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.
Arnold & Son DTE Double Tourbillon Escapement Dual Time Watch For 2015 - by Rob Nudds - see more about it now: http://www.ablogtowatch.com/arnold-son-dte-double-tourbillon-escapement-dual-time-watch-2015 "It's always nice to see brands celebrating their heritage appropriately. The new Arnold & Son DTE Double Tourbillon Escapement Dual Time watch does just that. Few brands around these days have the luxury of being able to claim their founder played a role in the creation of a complication…
Ulysse Nardin the new Ulysse Anchor Escapement There’s been the flying tourbillon and now there’s the flying anchor. The revolutionary new escapement, based on flexible mechanisms using the elasticity of materials, does away with the pallet staff (See more at En/Fr: http://watchmobile7.com/articles/ulysse-nardin-new-ulysse-anchor-escapement) #watches #montres #ulyssenardin
Christophe Claret Maestoso Watch With Detent Escapement - by Ariel Adams - See more on aBlogtoWatch.com "Quite remarkably Christophe Claret has released a watch that 'merely' tells the time. Yes, it is true, while the new for 2014 Maestoso is anything but a simple watch, its only indications are the hours and minutes. That is kind of a big deal from a man who finds standard minute repeaters and tourbillons to be more or less passe..."
Following up last year’s Constant Escapement, Girard-Perregaux flexes its horological muscles again at this year’s Baselworld with the introduction of the Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Tourbillon, a limited edition of 10 watches in rose-gold cases.