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How mechanical watches work

Mechanical watches are much more than just instruments for measuring time; they are the symbol of a centuries-old watchmaking tradition, combining precision, art and engineering. In this article, we'll explore the intricacies that drive mechanical watches, with a particular focus on men's watches with exposed mechanisms, a category that fascinates as much as it intrigues.

- The workings of a mechanical watch -

At the heart of a mechanical watch is a complex set of carefully assembled parts, working in harmony to measure the passage of time. Unlike battery-powered quartz watches, mechanical watches rely on a fully mechanical movement, often visible through an exposed mechanism, to operate.

- The beating heart: The movement -

The movement, or "caliber", is the soul of a mechanical watch. It can be manually wound by the crown or automatically wound by the user's wrist movements. This winding system powers the mainspring, which stores the energy necessary for the watch to operate.

- The symphony of components -

  1. The mainspring: The energy source of the watch, contained in the barrel.
  2. The exhaust system: Regulates the release of mainspring energy.
  3. The pendulum: Oscillates at a constant frequency, ensuring regularity of movement.
  4. The escape wheel and the anchor: Transform the oscillation of the balance into a rotation which moves the hands of the watch.

- The aesthetics of the apparent mechanism -

Men's visible mechanism watches go beyond simple time measurement; they invite you to admire the ballet of moving parts. The open dial or transparent caseback reveals the magic of mechanics, transforming each watch into a wearable piece of art.

- Why choose a mechanical watch? -

Opting for a mechanical watch means choosing durability and authenticity. It’s also about displaying an appreciation for craftsmanship and a predilection for a sophistication that defies the digital age. Mechanical men's watches and visible mechanism men's watches are particularly popular for their character and their ability to stand out.

Mechanical watches are masterpieces of engineering, keepers of time that tell a story with every tick. You will discover on our Manufacturing page, all the stages of assembly of our mechanical watch.

Whether you're a long-time connoisseur or a newcomer to the world of watchmaking, understanding how a mechanical watch works enriches not only your appreciation of this timeless piece but also your connection to time itself.

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