The flying Tourbillon

Passion on wings of perfection

Pocket watch with flying tourbillon and spring detent escapement

THE MAYBACH TOURBILLON

Since he presented the Maybach Tourbillon for the wrist, Wilhelm Rieber‘s flying tourbillons are objects of desire among lovers of hand-made watches.

Worldwide, he is the only existing master to manually build the flying tourbillon. Due to the intense precision and craftsmanship involved, each unique time piece is hand crafted over the course of one full year, leaving the master watchmakers studio as an exquisite piece, continuing the family legacy since its inception in 1793.

THE MICHAEL SCHUMACHER TOURBILLON

THE MYSTERIUM TEMPORIS TOURBILLON

This watch has been reduced and skeletonized to create an even more visible movement. In the oversized, large tourbillon carriage with a diameter of 18 mm, a balance with a diameter of 14.4 mm was installed. In terms of the diameter and size of the tourbillon, this watch represents a world record: The actual tourbillon itself is bigger than the half of the movement‘s diameter.

THE PLATINUM TOURBILLON

Exklusive und bleibende Werte – Werte für die Ewigkeit

Exclusive and enduring quality – values for eternity

Case, bracelet and dial in platinum

THE GOLDSTADT TOURBILLON

The masterpieces which Wilhelm Rieber creates require complete dedication, utter passion, the uncompromising pursuit of craftsmanship and a technology of the highest perfection.

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The Tourbillon

Abraham Louis Breguet, the most brilliant watchmaker of all time, invented this mechanism around 1800 to improve the precision of pocket watches. The making of a tourbillon was however, extremely difficult and complicate.
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PASSION IN THE SPIRIT OF THE GREAT MASTERS

ABRAHAM LOUIS BREGUET

Abraham Louis Breguet 1747 – 1823
Inventor of the tourbillon around 1800

ALFRED HELWIG

Alfred Helwig 1886 – 1974
Development of the flying tourbillon 1922

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The Chronometer Tourbillon

The quantum leap – a wristwatch of a new dimension!

The first wristwatch worldwide with flying tourbillon and spring detent escapement.

THE DISCOVERY JOURNEY

In order to carry forward the values of the contemporary art of watch making, which preserves the exceptional tradition, Wilhelm Rieber explains in fascinating anecdotes and stories the passion and visions that have inspired the great masters of time measurement, in the past and today. With this presentation and informative review of time we meet the desires of many people and enthusiasts. Your guests will enjoy these moving insights of the world of finest watches in a beautiful ambience and, together with Wilhelm Rieber, will partake of a unique journey of discovery.

Allow yourself to be inspired!

THE TRANSATLANTIC TOURBILLON

On the legendary crossing of the Atlantic Ocean from New York to Hamburg, Wilhelm Rieber has worked on board of the MS-Europa on this tourbillon.

The Schwingfest

Alfred Helwig celebrated a Schwingfest, when a flying tourbillon was set in motion for the very first time. Wilhelm Rieber continues this tradition in memory of Alfred Helwig.

Captain Mark Behrend at the Schwingfest of the Transatlantic Tourbillon Behrend

The Schwingfest of the Transatlantic Tourbillon took place on the open sea. For this exceptional watch, the degree of longitude, latitude, date and place were engraved on the back glass edge.

THE ANNIVERSARY TOURBILLON

250 years watches
and jewelry of the
Goldstadt Pforzheim

For this special anniversary event Wilhelm Rieber produced a pocket watch with flying tourbillon in pure manual work. An extraordinarily unique piece that is preserved in the Pforzheim Jewelry Museum for the eternity.

The book to the watch

An individual box is manufactured by the traditional handicraft company „Josef Wochner – Exklusives aus Holz“ for each timepiece.

The box
to the watch

The master watchmaker

Tradition since 1793 – the obligation

A fine fingertip feeling, a sharp eye, an iron will and the contemplative work: All of this was garnered through Wilhelm‘s childhood. The watch maker tradition of the family Rieber has existed for 220 years now, and Wilhelm Rieber has propelled this with his fascinating works of art to new heights.

In addition to the production of his flying tourbillons, he restores and repairs mechanical and historical watches and clocks and is considered as a specialist for the maintenance of the precious objects for many owners of valuable collections and international museums.

Media

Press, books, TV, movies
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Brochure

In this fascinating expressive brochure, various flying tourbillons as well as the true art of watch making by Wilhelm Rieber are illustrated. The large photos give the viewer an excellent, brilliant insight into the vibrancy of the movement, creating a very emotional experience. The special gift for every watch lover and watch fan.

> Format DIN A4, high gloss printing, 28 pages
> available in German and English

Special offer: 12,00 € (plus postage)