State-of-the-art materials continue their conquest of the watch industry. The lighter, harder and self-lubricating metals and ceramics of the future are already here.
Mobile, animated, programmed : automaton-type figures represent a field of their own in the watchmaking industry. From the simplest to the most complex, they
Glasses, cases, bridges and more besides : sapphire finds its way into the entire spectrum of watchmaking functions. This costly yet high-performance material also
Suspended between two layers of empty space, a whole new generation of movements has – apparently – begun levitating. Optical illusion, magic, transparency effects
Despite their sometimes deceptive appearance, watches are never truly symmetrical. Subtle shifts and disruptions in their geometrical rhythms infuse them with a dynamic touch
The mechanical similarities between cars and watches forge a natural bond between the two worlds. These ties are deeper and more fascinating than mere
A real precision-timing powerhouse, the RM031 Haute Performance features two balance-springs among its other technical solutions.
The Millenary Quadriennium uses the Audemars Piguet escapement and
The Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Charles Darwin Expedition” by IWC features a biocompatible titanium caseback.
Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special : bronze also serves to create
Breguet also uses the double balance-spring regulating principle, albeit based on silicon balance-springs fitted with ultra-sophisticated terminal curves.
The new Geophysic True Second is equipped
A laser engraving in Lalique crystal adorns a Parmigiani clock.
The hour-markers on this Greubel Forsey model are made of nickel and applied to a
Oris Big Crown ProPilot, equipped with Caliber 111 delivering a 10-day power reserve.
Bvlgari et son mouvement de base, le BVL191, entièrement manufacturé en interne.
It is difficult to image a watchmaking subject as important as the tiny spiral balance spring, for it defines the frequency of the movement.