In closing, perhaps the ultimate value of tourbillons lies in its implicit capacity to defy the odds. This complication was invented in an effort to defy the pull of the Earth itself; its resurgence was spurred by a defiant industry unwilling to slip quietly into the night when progress encroached on its territory; its relevance today, thus, is as a way to defy the limitations of fine horological craftsmanship.
As much as it defies logic, the sight of a miniature whirlwind spinning in place as the hands of your watch make their rounds will always be nothing short of magical. Hence, tourbillons are here to stay.
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