Ulysse Nardin gold watch case making

This project will show rather simple case production in classic “antique” design. We will reconstruct the traditional manual wristwatch case making process of early 1900’s. Old Swiss Movement A little noble movement to make a new watch. This one was produced in 1890’s by Ulysse Nardin manufacture based on LeCoultre … Continue reading “Ulysse Nardin gold watch case making”

Audemars Piguet Minute Repeater Tourbillon – new watch case manufacturing

Alternative casing for complicated Audemars Piguet timepiece We will talk about a really complex Audemars Piguet Swiss watch, the minute repeater model. Why is this watch so clever? Because the tourbillon turns the oscillating system around its axis once in a … Continue reading “Audemars Piguet Minute Repeater Tourbillon – new watch case manufacturing”

F.L.Loebner Berlin/Reich Chronograph Minerva cal.10, 46mm, 1930s

For complicated chrono watch fans and collectors, hard to find early military purpose MINERVA chronograph in very good condition. – branded by Third Reich official supplier – made by famous Minerva manufacture from Switzerland – collectible mono-pusher chronograph – rare … Continue reading “F.L.Loebner Berlin/Reich Chronograph Minerva cal.10, 46mm, 1930s”

H.R.Ekegren mainplate pattern refinish

А weekend job Last week I cased one homeless pocket watch movement made in 1880’s by a famous danish watchmaker Henri-Robert Ekegren from Copenhagen. H.R.Ekegren worked for top horological companies Jules Jurgensen, Winnerl Paris, Golay Geneva etc. In 1891 Ekegren manufacture was taken over by Edouard Koehn, Patek Philippe … Continue reading “H.R.Ekegren mainplate pattern refinish”

Touchon & Co, rose gold & enamel minute repeater, ~1890’s

Custom made gold watch with minute repeater function The project completed back in 2012. We crafted gold watch based on minute repeater movement made by famous Swiss “Touchon & Co” company. The case we made is 44 mm in diameter, pretty comfortable … Continue reading “Touchon & Co, rose gold & enamel minute repeater, ~1890’s”

254. Vacheron & Constantin No 405636, 1930

Original Vacheron & Constantin movement arrived without case. Signed enamel dial is original unrestored. “Lepine” type open-face movement has the winding crown in position of “12” digit. So it does need unusual wrist-type case to house the movement correctly. We machined new case … Continue reading “254. Vacheron & Constantin No 405636, 1930”

ZENITH Chronograph – watch dial restoration

Dial refinish is rather expensive part of restoration work. In most cases we can’t just “clean” the dial and need to reproduce all paint layers from metal plate up to fixing varnish. This dial arrived from customer in rough condition. Stain, wearing – the damage … Continue reading “ZENITH Chronograph – watch dial restoration”