Behind the Dial | The Watch Gallery

What is a butterfly clasp?

- Article by Nish Tej on 5th October, 2017 -
Like a butterfly spreading its wings, a butterfly clasp is made of two metal hinges that open to the right and left. The... Read More

What is a minute repeater?

- Article by Nish Tej on 5th October, 2017 -
One of the most complicated parts of a watch (they often use more parts than many tourbillons); a minute repeater sounds... Read More

What is a watch rotor?

- Article by Nish Tej on 5th October, 2017 -
The watch rotor is an oscillating weight that pivots inside a self-winding (automatic) watch. The movement of the wearer... Read More

What Is A Tachymeter?

- Article by Nish Tej on 5th October, 2017 -
A tachymeter is a scale most often found on a watch’s bezel or around the outside of the dial. The scale is a simple w... Read More

What Is A Balance Wheel?

- Article by Nish Tej on 31st July, 2017 -
The balance wheel regulates the time with a weighted device that swings back and forth inside the watch mechanism. With ... Read More

What Is A Watch Bridge?

- Article by Nish Tej on 28th July, 2017 -
The bridge is a key part of the timepiece, it is attached to the main plate of the frame to help form the watch movement... Read More

What Is A Deployment Clasp?

- Article by Nish Tej on 27th July, 2017 -
Created by Louis Cartier in 1910, a deployment clasp is an expanding metal mechanism used to secure a wristwatch. They a... Read More

What Is A Moon Phase?

- Article by Nish Tej on 26th July, 2017 -
Moon /muːn/ noun 1. the natural satellite of the earth, visible (chiefly at night) by reflected light from the sun. ... Read More

What is a Perpetual Calendar?

- Article by Elsa Beckmann on 22nd October, 2016 -
A perpetual calendar is a type of watch complication, which calibrates and displays the date, and how many days there ar... Read More

What is a Quartz Watch?

- Article by Elsa Beckmann on 22nd October, 2016 -
Put simply, a quartz watch is a watch that uses a quartz crystal to regulate an electronic oscillator, which keeps the t... Read More

What is a Watch Complication?

- Article by Elsa Beckmann on 22nd October, 2016 -
A watch complication is any function that a watch performs in addition to telling the time in hours, minutes and seconds... Read More
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