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A Rolex With A Tourbillon?

There are some complications that Rolex will never make, but its fans would truly want. Franck Muller once modified a Rolex with a perpetual calendar, a watch that is on the wrist of Jay-Z, and now Label Noir created a Rolex with a tourbillon!

While it is a matter of taste to consider this the best thing ever or sacrilegious, it cannot be denied that Label Noir did a thorough job. The watch is based on a regular steel Milgauss powered by Rolex caliber 3131. In order to incorporate the tourbillon Label Noir removed 51 components, added 94 new ones, and modified two. They also modified the frequency of the movement, from 4 hertz to 3 hertz. The tourbillon itself not only makes a full turn per minute but is also of the flying kind, meaning that the front of it isn’t held by a bridge.

Impressive is that Label Noir didn’t have to make any changes to the case for the modified movement to fit. While they did modify the dial and hands, and also gave the steel watch a black coating, it is up to the owner to determine how far he/she wants to go. They are made to order, making many configurations possible, and the production time is three months.

 

Tags : Rolex
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When we started publishing our first high-end watch magazine in 1999, we had only one intention: increasing the popularity of high-quality mechanical watches. Now, many years later, this has not changed at all. In 2017 we have reinvented ourselves to serve our readers in a different and better way. Starting in 2017, the new 0024 is again better equipped to interact with the changing world of high-end watches. The new 0024 HORLOGES magazine (written in Dutch) will be at least a 200 pager: that’s twice the volume of our magazine in the old days.