The Tourbillon Cufflink by TF Est. 1968 is a watchmaking mechanism of perfect working order placed in a water- and air-tight cage of steel with a diameter of 20 mm and a weight of 24 grams. It makes for a perfect fashion accessory for the modern-day watch lover and is a best-seller for the brand which specialises in taking inspiration from the world of watch-making to create non watch-related objects. You can see the cufflinks completing a look in the picture above, alongside a Massimo Dutti summer blazer. Some close-ups:
Here is a close-up of the cufflinks with a backdrop of the canals in Bruges, Belgium, also known as the “Venice of the North”. If you have never visited this beautifully-kept medieval city, then you definitely should consider doing so. But I digress. The balance wheel of the tourbillon mechanism spins like in the real deal and is shock-proof. The cufflinks come in a variety of finishings including steel, red and yellow gold, and a matte PVD black. You can find these cufflinks in most jewelers, many of whom have their own branded tourbillon cufflinks (but they are actually made and branded by TF Est. 1968 themselves).