A LEGACY OF INNOVATION

Automatic watch movements are advanced timekeeping tools honed over generations of watchmakers striving for beauty and precision.

A LEGACY OF INNOVATION

Automatic watch movements are advanced timekeeping tools honed over generations of watchmakers striving for beauty and precision.

1776

First automatic pocket watch movement invented by Swiss watchmaker Abraham-Louis Perrelet (powered for up to 8 hours)

1923

First automatic wrist watch movement invented by British watchmaker John Harwood (powered for up to 12 hours)

2021

Modern automatic watch movement with rotor that spins 360 degrees in both directions (powered for up to 36-48 hours)

1776

First automatic pocket watch movement invented by Swiss watchmaker Abraham-Louis Perrelet (powered for up to 8 hours)

1923

First automatic wrist watch movement invented by British watchmaker John Harwood (powered for up to 12 hours)

2021

Modern automatic watch movement with rotor that spins 360 degrees in both directions (powered for up to 36-48 hours)

ANATOMY OF AN AUTOMATIC WATCH

Deconstructing the automatic watch into its key parts and their functions:

ANATOMY OF AN AUTOMATIC WATCH

Deconstructing the automatic watch into its key parts and their functions:

Watch Movement

Timekeeping engine that powers the watch

Watch Case

Exterior metal shell that protects the watch

Watch Dial

Decorative metal plate that displays units of time

SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL

Clear glass that is hard and scratch-resistant

Watch Movement

Timekeeping engine that powers the watch

Watch Case

Exterior metal shell that protects the watch

Watch Dial

Decorative metal plate that displays units of time

SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL

Clear glass that is hard and scratch-resistant

Crown

Outside gear that adjusts and winds the watch

HANDS AND DATE DISC

Tracking markers that display units of time

Bracelet

Metal band that secures the watch onto the wrist

Buckle

Clasp that releases and fastens watch onto wrist

Crown

Outside gear that adjusts and winds the watch

HANDS AND DATE DISC

Tracking markers that display units of time

Bracelet

Metal band that secures the watch onto the wrist

Buckle

Clasp that releases and fastens watch onto wrist

Did you know…

Because it winds itself when you wear it, an automatic watch is also known as a self-winding watch or wind up watch.

Did you know…

Because it winds itself when you wear it, an automatic watch is also known as a self-winding watch or wind up watch.

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