Meet the Parmigiani Tonda 1950 Tourbillon. Not a new watch per se – it made its official debut last year – but definitely one worthy of your attention.
If you still think Louis Vuitton is a fashion brand trying to play watchmaker it might be time to think again. In January this year the luxury behemoth officially unveiled its new Tourbillon Volant timepiece, complete with the highly coveted Poinçon de Genève (that’s the Seal of Geneva for us English-speakers) stamped proudly on the dial side of the highly skeletonized movement. For the non-watch people reading this the Geneva Seal is arguably considered the highest mark of quality and reliability in watchmaking.
If there is one thing Richard Mille is known for – and to be fair there are many things he is known for – it is the ability to induce shock and awe. Admittedly his watches don’t always land with me and this latest one is certainly no exception but you can’t help but admire the bravado and showmanship. I’m sure you’ve already seen it before but in case you haven’t, meet the new Richard Mille ACJ RM 50-02 Tourbillon Split Seconds Chronograph.
There are very few established watch brands that still have the ability to really wow us year in and year out. A. Lange & Söhne is most definitely one of them and if you needed any convincing of that fact than look no further than the exceptional Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon unveiled at SIHH 2016 earlier today.
Arnold & Son is undoubtedly one of the most impressive semi-independent watch manufacturers of the 21st Century. If you don’t believe me, just take a look at the new Constant Force Tourbillon.