We are a few months away from Baselworld 2006 but already the watch oddities have begun to surface. The watch shown here is Cabestan, a project worked on by Jean-François Ruchonnet and Vianney Halter. The Cabestan has a transversal tourbillon and the indications for hours, minutes, seconds and power reserve appear on the four cylinders of the watch. The watch has an original mechanical movement with manual winding, a fusee and a tourbillon and six ball bearings. The movement is visible from above and the side. The winding stem is a removable “winch” that stores in the buckle of the watch’s bracelet. There will be 135 of these watches made, 15 in yellow gold, 55 in rose gold, 50 in white gold and 15 in platinum and it will sell for around $220,000. Interesting but it reminds me of an old fashioned calculator and I'm not sure it really qualifies as wrist candy.