Oscillon takes watchmaking back to its roots

Swiss watchmaking at its purest.
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A group of Swiss watchmakers have gotten together to create Oscillon, a new company that is reviving traditional manufacturing techniques. Using meticulously restored watchmaking equipment, the company builds timepieces in the very same way horologists would a century ago. Elaborate machines like the one below are just one step in a very slow and intensely careful process with every piece built all by hand without the help of computers or modern machinery. 

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The end result of this process is the L’instant de vérité, an elegant timepiece and a love letter to the watches and watchmaking masters of old. The watch features a 40mm red gold case, a manually wound movement, and a dial surface accompanied by a seconds subdial and power reserve indicator. 

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