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  • cwazy1
    started a topic [OFFICIAL] RWI Tourbillon Club

    [OFFICIAL] RWI Tourbillon Club

    Tourbillon:

    In horology, a tourbillon (pron.: /t??r?b?lj?n/; French: [tu?bij??] "whirlwind") is an addition to the mechanics of a watch escapement. Developed around 1795 by the French-Swiss watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet from an earlier idea by the English chronometer maker John Arnold, a tourbillon aims to counter the effects of gravity by mounting the escapement and balance wheel in a rotating cage, to negate the effect of gravity when the timepiece (and thus the escapement) is stuck in a certain position.

    In layman's terms...

    Thou whom owns a tourbillon, shal own the world.

    So lets see all your people with tourbillons, post them!

    This is the most exclusive club on RWI. The horological equivillent of the cross and bones, the free masons, the Templar!

    For those of you accepted into the club, here is the banner


    Here is the code... (REMOVE THE 2 **)

    [IMG]**http://imageshack.us/a/img96/4170/tourbyclubbannersmall.jpg[/IMG]


    Lets see them people!







  • passedaway
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    https://imgur.com/a/xXAZPfX


    Just ordered this one. Was really considering the Roger Dubuis one but have too many round watches. This one looks more interesting. For some reason, they chose to use black color for Hublot text and logo (gen is white) but I dig it.
    Last edited by passedaway; 28-10-20, 13:35.

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  • tangokilo
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    Ok let us know what you decide and post pictures!

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  • CarmeloAnthony
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    Originally posted by tangokilo View Post

    My JF tourbillons have run fine knock on wood. Something to remember is that AP has two dial styles or tapisserie that they use on their tourbillons. One is the straight across and the other is the sunburst or evolutive.

    Not all their tourbillons have the silver wheel some still have gold. I recommend you take a look at the AP website and see their tourbillons and compare what reps are out to make your judgement.

    Certainly the black ceramic AP tourbillon does come with silver tourbillon and the new R8 version has this.
    Yup I have looked on the site. The purple radial pattern has the gold. The all black has the silver. The blue radial has the silver. Etc.

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  • tangokilo
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    Originally posted by CarmeloAnthony View Post

    How are your JF tourbys doing? If JF can make a decent tourby then I guess we have nothing to worry about since they don’t focus on tourbys.
    R8 also has a V2 of the blue dial Royal Oak Tourbillon and it has the updated silver balance wheel just like the gen. Im thinking either that or the new JBF Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Tourby. I know JBF makes good tourbys, I was just concerned about R8 since I haven’t heard of them as much. Thanks for the info!
    My JF tourbillons have run fine knock on wood. Something to remember is that AP has two dial styles or tapisserie that they use on their tourbillons. One is the straight across and the other is the sunburst or evolutive.

    Not all their tourbillons have the silver wheel some still have gold. I recommend you take a look at the AP website and see their tourbillons and compare what reps are out to make your judgement.

    Certainly the black ceramic AP tourbillon does come with silver tourbillon and the new R8 version has this.

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  • CarmeloAnthony
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    Originally posted by tangokilo View Post
    I have two JF AP tourbillon and was thinking about the R8 as well. The black R8 AP tourbillon in black DLC does have the new silver tourbillon. I spoke to Shylock Eins about his R8 AP tourbillon black and he had good things to say about it. Keep in mind the AP gen tourbillon is gold colored and the black ceramic gen has a silver tourbillon.

    My recommendation is to pick the brand and style you like best. For me the Roger Dubuis is not my favorite style and the JBF one and BBR is very nicely done however.

    I don't think JBF or BBR makes any AP tourbillon so you are limited to either JF or R8. The R8 is slightly thicker than the JF so I have purchased the JF versions. I have the blue and grey dial JF AP tourbillon and they have run well.

    I will get either the R8 black DLC or a rose gold JF AP blue dial as my next purchase. Good luck with your decision..
    How are your JF tourbys doing? If JF can make a decent tourby then I guess we have nothing to worry about since they don’t focus on tourbys.
    R8 also has a V2 of the blue dial Royal Oak Tourbillon and it has the updated silver balance wheel just like the gen. Im thinking either that or the new JBF Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Tourby. I know JBF makes good tourbys, I was just concerned about R8 since I haven’t heard of them as much. Thanks for the info!

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  • tangokilo
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    I have two JF AP tourbillon and was thinking about the R8 as well. The black R8 AP tourbillon in black DLC does have the new silver tourbillon. I spoke to Shylock Eins about his R8 AP tourbillon black and he had good things to say about it. Keep in mind the AP gen tourbillon is gold colored and the black ceramic gen has a silver tourbillon.

    My recommendation is to pick the brand and style you like best. For me the Roger Dubuis is not my favorite style and the JBF one and BBR is very nicely done however.

    I don't think JBF or BBR makes any AP tourbillon so you are limited to either JF or R8. The R8 is slightly thicker than the JF so I have purchased the JF versions. I have the blue and grey dial JF AP tourbillon and they have run well.

    I will get either the R8 black DLC or a rose gold JF AP blue dial as my next purchase. Good luck with your decision..

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  • CarmeloAnthony
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    Questions for the tourby experts. I was part of the camp that thought Tourbys are ticking timebombs but I have heard more good things than bad. Obviously they probably won’t last as long as simpler movements but still having a tourby is a dream come true. My question is, does anyone have experience with R8 factory? I know BBR and JBF are the two big names. R8 has an AP tourby with the correct silver balance wheel instead of gold. Wondering if R8 makes reliable tourbys? Otherwise I’ll play it safe and stick with JBF because they strictly make tourbys which means they know what they’re doing.

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  • nitocx
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    Cartier tourbi....

    Enviado desde mi SM-A505G mediante Tapatalk

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  • Shylock Eins
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    Originally posted by Lutherone View Post
    Hi mate. I looked for this beautiful piece in many TD, but without found it. I can know, where did you get it? Thanks in advance
    Hello mate,

    Got it last year, in Puretime.

    Best,

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  • Lutherone
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    Hi mate. I looked for this beautiful piece in many TD, but without found it. I can know, where did you get it? Thanks in advance

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  • theflyingdutchman
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    fm-aeternitas-tourbillon

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  • CarmeloAnthony
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    Originally posted by theflyingdutchman View Post

    My FM is running 6 years without servcie!
    Oh wow! What model?

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  • theflyingdutchman
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    Originally posted by CarmeloAnthony View Post
    Do you guys think a Hublot Classic Fusion tourby by JBF would last a decent amount of time without a service out the box? Might service it a year or two later. But I have never had to service any of my non tourbys reps (2 years now) so Im thinking maybe the risk isn't worth it? My thing is that I buy a $700 rep and then get a $200 service and I couldve bought two exceptional non tourbys for $900 instead. I hate this dilemma.
    My FM is running 6 years without servcie!

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