Tourbillon

In horology, a tourbillon (/tʊərˈbɪljən/; French: [tuʁbijɔ̃] "whirlwind") is an addition to the mechanics of a watch escapement. Developed around 1795 and patented by the French-Swiss watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet on June 26, 1801, a tourbillon aims to counter the effects of gravity by mounting the escapement and balance wheel in a rotating cage, to negate the effect of gravity when the timepiece (thus the escapement) is stuck in a certain position. By continuously rotating the entire balance wheel/escapement assembly at a slow rate (typically about one revolution per minute), positional errors are averaged out.

Originally an attempt to improve accuracy, tourbillons are still included in some expensive modern watches as a novelty and demonstration of watchmaking virtuosity. The mechanism is usually exposed on the watch's face to show it off.

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Releases

Sleeve Title Year Format
Tourbillon - Break The Chain 2008 CD, Maxi-Single
Tourbillon - アゲハ / Selfish 2006 CD, Maxi-Single
No Image Tourbillon - Heaven 2005 CD, Maxi-Single
Tourbillon - もう一度君に 2005 CD, Maxi-Single
Tourbillon - A Tide Of New Era 2006 CD, Album
Tourbillon - アゲハ / Selfish 2006 CD, Maxi-Single, DVD, DVD-Video
Tourbillon - Your Place 2005 CD, Maxi-Single
Tourbillon - アゲハ / Selfish 2006 CD, Maxi-Single, DVD, DVD-Video
Tourbillon - Heaven 2005 CD, Maxi-Single
Tourbillon - The Decade - 10th Anniversary Best 2015 CD, Compilation
Tourbillon - Heaven 2005 CD, Maxi-Single
Tourbillon - Heaven 2005 CD, Album
Orchestre Du "Tourbillon"* - Dans La Nuit / Les Reines De Paris Shellac, 10", 78 RPM
Orchestre Du "Tourbillon"* - Maritchou / la Java Des Joyeux Shellac, 10", 78 RPM
The Flying Tourbillon Orchestra - Escapements 2008 CD, EP
Orchestre Musette du Tourbillon - Le Petit Tacot de Mexico / Que Va! Shellac, 10", 78 RPM
A. Carrara* Et Son Orchestre Du Tourbillon - Ramona / Honolulu Song Bird Shellac, 12", 78 RPM
A. Carrara* Et Son Orchestre Du Tourbillon - Le Bateliers De La Volga / Crépuscule Shellac, 12", 78 RPM
Albert Carrara Et Son Orchestre Du Tourbillon - J'Ai Deux Amours / La Vie Est Belle Shellac, 10", 78 RPM
Gottfried Finger - Petr Wagner & Ensemble Tourbillon - Gottfried Finger 2005 CD, Album
Roland Marais* - Petr Wagner Et Ensemble Tourbillon - Pièces De Viole, Livre II, 1738, Suites I - IV 2011 CD, Stereo
Fux*, Ariosti*, Bononcini* - Hana Blažíková, Ensemble Tourbillon, Petr Wagner - Vienna 1709: Opera Arias For Soprano And Viol 2014 CD, Album

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