaeger-LeCoultre, Audemars Piguet, and Breguet are three more brands that are traditional tourbillon watch manufacturers. Breguet, based in L'Abbaye in Switzerland, was founded in 1775. Since the late 1990s, it has been a part of the Swatch Group. The royal houses of Europe and many prominent politicians have historically been loyal Breguet customers. For example, Napoleon Bonaparte and Winston Churchill were two famous Breguet wearers. Prices for pre-owned Breguet timepieces start at 40,000 euros, while new models cost at least 74,000 euros. Top models made of 18-karat rose gold with two tourbillons cost around 305,000 euros.

The Royal Oak is Audemars Piguet's most famous model. The most renowned watch designer of all time, Gérald Genta, developed this stainless steel timepieces in the early 1970s. Originally, it was conceived as a simple, thin sports watch. Today, it's also available in gold with a tourbillon and other intricate complications. New stainless steel models without any additional functions start at 100,000 euros. You can also find new Royal Oak chronographs with a tourbillon in this price range. Pre-owned chronographs start at around 85,000 euros.

Jaeger-LeCoultre, based in Le Sentier, has improved upon the traditional tourbillon so that gravity-related deviations are compensated for in every position. The engineers were able to achieve this by placing the cage in a second cage, making three dimensional rotations possible. A new platinum Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon costs around 245,000 euros. Its successor, the rose gold Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2, costs about the same. The white gold Reverso Grande Complication à Triptyque, on the other hand, costs about 100,000 euros more. This complicated timepiece has a perpetual calendar and sky chart, as well as sidereal time and sunrise and sunset displays. The Reverso, which has been on the market since the early 1930s, is JLC's most popular and famous model. Its characteristic features include a rectangular, reversible case that rotates 180 degrees.


Affordable Tourbillon Timepieces

If you're searching for a tourbillon watch, but don't want to or can't spend hundreds of thousands of euros, you should take a look at wristwatches from Frédérique Constant. Their tourbillon timepieces are available for less than 30,000 euros, a significant price difference. Pre-owned models can even be purchased for less than 20,000 euros. These are very affordable tourbillon watches with in-house calibers . Versions with a stainless steel case and gold bezel cost 32,000 euros new; the price of a gold watch is around 39,000 euros.

Somewhat more expensive are the tourbillon watches from Zenith and the International Watch Company (IWC). Zenith's famous El Primero chronograph is available with a tourbillon starting at 35,000 euros pre-owned and 45,000 euros new. A pre-owned IWC timepiece with a tourbillon costs around 30,000 euros, while new versions still cost less than 40,000 euros. These timepieces are a part of the famous Portugieser collection.