Six Stunning Tourbillon Timepieces for Women

Watches October 2020
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These dazzling watches feature tourbillons, the fascinating mechanism in a spinning cage, invented nearly 220 years ago, which counteracts the effect of gravity.

Six women's timepieces from Cartier, Bulgari, Piaget and more feature intricate tourbillons, the mechanism in a spinning cage invented in 1801 by Abraham-Louis Breguet to counteract the effect of gravity and improve a watch's accuracy.

1. Piaget  The Altiplano Tourbillon is limited to 28 numbered pieces and features a meteorite dial in a 41mm rose-gold case accented with 60 brilliant-cut diamonds. Constance Wu has worn Piaget. Price upon request, at Cellini Jewelers, New York, and Piaget, Beverly Hills.

2. Breguet  The latest from Breguet is the unisex Classique Extra-thin Tourbillon 5367, featuring a tourbillon at the 5 o’clock position on a white grand-feu enamel dial in a 41mm rose-gold case. $147,500, at Breguet, Beverly Hills.

3. Vacheron-Constantin  More than 550 diamonds totaling roughly 6.50 carats adorn the 39mm white-gold case of the Traditionnelle Tourbillon Jewelry, which comes with satin and alligator straps. $207,000, at Vacheron Constantin, New York and Beverly Hills.

4. Cartier  A tourbillon is key to the look of the unisex Pasha de Cartier Skeleton, housed in a 41mm case of 18-karat rose gold, with interchangeable leather straps. Maisie Williams is a new ambassador for the brand. $92,000, at Cartier, New York and Beverly Hills.

5. Bulgari  The latest Serpenti Seduttori showcases a tourbillon at 6 o’clock on a diamond-embellished dial in a rose-gold case with diamond bezel and ruby crown. Lupita Nyong’o wore a Bulgari Serpenti watch to the Golden Globes last year. $82,000, at Bulgari, New York and Beverly Hills.

6. Jaeger-LeCoultre  Limited to just eight pieces, an orbital flying tourbillon is joined by minute repeater and celestial vault complications in the Master Grande Tradition Calibre 945, housed in a 45mm white-gold case and bezel embellished with diamond baguettes. Price upon request, at Jaeger-LeCoultre, New York and Beverly Hills.