The tourbillon was invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1801, and at that time it was intended as a method of compensating for the deleterious effects of gravity on a watch’s accuracy. In short, the tourbillon is a system that rotates the axis of the balance wheel to different positions, so that gravity pulls it at different angles. Regarded as one of rarest watch movements in the world, only a small number of watch makers are capable of developing and producing the complex tourbillons. The tourbillon mechanism is tiny, weighing in at under a gram, and is usually crafted with more than 40 parts, finished by hand and made from lightweight metals like aluminum and titanium.
They require a special set of tools and a lot of time to make. Needless to say, this also makes it one of the most expensive watch movements, in many cases pushing the starting price to $100,000. The Imperium Tourbillon Watch celebrates this rare watch movement with an even rarer price. Because we make it our business to make the extraodinary affordable we always find a way to make owning a dream watch a reality.
The Imperium is proof. The rose-gold finished stainless steel case and crown house the precision of a 21-jewel manual wind tourbillon movement. The heart of this ingenious movement is showcased in an open window at 6 o’clock with a 50 hour power reserve indicator positioned at 12 o’clock. An exposition back reveals the brilliant engineering at work in its entirety, while a genuine alligator leather band in black secures this horological miracle to your wrist.
- Automatic - 21 Jewels
- Power Reserve Indicator, up to 50 hours power reserve
- Stainless Steel Case
- Sapphire Lens Embossed Dial
- Scratch Resistant Mineral Crystal
- Genuine Alligator Band
- 3 ATM
- Case dimensions - 40 x 48 x 17mm
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