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What is a tourbillon watch?

In the refined world of watchmaking, for watchmakers and enthusiasts, the term “tourbillon” resonates with an echo of prestige and craftsmanship. A tourbillon watch is an instrument for measuring time, it is also a symbol of cutting-edge engineering and elegant design. This article explores in depth what makes the beating heart of a watch, unveiling the mysteries of this fascinating horological complication.

- Origins of the whirlwind -

Invented in 1795 by French watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet, the tourbillon (meaning "to whirl" in French) was intended to improve the precision of pocket watches by canceling out the effects of gravity. Placed in a watch, the tourbillon mechanism makes a complete rotation on itself, generally every minute, to compensate for variations in rate due to the vertical position of the watch.

- How a tourbillon watch works -

At the heart of the movement is the “tourbillon cage,” a structure that contains the balance wheel, escapement and other movement components. This cage rotates continuously, making one complete rotation at regular intervals. This constant movement evenly distributes variations caused by gravity, improving the accuracy of the watch.

- Why choose a tourbillon watch? -

Often associated with Swiss watchmaking offering luxury watches, these fine watchmaking movements are sought after not only for their complex mechanism which improves precision, but also for their exceptional aesthetics. They are considered works of art, where mechanics and design come together to create something truly unique.

Here are some reasons to choose a tourbillon watch:

  • Improved precision: Its innovative mechanism offers more precise time measurement, especially in watches worn regularly.
  • Exceptional Craftsmanship: Manufacturing a tourbillon watch requires a high level of skill and expertise, reflecting the pinnacle of watchmaking craftsmanship.
  • Fascinating Aesthetics: The visible movement of the tourbillon through an opening on the dial is mesmerizing, making each watch a conversation piece.

At INERCY, we are proud to present our new collection of hand-wound tourbillon watches designed for those who appreciate excellence in watchmaking. Our range of French watches combines tradition and modernity, offering an accessible watch without compromising on quality.

Each INERCY watch is an invitation to delve into beautiful watchmaking and the fascinating world of watchmaking complications, offering both a visual and technical experience.

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