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Corum ADMIRALS CUP TOURBILLON MINUTE REPEATER
TOP
Corum ADMIRALS CUP TOURBILLON MINUTE REPEATER
R 1,175,944
Seller
Melvyn Franks Luxury Watches
9
US
IWC Portugieser Tourbillon Mystere Retrograde Platinum
TOP
IWC Portugieser Tourbillon Mystere Retrograde Platinum
R 1,237,234
Free shipping
Seller
Tradeluxe Uhrenhandels GmbH
51
AT
Zenith Defy Xtreme Tourbillon ZERO-G El Primero
TOP
Zenith Defy Xtreme Tourbillon ZERO-G El Primero
R 1,003,479
Seller
Watch & Bullion
12
GI
Richard Mille RM003-V2 TI Dual-time Tourbillon in titanium
TOP
Richard Mille RM003-V2 TI Dual-time Tourbillon in titanium
R 3,419,735
Free shipping
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A Collected Man
11
UK
Zenith EL PRIMERO TOURBILLON
TOP
Zenith EL PRIMERO TOURBILLON
R 521,395
Seller
ZEGG & CERLATI
45
MC
Louis Moinet Sideralis
Straight from the manufacturer
Louis Moinet Sideralis
R 3,284,760
BrandBoutique Member
Louis Moinet
Breguet Marine Tourbillon Chronograph
Breguet Marine Tourbillon Chronograph
R 1,230,962
Free shipping
Seller
A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
193
DE
Ulysse Nardin Genghis Khan Minute Repeater
Ulysse Nardin Genghis Khan Minute Repeater
R 8,027,836
Seller
Luxury Souq Dubai
 
AE
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Tourbillon Pink NEW 40% off
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Tourbillon Pink NEW 40% off
R 2,635,806
Seller
Raffi Boyadjian Watches Inc.
13
US
Colomer & Sons Tourbillon
Colomer & Sons Tourbillon
R 12,545
Seller
COMPRA-VENTA JAVIER CALVO
ES
Patek Philippe Grand Complications 5216r-001- “double Sealed”
Patek Philippe Grand Complications 5216r-001- “double Sealed”
R 10,663,107
Seller
Mall of the Watch
689
MC
Cartier Double Mystery Tourbillon
TOP
Cartier Double Mystery Tourbillon
R 1,471,770
Seller
LUXURYWATCH.RU
RU
Patek Philippe 5016P Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar
Patek Philippe 5016P Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar
R 8,362,328
Seller
Chad Warrick
10
US
Patek Philippe Watch Grand Complications 5101P
Patek Philippe Watch Grand Complications 5101P
R 3,108,850
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Louis Moinet Mobilis
Straight from the manufacturer
Louis Moinet Mobilis
R 3,284,760
BrandBoutique Member
Louis Moinet
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Tourbillon
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Tourbillon
R 446,910
Free shipping
Seller
A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
193
DE
Breguet Tourbillon Messidor Grande Complication
Breguet Tourbillon Messidor Grande Complication
R 1,337,972
Seller
Luxury Souq Dubai
 
AE
IWC Portuguese Tourbillon Pwr Rsrv Date Pink NEW  58% off
IWC Portuguese Tourbillon Pwr Rsrv Date Pink NEW 58% off
R 655,607
Seller
Raffi Boyadjian Watches Inc.
13
US
Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Platinum 45
Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Platinum 45
R 909,500
Free shipping
Seller
Icône Watches
343
ES
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chrono 26388po.oo.d027ca.01
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chrono 26388po.oo.d027ca.01
R 3,920,260
Seller
Mall of the Watch
689
MC
SLYDE Acier
SLYDE Acier
R 43,907
Seller
Temps & Passions
20
MC
IWC Portuguese Tourbillon Handaufzug IW546301
IWC Portuguese Tourbillon Handaufzug IW546301
R 625,673
Seller
schreiter-muenchen.de
158
DE
TAG Heuer Watch Carrera CAR5A8Y.FC6377
TAG Heuer Watch Carrera CAR5A8Y.FC6377
R 190,972
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Louis Moinet Black Gold Derrick
Straight from the manufacturer
Louis Moinet Black Gold Derrick
R 3,485,867
BrandBoutique Member
Louis Moinet
Audemars Piguet ROO Chronograph Tourbillon Carbon Case Ceramic...
Audemars Piguet ROO Chronograph Tourbillon Carbon Case Ceramic...
R 2,609,046
Seller
Chad Warrick
10
US
Cartier Ballon de Bleu Flying Tourbillon Mens Watch 46mm 18k...
Cartier Ballon de Bleu Flying Tourbillon Mens Watch 46mm 18k...
R 1,056,998
Seller
Luxury Souq Dubai
 
AE
Breguet La Tradition Tourbillon Pink gold New 45% off
Breguet La Tradition Tourbillon Pink gold New 45% off
R 1,291,144
Seller
Raffi Boyadjian Watches Inc.
13
US
Panerai Radiomir Tourbillon GMT PAM00330 PAM 330
Panerai Radiomir Tourbillon GMT PAM00330 PAM 330
R 1,007,426
Seller
Boneta, Inc.
82
US
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 02 T 45mm – Car5a8y.fc6377
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer 02 T 45mm – Car5a8y.fc6377
R 148,970
Seller
Mall of the Watch
689
MC
SLYDE RG1
SLYDE RG1
R 73,701
Seller
Temps & Passions
20
MC
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Platinum Limited...
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Platinum Limited...
R 3,679,424
Free shipping
Seller
Watches.de - Mercurius Trading Ltd.
120
CH
IWC Watch Portuguese Tourbillon IW504601
IWC Watch Portuguese Tourbillon IW504601
R 1,242,652
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Frederique Constant Slimline Tourbillon
Frederique Constant Slimline Tourbillon
R 376,267
Free shipping
Seller
Reijersen Juweliers
 
NL
Ulysse Nardin Freak Diavolo
Ulysse Nardin Freak Diavolo
R 1,129,583
Seller
Chad Warrick
10
US
Romain Jerome MOON ORBITER BLUE
Romain Jerome MOON ORBITER BLUE
R 496,388
Seller
Luxury Souq Dubai
 
AE
Audemars Piguet Millenary Carbon One Tourbillon NEW 68% off
Audemars Piguet Millenary Carbon One Tourbillon NEW 68% off
R 1,442,000
Seller
Raffi Boyadjian Watches Inc.
13
US
TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T
TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T
R 219,000
Seller
Topwatch SA Pty Ltd
ZA
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer Heuer02t Cosc – Car5a8w.ft6071
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre Heuer Heuer02t Cosc – Car5a8w.ft6071
R 155,242
Seller
Mall of the Watch
689
MC
Zenith Pilot Montre d'Aeronef Type 20 Tourbillon 18k Rose
Zenith Pilot Montre d'Aeronef Type 20 Tourbillon 18k Rose
R 534,947
Seller
Watches4me
20
CH
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon GMT Titanium and...
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon GMT Titanium and...
R 2,328,634
Free shipping
Seller
Watches.de - Mercurius Trading Ltd.
120
CH
IWC Watch Portuguese Tourbillon IW504207
IWC Watch Portuguese Tourbillon IW504207
R 887,355
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Patek Philippe 5207R
Patek Philippe 5207R
R 8,629,923
Seller
Pacific Bay Watch Corporation
88
US
Audemars Piguet Millenary MC12 Tourbillon Chronograph
Audemars Piguet Millenary MC12 Tourbillon Chronograph
R 2,274,553
Seller
Chad Warrick
10
US
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Tourbillion Chronograph
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Tourbillion Chronograph
R 3,077,337
Seller
Luxury Souq Dubai
 
AE
Audemars Piguet Concept CW1
Audemars Piguet Concept CW1
Price on request
Seller
Raffi Boyadjian Watches Inc.
13
US
Franck Muller Gravity Skeleton Tourbillon 18K Rose Gold Men's...
Franck Muller Gravity Skeleton Tourbillon 18K Rose Gold Men's...
R 2,486,991
Seller
Xupes.com
135
UK
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chrono 26388po.oo.d027ca....
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chrono 26388po.oo.d027ca....
R 3,920,260
Seller
Mall of the Watch
689
MC
Graham Tourbillograph chrono
Graham Tourbillograph chrono
R 357,528
Seller
Juwelier Colman
6
BE
Vacheron Constantin Tourbillon skeletonized pink gold -...
Vacheron Constantin Tourbillon skeletonized pink gold -...
R 1,672,466
Free shipping
Seller
Watches.de - Mercurius Trading Ltd.
120
CH
IWC Watch Portuguese Tourbillon IW504405
IWC Watch Portuguese Tourbillon IW504405
R 1,114,745
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Hublot Big Bang 48mm King Minute Repeater 704.OQ.1138.GR
Hublot Big Bang 48mm King Minute Repeater 704.OQ.1138.GR
R 2,435,110
Seller
Pacific Bay Watch Corporation
88
US
Patek Philippe Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar
Patek Philippe Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar
R 8,415,847
Seller
Chad Warrick
10
US
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon
Price on request
Seller
Luxury Souq Dubai
 
AE
Breguet Double Tourbillon Pink Gold  42% off
Breguet Double Tourbillon Pink Gold 42% off
R 3,010,438
Seller
Raffi Boyadjian Watches Inc.
13
US
SLYDE Optika Titanium PVD
SLYDE Optika Titanium PVD
R 56,452
Seller
Temps & Passions
20
MC
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Concept 26580io.oo.d010ca.01
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Concept 26580io.oo.d010ca.01
R 2,399,199
Seller
Mall of the Watch
689
MC
Panerai Special Editions
Panerai Special Editions
R 1,503,812
Seller
ANNIBALI&CO
88
IT
Breguet Tourbillon Openworked Skeleton Rose Gold - 3355BA/00/286
Breguet Tourbillon Openworked Skeleton Rose Gold - 3355BA/00/286
R 789,404
Free shipping
Seller
Watches.de - Mercurius Trading Ltd.
120
CH
Blancpain Watch Villeret 6025-3642-55B
Blancpain Watch Villeret 6025-3642-55B
R 709,706
Seller
Watchfinder.co.uk Ltd
UK
Ateliers deMonaco Tourbillon Oculus 1297 Titane
Straight from the manufacturer
Ateliers deMonaco Tourbillon Oculus 1297 Titane
R 917,341
BrandBoutique Member
Les Ateliers deMonaco SARL
Ulysse Nardin Freak
Ulysse Nardin Freak
R 501,740
Seller
Chad Warrick
10
US
Roger Dubuis EasyDiver Tourbillon
Roger Dubuis EasyDiver Tourbillon
Price on request
Seller
Luxury Souq Dubai
 
AE
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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.
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.

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