Welcome to the world of fine luxury timepieces. In order to familiarize yourself with various watch brands and its functionality, its important for you to know some of the standard terms in the industry. Here are some commonly used terms.

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Titanium

Represented by the sign Ti. It is a silver-gray "space age" metal that is both stronger and lighter than steel. It is anti-allergy & resists rust. It is roughly one-third the weight of steel.


 

See also: Platinum
Tourbillon

Invented by Abraham Louis Breguet some 2 centuries ago. Often cited as the most significant development in watch history, this consists of the regulating mechanism (balance wheel with hairspring) and the lever escapement, which makes one revolution in one minute. It eliminates effects of friction and earth's gravity. Therefore, giving a more accurate time.