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Walter Prendel's 6-minute tourbillon>>>

 
 By: Curtis for David Lou : September 10th, 2002-02:14
Hi, The following images and information are from Antiquorum's Geneva auction of April 2002. The watch sold for SFr 1.2 million. "LOT 604 by "Important collector's watches, wristwatches and clocks and Horological Tool" Walter Prendel, Gro?tzsch I/SA, star...  

Amazing....

 
 By: alex : September 11th, 2002-04:04
I had seen pictures of the watch but never had had any technical explication. Do you know why this sytem was not adopted in the watch industry ?

I can only speculate...

 
 By: Curtis for David Lou : September 11th, 2002-08:08
as to the reasons. Hi Alex, I'd imagine the fabricating of the carriage would be too complicated and expensive for series production. It is highly possible the practical benefits of the system are negligible as compared to the theoretical, which may expla...  

Richard Daners makes them as experiments...

 
 By: Ornatus-Mundi : September 12th, 2002-02:02
Hello Curtis and Alex, I'm currently trying to get in contact with Richard Daners for an interview. Difficult, since he is very busy and always fears that a journalist's text does not present his work in a adequate way. Anyway, he send me copies of articl... 

great if you can get us an interview. I have the highest respect for Richard Daners, who >

 
 By: Lord_Arran : September 12th, 2002-07:07
is in my humble opinion one of the greatest watchmakers of the 20th century. Even though he is over 70 he has still a sharp mind and a skilfull hand. Maybe you can publish something about the "Fabuleuse" he made, which is one of the most complicated pocke... 

You are correct. The other one of the three which was completely

 
 By: ThomasM : September 12th, 2002-11:11
overhauled and restored by AP themselves, who produced, along with movement maker Louis-Elysee Piguet, the three Grande Complication Universal watches for Duerstein in Glashuette, is currently in London with a very high end dealer there. This last is the ... 

Regarding the one overhauled by AP

 
 By: Kevin in London : September 13th, 2002-08:08
Hi Thomas Hans Zbinden, Jeff Kingston and I got to see this one when we were at AP back in May last year. It was one heck of a watch and the movement looked impossibly complicated. As for its current whereabouts in London, I understand that it's now re-ho... 

Thanks Magnus>>>

 
 By: Curtis for David Lou : September 12th, 2002-07:07
Hi Magnus, An interview with Mr. Daners would be splendid. I hope you are able to do so. Thanks for your input. I have one article he wrote for Chronometrophilia, which discusses the construction and fabrication of one of these "unique" tourbillons. Well,... 

I think we speak of the same article...

 
 By: Ornatus-Mundi : September 12th, 2002-08:08
Hello Curtis! I'd like to ask Mr Daners if we are allowed to translate his article in English. Maybe you can help me with the correct English terminology? When you read the article you will discover that Mr Daners is also a gifted story-teller and photogr...