I will admit, I am a sucker for a visually interesting watch. If you start exposing the more compelling (and kinetic) portions of the movement, then all the better. While I have only had one tourbillon cross my desk, I have to admit that it was a treat to watch in action. So, when I caught wind of the Antoine Preziuso 3volution Tourbillon, I definitely sat up and took notice.
As you can tell from the pictures in this article, Antoine Preziuso has incorporated three flying tourbillons. As has been well documented on many watch sites, there is of course a decided lack of proof as to what impact the tourbillon actually has on a watch movement. There is no question, though, about the amount of skill it takes to implement one, let along three.
For the casual observer, this should simply be a fun watch to see in motion. Each tourbillon completes a revolution in a minute, while the overall carriage completes its revolution in 2 minutes, 15 seconds. In practice, the brand states that this triple threat results in an reliable average rate unaffected by gravity, keeping the manually-wound watch fairly accurate.
So, how much will one of the beauties set you back? I do not know, but I feel fairly safe of putting it in the category of “if you have to ask…” This is due to the nature of tourbillon watches – if they are not coming out of China, they cost a pretty penny. Triple the complication, and I am sure there is a corresponding increase. Fortunately for the prospective buyer, however, you do have some customization flexibility when it comes to the design (and material used) for the case that houses the movement.
While I know that the Antoine Preziuso 3volution Tourbillon is a watch I will likely never see in person (let alone wear or own), I have to applaud this sort of mechanical ingenuity (or insanity, depending on your point of view) that managed to get something like this built. antoine-preziuso.com
For more on the watch, including tech specs, head on over here.
- Brand & Model: The Antoine Preziuso 3volution Tourbillon
- Price: Yes, we believe that there is one
- Who we think it might be for: This is for one of two people. The first is the serious collector who is fascinated by movements and the varieties therein. The second is just someone who likes seeing the kinetic movements on the dial.
- Would I buy one for myself based on what I’ve seen?: If money were no object, sure! That, or, you know, I could probably get a healthy college fund started for my kids
- If I could make one design suggestion, it would be: Let’s slap a micro-rotor in there and go for a 4volution
- What spoke to me the most about this watch: The triple-TRIple-TRIPLE tourbillon
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