Building on the technical challenges introduced throughout the series – from Histoire de Tourbillon 1, which explores the movement and sculpture of the complication, to Histoire de Tourbillon 4, which seeks the next level of precision and performance – a powerful idea took shape: for the first time, the Histoire de Tourbillon 5 would fully reveal the exceptional mechanism behind the tourbillon.
To keep the focus firmly on the tri-axial tourbillon and its remarkable execution, watchmakers employed an unprecedented approach that could be called “watchmaking urbanism,” and led to the creation of a miniature mechanical metropolis. The movement and its various territories were reorganized on different levels like a mechanical landscape: a low-lying movement, bridges placed just below the surface, and the tri-axial towering over the scene from within its dome.
Movement: mechanical, manual-winding, 381 components, 57 jewels, 21,600 vibrations per hour, 50 hours power reserve
Internal carriage Internal carriage containing the balance spring and the escapement pinion rotating cycle of 45 seconds
Intermediate carriage rotating cycle of 75 seconds
External carriage rotating cycle of 300 seconds
Material: 18K rose gold.
Case dimensions: Diameter: 47 mm Height: 21.7 mm
Limited Edition of 20 pieces
Harry Winston timepieces are manufactured in Geneva, the fine watchmaking capital of the world.