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Mulliner Tourbillon Breitling, Genève, for “Bentley Motors - Mulliner Tourbillon, Officially Certified Chronometer”, movement No. 1884B036, Ref. L18841. Made in very few examples only, production of this model started in 2005
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Mulliner Tourbillon Breitling, Genève, for “Bentley Motors - Mulliner Tourbillon, Officially Certified Chronometer”, movement No. 1884B036, Ref. L18841. Made in very few examples only, production of this model started in 2005. Extremely fine, rare and unusual, heavy, oversized, water-resistant, platinum chronometer wristwatch with visible one-minute tourbillon regulator, round button 30-second chronograph, register, tachometer, date, slide-rule and an 18K white gold Breitling deployant clasp. Accompanied by a special fitted wooden box, COSC certificate, guarantee and instruction booklet. \n\nC. Three-body, solid, polished, bi-directional revolving reeded bezel to operate the slide-rule, lapidated lugs, transparent screweddown case back with burl wood veneer ring, screwed-down crown, sapphire crystals. D. Black with applied mother-of-pearl inlaid white gold indexes and luminous dots, subsidiary dials for the date and the 15-minute register, outer 1/6th seconds and tachometer graduations, outermost revolving white slide-rule, aperture for the visible one-minute tourbillon regulator under a hobnail-decorated bridge. Luminous white gold baton hands. M. Cal. 18B, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes and oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 28 jewels, lateral lever escapement with one-minute tourbillon regulator with 3 equidistant polished steel arms, monometallic balance, shockabsorber, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 49 mm. Thickness: 15.5 mm.
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What is a Tourbillon ?

A Tourbillon is a regulating mechanism in which the escapement of a movement is housed within a revolving carriage. It was developed in an effort to attain better precision.When a watch is in a vertical position, the force of gravity will speed the balance wheel as it moves in its downward arc and slow it as it moves upward, creating deviational errors of timekeeping. By placing the balance and escapement in a carriage that revolves 360° per minute, these errors become averaged and the timekeeping becomes constant and consequently adjustable. Created by Abraham Louis Breguet in 1795, the tourbillon is considered a difficult and complex achievement by any watch manufacturer.

condition

Case

3 Good

Dial

1 as new

HANDS 01 original

Movement

2* Very good (overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense)

Experts' Overall Opinion

exceptional


*Note that the price is not recalculated to the current value, but refers to the actual final price at the time the product was sold.

*Note that the price is not recalculated to the current value, but refers to the actual final price at the time the product was sold.


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