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The body of your watch

Technical guide
15.10.2019

It's hard to get how does a watch works without knowing its body.

 

 

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TECHNICAL TERMES

What is a turntable?

The turntable is a plate that supports the various components of the movement. The plate is pierced with holes to receive rubies in which the wheel axles pivot. It is therefore the base where all the parts are assembled.

What is a movement?

The movement is a mechanical part comprising all the parts and mechanisms used to indicate the time. It is similar to a motor; in fact, a movement manufacturer is called a motorist.

What is a chronograph watch?

A chronograph watch is a watch with an additional mechanism for continuous or interrupted time measurement. Not to be confused with a chronometer. A chronometer is a label given to a timekeeping instrument.

What is a pendulum?

The regulating organ of mechanical watches is composed of a flywheel called a balance wheel, on the axis of which a spiral spring is fixed. This makes it possible to regulate the speed of the wheels of the watch mechanism.

What is the exhaust system used for?

The exhaust distributes the energy: it is a distributing organ, it ensures the connection with the regulating organ (pendulum).

Why does a mechanical watch make "Tic Tac"?

These noises are due to shocks caused by the exhaust.

What is 3 ATM or 5 ATM?

ATM (atmosphere) is a term used to indicate the water-resistance of a watch, referring to atmospheric pressure. It therefore determines the resistance of a watch to pressure. 3 ATM = 3 bar = 30 meters 5 ATM = 5 bar = 50 meters All our watches are water resistant to 3 or 5 ATM.

What is the ruby in a watch?

The ruby found in watches is synthetic ruby. It is used to guide the axes on the plate, it also serves as an oiler. The synthetic ruby is used because it is more resistant. The synthetic ruby is worked to a hundredth of a millimetre.