Everything You Need to Know About Tourbillon

DEFYING GRAVITY. An 18th century invention meant to counteract the earth’s pull became the mark of quality for high-end timepieces of the 20th century

 

Breguet Watch Modern Tourbillon
Breguet’s modern tourbillon

 

Video advertisements for fine watches will usually start off with a sensually slow panning shot of the entire timepiece, followed by closer shots of the dial face, bracelet and maybe the case-back. For high complication watches, there will inevitably be zoomed-in segments lovingly showing off the inner workings of the various mechanisms contained within the case. And as any horology connoisseur can tell you, nothing grabs your attention quite like a spinning tourbillon.

 

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Jaeger-LeCoultre‘s Duomètre Sphérotourbillon Moon

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