The most important and comprehensive subject covered by HOROPEDIA. It is divided into various chapters. By exploring them, you will find all the information about the manufacture of components and tools, their role, material, assembly, and the techniques and technologies used.



It comprises all the components that contain the movement and display of a watch. The watch case protects them from shocks, dust, and moisture.


The significant role of the bracelet-buckle combination is often underrated. If either one breaks, the watch is all too often got lost! More technical than meets the eye, they are also important for the style and design of a watch. In this chapter, you will find various types of bracelets and clasps, as well as the immense diversity of materials and techniques used in their manufacture.


Primarily a technical element, the dial is the most visible component of a watch, and to no surprise, it receives so much attention. From sophisticated design to pad printing, from high-tech workshops to the artist’s workbench, it is one of the watch components that brings together many professions.


General or highly specialized, functional or sophisticated, movement comes in as many forms as there are watch aficionados. The movement consists of all the components designed to display the time and additional information (complications) and ensures the precision of a watch.


This is certainly the subject that brings together the most artisans and artists. Regardless of a brand’s identity and its degree of industrialization, the human touch cannot yet be replaced here. An exception that shapes the charm and unique character of watchmaking professions.


This is the exclusive domain of watchmakers. It is the art of assembling all the components of a watch. The watchmaker must pay precise attention to each movement and watch assembled to check, correct, and adjust each function. The essential quality control steps will serve the interests of both the customer and the manufacturer (optimizing and reducing production costs).


In horology, the term “setting” specifically refers to all operations and actions aimed at adjusting or correcting the precision of a watch. These activities require expertise, technology, and exceptional dexterity. Fundamentally, a watch must function and indicate the time with precision. That is why this subject in highly important for watchmakers and brands.



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