Swiss-based British replica watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin has debuted an unusual complication – the double tourbillon
The Magister Double Vertical Tourbillon from Speake-Marin has two 60-second tourbillons stacked up on the left hand side of the cheap replica watches, with an off-centre dial on the right. Bookending the top and bottom of the dial are a power reserve indicator and a day-night indicator.
So how does it work? The two tourbillons are held by a single bridge, and each one has an independent gear train and mainspring barrel. Both barrels are wound simultaneously with the crown.
The tourbillons are linked by a limited-slip spring clutch, which absorbs any variations between the two cages and balances it out – a rate equaliser, or équilibreur de marche. This takes the form of two wheels, one on top Breitling replica watches of the other, linked by a small spring. Each wheel rotates with a separate tourbillon cage, so the spring is tensioned when the rates of the two regulators differ, or if the tourbillons undergo differing amounts of shock.
Peter Speake-Marin has taken a special interest in tourbillons since making his first watch, a pocket Cartier replica watches with a tourbillon escapement. He says, “The tourbillon is one of the things that I love most about watchmaking, not because of the precision it gives to the timekeeping but because of the animation it gives to the dial. It shows time moving in a way that a minute-repeater or a grande sonnerie can’t.”
Not to be confused with a double axis tourbillon, the double tourbillon club is a fairly small one: Speake-Marin joins the likes of Greubel Forsey and Roger Dubuis replica watches. The idea, according to Speake-Marin, was to allow the tourbillons to be discreetly hidden by a shirt cuff whilst leaving the time readable – although we’d definitely want to show them off.
The Magister Double Vertical Tourbillon is limited to five pieces each in red or white gold, priced at £208,700. It has a 70-hour power reserve, Rolex replica sale with water resistance to 30m.