Meaning of lever escapement in English:

lever escapement


  • A mechanism in a watch connecting the escape wheel and the balance wheel using two levers.

    ‘This state-of-the-art timepiece, made by Joseph Emery of Charing Cross around 1797, has the revolutionary lever escapement that is the foundation of every mechanical watch to this day.’
    • ‘Exceptional accuracy and the perfection of the lever escapement led to mass production of these clocks.’