The first project of a watch
This mechanism is not yet ready. The idea of the project arose after visiting Glashutte in 2009, a small town in which the center of the German watch industry is located. I was impressed by the elegant shapes and fine mechanics of the wristwatch. I really wanted to try to do something like this.
In my workshop the first industrial machines appeared.
I designed my first mechanism myself, but not without the help and advice of experienced watchmakers. I adhered to the Glashutte traditions: the three-quarter platinum, the sun polish, the jewels packed into the châteaux.
A year later I was able to manually make the first parts for this mechanism. In their manufacture, various materials were used. The plate, the drum, some bolts and wheels are made of ivory. Châtelets and some bolts from gold, 22 carats. On the steel drum and crown wheel made a solar shlif. Of steel are also pinions, some bridges, gears and bolts. Chronometer wheel Ø 9,4 mm. Made of steel on its own sketch. Here completely manual work with the use of needle file. At first I divided the gear round the circumference into five parts, and then I grind out the spokes under the microscope. The teeth were milled by means of a division machine on Shaublin with a milling cutter of their own making.