Some guys have all the luck. Take the man who stopped at a Los Angeles garage sale. He liked the look of a painting he found wrapped in a blanket and bought it for $5. Maybe he thought it would look good over his couch. Maybe he just liked pictures of fruit. But there was no way he could know that the National Gallery would pay him $1 million for it.
Today, Stauer saves you a trip to the garage with an unbelievable offer on the world's most luxurious timepiece movement. The crowning achievement for any luxury watch company is the tourbillon — French for "whirlwind." Only a handful of the world's finest watchmakers can make a tourbillon — most don't even try. The movement was invented in 1801 to prevent gravity from affecting the accuracy of early pocket watches. In the process of solving a problem, legendary watchmaker Abraham-Louis created a masterpiece that remains one of the rarest and most sought-after watch complications of all time.
Our 17-Jewel Stauer Bravura Tourbillon features an exquisite antique ivory face with bold blue Roman numerals and a 24-hour complication at the 9 o'clock position. The balance wheel and the escapement are encased in a rotating cage, visible through a showcase window at 6 o'clock. The transparent case back is protected by an exhibition crystal and offers a remarkable view into the 250-part, 17-jewel movement. The rare luxury movement and vintage-inspired face are both protected by a gold-toned, coin-edged stainless steel case. The Stauer Bravura Tourbillon secures with a genuine crocodile band and deployant clasp and is water-resistant to 3 ATM.
This is the lowest price that Stauer has ever offered the coveted tourbillon movement. Many manual-winding tourbillon timepieces on the market today are priced at $100,000 or more. If you truly seek the ingenious and exotic, the Stauer Bravura belongs on your wrist. Fits wrists 7¾"-9 ¾ ".