Android Virtuoso Tunsgten Tourbillon Watch
A tourbillon is a type of rotating escapement that was originally designed to make mechanical watches more accurate. Most Swiss watches that feature a tourbillon complication are priced in the the tens of thousands of dollars is not more. They are often found on very high-end timepieces and are known to be very difficult to make. For years China has been making their own tourbillon movements as well. No one claims that these compete directly with their Swiss counterparts, but the availability thereof does help satiate the desires of watch aficionados who cannot afford more traditional types of tourbillon movement-based watches.
This Android Virtuoso Tungsten Tourbillon is just such a watch. Not terrible looking, it features a Chinese-made tourbillon movement and tungsten metal case. While ShopNBC does offer some watches in the $1,000 plus range, they are not too common. At $3,000 this watch would represent the higher-end of what people are willing to spend for watches on ShopNBC, but the lower-end of the tourbillon market. It is interesting to see what the demand there will be like in the US for tourbillon-based movement watches, and if the market could ever sustain and increased sale of high-end tourbillon movement-based watches given this new awareness and demand.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch reviews site aBlogtoRead.com.