This section of the site, divided into several sub-chapters, is the most consequential of HOROPEDIA’s, through which we break down each element and component of a watch.
This covers how they are designed and manufactured, taking into account their production method, as well as their function and how they are assembled and finished.
Watch case is the component that protects the movement, dial and hands of a watch.
BRACELETS & CLASPS
Bracelet and clasp are the two components that hold a watch case to its wearer’s wrist.
DIAL & DISPLAY
Dial and display are the parts of the watch where the indications it delivers can be read.
Movement is the engine of the watch. It is where we will find the gears and springs enabling its good functioning.
Setting consists of ajusting the dimentions of the pallets, the balance-wheel and the hairspring.
DECORATION & FINISHING
Decoration and finishing exist mainly to embellish a watch. Their technical added value is secondary.
This type of treatment allows partly to protect from oxidation but also, besides embellishing, to improve technical characteristics.
ASSEMBLY & QUALITY CONTROL
Assembly and quality control are important manufacturing processes that must be perfectly mastered.
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