The most outrageous watch movements created this year
THIS YEAR’S MOST AVANT-GARDE FEATS OF MICRO-MECHANICAL ENGINEERING.
FOUND IN: ROGER DUBUIS EXCALIBUR QUATUOR WHAT’S SPECIAL: It behaves like a souped-up tourbillon – only that it really isn’t one. While conventional tourbillons are housed in rotating cages to nullify the effect of gravity on timing precision, the Calibre RD101 does it with four balances placed at four corners of the movement. The four balances work in pairs to instantaneously compensate for the rate variations caused by the changes in the watch’s position. This differs from the tourbillon, which does the same, but takes longer as the tourbillon cage needs an entire minute to complete its rotation.