A great story on the history and value of modern tourbillons. That still doesn’t make me want to get one, though. They’re cute, but not worth the price.
FROM 1801 to 1945, about 600 to 800 tourbillons were made in total, an average of four to six per year. In contrast, the respected Jaeger-LeCoultre Platinum 2 Reverso was already a 500-piece limited edition produced over several years. And Girard-Perregaux reportedly makes about 150 of its iconic Three Golden Bridges classic annually.
Why the big spin on tourbillons? [The Straits Times]
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