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Tourbillon power reserve close-up

The tourbillon was invented in the 19th century by Abraham-Louis Breguet to counteract the forces of gravity on a watch by rotating the timekeeping mechanism. Nowadays, tourbillons are prestige high-end complications mainly featured on unaffordable Swiss brand name watches.

 

This watch is a Chinese tourbillon, which features the same technical innovation at a fraction of the price. The movement comes from the Liaoning Watch factory, while the watch is cased at the Million Smart facility.

 

Strobist:

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430EX with omnibounce right of lightbox at 1/8

DX extension tube #3

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Taken on March 20, 2009