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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept 26560IO.OO.D002CA.01 Very good Titanium 44mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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Audemars Piguet Ref. 26560IO.OO.D002CA.01
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph 26421ST.OO.A002CA.01 Very good Steel 45mm Manual winding United States of America, New York, New York
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Limited Edition Tourbillon...
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Jacob & Co. Astronomia AS300.40.AP.AK.A New Rose gold 44.5mm Manual winding
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Jacob & Co. Astronomia Solar Planets Ltd 101 Pcs (New Full Set)
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Roger Dubuis Easy Diver SE48.02.9 Very good Steel 48mm Manual winding United States of America, Florida, Aventura
Roger Dubuis Easy Diver Flying Tourbillon SE48.02.9
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A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange 760.032 Rose gold 41.9mm Manual winding United States of America, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd
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Patek Philippe Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar 5207G-001 New White gold 41mm Manual winding United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
Patek Philippe 5207G Minute Repeater Tourbillon Blue Dial UNWORN
$999,500
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Greubel Forsey GMT 97805 GF05 Very good Rose gold 43.5mm Manual winding United States of America, California, Los Angeles
Greubel Forsey GMT Tourbillon Execution Speciale 18k Rose Gold
$379,000
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon 26522OR.OO.1220OR.01 New Rose gold 41mm Automatic United States of America, Iowa, Des Moines
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-thin 41mm Rose Gold...
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept 26560I0.OO.D002CA.01 Very good Titanium 44mm Automatic United States of America, New York, Smithtown
Audemars Piguet MINT 2014 Royal Oak CONCEPT GMT TOURBILLON...
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Zenith Very good White gold 45mm United States of America, California, San Diego
Zenith Grande Class Tourbillon 65.0520.4035/21.c492 18k White...
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Breguet Classique Complications 5317BR/12/9V6 New Rose gold 39mm Automatic United States of America, Illinois, Chicago
Breguet Classique Complications
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept 26630OR.GG.D326CR.01 New Rose gold 38.5mm Manual winding
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Frosted Gold Flying Tourbill...
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A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 720.032 Unworn Rose gold 41.9mm Automatic United States of America, Texas, Houston
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1
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Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari 905.NX.0001.RX Good Titanium 46mm Manual winding United States of America, Pennsylvania, Southampton
Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari Titanium Watch 905.NX.0001.RX
$289,990
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Patek Philippe Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar 5207P-001 Platinum 41mm Manual winding United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
Patek Philippe 5207P Minute Repeater Tourbillon SALMON DIAL...
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Hublot Bigger Bang 308.TM.130.RX Unworn Platinum Manual winding United States of America, California, Los Angeles
Hublot Bigger Bang Tourbillon
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Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon 1713-139 New Titanium 45mm Manual winding United States of America, Iowa, Des Moines
Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon - 1713-139
$30,000
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Breguet Marine 5837BR/92/RZ0 Very good Rose gold United States of America, California, Irvine
Breguet Marine Tourbillon
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon 26530ST.OO.1220ST.01 Very good Steel 41mm United States of America, New York, Hartsdale
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Flying Tourbillon 26530ST
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Blancpain Villeret 0023-1418-55 Very good Yellow gold 34mm Manual winding
Blancpain Villeret Tourbillon 18K Gold Handaufzug Herrenuhr...
$21,700
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Richard Mille RM 052 RM52-01 New Carbon Automatic United States of America, Texas, Laredo
Richard Mille RM52-01 Blue Carbon TPT Skull
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Q5042520 Unworn Rose gold 42mm Automatic United States of America, Texas, Houston
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Perpetual Calendar...
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon 26343CE.OO.1247CE.01 New Ceramic 44mm Manual winding United States of America, New York, New York
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon
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IWC Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar IW375211 Steel 39mm Automatic United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
IWC Da Vinci Tourbillon 3752 Perpetual Chronograph Blue Dial...
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TAG Heuer Carrera CAR5A51. FC6331 Very good Tantalum 45mm Automatic United States of America, California, Los Angeles
TAG Heuer CARRERA MIKROTOURBILLONS CAR5A51. FC6331 DOUBLE...
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Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon 1713-139/02-BQ New Titanium 45mm Manual winding United States of America, Iowa, Des Moines
Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon - 1713-139/02-BQ
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Blancpain L-Evolution 8822-36B30-53B Unworn Red gold United States of America, California, Irvine
Blancpain Tourbillon Grande L-evolution
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Roger Dubuis Excalibur RDDBEX0269 Unworn Platinum 45mm Manual winding United States of America, Florida, miami
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Roger Dubuis Excalibur Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon
$274,000
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Zenith El Primero Tourbillon 18.2050.4035/01.C713 Unworn Yellow gold 44mm Automatic
Zenith El Primero Tourbillon 18K Gold Ref. 18.2050.4035/01.C71...
$47,393
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Jacob & Co. Astronomia AS300.40.AP.AK.A New Rose gold Automatic United States of America, Texas, Laredo
Jacob & Co. Astronomia Solar Planets (Limited of 101 pieces)
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A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange A.Lange and Sohne Richard Lange "Pour Le Merite" Unworn Rose gold 41.9mm Manual winding United States of America, Texas, Houston
A. Lange & Söhne 760.032
$132,000
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Patek Philippe Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar 5216P-001 Good Platinum Manual winding United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar
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Whirlwind Watches

Tourbillon timepieces are true watchmaking masterpieces. Manufacturers such as Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, and A. Lange & Söhne have perfected these precise watches and combine them with impressive complications like perpetual calendars.


Highlights

  • Incredibly precise wristwatches due to compensation for deviations caused by gravity
  • Famous manufacturers of tourbillon watches: Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre
  • Affordable models available for less than 30,000 euros from Frédérique Constant

What are tourbillon watches?

Tourbillon watches have an incredibly special mechanism that compensates for gravity-related deviations from the correct time. Abraham-Louis Breguet invented the tourbillon ("whirlwind") in 1795. Back then, men carried their pocket watches around vertically in their vest pockets. This position negatively impacted the watches' accuracy, and thus they would often deviate from the reference time. Therefore, Breguet invented a cage that makes an entire 360-degrees rotation every minute and placed the balance wheel and escapement inside the cage. The rotation compensated for the gravity-related deviations and created exceptionally precise mechanical timepieces .

Today, watches with a tourbillon are still considered proof of haute horlogerie. These timepieces regularly outperform others in precision tests. Almost all traditional, renowned Swiss manufacturers feature timepieces with a tourbillon in their collections. Brands such as Patek Philippe or Jaeger-LeCoultre add additional complications to their tourbillon watches. These so-called Grande Complication models are the epitome of haute horologie and are some of the most expensive watches in the world. One example of such a watch is Patek Philippe 's Sky Moon Tourbillon, which has displays on both the front and back side of the case. It features additional complications such as a minute repeater, perpetual calendar, and a sidereal time display. Seeing as the Sky Moon Tourbillon costs around 1.5 million euros, it's one of the most expensive wristwatches in the world.


How much do tourbillon watches cost?

Considering how time consuming and intricate the process is to make a tourbillon, wristwatches with this complication are accordingly expensive. Models from Patek Philippe rarely cost less than 150,000 euros. Wristwatches from the Swiss manufacturers Jaeger-LeCoultre and Audemars Piguet are significantly less expensive, costing 30,000 euros pre-owned and between 50,000 and 60,000 euros new. The most reasonably-priced tourbillon timepieces, however, come from Frédérique Constant. They sell their tourbillon watches for less than 30,000 euros. You can purchase wristwatches from this brand and others in the Chrono24 Brand Boutique. Moritz Grossmann watches are also available in the Brand Boutique; a new, white gold Benu Tourbillon timepiece costs 168,000 euros.


Detailed Price Information

Model Price (approx.) Features
Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon, Ref. 6002G 1.43 million euros 12 complications, including a perpetual calendar, minute repeater, sky chart, sidereal time, and moon phase display
A. Lange & Söhne Tourbograph "Pour le Mérite," Ref. 712.050 380,000 euros Double chronograph, gold case, limited to 50 pieces
Breguet Classique Grande Complication Double Tourbillon, Ref. 5347 305,000 euros Two tourbillons, rose gold case
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2, Ref. 2332420 250,000 euros Spherical second-generation tourbillon, pink gold case
Moritz Grossmann Benu Tourbillon, MG-000004 168,000 euros Three-minute tourbillon, stop-seconds, decentralized seconds and hours, white gold case
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin, Ref. 26510ST.00.1220ST.01 100,000 euros Octagonal bezel, stainless steel case
Zenith El Primero Tourbillon, Ref. 03.2050.4035/21.C630 45,000 euros Automatic, chronograph
IWC Portugieser Tourbillon, Ref. IW544705 40,000 euros Decentralized seconds, stop-seconds, red gold case
Frédérique Constant Manufacture Tourbillon, Ref. FC-980N4S6 29,000 euros Day/night indicator

High-Class Tourbillon Models

Jaeger-LeCoultre, Audemars Piguet, and Breguet are three more brands that are traditional tourbillon watch manufacturers. Breguet, based in L'Abbaye in Switzerland, was founded in 1775. Since the late 1990s, it has been a part of the Swatch Group. The royal houses of Europe and many prominent politicians have historically been loyal Breguet customers. For example, Napoleon Bonaparte and Winston Churchill were two famous Breguet wearers. Prices for pre-owned Breguet timepieces start at 40,000 euros, while new models cost at least 74,000 euros. Top models made of 18-karat rose gold with two tourbillons cost around 305,000 euros.

The Royal Oak is Audemars Piguet's most famous model. The most renowned watch designer of all time, Gérald Genta, developed this stainless steel timepieces in the early 1970s. Originally, it was conceived as a simple, thin sports watch. Today, it's also available in gold with a tourbillon and other intricate complications. New stainless steel models without any additional functions start at 100,000 euros. You can also find new Royal Oak chronographs with a tourbillon in this price range. Pre-owned chronographs start at around 85,000 euros.

Jaeger-LeCoultre, based in Le Sentier, has improved upon the traditional tourbillon so that gravity-related deviations are compensated for in every position. The engineers were able to achieve this by placing the cage in a second cage, making three dimensional rotations possible. A new platinum Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon costs around 245,000 euros. Its successor, the rose gold Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2, costs about the same. The white gold Reverso Grande Complication à Triptyque, on the other hand, costs about 100,000 euros more. This complicated timepiece has a perpetual calendar and sky chart, as well as sidereal time and sunrise and sunset displays. The Reverso, which has been on the market since the early 1930s, is JLC's most popular and famous model. Its characteristic features include a rectangular, reversible case that rotates 180 degrees.


Affordable Tourbillon Timepieces

If you're searching for a tourbillon watch, but don't want to or can't spend hundreds of thousands of euros, you should take a look at wristwatches from Frédérique Constant. Their tourbillon timepieces are available for less than 30,000 euros, a significant price difference. Pre-owned models can even be purchased for less than 20,000 euros. These are very affordable tourbillon watches with in-house calibers . Versions with a stainless steel case and gold bezel cost 32,000 euros new; the price of a gold watch is around 39,000 euros.

Somewhat more expensive are the tourbillon watches from Zenith and the International Watch Company (IWC). Zenith's famous El Primero chronograph is available with a tourbillon starting at 35,000 euros pre-owned and 45,000 euros new. A pre-owned IWC timepiece with a tourbillon costs around 30,000 euros, while new versions still cost less than 40,000 euros. These timepieces are a part of the famous Portugieser collection.