A quick look at a romantic rather than practical complication on a watch, the Equation of Time. Definition as per the dictionary: “The difference between apparent time and mean time usually expressed as a correction which is to be added to apparent time to give local mean time.” […]
In this brief overview, we look at three often mixed up complications: The Minute Repeater; The Grande Sonnerie; The Petite Sonnerie. The Minute repeater is the most complex one of the three and the only one of the three that you need to ‘activate’. It is a complication […]
What’s in a name? The Geneva Seal, or ‘Poinçon de Genève, saw the light of day in 1886. It was put in place, formally, by the Grand Council of the Canton of Geneva (Switzerland). The certification is a recognized & regulated standard of excellence. It essentially guarantees the […]
German Silver, is high precision silver which is always on time and highly effective at its job and maximizing productivity. Or maybe not… let’s have a closer look in a new addition to our Watch Works column. What’s in a name? German Silver is essentially, an alloy consisting of […]
What is an Incabloc? Who is Incabloc? Where is Incabloc? Let’s have a closer look in another installment of our Watch Works column where we detail the inner workings of mechanical watch movements.
A Tourbillon is the gravity defying engineering feat of the watchmaking world. Or is it?
Vantablack is the blackest black in the world. It shows up in the news once in a while, say during the Winter Olympics when the Hyundai Pavilion in Olympic Park saw its walls coated in Vantablack. And this week, H. Moser & Cie decided to put it to […]
We’ve covered the basics of how a mechanical watch works in a previous write-up which you can find here. Today we highlight another marvel you will find in a few watches out there: The Fusée-and-Chain transmission. This is of course perfectly timed in anticipation to our Master Class […]