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Oscillon takes watchmaking back to its roots

Swiss watchmaking at its purest.
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Photo: Oscillon 

Photo: Oscillon 

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. 


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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