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Constant Escapement

The key component of the Constant Escapement is a silicon buckled-blade which acts a micro-accumulator of energy. This blade is flexed to a point as close as possible to its unstable state, and only needs an infinitesimal quantity of energy – a micro-impulse given by the balance wheel – for it to snap from one S-curve state to its mirror image, and in the process, to push the balance wheel forward.

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