Haldimann Horology H8 Sculptura....Watch?
As most of you know (and some don't), a tourbillon is an expensive source of visual interest. They are fun to watch, and that is just about it when it comes to practicality. Of course, they are hard to make as well. Haldimann Horology touts this as an "art piece," or rather a moving sculpture where the tourbillon is the art. Yea, that is sort of cool, but for the money this watch likely costs, you can probably get a watch with a tourbillon that you can see in operation, as well as other things, such as the time maybe? The H8 Sculptura comes in a 39 or 42mm wide case in platinum, with a sapphire crystal (front and back), and features a relatively nice case design.
While the manually wound H.Zen-H calibre movement is capable of telling the time, Haldimann Horology has "banished" these items from the dial. The idea is to see the watch and focus on the "transience of time." Execution of the idea is well-done, as is the design of the watch. Plus, I think that in theory the concept is pretty, but to actually go out and buy one? Well, (in the event I could afford one) I would be generous and give that 'opportunity' to someone else.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.