Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Watches - No. 4

Another watch in the series.  This one is unique in my collection - it is my only Tourbillon watch:


It is made by WM of Switzerland, a company that uses Swiss traditions but lower-cost techniques. The result is an elegant watch without the high price tag.

The Tourbillon is special because it includes an addition to the traditional parts of the watch.  It offsets the effects of gravity by mounting the escapement and the balance wheel in a rotating cage.  Like all Tourbillon watches, this  model shows the effect via an window on the face:

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