Doubling the Stakes

The MIKROTOURBILLONS has two rotating tourbillons mechanisms visible on its dial face, one for time telling and one for timekeeping. The first beats at 4 hertz - 28,800 beats per hour - and controls the ISO 3159 compliant watch; its hand sweeps the dial at a standard tourbillon speed of once a minute. The second, the world’s fastest tourbillon, controls the 1/100th-of-a-second chronograph and is dynamically compensated to run at 50 hertz, meaning it beats at 360,000 beats per hour and rotates at a dizzying five seconds per revolution, or 12 times a minute. Another mind-numbing technical prowess: it has no cage and can be started and stopped thanks to the dual chain architecture.