OF TOURBILLONS AND WATCHES

Montblanc Collection Villeret 1858 The New Tourbillon Bi-Cylindrique  with Cylindrical Double Balance-Spring - movement

 

For a fact most people who follow this blog and love watches, i hate to say it but , i’m pretty positive nobody has an idea what a “tourbillon” is (if you knew please comment below) well i happened to know and since i like educating the masses i will briefly breakdown and enlighten you about this amazing watch mechanism.

tourbillon  is an addition to the mechanics of a watch escapement. Developed around 1795 by the French-Swiss watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet from an earlier idea by the English chronometer maker John Arnold, a tourbillon aims to counter the effects of gravity by mounting the escapement and balance wheel in a rotating cage, to negate the effect of gravity when the timepiece (thus the escapement) is stuck in a certain position.

Originally an attempt to improve accuracy, tourbillons are still included in some expensive modern watches as a novelty and demonstration of watchmaking virtuosity. The mechanism is usually exposed on the watch’s face to show it off.

COURTESY WIKIPEDIA

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