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Michael Friedberg Wrote:My Portuguese Regulateur Tourbilon has been very accurate, but no more than some other watches.Fine watchmaking is all about craft, and s Tourbillon is about high craft. Utility and cost-benefit ate not issues, at least to me, any more than asking if a Vacheron is more accurate than an Audemars. They --and IWCs-- need to be reasonably accurate, but then different values become paramount.
What you do may not be so important, but it is very important that you do it well. (my variation of a saying by Gandhi)
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Stz Wrote:Hello Simius,I own an IWC Tourbillon Mystère and I second MF's observation that the Tourbillon - if properly regulated - may be an accurate watch, but not necessarily more accurate than a standard watch design. The Tourbillon is a challenge for a watch maker and nice to look that's why I went for it.There are other watch brands that claim an increased accuracy of Tourbillons, e.g. the specialists Greubel and Forsey. They build highly complicated Double-Tourbillons where the Tourbillon wheels are oriented with different angles to the plane of the caliber. The "angles" shall be selected especially to account for a wrist watch and perform better. Whether this is really the case I don't know.Urs
Sunflower Wrote:Maybe they make the watch extra accurate too, but sometimes there is no need to have a tourbillon for that. My newest VC Ingenieur with a 80110 movement happens to be within one second per day: sheer luck maybe, but I don't mind.Kind regards,Paul