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Our watch lexicon is designed to provide you with everything worth knowing about our watches. Do you want to find out more about the functionality of your new wristwatch? Or whether your chosen watch fulfils all your criteria? Our watch lexicon guides you safely through the jungle of specialist timepiece terminology.

Water resistance
Moonphase adjustment
Automatic winding
Tritium gaseous tubes
SuperLumiNova
Tachymeter
Telemeter
GMT

GMT

PVD plating
Mother of pearl

A/h - Amplitude
Helium escape valve
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Water resistance

Wristwatches whose original condition is resistant to water penetration up to the specified depth are referred to as "water resistant".

Moonphase adjustment

Displaying the current phase of the moon on the dial of a mechanical watch may not sound like a big challenge. But in practice, it is complicated. ....

Automatic winding

In a watch with automatic winding, the centrifugal and gravitational forces are used as an energy source. A semicircular weight called the rotor or balance weight winds the spring through the arm movements of the person wearing the watch...

Tritium gaseous tubes

Tritium is a colourless gas otherwise known as extra-heavy hydrogen. The name originates from the Greek word ‘tritos’ meaning third, and refers to the three components of the atom (3H)...

SuperLumiNova

SuperLumiNova luminescent pigments are the latest patented development in the field of non-radioactive luminescent pigments...

Tachymeter

The tachymeter scale on the watch face of a chronograph is used to measure the speed, e.g. of a car over a 1-km distance.

Telemeter

A telemeter scale enables the calculation of the distance between an acoustic signal and its own position. Or, put more simply, it can be used to determine the proximity of a storm...

GMT

The GMT function for wristwatches was originally developed in the 1950s for pilots. Their job regularly took them back and forth between different time zones, so they needed a timepiece that did not constantly have to be set to the new local time...

PVD plating

PVD stands for physical vapour deposition and offers the ultimate in robust and long-lasting colour and composition. In the PVD process the watch case or strap is placed in a sealed, pressurised chamber in which a material is vaporised, creating a saturated atmosphere...

Mother of pearl

Iridescence is an optical phenomenon that gives mother of pearl its characteristic shine and produces a rainbow of different colours depending on how light hits it...

A/h - Amplitude

Amplitude (semi oscillation) of the balance is the change between peak (highest amplitude value) and trough (lowest amplitude value) within one hour.

Helium escape valve

The helium escape valve was specially developed for use by professional divers. During deep sea dives lasting several days, divers operate from diving bells...
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