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Thomas Prescher Double Axis Tourbillon pocket watch

Mysterious Automatic Double Axis Tourbillon

Mercedes 320 Tourbillon Watch

Zenith Defy Xtreme Tourbillon Zero-G

Azimuth Twin Barrel Tourbillon

Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 3 Watch

The Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical $275,000-400,000

Cartier's Cadran Love Tourbillon Watch

C1-Tourbillon Gravity

Greubel Forsey GMT Tourbillon Watch

Richard Mille RM 56-01 Sapphire Crystal Tourbillon Watch

Celsius X VI II Papillon Tourbillon $250K Cell Phone