The Ultramatic Obsidian Black

The Co-Axial Flying Tourbillon in action

Tourbillons have fascinated watch lovers and non-collectors alike for centuries. Originally created by Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1801, the tourbillon was intended to eliminate positional error due to the effects of gravity. Alfred Helwig, namesake of Glashütte Original's School of Watch-making, refined this concept, and created the Flying Tourbillon in 1920.

Tourbillons have fascinated watch lovers and non-collectors alike for centuries. Originally created by Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1801, the tourbillon was intended to eliminate positional error due to the effects of gravity. Alfred Helwig, namesake of Glashütte Original's School of Watch-making, refined this concept, and created the Flying Tourbillon in 1920.

Manufaktur Waldhoff's Ultramatic brings the often inaccessibly-priced Tourbillon complication to the public at an affordable price point. The typical tourbillon costs upwards of $50,000, and are prized for their rarity.

Featuring an automatic movement incorporating a co-axial Tourbillon and 40 hours of power reserve, the Ultramatic sits unparalleled amongst its peers at the same price-point.

The cage makes one complete rotation every 60 seconds, and aside from negating the effects of gravity on the escapement, spring and balance, it also creates a mesmerising visual display on your wrist.

IN-DEPTH

Aside from housing a tourbillon complication, the Ultramatic features exemplary details. A highly-polished case with reeded sides, this is a watch with presence. The sapphire flat crystal allows unobstructed views of the dial and tourbillon, and an exhibition case-back displays the fully-decorated movement. On the dial, the left sub-dial indicates the amount of power reserve left, while the right displays the current time in 24-hour format.

The Ultramatic comes with a pair of quick-release, genuine calf leather straps, with a deployant clasp.

Aside from housing a tourbillon complication, the Ultramatic features exemplary details. A highly-polished case with reeded sides, this is a watch with presence. The sapphire flat crystal allows unobstructed views of the dial and tourbillon, and an exhibition case-back displays the fully-decorated movement. On the dial, the left sub-dial indicates the amount of power reserve left, while the right displays the current time in 24-hour format.

The Ultramatic comes with a pair of quick-release, genuine calf leather straps, with a deployant clasp.

The Ultramatic Core Collection features three distinctive colour combinations: Obsidian Black, Diamond Silver and Royal Blue.

The Ultramatic Core Collection features three distinctive colour combinations: Obsidian Black, Diamond Silver and Royal Blue.

The Ultramatic Nacre Collection features two designs in polished and rose-gold colour-plated cases, adorned with Mother-of-Pearl dials. The exclusive collection is currently available for pre-order, and delivery will be in November 2019. variant is limited to only 125 pieces.

The Ultramatic Nacre Collection features two designs in polished and rose-gold colour-plated cases, adorned with Mother-of-Pearl dials. The exclusive collection is currently available for pre-order, and delivery will be in November 2019. variant is limited to only 125 pieces.