A tourbillon watch is a work of art and engineering. The makers of these watches put in hours of work to ensure that their product is up to the high standards that they set for themselves.
Tourbillons were initially designed to improve the accuracy of pocket watches, which were susceptible to the effects of gravity when carried in a pocket. These watches contain a tiny cage that rotates the watch's escapement, which is the watch's heart.
By housing the escapement and balance wheel in a rotating cage, the tourbillon averages out any positional errors and keeps the watch running more accurately. A Tourbillon watch is accurate to within seconds per day, which makes them some of the most accurate watches in the world.
A Timeline of the Tourbillon Watch
Tourbillon watches have a long and storied history dating back to the early 19th century. Abraham-Louis Breguet created the first known example in 1801, and the sophisticated timepiece quickly became a favourite of European royalty.
In the decades that followed, a handful of other watchmakers produced versions of the tourbillon, but it wasn't until the mid-20th century that the watches came into their own. Today, tourbillons are considered the pinnacle of Haute Horlogerie, and their popularity shows no signs of waning.
Find Your Tourbillon Watch at Frost of London
Tourbillon watches are among the most coveted timepieces in the world, prized for their intricate craftsmanship and unique design. If you're in the market for a tourbillon watch, there's no better place to shop than Frost of London. We carry an extensive selection of tourbillon watches from the world's leading brands, including Backes & Strauss, Bvlgari, Cvstos and Franck Muller. Whether you're looking for a classical style or something more modern, we're sure to have the perfect watch for you.
Our knowledgeable sales team are always on hand to assist you in finding the perfect designer watch or accessories. So explore our collection today and find the tourbillon watch of your dreams.
Order your tourbillon watch today and enjoy a gravity-defying timekeeping experience. Don’t forget that you’ll get free shipping on all purchases over £500. Plus, we offer up to 5 years of 0% interest. Elegant style has never been more attainable.