The First Tourbillon Watch From Rolex Was Born!

As we all know, Rolex only produces watches that are sturdy and practical, and never produces complex watches. Until today, Rolex’s most complex watches are Rolex Skywalker currently on sale, two timepieces with annual calendars; one is the 6062/8171 full-calendar moon phase watch produced in Rolex history.

Rolex Tourbillon modified from Rolex 116400.
 Just two days later, a photo of a Rolex Tourbillon watch suddenly appeared on the Internet. When I first saw this watch, I was shocked at the time. A Rolex tourbillon appeared. Later, I learned that this It is a Rolex modified watch. Someone even added a tourbillon to Rolex!
 We have seen a lot of Rolex’s modified watches and customization. But usually Rolex’s modification is mainly concentrated in black plating, carving, and disk replacement. The technical modification is to add a moon phase at most. I never expected that Rolex’s modification has reached such a point. Label Noir first added a tourbillon to Rolex, becoming the first tourbillon watch of Rolex. In addition to the black plating of the watch, some technical modifications have also been made to the watch, including the Patek Philippe).

Rolex Tourbillon modified from Rolex 116400.
What kind of watch is the Rolex Tourbillon?
 We can see that this Rolex Tourbillon was modified on the basis of a Rolex Lightning Needle 116400. On the basis of 116400, the entire watch is black-plated from the case, bracelet, hands and hour markers. The original orange MILGAUSS on the 116400 plate has also been changed to the logo of the modified studio, LABELNOIR. The lightning needle changed from the iconic orange to black, which was very cool.

The picture above shows the original Rolex 116400, and the picture below shows the modified Rolex 116400 tourbillon.
 The main change of this Rolex modified tourbillon is the movement. The tourbillon is entirely based on the Rolex 3131 movement. In the original 3131 movement, 51 parts were removed, including the escapement; 2 parts were improved, including the need to make a hole in the tourbillon on the splint; and 94 additional parts were added. In addition to the structure modification of the 3131 movement, the swing frequency of the movement was reduced from 28800 to 21600. The newly added tourbillon is mounted on a ball bearing. The tourbillon uses a one-minute flying tourbillon with no splint on the dial. The tourbillon cage has a special shape to increase the coolness. The thickness of the modified Rolex Tourbillon basically maintains the original thickness of 116400. In addition, this Rolex ‘Tourbillon’ has also been replaced with a transparent bottom cover, you can see the 3131 movement, the movement’s automatic tourbillon also made some black plating. Everyone knows that, except for the Prince type, Rolex has always been impenetrable. I think that the reason why the lightning needle is selected as the object to increase the tourbillon may be that the thickness of the lightning needle itself is very thick, and at the same time, it is a three-pin watch, which has no extra functions and is convenient for the tourbillon.

Rolex modified the ‘Tourbillon’ not only added a tourbillon but also made a thorough bottom.
 It is worth noting that Rolex’s ‘Tourbillon’ modifier said that this Rolex ‘Tourbillon’ is not the only one, Rolex ‘Tourbillon’ modification program, can be mass-produced. This means that whenever someone needs it, they can get a Rolex Tourbillon and only have to wait 3 months. The object of this modification is the Lightning Needle 116400. I don’t know if other Rolex tourbillons will appear in the future.