Audemars Piguet skeletonised watches

Watchmakers are exploring new areas of new fashion minimalism

Submitted by udivewatches on Tue, 06/09/2020 - 07:09

It's not simple to design an eye movement. Even in their simplest, they include more than a hundred components, a number of them near-microscopic, crammed into a couple of cubic centimetres. For reasons of efficiency and ethics, therefore, the moving parts are mounted into a solid disk -- the mainplate -- also held in place with other relatively sturdy plates, commonly called bridges. And if it were a simple matter of technology, there that the story will end. But proud craftsmen they are, watchmakers could not stop there.