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WATCH MANIA!

October 1, 2015

Welcome to the spotlight on Watches.

 

Horology is the art and science of measuring time. The obsession with watches stems from the fact that time is the only thing you cant buy back. Lets talk about the different types of watches.

 

Who needs a watch?... My smartphone tells the time! (LOL). Recently wristwatches have once again come into popularity as a fashionable accessory. The two main types of watches available on the market are Quartz and Mechanical. There is also two sub-categories of Mechanical watches; Mechanical manual and Automatic (self winding).

 

So what is a Mechanical watch? Mechanical watches use a precision mechanical mechanism for timekeeping, and do not require a battery (whereas Quartz watches do). The watch movement is regulated by a tightly wound mainspring. As the spring releases stored energy, it drives the gears to power the balance wheel and escapement to move the hands on the dial. This is the classic form of a mechanical timepiece.

 

Haute horology is mainly manufactured in the countries of Switzerland (‘Swiss Made’), Germany and Japan. Some of the most revered manufacturers include A. Lange & Sohne, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoutre, Breguet, Audermars Piguet, IWC, Breitling, Rolex, Ulysse Nardin and Seiko.

 

“Second after fleeting second, time flies. Mankind’s only consolation is somehow to capture its elusiveness. Electing for instance to track its flight on the dial of a [Vacheron Constantin] wristwatch.” Life goes by in the blink of an eye. If you want more time, purchase some more watches. Highly technical and beautiful, there is a timepiece to suit many varying tastes in the universe of haute horology.

 

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