Watch
A watch is a small timepiece intended to be carried or worn by a person, so as to make the time quickly and conveniently available. It is designed to keep working despite the motions caused by the per...
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The brilliance of Cartier jewelry
The Paris jewelry house Cartier has been dazzling customers since 1847, catering to European aristocrats and, later, Hollywood royalty. Jane Pauley visits an exhibition of iconic Cartier jewels at the...
The Painstaking Art of Making a Luxury Watch
The Swiss watch brand Arnold & Son builds all its own movements and tools in-house and from scratch. Each timepiece is a painstaking work of art that takes hours to come to life. Read more about proc...
The £538,000 watch which contains a map of the cosmos
The Astronomia Sky is a £538,000 watch made by luxury watch brand Jacob & Co. With only 18 being produced worldwide and costing more than half a million pounds, it's a very rare and expensive watch -...
Swatch X Biennale Arte 2017 - IAN DAVENPORT
As main partner of La Biennale Di Venezia, we have this year an Art Exhibition called SWATCH FACES 2017 in Arsenale and Giardini - We always love to work closely with leading artists to create unique ...
Smallest Rube Goldberg machine: Seiko sets world record - YouTube
TOKYO, Japan -- Seiko used 1,200 mechanical watch parts—some smaller than one millimeter in size—to construct an incredibly intricate and elegant Rube Goldbe...
BBC Travel - Where the world’s most expensive watches are made
It’s a small, hard-working Swiss mountain town – not the rich streets of Geneva – that’s home to the most exquisite and pricey timepieces on the globe.
Understanding The Entire Lineage Of The Omega Speedmaster
Welcome to the third installment of Reference Points, our series that takes an exhaustive look at some of the most important families of timepieces in history (Episode…
Parmigiani Fleurier Restoration Workshop
We started our visit with a tour of the restoration workshop at Parmigiani Fleurier by Parmigiani himself. Setting foot in this workshop was like going back in time.…
REFERENCE 57260 - The Most Complicated Watch Ever Made - Vacheron Constantin
For 260 years, the passion of great collectors has been meeting the will of Vacheron Constantin to push the limits of horological excellence. Reference 57260, bearing the Hallmark of Geneva, is a dou...
What It Took to Make the Most Complicated Watch Ever
A few weeks ago, Vacheron Constantin announced that it had made the most complicated mechanical watch ever. When the massive pocket watch came to the United States, we sat down with Dominique Bernaz, ...
$2.6 million Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime - World's most complicated watch
Seeing the world's most complicated watch get built is pretty incredible...
The Presidential Rolex Day Date Pucci Book
My dear friend Pucci Papaleo has made yet another excellent Rolex book, this time it’s dedicated to the enormous variety of the “Presidental Rolex, the Day Date” and the end result he send me is real...
Rolex Daytona's at Classic Car Racing...
Racing and Rolex are two words thats are again familiar to each other since Geneva is sponsoring the F1. Here you get an idea of what Rolex is doing in modern times with racing. But classic car racing...
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History of watches
Watches evolved from portable spring driven clocks, which first appeared in 15th-century Europe. Portable timepieces were made possible by the invention of the mainspring in the early 15th century. N...
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Pocket watch
A pocket watch (or pocketwatch) is a watch that is made to be carried in a pocket, as opposed to a wristwatch, which is strapped to the wrist. They were the most common type of watch from their develo...
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Mechanical watch
A mechanical watch is a watch that uses a mechanical mechanism to measure the passage of time, as opposed to modern quartz watches which function electronically. It is driven by a spring (called a mai...
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Movement (clockwork)
In horology, a movement, also known as a caliber, is the mechanism of a clock or watch, as opposed to the case, which encloses and protects the movement, and the face which displays the time. The ter...
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Mainspring
A mainspring is a spiral torsion spring of metal ribbon used as a power source in mechanical watches, some clocks, and other clockwork mechanisms. Winding the timepiece, by turning a knob or key, sto...
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Balance wheel
A balance wheel, or balance, is the timekeeping device used in mechanical watches and some clocks, analogous to the pendulum in a pendulum clock. It is a weighted wheel that rotates back and forth, b...
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Lever escapement
The lever escapement is a type of escapement that is used in almost all mechanical watches, as well as small mechanical non-pendulum clocks, alarm clocks, and kitchen timers. An escapement is a mecha...
Lever escapement - Wikipedia
Wheel train (horology)
In horology, a wheel train (or just train) is the gear train of a mechanical watch or clock. Although the term is used for other types of gear trains, the long history of mechanical timepieces has cr...
Wheel train (horology) - Wikipedia
Jewel bearing
A jewel bearing is a plain bearing in which a metal spindle turns in a jewel-lined pivot hole. The hole is typically shaped like a torus and is slightly larger than the shaft diameter. The jewel mat...
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Incabloc shock protection system
The Incabloc shock protection system is the trade name for a spring-loaded mounting system for the jewel bearings that support the balance wheel in a mechanical watch, to protect the wheel's delicate...
Incabloc shock protection system - Wikipedia
Complication (horology)
In horology, the study of clocks and watches, a complication refers to any feature in a timepiece beyond the simple display of hours and minutes. A timepiece indicating only hours and minutes is othe...
Complication (horology) - Wikipedia
Automatic watch
An automatic or self-winding watch is a mechanical watch in which the mainspring is wound automatically as a result of natural motion of the wearer's arm, to provide energy to run the watch, making ma...
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Skeleton watch
A skeleton watch is a mechanical watch (although occasionally quartz), in which all of the moving parts are visible through either the front of the watch, the back of the watch or a small cut outlinin...
Skeleton watch - Wikipedia
Tourbillon
Tourbillon Movement (high resolution).In horology, a tourbillon (/tʊərˈbɪljən/; [tuʁbijɔ̃] "whirlwind") is an addition to the mechanics of a watch escapement. Developed around 1795 and patented by ...
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