GI­RARD-PER­RE­GAUX – CON­STANT ES­CAPE­MENT

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In­stead of wheels, levers and springs used in con­ven­tional time­pieces, the Con­stant Es­cape­ment fea­tures a lip­shaped sil­i­con frame with a buckle-blade, six times thin­ner than a strand of hu­man hair, run­ning through its cen­tre. The wave-like mo­tion of the blade, which con­stantly pops up and down, stores and re­leases en­ergy at reg­u­lar in­ter­vals to en­sure steady and un­du­lat­ing pre­ci­sion.

Two nickel es­cape wheels trans­mit en­ergy

to the sil­i­con blade

A lever un­derneath the bridge swings left to right, en­gag­ing and re­leas­ing an im­pulse pin at a con­stant

rate to reg­u­late the tim­ing

The sil­i­con blade stores and dis­perses the en­ergy in pulses. The con­stant wave-like pulses of the blade set the

lever in mo­tion

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