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  • Manufacturer: Harry Winston
    Year: Circa 2013
    Case No: 069025 further engraved with limited edition number 05/20
    Model Name: Histoire de Tourbillon 4
    Material: 18K white gold and zalium
    Calibre: Manual, Cal HW4501, 59 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Harry Winston pin buckle
    Dimensions: 47mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by undated Harry Winston International Warranty, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Harry Winston's Histoire de Tourbillon was a project undertaken with Greubel Forsey's Complitime to showcase the technical possibilities of this fascinating complication and push the boundaries going where few watchmakers had gone before or even since!

    Launched in 2013 the Histoire de Tourbillon 4 (the 4th installment as the name implies) is a mind boggling horological masterpiece featuring a complex triple tourbillon.

    Three concentric cages sit at different angles and rotate at different speeds. The outermost cage completes a revolution once every 300 seconds (5 minutes), the intermediate cage rotates once every 75 seconds, and the innermost cage spins once every 45 seconds.

    To obtain a more than respectable 50-hour power reserve considering the fact that the 3 rotating cages would use a lot of energy, the 134 components of the tourbillons are made of titanium and weigh a mere 1.57 grams! The movement plates and bridges are also in titanium.

    Hours are read via the subdial at 1 o'clock whereas the minutes are indicated at 10 o'clock via a dual semi-circle dial, minutes from 0 to 30 are shown on an inner ring with white text on a black background, in conjunction with a short white hand. Minutes from 30 to 60, are presented on a black outer ring in conjunction with a blue tipped hand. The power reserve is discreetly placed on the right side of the case.

    A blue hand located above the outer tourbillon points to a 300 second scale on the perimeter of the domed area.

    The white gold case sandwiches a middle section made of zalium.

    The Histoire de Tourbillon is one of those watches that underlines mechanical genius and vision; a watch so complex that we understand it is more a laboratory of ideas than a commercial venture.

    Made in only 20 pieces, the resent example bears number 5.


A mind bogling and ulra complex white gold and zalium triple tourbillon wristwatch with power reserve, international warranty and presentation box, number 5 of a limited edition of 20 pieces

Circa 2013
47mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF50,000 - 100,000 

Sold for CHF76,200

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024