A wrist watch with a skeletonized dial does not surprise anyone these days. And what surprises, first of all, is the combination of the incongruous. For example, the use of unique expensive technologies in the development of affordable gadgets. As you know, the leader among the Eye-stopper watches is His Majesty the Tourbillon. A detailed story about this revolutionary invention is in our review.
If before you thought that a real tourbillon could be bought for only a million, now Stuhrling has easily dispelled this myth. Well, if before you did not even imagine the existence of such a function in a wristwatch, then we will tell you about it right now!
Tourbillon (from the French "whirlwind") - This is the most expensive complication in mechanical watches, responsible for the accuracy of their movement. The special device of the balance unit allows to neutralize the effect of the earth's gravity and thereby increase the accuracy of the clock to -1 / + 2 seconds per day.
An affordable tourbillon is an amazing, but absolutely normal and logical phenomenon, because technology does not stand still!
Firstly, precious metals are not used in the finishing of Stuhrling Emperor's Tourbillon, which greatly increase the cost of a watch.
Secondly, there is no overpayment for a big brand name. Despite the beauty and technicality of the workmanship, Stuhrling watches will never be on a par with such values as Breguet or Patek Philippe.
So, we have before us a mechanical double switch with a tourbillon at the 3 o'clock position. The diameter of the steel case is quite large - 46mm. This steel limited edition has only 111 pieces.
The dial is skeletonized and has its own unique design. The blue hour markers are hand-applied and vary in size. As with all Stuhrling models, the dial is protected by Krysterna glass. It combines the advantages of both sapphire and mineral glass: scratch resistance and mechanical strength. Small lugs and crown at 12 o'clock are inlaid with jewelry sapphires.
Another decoration of the watch is a transparent case back, along the perimeter of which not only technical data are engraved, but also beautiful patterns. The movement is called ST-93351 (18 stones, 40-hour power reserve), it is also decorated with skillful carvings on all sides.
The watch is delivered on a black crocodile leather strap with a folding clasp. The strap is attached to the case in a very original way. Every small detail bears the company logo.
The watch's water resistance is low, 50 meters. But you shouldn't swim with a tourbillon at all.
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