The production of each timepiece within the series is a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship and dedication to preserving horological traditions. This limited series, produced periodically, underscores the commitment to creating exceptional timepieces that embody a fusion of art and engineering. Crafting each watch takes well over two months, a testament to the intricate processes involved in repurposing the movement and intricately turning the dial's design.
The hand-guilloche work on the dial is a result of a collaboration with master engraver Jochen Benzinger, a longstanding partner. This intricate pattern, reminiscent of vintage craftsmanship, is achieved through the delicate art of hand-turning using a vintage rose engine. This technique adds a layer of depth and uniqueness to each dial, as no two patterns are precisely the same.
In the pursuit of precision and reliability, advanced machinery such as the Levin gear cutting machine is employed to create a new click spring. To enhance the durability of the low carbon steel used in the spring, cold forging techniques are implemented. This process increases the molecular density of the steel, making it harder and more resilient.
Even a seemingly modest detail like the pigs' bristle in the regulator holds significance. It acts as a device to alter the amplitude of the foliot's oscillation, a fine-tuning mechanism. The pigs' bristle is sourced from a high-quality paintbrush, highlighting the ingenuity in repurposing materials to achieve precise horological functions.
The multifaceted process involved in creating each timepiece underscores the commitment to artisanal excellence and the revival of traditional watchmaking techniques. The collaboration with master craftsmen, the utilization of vintage equipment, and the attention to even the smallest components all contribute to producing watches that are not just functional but imbued with the spirit of horological artistry.