Those who enjoy the quality of a tourbillon watch movement can now enjoy these watches. Some well made tourbillon watches prices are steadily climbing downward, so they are now more affordable than ever. For much of their existence these past 200 years, tourbillon watches have been rare because of the complicated and intensive labor involved in creating the tourbillon movements. However, in recent years, many companies are offering all the quality of these famed watches for only a fraction of the price that has ranged from anywhere from $16,000 to $100,000 without sacrificing the craftsmanship for which they are known.
Most of these watches are created by skilled professionals all over the world who spend more than two months crafting a perfect watch. Companies that specialize only in tourbillon watches may offer some of the best prices since they do not spend time and resources on other jewelry or watch designs such as chronographs, chronometers, and clocks, digital watches, pocket watches, stopwatches or table clocks. In fact, only the most qualified and seasoned watchmakers can make these movements and they are held to the strictest in quality control standards.A tourbillon watch typically includes the hour, minute and second on the tourbillon functions for each watch. There may also be other features such as fine leather bands with the insignia or logos of each specific brand on the strap or buckle. Many are constructed with strong materials such as surgical stainless steel with a polished or brushed finished. Some are accented with a flat sapphire crystal front and sapphire crystal display window and may also have other beautiful accents such as stepped bezel.
There can also be many other features to highlight the tourbillon movement. The movement is mechanical but wound manually. A good watch can have a long power reserve such as 60 hours. It can also have a handcrafted caliber of one minute and 360 degrees of bridge tourbillon movement. Other aesthetic features such as jewels, special finishing and decorative may also add to the watch’s appeal. Most of the watches also have Roman numeral indices to add a touch of sophistication and elegance and come with special packaging, which makes them great for gifts. It is also possible to find a company that offers a lifetime warranty on the Tourbillon movement.
There is no doubt that tourbillon watches still hold a certain allure and mystique to many. Craftspeople that are able to make these watches are held in the highest regard in the industry and owning one of their creations signals membership in a very exclusive club. However, the club is opening its doors to many more with the price of these watches falling and more are discovering the beauty of tourbillon movement.