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flyrobyfly36 Wrote:The shorter answer to your question is: it depends by the toubillon :)Contemporary springs solve most of the problems Breguet had to face his times when he thought of the tourbillon. Breguet wanted to reduce problems related to frictions and lubrication, problems still present in contemporary watchmaking but consistently eased by technology, just thing of current fabrication's tolerances, much more accurate nowadays.Worse, a tourbillon could be less accurate because of the further factors to consider when projecting it. A heavy cage, for instance (taking its inertia by the seconds' wheel pinion) will suffer of bad isochronism in case of a ineffective/inadequate energy given by the barrel.In short, I agree with the above comments, you don't buy a tourbi for more accuracy. In the last decades, tourbillons became the main field for a watchmaker to show his skill, talent and crafstmanship. That's the actual reason to buy a tourbi today.
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Simius Wrote:well, to take this discussion even further- so if I to summarize what has been told here by now, this is quite interesting, and the point that I wish to make is really on the practical level...I totally agree and understand that having nowadays (as in past times) a tourbillon in a watch is considered as top and challenging craftsmanship...still, having the complicated perpetual calendar is also craftsmanship, however, it is very much translated on the practical level to a particular outcome- such a watch has the ability to perform as a perpetual calendar...moon phase watches also require craft, which is translated to the ability of the movement to show the daily moon phase...so the tourbillon complication with all the craftsmanship involved in its construction and assembly into the movement does not have practical benefit??
What you do may not be so important, but it is very important that you do it well. (my variation of a saying by Gandhi)
thomasa8 Wrote:Each morning I would complete a table on an excel sheet stored somewhere in my computer.
MARIAN42 Wrote in reply to:thomasa8 Wrote:Each morning I would complete a table on an excel sheet stored somewhere in my computer.You are clearly the man of science, Andrew! Not to mention, that something similar I have done as well with my collection :o) but no chance for that long. Respect. And thanks for this interesting information.