Tuesday, April 12, 2005


I posted about this a while ago, but was reminded about the Tourbillon by this post on Reveries.  Being somewhat of a watch collector myself, I am fascinated by what is considered the ultimate test of a high-end watch manufacturer.  Unfortunately I cannot say that I have a watch with a tourbillon yet in my collection, but I am always on the lookout.

Essentially the tourbillon counters the effects of gravity that may cause problems with the precision of an automatic watch.  If you have never seen a tourbillon (which means “whirlwind”), it is a mesmerizing thing to look at.

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