- From French tourbillon ‘whirlwind’. (Wiktionary)
“The mechanical design of the Cabestan, including its tourbillon, is totally transversal.”
“I have known before what it is to be in what our neighbours have called a tourbillon, but never on such a scale as this.”
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“Forestier-Kasapi said the tourbillon was a mechanism that allowed the balance spring to rotate completely in a vertical plane at a speed typically of one complete revolution per minute.”
“A tourbillon is a rotational device that improves accuracy by counteracting the effects of gravity on the gears of a mechanical watch.”
“We've just returned home from our two-week west coast "wine and word" tour, or "tourbillon".”
“Seriously, I am very glad that you are whirled in that 'tourbillon' of pleasures; they smooth, polish, and rub off rough corners: perhaps too, you have some particular COLLISION, which is still more effectual.”
“The model requires an extensive team of watchmakers who take months to meticulously assemble the tiny, perfectly formed and finished components, including a tourbillon—a device adapted from pocket watches that ensures constant, exact timekeeping—and the facility to chime the hours and minutes with the push of a button.”
“The Volt is powered through the front wheels by a tourbillon of electric motors and a 1. 4-liter in-line four-cylinder engine.”
“Mr. Carcelle had become a venerable presence for Vuitton, transforming it from a dusty trunk maker into a luxury behemoth selling products as diverse as key chains and tourbillon watches.”
“It is a tourbillon made to withstand the shocks and abuses of The Entrepreneur's most important selling tool: A round of golf.”
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