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SIt’s Basel time and a couple of our buddies are in Switzerland looking at fancy watches and reporting back on some of the coolest ones. For example, take a look at this L-Evolution Tourbillon by Blancpain. It’s an automatic watch with a twist: the power reserve is actually on the rotor, a feat (at least in watchmaking) akin to riding a horse backwards while juggling plates.

It’s obviously not a huge deal, but it’s a cool, quirky way of reading the power reserve in an industry that is, at best, resistant to change.

By John Biggs

John lives in Brooklyn and has loved watches since he got his first Swatch Irony automatic in 1998. He is the editor of WristWatchReview.

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