Each watch is carefully assembled by hand by one of our three in-house watchmakers.
We never assume that a movement runs perfectly just because it is new. Before assembly, the amplitude - or swinging rate of the balance wheel - is checked with our timegraph to ensure utmost accuracy.
Next, conversions are implemented. Due to the additional depth of enamel dials, it is necessary to change certain wheels of the movement for the hands to flow freely across the dial without catching on the enamel below.
Depending on the movement, wheels are replaced to accommodate the thickness of the enamel dial. This ensures that the hands don’t collide with the dial.
Any date complication components are removed. This also involves the substitution of quickset parts for non-date variants to eliminate the ‘ghost’ crown setting positions.
The dial is checked to ensure it is free of defects before being fitted to the movement. The hands are then installed and any adjustments needed are made to ensure the best concentricity of the dial to movement and the hands to printing.
The watch is regulated by the assembling watchmaker to the end wearer's specification. A final timing check by a second watchmaker is conducted during later quality control.
For best accuracy, we regulate after the watch is assembled so that the minor weight difference of the hands is accounted for.
After a final check to ensure there is no dust or fibre trapped under the crystal, the caseback is tightened down. If the wearer has requested an engraving, this is then completed. By using a laser engraver, we ensure that no damage occurs to the movement or dial inside.
Finally, the completed watch is checked for water resistance using vacuum and pressure testing equipment.
As part of our quality control process, each watch assembled by one watchmaker is checked by another.
The amplitude is checked once more before attaching the dial. Once on, the dial is also thoroughly inspected. Due to the hand-made nature of every dial, small tweaks may be necessary to ensure the best possible fit.
Each watch hand is thermally treated to a specific colour and, therefore, requires individual inspection for any blemishes and colour consistency before assembly.
Once assembled, every watch is regulated to suit the wearer. Wrist preference, daily activity and storage are all considered to provide optimum accuracy for the individual wearer.
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