Nowadays, almost any luxury replica Omega watches brand worthy of the name offers at least one timepiece with a tourbillon. But there are only a handful of brands that have pushed the envelope to create watches with two, three or even four tourbillons. Here we take a look at four such watches that made their debut at this year’s Baselworld and SIHH watch fairs.
Roger Dubuis is the only new Omega replica watches company to produce a watch with a movement that is both skeletonized and equipped with two flying tourbillons. The Excalibur Double Tourbillon Skeleton, introduced at the SIHH in January, features the brand’s imposing 45-mm-diameter Excalibur case, recently redesigned to be 12 percent thinner and more ergonomic. The case maintains the distinctive fluted bezel, prominent crown guard, and triple-lug strap attachment. The movement, in-house Caliber RD01SQ, has 319 parts and incorporates a differential system that averages the rates of the two tourbillons for greater timekeeping precision.
Greubel Forsey has not only created several cheap Panerai replica watches with more than one tourbillon; it has made the multiple-tourbillon watch a hallmark of the brand. And in most cases, it is not shy about showing those tourbillons off. In this year’s Quadruple Tourbillon Secret, however, discretion is the name of the game. In this extremely limited timepiece — only eight will be made — the four tourbillons are hidden beneath the blackened gold dial and visible only through the exhibition caseback or through a lateral viewing window in the caseband. In Greubel Forsey’s system, the four tourbillons work as two pairs of double tourbillons (with 30-degree inclined balances) linked by a spherical differential system similar to the ones used in cars. The large small-seconds subdial at 7/8 o’clock displays 240 seconds, indicating the four-minute rotation of the outer double tourbillon cage, while the smaller subdial at 5 o’clock shows the four-minute rotation of the second double tourbillon cage. The power-reserve subdial at 2 o’clock indicates the average rate of the two inclined wheel oscillators, arrived at by means of the differential. The movement, composed of 519 components (261 of which make up the four tourbillon cages) has two mainspring barrels that hold a power reserve of 50 hours.
TAG Heuer, better known for chronographs than tourbillons, has combined both horological technologies into the concept watch it introduced at this year’s Baselworld, the TAG Heuer Carrera MikroPendulumS. The latest Omega replica watches, which TAG Heuer touts as “the first-ever magnetic double tourbillon” uses a patented system with two magnetic pendulums in place of hairsprings and two tourbillons, one controlling the timekeeping and the other a chronograph. The watch chain turns at 12 Hz and the chronograph chain at 50 Hz; the tourbillon linked to the chronograph, which can indicate intervals to 1/100th second, beats at a superfast 360,000 vph and rotates 12 times per minute. The tourbillon pendulums and their bridges, made of 18k rose gold, are visible through the brushed anthracite dial. The dial has the chronograph minutes counter at 12 o’clock, chronograph seconds counter at 3 o’clock, and the chronograph’s power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock; the placement of the crown, at 12 o’clock, is a nod to TAG Heuer’s historical hand-held stopwatches of the past.
Boutique Breitling replica watches uk brand Cecil Purnell, founded in 2006 and named for founder Jonathan Purnell’s watchmaker grandfather, bills itself as “the only haute horlogerie brand crafting exclusively tourbillons.” Its product line uses all in-house-developed tourbillon movements, many of which add additional complications such as big date indications and hour strikers. In 2014, Cecil Purnell launched several new movements, notably the one used in its new Twin Tourbillon CP-V15 watch. The two tourbillons in this timepiece, visible in the lower half of the sapphire-chromium dial with applied Roman numerals, are linked together by a differential in a system that is intended to ensure greater timekeeping precision. Both tourbillons in the double-barrel movement rotate clockwise at 3 Hz. The contemporary regulating system, with two gears and a spiral, ensures that the tourbillons cages regulate one another’s speed and work to increase the precision of the mechanism. The modern-yet-classical case, designed by renowned watch designer Stephane Lacroix, is available in white gold or rose gold.