Among all high-end watches, you won’t find more prestigious than those equipped with a tourbillon movement. In fact, this intricate mechanism, which was invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet in the late 1790s, makes any timepiece the ultimate luxury accessory, turning it into a true piece of watchmaking art. This is actually the reason why all tourbillon watches are so expensive, typically carrying a six-figure price tag. However, the good news is that you can get one without spending a fortune if you consider buying used and pre-owned watches from MidTown Watch. Our unique pricing politics allows us to offer even the most sophisticated timepieces at reasonable prices, making them much more affordable for an average customer.
Each year, prominent watchmakers and Haute Horlogerie manufacturers introduce new tourbillon models with the extremely complicated movements for the delight of serious luxury watch collectors. Since 2017 is coming to an end, let’s look at the best tourbillon watches released this year!
1. Richard Mille RM 27-03 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal
Created in collaboration with “The King of Clay” Rafael Nadal, the Richard Mille RM 27-03 Tourbillon is, without a doubt, one of the most eye-catching tourbillon watches introduced in 2017. Enclosed in an innovative yellow and red Quartz TPT case, it is distinguished by its cutting-edge tourbillon caliber able to withstand shocks up to 10,000g. This unique timepiece created in a limited edition of only 50 pieces has a retail price of $750,000. Buying pre-owned watches now makes sense, right?
2. Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 8
Primarily known for creating high-end jewelry and designer ladies watches, Harry Winston also has a whole series of exclusive Haute Horlogerie masterpieces, including the Histoire de Tourbillon 8 released this year. Featuring a two-biaxial tourbillon movement, this 18k white gold model is limited to only 20 copies (10 with the anthracite gray dial and 10 with the red dial). Needless to say that all these Harry Winston watches come at high prices exceeding $650,000 per piece.
3. Graff Structural Tourbillon Skeleton Automatic
The Structural Tourbillon Skeleton Automatic is a stunning fine watchmaking masterpiece created by one more world-known jeweler. This beautiful titanium DLC and 18k rose gold luxury watch powered by an automatic flying tourbillon movement has definitely taken the openwork concept to a whole new level. The retail price of this Graff Diamonds model is $280,000.
4. De Grisogono New Retro Tourbillon
Finally, it is impossible not to mention the New Retro Tourbillon by De Grisogono. Equipped with a hand-winding open-worked tourbillon movement, this model was created in a limited edition of only 25 copies in either white or rose gold. It is also worth noting that these De Grisogono watches come at pretty reasonable prices. Each variation is available for around $130,000.
These were the best tourbillon watches released in 2017. Each of them is a true masterpiece of fine watchmaking, hence the price. If you are looking for something much more affordable, check out our collection of pre-owned watches. You are sure to find something special within your budget!