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  • n. Plural form of tourbillon.


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  • They eschew fashion brands in favor of high-end watch makers that specialize in complications such as tourbillons, a watch component that counters the effects of gravity on a mechanical movement, and perpetual calendars.

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  • Just as buying a mechanical watch demands that you know your tourbillons from your chronometers, purchasing haute-joaillerie watches requires knowledge of the four Cs: carat, clarity, cut and color.

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  • Above this, where the cognoscenti prowl, prices reach six figures for perpetual calendars, tourbillons and minute repeaters.

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  • One of the thinnest tourbillons to be launched this year was Richard Mille

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  • As Jean Dunand only produces tourbillons, the all-new, blindingly radical Palace can be forgiven for its inclusion.

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  • Even so, tourbillons remain the "must-have" complication, the beacon at the top end of the market, an exercise in mechanical virtuosity.

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  • One of the tourbillons contains a meteorite from the planet Mars, “finely inlaid into a hand-engraved dial and adorned with an astrolabe-type appliqué, serving as a reminder of the ties between man and the cosmos.”

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  • HB.H-01 retails for about 138,000 Hong Kong dollars US$17,802 — still pricey but certainly a lot less than the top tier tourbillons, such as those from Patek Philippe or Rolex.

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  • Breguet has designed a watch for Swatch that holds two tourbillons in a platinum case detailed with baguette-cut diamonds.

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  • The watch features two tourbillons -- devices that overcome the ill effects of earth's gravity on a watch's accuracy -- connected by a differential mechanism.

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