A chronometer is NOT a chronograph, but a chronograph CAN BE a chronometer. Confusing right? Well, let’s start by defining the terms.
Have you ever noticed that in almost all clocks and watches with Roman numerals on the dial, the number IV, which is the most acceptable form for 4 o’clock, isn’t referred to that way? Here’s why.
It’s time to take a closer look at some of the wonderful Métiers d’Arts techniques employed by watch brands, from gem-setting, enameling, hand-painting, marquetry and engraving.
Watchmaking may well be the only place in the world where a complication is a coveted thing.
To manufacture a luxury watch a number of parts are designed, created, and assembled by a team of watchmakers. Each watch will look different but the basic anatomy remains the same.
A watch movement is what makes a watch work. Manual and automatic movements are mechanical while quartz movements have an electrical circuit and require a battery to run.
A complication in a watch is any feature that does more than simply show the time. Complications range from very simple such as a date, to highly complicated ones that take years to master and create.
Today there are numerous different decorative techniques when it comes to the dial or other parts of the watch, from quite common ones like Mother-of-Pearl or satin-brushed to the old art of paillonnée enameling.
What is a Chronograph? In its simplest form, a chronograph is a stopwatch. But the making of one, and of its different variations, is another story.
What does it really take to make your own in-house mechanical watch movement? The Watch Pages went to the source to find out with Michel Pauli, the mastermind behind Titoni’s first-ever self-developed manufacture movement, the T10.
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