The tourbillon was invented in 1795 to counteract gravity’s effects on the isochronal properties of a watch movement. While it was important then (given that pocket watches tend to stay in one position for most of the day), today it’s often used as a way to showcase a watchmaker’s mastery of mechanical ingenuity. Take the UTTE Tourbillon from Arnold & Son for example, a company that’s been around since 1764. Featuring the company’s own A&S8200 29-jewel manual-wind movement, the UTTE dazzles as it ticks. At 6 o’clock, the rotating tourbillon mechanism turns clockwise, second by second, as the movement goes to work. Another key design choice is the case. It, along with the buckle, is made from palladium, a lustrous silvery-white metal named after the asteroid Pallas. The dial is notable for its ocean-like texture, almost like looking at an old Renaissance fresco. For more on the watch, see the review below.
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