Haute Time: The Harmonious Oscillator, A Watchmaking Revolution

Defying accepted watchmaking theories, the Harmonious Oscillator, distributed in the United States by Westime, uses twin, interlinked balances driven by a single component – the escapement. Standard theories have always proclaimed that this system wasn’t feasible due to the stress on the interlinked balances.Water designer and specialist Mike Rissanen, working for the Rudis Sylva brand, has masterminded this new, patented invention.

The Harmonious Oscillator functions through the use of two toothed balances that are interlinked with each other. This combination ensures amplitude between the two balances, allowing for the symmetry and energy of the balance springs to eliminate the effects of gravity and overcome the stress problems that prevented interlinked balances from previously working.


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