WOTY2013: Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 4

Earlier this year WatchPro unveiled its Watches of the Year 2013, made up of 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.

Highly commended for the WatchPro Luxury Watch of the Year 2013 was the Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 4.

The Histoire de Tourbillon 4 is the latest in a collection that examines how tourbillons might evolve and, in reverence of this version’s mechanics, we bow down.

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At its heart is a single oscillator, contained within three concentric cages, each of which rotates not only at a different speed but at a different angle.

The effect of each rotating at a different speed is that all together, the cages ensure that at no moment gravity will be able to disturb the steady heartbeat of the oscillator, ensuring maximum precision.

Titanium plates and bridges provide a robust but light foundation for the mechanism of this watch, which leads the way for tourbillon evolution in 2013.

 

To read a digital version of the WatchPro Watches of the Year 2013 edition click here.

 

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