Gravity is a hard character to go against. This didn’t stop the French-Swiss watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet when he set about developing the tourbillion. From the French word “whirlwind” the tourbillon mounts the escapement and balance wheel in a rotating cage to counter the effects gravity has on a watch even if it is immobile. It is a mechanism described by horologists as utterly brilliant and considered one of the rarest movements in the world.
Needless to say this makes it also one of the most complex movements to make as well as the most sought after in a watch. This movement in a watch can push the cost to a starting price of $100,000. This is why some of the most well know watch makers, even Rolex, don’t even attempt such a feat. Stauer is known for doing what other manufacturers can’t, like Breguet, we’ll always find a way.
Our Gravité Tourbillon Watch is a testament to the master. The stainless steel case and crown house the precision of a 18-jewel manual wind movement. The pièce de résistance is displayed in an open window prominently within the watch’s face between the day/night dial and 24-hour dial. This glimpse at a mechanical masterpiece lets the world know that precision in time is not to be taken lightly. Now that’s heavy.