Cecil Purnell specializes in producing tourbillon movements and is one of only a handful of brands that offer cheap replica watches UK with a double tourbillon escapement. In this configuration, the two tourbillons are connected by a differential that translates their combined accuracy into a single drive to the movement.
The Twin Tourbillon was first introduced into Cecil Purnell’s Rendez-Vous collection and has subsequently seen a regulator version. In the latest edition, a GMT complication has been added. Since the twin tourbillons, with their cages shaped as the Cecil Purnell logo, dominate the bottom half of the dial, the GMT subdial is logically housed in the upper half, at 12 o’clock. It runs over a 24-hour scale that is read off against a skeletonized broad arrow-tipped hand that mimics the design of the central hour and minute hands, which resemble crossed swords. A bridge decorated with a vertical Côtes de Genève finish clearly separates the GMT indication from the beating heart of the watch below.
Inside the red-gold case, underneath the slate-grey dial, the CP-V16 calibre powers the Cecil Purnell Rendez-Vous Twin Tourbillon GMT. It is a manually wound movement that operates at a frequency of 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations per hour) comprising 383 components.
Cecil Purnell secured a scoop in October last year when it announced that Carlo Ancelotti, one of the world’s most successful football managers, had become an official ambassador of the brand. As a serious cheap replica watches enthusiast, Mr. Ancelotti had discovered the Cecil Purnell tourbillons and the formalization of the relationship between the two was a logical consequence.
Chapter one in the limited edition Carlo Ancelotti collections now opens. The Real Madrid manager has taken his favourite Pit Lane model as the inspiration for a new strictly limited edition that bears his initials on the decorated bridges, replacing those of Cecil Purnell. The brand’s signature tourbillon cage has also been replaced by a unique open-worked football design. The blue colour of the hands, signature and big date numerals is also the personal choice of Mr Ancelotti.
Inside the rugged titanium case of this model beats the Calibre CP-V12 hand-wound tourbillon movement, which has a 55-hour power reserve. Only ten such models will be made, but Cecil Purnell has promised one such limited edition every year bearing the hallmark of Carlo Ancelotti.