Recently on ShopNBC's cable watch shows I'm seeing a "Traveling Tourbillon" watch being sold by Constatin Weisz. This watch is being hailed as "unigue" (such an overused word nowadays!) and consists of a mechanical movement which contains an open heart dial showing its balance wheel and a subdial for the seconds located on the dial. As the watch runs, the entire dial including the seconds subdial rotates through 360 degrees every hour. The hour and minute hand, however, continue to show the time normally. It was stated that the movement's main plate and barrel remain stationary inside of the case while everything else rotates. The price is $800 USD plus shipping.
Yes, technically, it is a tourbillon and it does "travel", but I'm sure I've seen something like this before. Wasn't there a member here that had a collection of pocket watches from the early 20th century that did bascially the same thing. I think they were referred to as the "Poor Man's Tourbillon" or something like that.
Anyway, looks like the "low" cost tourbillons from Chinese movement manufacturers are starting to catch on, but the prices need to come WAY down to make them affordable for the average watch buyer in today's economy. That, I predict, will be happening in the next few years.