Mechanical movements offer a high level of quality and craftsmanship. These movements are made by skilled watchmakers and contain a number of tiny components. To power the timepiece, each of these tiny components work together. For centuries, the mechanics inside a movement have changed very little. Today’s technology allows for more precise construction and endless possibilities for decoration.
Asphalt Bridge watch
In the picture, we focus on the balance bridge with the magnifying glass. This small (2-3 mm) component is an important part in any mechanical movement. Even though these components are small, they offer endless decoration possibilities. Among other things, COBLOR requested an asphalt effect as decoration for its own caliber, which was also new for our Swiss manufacture. The first tests, however, show how much attention is paid to detail. Our partners are well on the way to developing “the first asphalt bridge” in a mechanical watch. Together with the base plate, bridges and cocks form the frame of a movement. Between them are the shafts of the oscillating movement parts with pressed-in rubies. The plate forms the base on which the mainspring barrel, the wheels, the pallet and the balance are mounted on one side. Everything is driven by the movement of the hand, which sets the rotor (oscillating weight) in motion. We don’t want to promise you too much. But the rotor will be an absolute eye-catcher!

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