Two axes are perpendicular to each other. In the presentation, Mr. Cao made it very clear that SEA-GULL was in the midst of a major shift in their product focus. I’m actually speechless/blown away by Sea-Gull. That’s the main problem. Logan, this is thrilling!! Hands are heat blued. Perpetual is one of brands utilising the Sea-Gull tourbillon movement. The engineer told me that the final version of the, Silicon made escape wheel, in order to reach a better weight distribution. 2. A surprise at this watch and price point. Alex many thanks for this interesting story. Coz it’s cheap it could be your daily wear. Click here for the full report and more images of the watch prototype. In the future, SEA-GULL wants to be known for high-end watches, and he thinks this dual-axis tourbillon will be a good beginning. The engineers of SEA-GULL want this watch with both beautiful looking and accurate timing. Once again watch-insider.com is the very first site to show something absolutely unexpected. “Yesterday, Mr. Cao, the head of the R&D department of Sea-Gull, showed me their dual-axis tourbillon prototype. We can find 6 weights on the balance wheel, A Silicon-made flower-like escape wheel can be seen, Another prototype with a slightly different case prototype, The commercially available version will be launched in late 2013, the presell price is 300,000 CNY (about 48,000 CHF, it’s far more expensive than the traditional tourbillon of this brand itself.). 10 Swiss watch brands benchmarking the industry. At that time, I’ll bring more photos and a HD video of this watch to you” …. If you want to spend on a tourbillon for fun, I would recommend checking any watches that has a Sea-Gull tourbillon. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED —, “Yesterday, Mr. Cao, the head of the R&D department of. You think I am cheating or fooling you? Once again watch-insider.com is the very first site to show something absolutely unexpected. 4. Methinks it could be. Guys, what do you think? Simply check it with your iPhone! Eventually a watch enthusiast will encounter a tourbillon and would love to own one. He discovered them at the Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair. Total components of the tourbillon system: 137. The inner carriage is made by Titanium and the outer carriage is made by Aluminum, in order to reach a relatively low weight of the dual-axis tourbillon system. Please have a look what was going on there…, Patek Philippe 5650, No Gimmicks with the Spiromax balance spring, The Tissot Powermatic 80 Automatic caliber is ushering in a new era of ultra-precise low-cost mechanical movements, Watch hands names and watch hand styles – Watch Tech, Is my watch magnetized? With that, the price also reflects the premium. A little stiff outside the box which should soften with use. In addition, a free sprung system will be incorporated. My Chinese contributor Logan sent me a report from the ‘Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair’ and ‘World Brand Piazza’ in HKCEC. I have faith in Chinese watch manufacturers as they are known to make practical, rugged, and good-quality watches for the low prices they offer, but I seriously doubt this high-end strategy of Sea-Gull is going to pan out in the short term. Instead of dial I should have said time indicator that is too small for my taste. Two axes are perpendicular to each other. An interesting story: How is $39 000 Swiss francs CHEAP? document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a2a287fdbfdd5ac07a623ff193c0c664" );document.getElementById("hd54caa030").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); © 2020 Ebner Publishing International, Inc. 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Sea-Gull’s first double tourbillon watch ST8080, with one carrousel and one common axis-tourbillon, was released in 2006. The engineers of, Logan, this is thrilling!! Even though I think this is technically on a high standard and at a low price point at around $ 35.000 I would buy for this price a Patek or other branded watch. Trying to provide you with the latest news and reviews straight from my wrist. This is where Sea-Gull comes into play. This new model is named WingTourbillon. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. However, if you want a well made Sea-Gull tourbillon with a future, look no further than Perpetual. ST8080G is the luxury version, encased in 18k rose gold with a crocodile hide strap, the build is absolutely amazing. The tourbillon is well built that it surprised me. The only thing I can comment is that the SEA-GULL tourbillon itself looks like the tourbillon mechanism of the Panerai P.2005 caliber, but with the difference that the inner carriage is also rotating. It did live up to its advertised rate with my daily wear resulting in -8s/d. We can see that in the design drawing of the final version. It’s the first 3D tourbillon by Seagull. The excitement of looking at the tourbillon eventually died down. Enough reasons for me to spare my cash… I wish they could add more chinese elements there like the caligraphy at the back.. Seagull is just a … Maybe because deep down I only know it’s a Sea-Gull and not a Swiss tourbillon. The tourbillon is well built that it surprised me. They are based in Hong Kong and being managed by Alex. What makes Perpetual different from other sellers is that they have a workshop, a team of watchmakers and can service your timepiece. We told SEA-GULL and they listened to us. Btw, Mr. Cao secretly told me that the final version would be produced in September. Do note that not all Sea-Gull tourbillon are created equal as some may house it in a cheaper and less sturdy case. Sea-Gull’s got work cut out for it. It is interesting that several years ago, In the presentation, Mr. Cao made it very clear that. The movement decoration looks very much like the one Jaeger-LeCoultre uses for its high-end calibers. Thank you very much for sharing the SEA-GULL WingTourbillon with us! Chinese watch fans found the case of the prototype looks like a little sister of Zenith Christophe Colombe. So, having said that, the movement is intriguing (if not quite in the Gruebel Forsey league!) Are we now starting to take the Chinese watch makers seriously? My model is the Tourbillon T-03 which is priced at USD$1100. “Yesterday, Mr. Cao, the head of the R&D department of SEA-GULL, showed me their dual-axis tourbillon prototype. Enter Sea-Gull. But honestly, even I don’t know the meaning of this English name. This is what my friend Logan just wrote me in his email. We can see that in the design drawing of the final version. Comment However, they don’t come cheap and some reaching as high as hundreds of thousands. Just imagine how a chicken grill turns and then you know how the Panerai P.2005 and obviously the SEA-GULL tourbillon are (rotating) working. Again to mention that in the SEA-GULL execution also the inner carriage is rotating, whilst the Panerai rotates only around one axe. I think Chinese brands can make good machines, but they do not have enough originality. The Chinese are eager to dethrone the Swiss supremacy in both the production of high quality watches and consumer´s preference. cheers. You have entered an incorrect email address! Still smaller compared to a 40mm MeisterSinger. To avoid confusion, no seagull name is mentioned on our website when the same name is also used for their watch collection.“. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Thank-you. We can see many details from the design drawing of tourbillon. It will be interesting to see just how precise this machine is really going to be! Now I am looking forward reading your comments! Looks good, isn´t it? We can see many details from the design drawing of tourbillon. My current top 15 GMT/ UTC /Dual Time watches, Montblanc Partners with Mountaineer Reinhold Messner for New 1858 Geosphere Limited Edition, Time Jumpers: Five Luxury Watches with Jumping Hours, A Prototype in Series: Reviewing the Tudor Black Bay P01, Premiering at WatchTime Live 2020: Bell & Ross BR 05 Chrono Black Steel & Blue Steel, Oris is Showcasing a New Movement at WatchTime Live. 3. The movement finishing like on the screws are not the greatest, but nonetheless it’s nice to look at. This new model is named WingTourbillon. They are cheaper than Perpetual’s and would often be considered disposable. Dear Logan, the pictures are great. 4. However, the starting price of a swiss tourbillon is above most would spend. The accuracy is rated at +- 12s/d. It’s an achievement for any to craft one. It is interesting that several years ago, Sea-Gull made some traditional tourbillon watches priced at 5000 CNY (about 800 CHF, amazingly low), but today they are starting to make dual-axis tourbillon. Then please Google the Panerai P.2005 tourbillon and you will understand what I mean …, The case of the SEA-GULL WingTourbillon remembers me of the Zenith Christophe Colombe watch …, Thanks to Logan I will be able to keep you updated about further developments coming from SEA-GULL …. Thank you for this exclusive report and your kind email! In fact, at Basel 2008, representatives from Roger Dubuis raised a complaint that Seagull had produced a copy of their Dual-Axis Tourbillon. It is interesting that several years ago, SEA-GULL made some traditional tourbillon watches priced at 5000 CNY (about 800 CHF, amazingly low), but today they are starting to make dual-axis tourbillon.
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