In our round-up this week things get a little complicated but don’t worry you’re in safe hands thanks to the expert write-ups we’ve found for you.
Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon
Girard-Perregaux continues to go from strength to strength when it comes to creating breath-taking, complex mechanical movements. Last year the brand wowed with the LM Constant Force timepiece, this year it’s the new Tri-Axial Tourbillon that has hearts all a flutter. It’s a serious timepiece that deserves a serious write up and fortunately the talented team over at Monochrome were more than up to the challenge, recently sharing an insightful hands-on review of the Tri-Axial Tourbillon.
You can check it out here at Monochrome Watches along with some gorgeous photos.
Antoine Martin Tourbillon Astronomique
Undoubtedly one of the more complicated new pieces to be seen this year at Baselworld was Antoine Martin’s Tourbillon Astronomique, featuring not one, not two, heck not even three but a grand total of fourteen different complications! The brand’s CEO and co-founder Martin Braun makes it all seem so simple however in a short new video shot by Professional Watches. It only goes for three minutes and is definitely worth a look.
Watch it now over at Professional Watches.
Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon
From ultra-complicated to ultra-thin, Ariel Adams over at A Blog To Watch gets hands on with the new Bulgari Octo Finissimo Tourbillon, officially the world’s thinnest tourbillon timepiece at just 5mm thick! It seems every year at Baselworld there is a new contender for this title but Bulgari has definitely set the bar high this time. In contrast the case of the previous titleholder – Arnold & Son’s UTTE – measured 8.34mm, which almost seems chunky by comparison now, although I have to say I still prefer the look of it to the new Bulgari Octo.
Check out Ariel’s detailed hands on review here at A Blog To Watch.
Ulysse Nardin Anchor Escapement
Now here is a special article for those of you who consider yourselves true ‘watch geeks.’ Highly respected watch journalist Elizabeth Doerr has dedicated some serious words to explaining the significance of the new Anchor Escapement from Ulysse Nardin. More than that though she also provides an easy to understand history of the escapement, walking you through where this latest development fits in and pointing out the finer points that make it so notable. Definitely a must read for any aspiring horophile.
Head over to Quill & Pad for the full story.
De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon
Last week we got hands on with what was arguably one of our favorite new timepieces shown at Baselworld this year; the De Bethune DB29 Maxichrono Tourbillon. Beautifully constructed, intuitively easy to use and of course wonderfully complex in an utterly understated way, there is a lot to love about this incredible timepiece. With a limited annual production of just 20 pieces and a price tag north of US$300k though don’t be expecting to see one in the wild any time soon.
Read our full hands on review here complete with live pictures.
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