WUS CMW 2012 Project Tourbillon

Sea-Gull ST8000

Hand-wound Lever Escapement with Flying Tourbillon

Keeps surprisingly good time, though has a power reserve of only 40 hours. I purchased this watch for an example of both a tourbillon and a contemporary Chinese mechanical movement (for all the good and bad things that that might mean to horologists). In understanding watches I am still a novice, but I have already come a fairly long way from total ignorance in a relatively short period of time, and that is almost all thanks to WUS. That this watch bears the WUS logo and is the fruit of the concerted efforts of that extraordinary community, sealed the deal for me. Oh, and of course it cost an awful lot less than a brand-name watch with the same movement would have cost.

UPDATE - Sold. Selling this watch was definitely one of the transactions that I have quickly come to regret. I was trying to thin the collection and did not appreciate just how special this watch was. More fool me!

wus tourbillon 

UPDATE - I was sad to see it go, but I sold this watch in order to reduce the size of my collection and release some funds.

Some details for this watch are missing because it is not subject to the same tests as others in the collection.

Parent Company none
Brand none
Model Series none
Model Name WUS CMW 2012 Project Tourbillon
Model Number none
Case Number none
Serial Number none
Approx. Date of Manufacture August 2015
Calibre (mvt maker) ST8000
Calibre (brand) ST8000
Factory SPY n/a
TC Appproach n/a
Frequency (XO 1) n/a
Frequency (XO 2) n/a
Rate Adjustment Professional Watchmaker
Major Inhibition Period n/a
Minor Inhibition Period n/a
Power Mainspring, hand-wound
Cell Number n/a
Case Back Screw
Water Resistance unknown
Features 2-hand, Arabic numerals at 12, 3, 9
  Seconds marked by tourbillon
Timing Results Basic data  &  Further details
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