If there is one thing one can say about Harry Winston’s Histoire de Tourbillon series, it is this: the models this company makes are off the charts and immediately recognizable. At the same time, few can say that they have the opportunity to wear one, considering the fact that the latest model, the Histoire the Tourbillon 6 costs more than $700,000.
Histoire de Tourbillon 7 sets itself apart from the previous model through the more simplistic functions it comes with. While the 6th model numbered 700 components, the latest model comes with a little over 500 components and more than 80 jewels. It is a stunning thing to see: one big dial that displays the hours, huge dimensions (the 7th model is well over 40 millimeters wide and over 8 millimeters thick) and of course, la piece de resistance: the two tourbillons the whole watch works on which can easily be seen through the glass of the dial.
But let’s take things bit by bit. First of all, the watch comes with one dial, which was designed to give you all the information you need when it comes to time. It displays the hours and at the top of the dial, where the number ‘12’ should be, it is replaced by a crown and the letter H, which is a symbol of the company, Harry Winston.
Second of all, the two tourbillons are the key piece of this model. Like its predecessor, Histoire de Tourbillon 7 contains two tourbillons which show the movement mechanism of the watch. They slowly rotate and provide power to the hands of the dial, moving it as time passes. The two tourbillons are caught up in two different cages and they do not move at the same time, which makes their movement even more interesting to watch. This type of mechanism has defined the Histoire de Tourbillon series.
Third and last, another very useful feature this watch comes with is the rolling system down at the bottom of the dial, where the remaining power is displayed. It is worth noting that the watch comes with an 80-hour power reserve. The rolling system displays the number of hours the watch still has left before it runs out of power.
All in all, the Histoire de Tourbillon 7 is a marvelous piece worth every penny. The functions it comes with, coupled with the unique looks are perfect for all watch lovers out there.