A complicated piece is one that houses some of watchmaking’s greatest achievements: minute repeaters, perpetual calendars and more. Tourbillons are among the most coveted complications. These whirlwinds feature a constantly moving escapement designed to compensate for errors in timekeeping caused by the effects of gravity when the watch is in certain positions.
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Tourbillon “Homage to F.A. Lange” ($171,800): Crafted in Lange’s own 18k honey-colored gold, just 150 of these pieces were made. The 381-part caliber L961.2 manually wound movement has a one-minute tourbillon with patented stop seconds and an outsize date. Hamilton Jewelers, 215 Worth Ave., Palm Beach, 561-659-6788; hamiltonjewelers.com
Jacob & Co. Limited Edition Crystal Tourbillon ($900,000): A 47mm 18k whitegold case set with 17.48 carats of baguette diamonds on the case and another 1.60 carats around the dial. The movement is the Jacob & Co. caliber 7 skeleton manualwinding tourbillon. East Coast Jewelry, 16810 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305-947-9520; ecjusa.com
Piaget Polo Tourbillon Relatif ($316,000): Features the patented Piaget 608P mechanical hand-wound flying tourbillon movement. The tourbillon escapement is suspended from the minute hand and rotates once per minute on its own axis; it completes one rotation around the dial per hour. Bal Harbour Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-861-5475; piaget.com
Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon With Three Gold Bridges ($195,040): Its 18k pink-gold exterior houses the GP9600C automatic caliber with 30 jewels. It offers hour, minute and small seconds indication on the tourbillon. Limited edition of 50 pieces. Morays Jewelers, 50 NE Second Ave., Miami, 305-374-0739; moraysjewelers.com