Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Thejewels -

First in­vented in 1795 by Abra­ham-Louis Breguet, the tour­bil­lion was used to counter the ef­fects of grav­ity by ver­tig­i­nous pocket watches. Thanks to to­day’s mod­ern me­chan­i­cal move­ments, the tour­bil­lion has be­come rel­a­tively un­nec­es­sary, but it still acts as tes­ta­ment to a mai­son’s crafts­man­ship. The most re­mark­able is the fly­ing tour­bil­lion, where it is sup­ported by only one bridge rather than two, giv­ing it its “weight­less” form.

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