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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept 26580IO.OO.D010CA.01 Very good Titanium 44mm Manual winding United States of America, New York, New York
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept White Ceramic Titanium...
$185,599
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Bulgari Octo 103297 New Steel 40mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Sunny Isles Beach
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Bulgari Octo Finissimo Novelty Men’s Watch
$8,850
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon 26522ST.OO.1220ST.01 Unworn Steel 41mm Manual winding United States of America, Florida, Miami
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-thin
$239,995
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Greubel Forsey GMT GF05 Very good Platinum 43.05mm Manual winding United States of America, California, Los Angeles
Greubel Forsey GMT GF05 Tourbillon Globe 24 Seconds Platinum
$349,700
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Panerai Special Editions PAM00276 Very good Steel 47mm Manual winding United States of America, Arizona, Scottsdale
Panerai Luminor 1950 Tourbillon
$65,000
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A. Lange & Söhne Datograph 740.036 Very good Platinum 42mm Manual winding United States of America, Illinois, BUFFALO GROVE
A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon Platinum 42mm...
$328,750
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Breguet Classique Complications 5317BR/12/9V6 New Rose gold 39mm Automatic United States of America, Illinois, Chicago
Breguet Classique Complications
$80,000
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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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Breguet Classique Complications 3657pt/12/9v6 Very good Platinum 39mm Manual winding United States of America, New York, New York
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Breguet Classique Tourbillon
$67,000
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso (submodel) 270.2.68 Very good Red gold 26mm Manual winding United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Jaeger-LeCoultre Rose Gold Reverso Tourbillon Watch, Ref....
$35,000
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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
$22,500
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon 26510ST.OO.1220ST.01 Very good Steel 41mm Manual winding United States of America, Florida, Miami
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-thin
$141,245
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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
$108,700
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IWC Da Vinci Chronograph IW393101 Good Red gold 44mm Automatic United States of America, Arizona, Scottsdale
IWC Da Vinci Tourbillon Rétrograde Chronograph
$67,500
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Very good Tungsten 48mm Automatic United States of America, Illinois, BUFFALO GROVE
Android USA Android-USA Virtuoso Tritium T-100 Tungsten...
$1,350
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Breguet Classique Complications 5317pt/12/9v6 New Platinum 39mm Automatic United States of America, Illinois, Chicago
Breguet Classique Complications
$89,635
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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
$665,000
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Breguet 3350 Very good Yellow gold 35mm Manual winding United States of America, Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Breguet Messidor Tourbillon
$36,296
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept 25980AI.O.0003SU.01 Very good 44mm Manual winding United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Audemars Piguet Steel Royal Oak Concept CW1 Alacrite Ref. 25980
$155,000
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Romain Jerome Titanic-DNA RJ.T.TO.CH.002.01 New Rose gold 50mm Manual winding United States of America, Florida, Aventura
Romain Jerome Titanic-DNA Tourbillon RJ.T.TO.CH.002.01
$43,000
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon 26518ST.OO.1220ST.01 Good Steel 41mm Manual winding United States of America, Florida, Miami
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-thin Openworked
$275,995
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Ulysse Nardin Freak Cruiser 2056-131 Very good Rose gold 45mm Manual winding United States of America, California, Los Angeles
Ulysse Nardin Freak Cruiser 2056-131 18k Rose Gold
$48,700
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso 37335x1 273.3.48 Very good White gold 48.4mm Manual winding United States of America, New York, Airmont
Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Artistica Grande Reverso Tourbillon...
$96,425
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Breguet Classique Complications 3450 Good 36mm Manual winding United States of America, Illinois, BUFFALO GROVE
Breguet Classique Complications Tourbillon Platnium 36mm ref:...
$40,750
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon 26510OR.OO.1220OR.01 New Rose gold 41mm Manual winding United States of America, New York, New York
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin 41mm Rose Gold
Price on request
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Panerai PAM36501 Very good Rose gold 50mm Automatic United States of America, California, La Jolla
Panerai Luminor Turbillon Equation Of Time
$238,190
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IWC Portuguese Tourbillon 5024 Steel 44mm Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
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IWC Portuguese Tourbillon Mystere, Ref. 5024 Stainless Steel...
$35,153
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Cartier Ballon Bleu W6920021 Very good White gold 46mm Manual winding United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Cartier White Gold Ballon Bleu Tourbillon Watch
$43,000
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Ulysse Nardin Freak 2053-132/03.1 Very good Titanium 45mm Manual winding United States of America, Florida, Aventura
Ulysse Nardin Freak Out
$32,000
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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
$200,000
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Arnold & Son UTTE 1UTAG.S04A Unworn Palladium 42mmmm Manual winding United States of America, California, Los Angeles
Arnold & Son UTTE Tourbillon 1UTAG.S04A Palladium NEW
$29,700
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Graham 2GGAW.U01B New White gold 46mm Manual winding United States of America, New Jersey, Princeton
Graham Geo The Moon Limited Edition of 8
$147,420
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Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon 1713-139 Good Titanium 45mm Manual winding United States of America, Illinois, BUFFALO GROVE
Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon Titanium 45mm...
$20,500
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IWC Portuguese Tourbillon IW504402 New Rose gold 44.2mm Automatic
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IWC Portuguese Tourbillon (New Full Set)
$84,336
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A. Lange & Söhne 1815 730.079 New Platinum 39.5mm United States of America, New York, Hartsdale
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon
$167,500
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Breguet 3760BA Very good Yellow gold Manual winding United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Breguet Tourbillon wiht Power Reserve and Thermometer "Very Rare"
$75,000
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Laurent Ferrier Very good Yellow gold 40.5mm Manual winding United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Laurent Ferrier Galet Tourbillon Double Spiral Watch
$95,000
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TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T CAR5A8K.FT6172 New Titanium 45mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Aventura
TAG Heuer Calibre HEUER 02T Nanograph
$24,000
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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...
$82,500
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Franc Vila FVI No 7 Very good 42mm Automatic United States of America, California, Los Angeles
Franc Vila FVI No 7 Tourbillon Intrepido SuperLigero2 ...
$110,000
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Graham 2GGAW.B01A New White gold 46mm Manual winding United States of America, New Jersey, Princeton
Graham Geo Manual Wind The Moon Limited Edition of 8
$147,420
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Hublot Classic Fusion 45, 42, 38, 33 mm 505 Good Ceramic 45mm Manual winding United States of America, Illinois, BUFFALO GROVE
Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon 45mm 505.cm.0140.lr
$49,750
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Vacheron Constantin Overseas 6000V/110A-B544 Very good Steel 42.5mm Automatic United States of America, Tennesse, Nashville
Vacheron Constantin Overseas Tourbillon
$106,000
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Vacheron Constantin Overseas 6000V/110A-B544 New Steel 42.5mm Automatic United States of America, Pennsylvania, Douglassville
Vacheron Constantin OVERSEAS TOURBILLON 42mm Steel Blue...
$115,000
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Ulysse Nardin Freak 2053-132/03.1 Very good Titanium 45mm Manual winding United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Ulysse Nardin Freak Out
$35,000
Professional dealer
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Audemars Piguet Edward Piguet 25956PT Very good Platinum 29mm Manual winding United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Audemars Piguet Platinum Tourbillon Salmon Dial Watch
$55,000
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Ulysse Nardin Marine Tourbillon 1283-181/E3 New Steel 43mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Aventura
Ulysse Nardin Marine Tourbillon
$19,500
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Jacob & Co. OP110.21.AG.AB.A Unworn 49mm Manual winding United States of America, New York, New York
Jacob & Co. Opera by Jacob & Co Godfather Musical OP110.21.AG....
$280,000
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Graham 2TWTB.B03A Very good Steel 47mmmm Automatic United States of America, California, Los Angeles
Graham Tourbillograph Trackmaster Black "Stealth" 2TWTB
$18,700
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Graham 2GGAW.U01A New White gold 46mm Manual winding United States of America, New Jersey, Princeton
Graham Geo The Moon Tourbillon Hand Wound Men's Special Edition
$173,745
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774
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IWC Portuguese Tourbillon IW546302 Very good Rose gold 43mm Manual winding United States of America, Illinois, BUFFALO GROVE
IWC Portugieser Tourbillon Hand-Wound Rose Gold on Deployant...
$34,750
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Vacheron Constantin Malte 30130/000p-b184 Very good Platinum 38mm Manual winding United States of America, New York, Airmont
Vacheron Constantin Malte Tonneau Tourbillon LIMITED 30130/000...
$152,250
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Girard Perregaux Bridges 99270-21-000-BA6A New Titanium 45mmmm Automatic United States of America, Texas, Houston
Girard Perregaux 99270-21-000-BA6A
$84,900
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Harry Winston HCOMDT48WZ001 Very good White gold Automatic United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon #1 HCOMDT48WZ001
$300,000
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Cartier Rotonde de Cartier W1556204 Very good White gold 47mm Manual winding United States of America, California, Beverly Hills
Cartier White Gold Rotonde Astrotourbillon Watch Ref. W1556204
$55,000
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Cartier Pasha 2578 Very good Rose gold 38mm Automatic United States of America, Florida, Aventura
Cartier Pasha Collection Privee Tourbillon
$46,000
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Richard Mille RM 052 RM 52-01 Very good Automatic United States of America, New York, New York
Richard Mille RM 52-01 Blue Carbon TPT Skull Limited to 10pcs...
$1,750,000
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Dewitt Twenty-8-Eight T8.TH.014 New Titanium 43mm Manual winding United States of America, California, Los Angeles
Dewitt Twenty-8-Eight Skeleton Tourbillon T8.TH.014 Titanium/D...
$48,700
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Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PFH279-1201400-HA1441 New White gold 40.2mm Automatic United States of America, New Jersey, Princeton
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 TOURBILLON
$85,780
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Very good Tungsten 48mm Automatic United States of America, Illinois, BUFFALO GROVE
Android USA Android-USA Virtuoso Tritium T-100 Tungsten...
$1,350
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Girard Perregaux 99290-52-951-BA6A New 48mm Manual winding United States of America, New York, Hartsdale
Girard Perregaux Planetarium Tri-Axial Tourbillon Day/Night 99290
$221,000
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TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T CAR5A90.FC6415 Ceramic 45mm Automatic United States of America, Massachusetts, Boston
TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 02T Skeleton Dial Tourbillon Chronograph
$11,500
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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.


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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.