Maximus, the world’s largest tourbillon

By Jason Pitsch

With a 27 mm diameter tourbillon cage, according to Kerbedanz, the Maximus is the world’s largest tourbillon wristwatch. The press release actually claims this is a flying tourbillon, however, looking at the supports for the cage, you can tell it’s not the “flying” variety which is only supported from one side (as this is clearly supported from both sides). To house such a large tourbillon is a case measuring a not insignificant 49 mm, and although there is no mention of the thickness, judging from the profile shot, it’s at least 20 mm, so perhaps it’s the world’s thickest tourbillon…

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