If there is one complicated element that has been in a whirlwind (pun intended) of developments, it has been the tourbillon. And while tourbillons are still fairly expensive, you don’t have to spend $100,000 anymore, as many brands now have great offerings for even a third of that amount.
Five panelists, three to four predicted winners, and a possible Aiguille d’Or winner: the 2019 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève Mechanical Exception category has it all, including an atomic clock and another time indication that is likely to make you think you have taken LSD!
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The Freak X takes a bunch of what Ulysse Nardin has developed over the past two decades and cleverly combines them all into a simplified (in a sense) timepiece that is one-fifth the price of the regular Freak.
This sent a sizable shockwave through the industry that was palpable during the 2019 SIHH, and the reactions were definitely a mixed bag. Here’s what Joshua Munchow thinks.