There are many people who like watches, but I don’t think there are so many people who like pocket watches. In the eyes of most watch friends, pocket watches are actually a classic appearance with no complicated functions. But in the eyes of real technical players, the beauty of pocket watches lies in the classic beauty of time. Through a pocket watch you can see the state of life of centuries ago, and the small pocket watch has a more complex structure than a watch. .
Pocket Watch Story
According to historical records, clocks were born about 600 years ago, while pocket watches appeared at the end of the 17th century. In the earlier countries such as Britain, France, and Germany at that time, clocks were almost mounted on churches or bell towers, and the introduction of new clock technology such as lever balances and spring coil mechanisms was introduced for clocks. People’s pockets create the conditions, and this is the original pocket watch.
By the 19th century, the manufacturing technology of pocket watches had reached a very high level. The watchmaking process at that time relied on manual work. From the creation of the K gold case, the delicate carving, the firing of painted enamel to the grinding of each gear and screw, all had to be handled by human hands. A pocket watch with sophisticated workmanship and complex functions often takes several years to complete.
It is precisely because Swiss watchmakers have mastered advanced technology in the field of pocket watches (such as leading gears and escapements) that Switzerland will become the center of the world’s watchmaking industry for two centuries. Many early Swiss watchmaking techniques are now lost one by one with the passing of time. Only these exquisite pocket watches passed down are still telling people the glorious history of the past.
Recommended for modern pocket watches:
Patek Philippe Ref. 982/155 ‘Fire Dragon’ Pocket Watch
This extravagant Patek Philippe ‘Fire Dragon’ pocket watch, which debuted as a special timepiece for the opening of Patek Philippe’s residence, is the only precious item in the world. The pocket watch uses a decorative open-faced pocket watch decorated with filigree enamel and hand-carved dragon-shaped patterns. This pattern alone took 250 hours. This pocket watch uses Caliber 1-17 LEP PS IRM manual winding movement, small three-pin with power reserve display.
Jacques Dro THE POCKET WATCH IVORY ENAMEL
Interweaving the priceless treasures of each historical stage, traditional richness and modern elegance, embrace time: this is the essence of Jacques Dro’s new The Pocket Watch Ivory Enamel. Jacques Droe’s ambitions woven with outstanding professionalism and top craftsmanship, through the ivory white Great Fire enamel dial on this pocket watch, the gold back with the brand’s hidden logo shamrock, its elaborate hour markers and unique Guilloché pattern Show them one by one.
The Pocket Watch Ivory Enamel’s case back is hand-engraved with a Jacques de Lo signature and independent number, equipped with a manual winding movement with a 40-hour power reserve to pay tribute to its long-lasting philosophy from the Enlightenment.
Vacheron Constantin Rose Gold Slim Pocket Watch
This pocket watch inherits all the style elements of the Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine series, such as the neat and exquisite silver-plated milky dial and the polka dot minute scale. The 5N 18K pink gold case is 43mm in diameter and the case back is transparent. You can admire Vacheron Constantin’s wonderful hand-wound caliber 4400. The movement has the Geneva mark on it, which is close to the movement used by VC Historiques American 1921. However, the Caliber 4400 does not have a second hand, and other specifications are the same.
Glashütte ‘Pocket Watch One’
Pocket Watch No. 1 is inspired by the Julius Assmann antique pocket watch that currently exists in the Glashütte Museum in Germany. The second question function of ‘Pocket Watch No. 1’ is its attractive feature, which can be reported in time. The time is reported first with a lower sound and then with a higher sound. The slider at 6 o’clock can be used to operate the timepiece function. Move the slider to 9 o’clock to tighten the clockwork. When the mainspring is tightened, the watch function is automatically activated. The function is controlled by the centrifugal regulator of the movement’s gear train. The gongs surround the outer edge of the movement’s gear train and are struck by two-tone hammers on the gongs of different lengths to make a sound.
Hermes In The Pocket Pocket Watch
The shape of the In The Pocket is round and round. The case is made of rare palladium and has a diameter of 40mm, while the diameter worn in the form of a watch extends to 49mm. The silver texture on the dial shows the time clearly. Hermès exclusive H1837 automatic movement, which can provide a 50-hour power reserve. The leather bracelet of this watch has a long manufacturing process. Boucleteau (longer punched part of the strap, connected to the 6:00 position) and sanglon (shorter buckle part of the strap, connected to the 12:00 position) must be full Sewing by hand.