Alfred Helwig Tourbillon 1920 - Limited Edition 1-54-01-01-01-01 - Glashütte Original

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Alfred Helwig Tourbillon 1920 - Limited Edition

1-54-01-01-01-01

Ø 40.00 mm

Dimensions

Rose gold

The case's material

Manual winding movement

Movement type

Louisiana Alligator leather strap, brown

Strap type

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Unique characteristics

Glashütte Original

Rose gold case

Polished case in rose gold with onion crown and sapphire crystal case back

Rose gold case Polished case in rose gold with onion crown and sapphire crystal case back

Silver-plated dial

Dial in solid gold with subsequent silver-plating by friction, filigreed bar hands and applied rod indexes in rose gold, engraved railroad chapter ring with black inlay, small seconds on sunken dial level.

Silver-plated dial Dial in solid gold with subsequent silver-plating by friction, filigreed bar hands and applied rod indexes in rose gold, engraved railroad chapter ring with black inlay, small seconds on sunken dial level.

Pure understatement

In accordance with historic precedents the Flying Tourbillon is positioned discreetly on the reverse of the movement, which features traditional finishings.

Pure understatement In accordance with historic precedents the Flying Tourbillon is positioned discreetly on the reverse of the movement, which features traditional finishings.

Tribute to a genius

Glashütte Original

Tradition-rich whirlwind

As fascinating as it is to see a tourbillon carriage rotate, its true purpose was to improve accuracy. The “whirlwind” opposes the force of gravity continuously; the entire oscillation and escapement system rotates on its own axis within the space of a minute.

Tradition-rich whirlwind As fascinating as it is to see a tourbillon carriage rotate, its true purpose was to improve accuracy. The “whirlwind” opposes the force of gravity continuously; the entire oscillation and escapement system rotates on its own axis within the space of a minute.

A masterful achievement in watchmaking

Thanks to its cantilevered mounting, the tourbillon’s rotating carriage is relieved of pressure and can be executed in a very delicate form – it weighs less than half a gram. At once a masterpiece of watchmaking and a visual delight, it remains today one of the most challenging of complications.

A masterful achievement in watchmaking Thanks to its cantilevered mounting, the tourbillon’s rotating carriage is relieved of pressure and can be executed in a very delicate form – it weighs less than half a gram. At once a masterpiece of watchmaking and a visual delight, it remains today one of the most challenging of complications.

Icon of refined watch construction

The Glashütte master watchmaker Alfred Helwig is still known today for his craft skills and his creativity. His ingenious invention from 1920, the Flying Tourbillon, is a symbol of his unrelenting efforts in pursuit of precision.

Icon of refined watch construction The Glashütte master watchmaker Alfred Helwig is still known today for his craft skills and his creativity. His ingenious invention from 1920, the Flying Tourbillon, is a symbol of his unrelenting efforts in pursuit of precision.

Technical details

Functions
  • Hour and minute
  • Small second (off-centre)
  • Flying Tourbillon
25 pieces
Limitations
Rose gold
Case material
3 bar
Waterproof
40.00 mm
Case diameter
11.60 mm
Case height
Dial
  • Solid gold, silver-plated by friction
  • Engraved and inlaid with black colour
  • Railroad chapter ring
  • Appliques in gold
Glashütte Original manufactory movement
Movement
Manual winding movement
Movement type
Incabloc
Shock protection
100 h
Power reserve
21.600 vph, equivalent to 3 Hz
Frequency
Remarks
  • Glashütte three-quarter plate with stripe finish
  • Screw mounted gold chatons
  • Bevelled/polished edges
  • Polished steel parts
  • Screws polished/blued
Louisiana Alligator leather strap
Material
brown
Colour
19 mm
End link width
75 x 115 mm
Dimensions

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