Designed for handling extreme gravity conditions, Swiss watch manufacturers Zenith introduce an innovative time piece that “defies” all types of vertical limits from their DEFY XTREME 2009 collection.
The Defy Xtreme Tourbillon ZERO-G uses zero gravity (zero-g) technology, which features a carriage for the tourbillon (an escapement added to the watch mechanism to counter gravity) in a free-moving gyrospcopic-styled housing. The timepiece also includes regulator gears that are conical shaped so no matter how the watch is positioned, the tourbillon always points down, which ensures optimal amplitude for the spiral balanced-wheel.
In layman’s terms, you can move the watch in any position, but the gears will always remain horizontal.
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