May 32, 2023
3D Tourbillon build complete.
Skipping a lot of steps and tests, I’ll put just a few more videos and such before arriving at the run of the finished clock.
Here’s a time lapse of the lower base being assembled.
The very 1st of 130 pages of assembly instructions
What’s happening here is what the model designer calls a “Gear Mesh Test”. Do the gears mesh properly and without too much friction? This is the anti-kickback portion of the main spring winding mechanism.
The two big blue wheels are what wind the main springs. The steel strip goes into a slot in those blue wheels center posts.
This shows why the Gear Mesh Tests are needed.
Axis 1, the innermost axis, of the tourbillon.
At long last, the complete clock running!
The designer's amazing build video!