A masterpiece of fine German watchmaking has given rise to a sequel on the occasion of the 2001 Basel
Watch Trade Fair. It was exactly five years ago that the master watchmakers of Glashütte Original
were able to impress the experts with their first tourbillon in memory of Alfred Helwig
The new tourbillon bearing the name of this famous Glashhutte watchmaker is yet another homage
by this storied manufactory to the creator of the flying tourbillon. Developed and manufactured
in accordance with the stringent traditional rules of Glashütte watchmaking, this watch is sure
to fascinate watch lovers and experts alike. This new masterpiece, like the first Helwig tourbillon,
boasts decentral hour and minute displays
and a flying minute tourbillon
mounted on the
dial side. This cantilevered tourbillon was developed by master watchmaker Alfred Helwig in Glashütte
Yet this is far from all - there is also an elaborately designed differential mechanism which displays the remaining winding power
of this exquisitely finished manual winding movement calibre 41-02
The designation of this display on the beautifully guilloched fine silver dial is rooted in the history
of the Glashutte watch manufactory. Marine chronometers and observational clocks were already produced with "up" and "down"
displays in the 20th century. With the addition of a retrograde date display
, the Alfred Helwig Tourbillon 2 is a grande complication of fine German watchmaking from the Glashütte Original manufactory.
The price of this model, limited to 25 pieces worldwide, is 85,000 Euro with a fine platinum housing and 78,000 Euro with a housing of classic rose gold.
Technical specifications: Manual winding movement calibre 41-02
|5.5 mm (without tourbillon cage)|
|3 Hz = 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour|
|Running time when fully wound|
|Screw balance with 18 weighted screws|
|35 jewels, 2 diamonds|
|Hours and minutes decentrally at the "6", second display |
on the tourbillon cage at the "12", sectoral power reserve
display at the "4", retrograde date display at the "8"
|all parts have been finely finished, angled and polished, crown wheels |
with double solar finish, polished gear profiles, screwed gold chatons,
surface-polished blued screws, gear platform with Glashütte strip finish