What makes a tourbillon watch worth the cost of $50,000 or more? Some may answer that it is finding someone willing to pay that much. While this is a factor, it’s not the only. The objective value of a tourbillon watch can be measured in its rareness, its uniqueness and the complication of its design and workmanship. The designer, the age and its value as a collectible as well as the materials used in the creation of the watch all combine to build its worth on the market. Most luxury watches run into the thousands for the better examples, but today we’re looking at the five bests tourbillon watches North of $50,000.
Blancpain Women’s Leman Tourbillon Automatic Watch – $64,500.00
This example features a 40mm case made of 18 k rose gold with a complimenting genuine crocodile leather strap in brown. The bezel is also made of 18 k rose gold. The dial is silver and gold-tone hour markers, indexes, and hands provide a highly legible and aesthetically pleasing contrast. The Minutes are displayed with Arabic style numerals. The dial is an analog type. The hands are treated with a luminescent coating as are the markers. The date is located at the 6 o’clock position. There is a cutaway window at the 12 o’clock position that displays the precision gears as they turn, giving all a view of the tourbillon system, patented by the watchmaker. The movement is a Swiss automatic mechanical with a power reserve of 168 hours and water resistance up to 330 feet. The functions include date, day, power reserve, hour, minute, second and tourbillon.