12.21.2008

The Most Expensive Watches: Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical Watch



Do you know what is that? Absolutely not toys for your children, but that's Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical Watch which design created by Vianney Halter and engineered by DMC Group’s Jean-Fran├žois Ruchonnet. The watch comes with a tiny 450 link chain and awesome looking nickel silver drums, altogether there are 1,352 separate components which are highly precisioned.

The watch itself looks rather strange yet beautiful. Though the watch looks sort of unreal, it has a graceful, scientific and luxurious feel all at the same time. However, reading time on a watch like this may prove to be rather difficult and you may need some training. Various cases are available, ranging from brushed titanium, gold and platinum, through to gold encrusted with diamonds. Two rotating drums indicate the time, while further drums show power reserves; you wind the watch using the glorious little capstans. Do you know the price of the watch ? That's very cheap for Bill Gates or Warren Buffett, only $275,000 and you could add some diamonds and platinum with a bill worth $400,000.