The Haldimann H1 is a wristwatch that breaks with every tradition and is yet more traditional than the sum of its predecessors.
Creating a wristwatch with a tourbillon is a wonderful task. One with a flying tourbillon is a challenge in itself. If, however, the flying tourbillon is to be as large as that of a 16-ligne pocket watch, things get a little more complicated. It becomes extremely tricky when the “oversized, flying tourbillon” is to turn in the centre, or rather just above the dial, without the watch increasing in size. From the constructive point of view it is tricky, but from the aesthetic point of view unbelievably attractive.
However, complicated and attractive are not opposites. If someone succeeded in putting this concept into effect in a watch, nobody would think about a tricky starting point any more, a starting point that breaks with all traditions.