Bueche-Girod Mechanical Musical Timepieces

Watches, Music, and a Little History A musical mechanical watch is an extremely complex device. Musical clocks and watches have been popularised in pop culture, and are familiar in films, fairy tales, and literary works. However, if you set out … Continue reading “Bueche-Girod Mechanical Musical Timepieces”

‘St. Andrews’ Gold Bespoke Watch with Repeater and Dead-Beat Seconds

‘St. Andrews’ Piece Unique Custom Made Repeater & Jumping Second, Golf Scene Enamel Dial This big gold ‘St. Andrews’ bespoke watch was made upon the customer’s request as a tribute to his favourite UK golf course ‘The Old Course St. Andrews … Continue reading “‘St. Andrews’ Gold Bespoke Watch with Repeater and Dead-Beat Seconds”

Audemars Piguet Minute Repeater Tourbillon – manufacturing a new watch case

Alternative Casing for a Complicated Audemars Piguet Timepiece Here we will take a look at a very complex Audemars Piguet watch – the minute repeater model. This watch is incredibly clever. But why, in particular, is this watch so special? … Continue reading “Audemars Piguet Minute Repeater Tourbillon – manufacturing a new watch case”

Le Phare Moonphase Calendar Quarter Repeater, 49 mm, circa 1890’s

This project, for a complicated “jumbo” custom built watch case, based on a repeating pocket watch movement from the 1890’s, aimed to rehouse the original vintage pocket watch movement into a new machine-built wristwatch case. Originally, 120 or more years … Continue reading “Le Phare Moonphase Calendar Quarter Repeater, 49 mm, circa 1890’s”