The Tourby team have the watchmaking skills to produce extremely complicated models. Despite the elaborate hand engraving and the use of the best materials Tourby also offers very attractive prices. In the world of watches you will hardly find a manufacturer who asks such a fair price for so much art and quality. All "Premium" models feature a mechanical movement which has been refined according to all rules of watchmaking. The cases are 42mm comfortable to wear and have two sapphire crystals. The sapphire crystal has a anti-reflective treatment on both sides, so you can admire the intricate movemnent better. The straps are made of genuine alligator from Louisana and come with a deployment clasp. The watches arrive in a beautiful wooden box.
Hand engraving is extremely complex and needs a steady and patient hand. For highly complicated engraved dials the engraver often working 8 hours a day can take several weeks. Anyone who has ever watched an engraver at work can understand why these masters are almost extinct today. You do not only need just a steady hand but also a lot of kill and patience. A single line must be run several times in order to reach the necessary depth. Before you can begin the engraving there is many hours work. The engraving piece is cut from a solid silver handle a dial. The dial must be exactly the correct milimeter in diameter and thickness. Then the dial feet are soldered on. A tiny millimeter can dictate whether the dial fits or not. The desired engraving is sketched on the dial before the engraver starts their work. One wrong stroke can lead to hours or days of work being wasted. Any major error or slippage from the engraver and they have to start all over. After engraving for hours, days, weeks and sometimes even months to, this dial still has to be refinished. Once movements are engraved they must be re-plated. The cost of watches that are fully hand engraved can be on the market often over € 50,000.00 and up. Even the smaller companies demand such watches from at least € 12,000.00 and upwards. Under this price and you can´t get a watch with real hand engravings. With Tourby Watches you have the opportunity to recieve a complex work of art for a very fair price. The models from the Premium Collection are the main business of Tourby and understandably the demand is much higher than our capacity. For those who want a once in a lifetime masterpiece, possibly to pass on as a family heirloom. The motto of Tourby Watches is " We build your watch ".
The "Planetarium models" are part some of our most famous creations. The dial is made of genuine sterling silver and 925/000 is completely hand engraved in an elaborate relief engraving. The dial is open and thus provides a clear view of the heart of the watch - the balance wheel. The movement is also engraved and finished by hand. The engravings alone take up to 100 working hours. The movement is either finished with Genve cut or fully engraved by hand. Additionally you can also order swan-neck fine adjustment and sunburst on the winding wheels to make sure the watch can meet "premium" name.
Prices (depending on the level of finish):
stainless steel watch case with decorated movement *4,700.00 Eur0
stainless steel watch case with hand engraved movement *7,000.00 Euro
18k solid rose gold watch case with hand engraved movement *17,000.00 Euro
The model "Tourby Around The World" is a collection of 5 watches (form the continents of Europe, America, Asia, Australia and Arabia) with hand paintings dedicated to each. The hand-painted dials are inspired by centuries old seafaring world maps. This style (with European roots) was painted by a well known American artist. Only through repeatedly asking the artist did they finally agree to paint the dials for Tourby. Because thier paintings are sold for large sums of money, they have no time for further orders. The artist liked idea this so much that they made this exception. Naturally we should never push an artist to specific a time frame, so in this case we were waiting over 4 years for the dials to be finally finished. And as you can see, the long wait has been worth it. The artist on the other hand would like to stay anonymous. The watches are powered with the Manufacture movement Cal. 74.3 CDC (base ETA 6498-2). This movement has an increased power reserve, a higher beat and is precision-adjusted in five positions. The watches are available only as a set and are absolute collectors items.
Set-price 50,000.00 Euros (for complete set of 5 timepieces)
The "Exhibition Models" waive a dial and thus give a clear view of the base plate of the movement. Since this is usually disappears below the dial unadorned and rather unsightly. But not at Tourby. Here is the front of the movement is just as beautiful refined as the back of the movement, which can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back.
from 1,650.00 Euro (non-hand engraved models)
from 2,900.00 Euro (face with hand engravings)
from 4,800.00 Euro (face and back with hand engravings)
The "Hand Engraved Dial" models are fully engraved by hand. The design ideas of our customers are to be implemented and therefore each model is unique. Prices start from 6,500.00 € with completely hand-engraved dial and additional complete hand-engraved movement. The prices depend on the engravings. Relief engravings are complex and therefore more expensive. Intricate carvings take longer, some engravings however are simpler and easier to implement. We can gladly provide you with a quote.
Prices starting from 6,500.00 (depending on the level of finish)
Solid 18k gold case + 7,500.00 Euro
The "Open Barrel models" have a open dial with a clear view of the mainspring. Once you wind the watch manually, you can see how wound the spring is. As the spring loses tention, the entire barrel rotates in the opposite direction. A 360 ° rotation of the barrel takes about fifteen minutes. So it's a power reserve indicator in its simplest but also most beautiful form.
Prices (depending on the level of finish)
with decorated movement from 2,500.00 Euro
with hand engraved and hand skeletonized movement from 4,500.00 Euro
We build customized watches manufactured completely by hand. Here is a small selection of what we can make. Talk to us and we create your dream watch.