Around 1800, Abraham Louis Breguet discovered a connection between changes in position and the inaccuracy of pocket watches and then invented the tourbillon. Read more
With the tourbillon Breguet wanted to compensate for errors in the accuracy of the gait caused by the influence of the gravitational force. A technically equally impressive and fascinating invention, which, however, ignores an important detail: The movements of the wearer are not always the same. That's why the tourbillon could not achieve 100% precision, yet Breguet was granted a patent for its invention, which at that time was a sensation in the industry.
Today, tourbillon watches are especially interesting for lovers of detail, technology enthusiasts and watch collectors - or just for those who like the non-everyday. For example, the oldest US manufactory manufactures very nice tourbillon watches. On some models, the dial shows the restlessness of the clock, others convince with details such as luminescent hands or Superluminova.
The beauty is that you will find tourbillon watches at astonishingly low prices. So, if you've always wanted to enrich your watch collection with such a model, now is the time.