I ad a great time at the Chinese Watch & Clock Fair in Shenzhen last week. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Ron Good who, through his years of collecting and spending time in China, has established a great connection with some of the leading people in the Chinese watch industry. Fortunately for me, I was in the right place at the right time, and he generously invited me along for a walk with some of his contacts to look at some watches.
We stopped at the Beijing Watch Factory's booth and were given special access to view the new Beijing TB10 tourbillon. As I've mentioned before, tourbillons aren't exactly my thing. In fact I'll be honest and say that I typically don't like seeing any of the movement through the front of the watch. For me it distracts from the legibility of the watch, which sort of defeats the purpose of telling time. That's just my personal taste.
So putting tastes to the side, I do think this watch is still extremely attractive. It maintains that old-school simple Chinese 2-hand feeling with simple greys and stainless steel, but packs the tourbillon punch into a case that's only 6mm thin. The movement itself is only 2.9mm.
Check back soon for more good stuff from the 2015 CW&CF!