Most movements remain hidden from view, protected against humidity and dust inside their case. Some, though, can be admired through a sapphire crystal case back that reveals this complex geometry...Read more
Métiers d’art such as engraving, enamelling and gemsetting are closely tied to mechanical watchmaking as a means of decorating and embellishing a watch. As such, watchmakers perpetuate and encourage these traditional and often rare skills. Not all métiers d'art can be learned in schools, in which case master craftsmen train pupils at their workbench. These pages present some of these artistic crafts, and the value they add to a fine watch.
The essence of a Fine Watch is the extreme care afforded to each detail and the harmony and coherency of the whole these details form. To set a Fine Watch with precious stones and...Read more
Truly the face of the watch, the dial is the expression of its innermost nature, displays its functions, and gives the watch its unique identity. In this sense, the beauty of a Fine Watch...Read more
Leather-Strap Maker: A love of well-executed work is what continuously motivates the leather-strap maker to seek out superlative hides with which to make his/her products. The...Read more
Intimately associated with jewellery and gold since Antiquity, enamel was the natural choice for the decoration of watches during the Renaissance. Enamel is transparent glass colored with...Read more