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A tourbillon is a mesmerizing mechanical device meticulously integrated into timepieces to enhance accuracy and mitigate the effects of gravity. Derived from the French word meaning “whirlwind,” the tourbillon is a breathtaking horological complication that consists of a rotating cage, housing the escapement and balance wheel of a watch. This innovative mechanism counters the detrimental influences of Earth’s gravitational pull on the watch’s precision, ensuring consistent timekeeping performance.