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Having minute repeating wristwatches in a brand's portfolio is a showcase of its technical strength, which is why these brands want their minute engineering marvels not just to be seen but heard, literally.

A Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater
Breguet’s Tradition Répétition Minutes Tourbillon 7087.
IWC’s Portugieser Grande Complication
Louis Vuitton’s Escale Worldtime Minute Repeater
Bulgari’s Carillon Tourbillon
Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Concept RD#1

TOURBILLONS these days are standard offerings from the big watchmaking brands. This is a giant leap forward for the watchmaking industry as it was perhaps a decade or so ago that only a handful had the expertise and resources to make tourbillons.

Perhaps that explains why the next major