So one balance times the watch and the other just spins around for decoration?It's a double tourbillon watch. It has two slightly different styles of tourbillon.
Why? Because they could ;-)
Yeh; decoration only would be kind of pointless ;-)So one balance times the watch and the other just spins around for decoration?
...he asked sarcastically.
Followup: Wikipedia seems to offer some insight into this.
Those watches are terrifyingly huge in real life. Don't get one unless you don't mind being noticed.I'm obsessed with the Ingersoll Astor. It's gorgeous. I'm not ready to pay its going rate of $350 ($175 is a more appropriate price to me), but I'm obsessed.
Like the dual tourbillons; I suspect that both balances are functional and linked together through a torque sharing differential.My wrist safely supports up to 48mm without being ridiculous, so a 47mm would be fine.
Even though the second balance is purely cosmetic (or perhaps it alone drives the seconds hand), I find it quite fetching, if not mechanically interesting.