Anchor escapement


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Related to Anchor escapement: Recoil escapement

An´chor es`cape´ment


1.(Horol.) The common recoil escapement.
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Featuring the proprietary Silicium anchor escapement crafted in-house at the Swiss manufacture, it boasts both COSC certification and the Ulysse Nardin certificate, a double guarantee of the highest performance standards.
However, the single weight-driven mechanism with anchor escapement and long pendulum made it an extremely accurate timekeeper, a vital factor for travellers passing through a coaching inn, for example.
The anchor escapement was replaced by the verge escapement.
Early clocks had fusee movements with verge escapements, and this early form continued until the end of the Georgian period when it was entirely superseded by the technically superior anchor escapement.
In a book that blends history and physics, Denny introduces five lesser-known machines that also changed our world: the bow and arrow, the waterwheel, the counterpoise siege engine, the pendulum clock anchor escapement, and the centrifugal governor.