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tourbillon

(ˌtʊəbɪˈjɔ̃)
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1. (Mechanical Engineering) a device in a mechanical watch which prevents errors due to changes in gravity
2. (Horology) a device in a mechanical watch which prevents errors due to changes in gravity
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Rudaz said the timepiece makes one rotation every five seconds, which is 12 times faster than the regular tourbillon.
Sporty and dynamic, this watch reveals a suspended tourbillon calibre, visible through the unprecedented laminated sapphire glass of its Carbon TPT case, a complex armour of an entirely new kind for this high-risk sport, the epitome of manliness.
Composed of two sheets of sapphire crystal sandwiching a thin polyvinyl film, the protective glass of the RM 53-01 Tourbillon Pablo Mac Donough can take a crack from a mallet without shattering, suffering a crack at worst.
Over the past twenty years, we've invested in a strong staff that has truly mastered the tourbillon and chronograph.
Phillips sells historically important and unique stainless steel prototype tourbillon wristwatch for CHF 1,428,500 all in, at the Geneva Watch Auction.
Of importance to collectors, the boutique will also house a number of limited edition Villeret timepieces, including the Vintage Pulsographe and the Tourbillon Bi Cylindrique; the world's first wristwatch to feature a tourbillon with double cylindrical balance springs.
s one-of-a-kind Billionaire Tourbillon Watch, valued at HK$160 million, features a case and strap set with 239 pieces of emerald-cut diamonds weighing, in total, 260 carats.
Son roman, s'adresse en particulier aux lecteurs arabes qui, selon lui, sont toujours coinces dans le tourbillon des interdits ne sachant encore quoi faire ni comment tranche entre la religion, le sexe, la politique et tant d'autres questions qui concernent leur vie et leur devenir surtout.
On view for the first time in Southeast Asia are nine vintage timepieces from IWC's archives, including the Savonnette Lady's pocket watch from 1914, the Lady's wristwatches from 1967 and 1976, the Da Vinci Line from 1979, the Da Vinci Lady Chronograph from 1995, the Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Prototype from 1999, the Da Vinci SL-Automatic Prototype from 1998, the Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar Rattrapante from 2003 and the Da Vinci Chronograph Edition Laureus Sport for Good Foundation Prototype from 2008.
The new watches unveiled were the latest Big Bang Ferrari limited editions, available in Titanium, King Gold and Carbon; the first-ever Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph -70 limited pieces for each version, to commemorate 70 years of Ferrari; the new MP-09 Tourbillon Bi-Axis with an impressive 5-day power reserve; the Big Bang "One-Click" Italia Independent for ladies -with its velvet dial and straps; the Big Bang Unico Sapphire in a captivating blue and a riveting red; the transparent Spirit of Big Bang Sapphire; and the Spirit of Big Bang Moonphase 42mm which comes in four joyful colours.
Kerbedanz is presenting its Maximus, featuring the largest tourbillon for a wristwatch in the world, with spectacular dimensions making it possible to see and understand the functioning of the tourbillon.
The ExoTourbillon, a Montblanc invention that has the tourbillon cage disconnected from the balance wheel and located outside the movement base plate, has finally come to a women's collection, having previously graced the Villeret, Heritage Chronometrie and TimeWalker collections.