Filed under: Timepieces / Watches
A tourbillon is a type of rotating escapement that was originally designed to make mechanical watches more accurate. Most Swiss watches that feature a tourbillon complication are priced in the the tens of thousands of dollars is not more. They are often found on very high-end timepieces and are known to be very difficult to make. For years China has been making their own tourbillon movements as well. No one claims that these compete directly with their Swiss counterparts, but the availability thereof does help satiate the desires of watch aficionados who cannot afford more traditional types of tourbillon movement-based watches.