Bespoke manual-wind movement. Contemporary black high polish finish on the movement.
Dimension: Large size 43mm without crown (45mm with crown).
Dial: Black dial with tourbillon (with CP logo on the bridge), power reserve, date of the month, and day of the week display.
The brand produces less than 50 watches a year, and is in high demand. This Geneva-based ultra high-end brand crafts only tourbillon watches. The founder Jonathan Purnell makes a conscious decision to keep the production extremely small so he can focus on bringing truly well-made, inspirationally designed and impeccably finished works of art.
Unlike many other brands that have a range of products (from basic movements to tourbillons), Cecil Purnell’s entry level is tourbillon, as they do not make any lesser movements.
The artisanal nature, creativity, and impeccable attention to detail of Cecil Purnell tourbillons are often compared to those of other contemporary independent masters such as Christophe Claret or Peter Speake-Marin.
his is Cecil Purnell’s “Classique” collection and presents the best value for this masterpiece. Other models sold by Cecil Purnell this year and last year retails for the range of $250,000 to $550,000. Certain comissiontourbillons from CP can sell for upward of $700,000. Making it in the same category of ultra-exclusive contemporary grandmasters of “micro-mechanics” such as Christophe Claret tourbillons.
Here’s the price list of certain pieces 2012 collection, many of them are not in precious model.