RSW High King Tourbillon Watch
A new tourbillon from RSW is here. This new version of the High King timepiece will sport a tourbillon style escapement. I previously wrote about the RSW High King collection here. The case is 44mm wide in steel with some 18k pink gold accents. Design is very avant garde, but still legible and wearable. Like other High King watches the movement features a retrograde date dial as well as a power reserve indicator. The movement is manually wound, but has a power reserve of 120 hours - which along with the power reserve indicator makes it not too tough to live with.
While the design is interesting, I don't feel as though it offers enough over the standard High King models. The price for the RSW High King Tourbillin is 79,000 Swiss Francs - quite high for a mostly steel watch with a relatively standard tourbillon. Plus, the tourbillon really doesn't offer a design over the standard model to merit that incredible price increase. At 20,000 - 30,000 Swiss Francs this piece would be a much more attractive option.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch reviews site aBlogtoRead.com.