Watch exteriors and decoration

Chamferer

Chamferer

Credits: Chamferer © Vacheron Constantin

A chamferer gives a high-quality finish to a watch movement by filing the sharp angles between the surface and the flanks of metal parts into a bevelled edge. This creates a smooth, even surface that will reflect the light. Hand-chamfering is a highly skilled craft, although much chamfering today is done by CNC machines.

Source: Convention Patronale de l’Industrie Horlogère Suisse (CP)

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