Histoire de Tourbillon 4

Histoire de Tourbillon 4

Postby JAS1125 » February 26th 2013, 12:32pm

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http://www.watchtime.com/wristwatch-industry-news/basel-preview-harry-winstons-histoire-de-tourbillon-4/

Harry Winston estimates that more than 3,500 hours of labor, plus 400 additional hours of testing, were required to develop the Histoire de Tourbillon 4. It takes the company’s most skilled watchmakers to assemble each 345-piece movement, which is then fitted into a 47-mm diameter polished white-gold case. Harry Winston’s proprietary Zalium, with DLC treatment, is used for the caseband, arches, and lugs, as well as for the bezel of the tourbillon.

Wonder how many man hours went into the Stuhling "tourbie" ?
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Re: Histoire de Tourbillon 4

Postby 3Flushes » February 26th 2013, 1:26pm

Zalium sounds more like the medication the watchmakers have to take for the anxiety they get from having to perfectly assemble a bazillion dollar ugly watch! Like this one much better than the 3 though.
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Re: Histoire de Tourbillon 4

Postby abduksion » February 26th 2013, 1:51pm

This belongs in Bedlams Ugly watch thread.
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Re: Histoire de Tourbillon 4

Postby foghorn » February 26th 2013, 3:03pm

abduksion wrote:This belongs in Bedlams Ugly watch thread.



Jeebus! I can't believe it but I agree.
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Re: Histoire de Tourbillon 4

Postby abduksion » February 26th 2013, 3:58pm

foghorn wrote:
abduksion wrote:This belongs in Bedlams Ugly watch thread.



Jeebus! I can't believe it but I agree.


WOW I'm shocked. Image
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Re: Histoire de Tourbillon 4

Postby Horse Feathers » February 26th 2013, 3:58pm

foghorn wrote:
abduksion wrote:This belongs in Bedlams Ugly watch thread.



Jeebus! I can't believe it but I agree.




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Re: Histoire de Tourbillon 4

Postby JAS1125 » February 26th 2013, 4:21pm

Horse Feathers wrote:
foghorn wrote:
abduksion wrote:This belongs in Bedlams Ugly watch thread.



Jeebus! I can't believe it but I agree.




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Yup...if anything, the post resulted in this momentous occasion.Image

The watch itself, while a technical achievement, is one of those watches that I would not buy, even if I had unlimited disposable income.
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Re: Histoire de Tourbillon 4

Postby Hawk » February 27th 2013, 12:37pm

Thomas Prescher did it better.

Not that there's a lot of folks fighting over the triple axis tourbillon crown.
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