The idea is that a horizontal balance is an accurate and consistent balance, so the nested gyroscopic supports keep the balance wheel horizontal no matter what direction you turn your wrist. Think of it as the opposite of a tourbillon, which creates additional movement to compensate for a vertical balance, which is the mechanism’s least accurate position. This contraption alone is 173 parts, and the underside is decorated to resemble a globe, a celebration of exploration.

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