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Breguet Grandes Complications TOURBILLON 3657 PLATINUM
£48,881
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon
£82,000
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12
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£32,500
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82
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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Tourbillon 8 Jours
£86,330
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204
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58
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Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Chronograph Titanium LIMITED...
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12
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Bovet Ottanta Big Date Tourbillon
£291,135
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5
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Blancpain Leman Split Second Chronograph Tourbillon Platinum...
£39,995
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Swiss Time London Ltd
 
UK
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Tourbillon Q1652420
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Tourbillon Q1652420
£27,750
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5
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Breguet Classique Complications 3577 Tourbillon Chronograph
Breguet Classique Complications 3577 Tourbillon Chronograph
£33,837
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Noblesse LP
12
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Jaeger-LeCoultre 18k Rose Gold Master Tourbillon  B&P...
Jaeger-LeCoultre 18k Rose Gold Master Tourbillon B&P...
£29,950
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
82
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Ulysse Nardin Freak Tourbillon 016-88 18K Yellow Gold
Ulysse Nardin Freak Tourbillon 016-88 18K Yellow Gold
£32,500
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WatchCollectors.co.uk
9
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Patek Philippe 5101p 10 Day Tourbillon Platinum Watch
Patek Philippe 5101p 10 Day Tourbillon Platinum Watch
£225,000
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24
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak XL Tourbillon Chronograph 18k Rose...
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak XL Tourbillon Chronograph 18k Rose...
£99,995
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Xupes.com
58
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Breguet Marine
Breguet Marine
£107,400
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Parmigiani Fleurier Rose Gold & Titanium Pershing Tourbillon
Parmigiani Fleurier Rose Gold & Titanium Pershing Tourbillon
£180,919
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Frost of London
5
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept
Price on request
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Luxewatches.co.uk
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Breguet classique “Grande Complication” Tourbillon 5317BA/12/9V6
Breguet classique “Grande Complication” Tourbillon 5317BA/12/9V6
£55,000
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Ian Blowers Jewellers
5
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IWC Portuguese Tourbillon Hand-Wound
IWC Portuguese Tourbillon Hand-Wound
£26,070
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Noblesse LP
12
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Cartier 18k R/G Unique Diamond Flying Tourbillon Skeleton Rotonde
Cartier 18k R/G Unique Diamond Flying Tourbillon Skeleton Rotonde
£285,000
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
82
UK
Girard Perregaux Bridges Neo Tourbillon
Girard Perregaux Bridges Neo Tourbillon
£99,900
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Iconic Watches
78
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Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Tourbillon Chronograph 18K...
£52,500
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24
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IWC Portuguese Tourbillion 18k Rose Gold Gents IW546302 - COM1200
IWC Portuguese Tourbillion 18k Rose Gold Gents IW546302 - COM1200
£29,995
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Xupes.com
58
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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms
£83,250
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Arnold & Son UTTE Rose Gold
Arnold & Son UTTE Rose Gold
£63,322
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Frost of London
5
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Tourbillon
Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Tourbillon
£55,995
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Luxewatches.co.uk
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Audemars Piguet edward piguet cousu main
Audemars Piguet edward piguet cousu main
£40,499
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Private seller
UK
Audemars Piguet Edward Piguet Tourbillon Skeleton
Audemars Piguet Edward Piguet Tourbillon Skeleton
£45,260
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Noblesse LP
12
UK
Cartier Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Platinum
Cartier Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Platinum
£125,000
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
82
UK
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Worldtime 500
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Worldtime 500
£16,495
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Watch Guru Ltd
 
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Blancpain Sport Tourbillon Fifty Fathoms
Blancpain Sport Tourbillon Fifty Fathoms
£98,720
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Iconic Watches
78
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Ulysse Nardin Freak
Ulysse Nardin Freak
£94,500
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Ian Blowers Jewellers
5
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Patek Philippe Grand Complications Minute Repeater Perpetual...
Patek Philippe Grand Complications Minute Repeater Perpetual...
£457,564
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Govberg Jewelers
157
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Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Platinum 30sec Tourbillon
Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Platinum 30sec Tourbillon
£194,437
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Frost of London
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph
Price on request
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Luxewatches.co.uk
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Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Tourbillon Pink NEW 40% off
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Double Tourbillon Pink NEW 40% off
£151,496
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Raffi Boyadjian Watches Inc.
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Breguet Classique Sqelette Tourbillon Platinum
Breguet Classique Sqelette Tourbillon Platinum
£40,847
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Noblesse LP
12
UK
Audemars Piguet Millenary MC12 Legacy Platinum Tourbillon...
Audemars Piguet Millenary MC12 Legacy Platinum Tourbillon...
£196,099
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Avi & Co NY
32
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IWC Destriero on bracelet
IWC Destriero on bracelet
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Watch Guru Ltd
 
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph...
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph...
£149,958
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Luxury Bazaar
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore TOURBILLON CHRONOGRAPH -...
£124,895
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OfficialWatches.com
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph
£173,028
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Sea Wave Diamonds
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Arnold & Son TEC1 Palladium Tourbillon
Arnold & Son TEC1 Palladium Tourbillon
£75,175
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Frost of London
5
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph Tourbillon
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph Tourbillon
£59,995
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Luxewatches.co.uk
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Breguet Double Tourbillon Pink Gold 48%+ off
Breguet Double Tourbillon Pink Gold 48%+ off
£153,034
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Raffi Boyadjian Watches Inc.
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Sphérotourbillon Platinum NEW
Jaeger-LeCoultre Duomètre Sphérotourbillon Platinum NEW
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Noblesse LP
12
UK
Audemars Piguet AP Royal Oak Concept Carbon Tourbillon
Audemars Piguet AP Royal Oak Concept Carbon Tourbillon
£157,648
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Avi & Co NY
32
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Audemars Piguet Carbon Concept Chronograph
Audemars Piguet Carbon Concept Chronograph
Price on request
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Watch Guru Ltd
 
UK
Ulysse Nardin FreakLab 45mm 2103-138/CF-BQ
Ulysse Nardin FreakLab 45mm 2103-138/CF-BQ
£43,257
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Luxury Bazaar
36
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Breguet Classique Complications
Breguet Classique Complications
£66,904
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Global Timepiece Inc
 
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Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Solo Bang 305.PM.131.RX 18K Rose...
Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Solo Bang 305.PM.131.RX 18K Rose...
£56,753
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Arnold & Son TEC1 Rose Gold Tourbillon
Arnold & Son TEC1 Rose Gold Tourbillon
£91,084
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Frost of London
5
UK
Patek Philippe Grand Complications Minute Repeater Perpetual...
Patek Philippe Grand Complications Minute Repeater Perpetual...
£457,564
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Govberg Jewelers
157
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Audemars Piguet Concept CW1
Audemars Piguet Concept CW1
£142,268
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Raffi Boyadjian Watches Inc.
8
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Breguet Classique Complications 3357BA/12/986
Breguet Classique Complications 3357BA/12/986
£34,606
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Noblesse LP
12
UK
Hublot Skeleton Tourbillon Titanium Limited Edition  of 99
Hublot Skeleton Tourbillon Titanium Limited Edition of 99
£31,221
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Avi & Co NY
32
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Breguet Classique Complications Tourbillon  Messidor
Breguet Classique Complications Tourbillon Messidor
£73,056
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Beverly Hills Watch Company
5
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Hublot King Power Tourbillon GMT Zirconium 706.ZX.1170.RX
Hublot King Power Tourbillon GMT Zirconium 706.ZX.1170.RX
£119,966
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Luxury Bazaar
36
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Breguet Tradition
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Breguet Tradition
£18,000
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Private seller
 
UK

Whirlwind Watches

Tourbillon timepieces are true watchmaking masterpieces. Manufacturers such as Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, and A. Lange & Söhne have perfected these precise watches and combine them with impressive complications like perpetual calendars.

Highlights

  • Incredibly precise wristwatches due to compensation for deviations caused by gravity
  • Famous manufacturers of tourbillon watches: Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre
  • Affordable models available for less than 30,000 euros from Frédérique Constant

What are tourbillon watches?

Tourbillon watches have an incredibly special mechanism that compensates for gravity-related deviations from the correct time. Abraham-Louis Breguet invented the tourbillon ("whirlwind") in 1795. Back then, men carried their pocket watches around vertically in their vest pockets. This position negatively impacted the watches' accuracy, and thus they would often deviate from the reference time. Therefore, Breguet invented a cage that makes an entire 360-degrees rotation every minute and placed the balance wheel and escapement inside the cage. The rotation compensated for the gravity-related deviations and created exceptionally precise mechanical timepieces .
Today, watches with a tourbillon are still considered proof of haute horlogerie. These timepieces regularly outperform others in precision tests. Almost all traditional, renowned Swiss manufacturers feature timepieces with a tourbillon in their collections. Brands such as Patek Philippe or Jaeger-LeCoultre add additional complications to their tourbillon watches. These so-called Grande Complication models are the epitome of haute horologie and are some of the most expensive watches in the world. One example of such a watch is Patek Philippe 's Sky Moon Tourbillon, which has displays on both the front and back side of the case. It features additional complications such as a minute repeater, perpetual calendar, and a sidereal time display. Seeing as the Sky Moon Tourbillon costs around 1.5 million euros, it's one of the most expensive wristwatches in the world.

How much do tourbillon watches cost?

Considering how time consuming and intricate the process is to make a tourbillon, wristwatches with this complication are accordingly expensive. Models from Patek Philippe rarely cost less than 150,000 euros. Wristwatches from the Swiss manufacturers Jaeger-LeCoultre and Audemars Piguet are significantly less expensive, costing 30,000 euros pre-owned and between 50,000 and 60,000 euros new. The most reasonably-priced tourbillon timepieces, however, come from Frédérique Constant. They sell their tourbillon watches for less than 30,000 euros. You can purchase wristwatches from this brand and others in the Chrono24 Brand Boutique. Moritz Grossmann watches are also available in the Brand Boutique; a new, white gold Benu Tourbillon timepiece costs 168,000 euros.
Model Price (approx.) Features
Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon, Ref. 6002G 1.43 million euros 12 complications, including a perpetual calendar, minute repeater, sky chart, sidereal time, and moon phase display
A. Lange & Söhne Tourbograph "Pour le Mérite," Ref. 712.050 380,000 euros Double chronograph, gold case, limited to 50 pieces
Breguet Classique Grande Complication Double Tourbillon, Ref. 5347 305,000 euros Two tourbillons, rose gold case
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2, Ref. 2332420 250,000 euros Spherical second-generation tourbillon, pink gold case
Moritz Grossmann Benu Tourbillon, MG-000004 168,000 euros Three-minute tourbillon, stop-seconds, decentralized seconds and hours, white gold case
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin, Ref. 26510ST.00.1220ST.01 100,000 euros Octagonal bezel, stainless steel case
Zenith El Primero Tourbillon, Ref. 03.2050.4035/21.C630 45,000 euros Automatic, chronograph
IWC Portugieser Tourbillon, Ref. IW544705 40,000 euros Decentralized seconds, stop-seconds, red gold case
Frédérique Constant Manufacture Tourbillon, Ref. FC-980N4S6 29,000 euros Day/night indicator

High-Class Tourbillon Models

Jaeger-LeCoultre, Audemars Piguet, and Breguet are three more brands that are traditional tourbillon watch manufacturers. Breguet, based in L'Abbaye in Switzerland, was founded in 1775. Since the late 1990s, it has been a part of the Swatch Group. The royal houses of Europe and many prominent politicians have historically been loyal Breguet customers. For example, Napoleon Bonaparte and Winston Churchill were two famous Breguet wearers. Prices for pre-owned Breguet timepieces start at 40,000 euros, while new models cost at least 74,000 euros. Top models made of 18-karat rose gold with two tourbillons cost around 305,000 euros.
The Royal Oak is Audemars Piguet's most famous model. The most renowned watch designer of all time, Gérald Genta, developed this stainless steel timepieces in the early 1970s. Originally, it was conceived as a simple, thin sports watch. Today, it's also available in gold with a tourbillon and other intricate complications. New stainless steel models without any additional functions start at 100,000 euros. You can also find new Royal Oak chronographs with a tourbillon in this price range. Pre-owned chronographs start at around 85,000 euros.
Jaeger-LeCoultre, based in Le Sentier, has improved upon the traditional tourbillon so that gravity-related deviations are compensated for in every position. The engineers were able to achieve this by placing the cage in a second cage, making three dimensional rotations possible. A new platinum Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon costs around 245,000 euros. Its successor, the rose gold Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2, costs about the same. The white gold Reverso Grande Complication à Triptyque, on the other hand, costs about 100,000 euros more. This complicated timepiece has a perpetual calendar and sky chart, as well as sidereal time and sunrise and sunset displays. The Reverso, which has been on the market since the early 1930s, is JLC's most popular and famous model. Its characteristic features include a rectangular, reversible case that rotates 180 degrees.

Affordable Tourbillon Timepieces

If you're searching for a tourbillon watch, but don't want to or can't spend hundreds of thousands of euros, you should take a look at wristwatches from Frédérique Constant. Their tourbillon timepieces are available for less than 30,000 euros, a significant price difference. Pre-owned models can even be purchased for less than 20,000 euros. These are very affordable tourbillon watches with in-house calibers . Versions with a stainless steel case and gold bezel cost 32,000 euros new; the price of a gold watch is around 39,000 euros.
Somewhat more expensive are the tourbillon watches from Zenith and the International Watch Company (IWC). Zenith's famous El Primero chronograph is available with a tourbillon starting at 35,000 euros pre-owned and 45,000 euros new. A pre-owned IWC timepiece with a tourbillon costs around 30,000 euros, while new versions still cost less than 40,000 euros. These timepieces are a part of the famous Portugieser collection.