escape wheel


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escape wheel

[ə′skāp ‚wēl]
(horology)
The final wheel in a timepiece train, designed to transmit impulses to a lever.
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The white-gold edition, out later this year, showcases the unusual escapement and features a buckling silicon blade-less than half the width of a human hair-in place of a standard escape wheel. The architectural look of the dial and case was inspired by exhibits in the company museum.
In this model, oscillating beams, or girders, combine with the standard escape wheel and pallets, and use the physics of vibration to reach a consistent ultra-high frequency.
In how many agencies will you find people who know more about escape wheels than Rolex, more about surfactants than Procter & Gamble, more about fuel-injection systems