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Radger, thanks for reminding us of that brilliant earlier thread! Interesting that horology snobbishness seems to denegrate the 1 hour karrusel as inferior to the 1 minute tourbillon. Perhaps its the easily visible motion...
 

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Radger, thanks for reminding us of that brilliant earlier thread! Interesting that horology snobbishness seems to denegrate the 1 hour karrusel as inferior to the 1 minute tourbillon. Perhaps its the easily visible motion...
Thanks Tick Talk.

I suppose because the karrusel was available from Bonniksen (the inventor) as an ebauche and required only finishing whereas the one min tourbillon would require a maker capable of producing high horology.
An English antique one minute tourbillon is a rare beast, whilst karrusels are relatively common, the min tourbillons are definately more
desirable.

It would be wrong to denegrate the karrusel on performance though. They perfomed very well in the chronometry stakes, regularly putting in good performances at Kew.
Usher and Cole seem to have been the major finishers of the Karrusel and also finished these for other watchmakers and retailers.

The last part of this excellent doc describes Usher and Coles involvement with Bonniksen and the Karrusel and has a picture of the ebauche....

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usher/usheruk/docs/UsherCole150dpi.pdf
 
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