Breitling Chronomat GMT: a high-flying traveler

The presentation at Baselworld 2009 of the new caliber manufacture 01 (designed and produced by Breitling) represented a milestone in the history of this legendary firm. The explanation of the reasons for the decision of Breitling (and almost all other Swiss brands) to start the unbridled race of calibers manufactured internally, could fill several pages. […]

How to use a rotating bezel on wrist watch

Technically, the bezel is an independent part of the housing that holds the glass. As the potential of the wristwatch unfolded, this element also took on new forms. Today, depending on the purpose, the bezel can have a different embodiment, which in many respects determines the style of the wrist accessory, and perform different tasks. […]

The ETA movement: the main thing about the factory and its mechanisms

In articles and specifications about watches, you could often meet the abbreviation ETA or the phrase “mechanism ETA”. This is the name of the industrial empire producing mechanical and quartz mechanisms, as well as spare parts for them. Every year, the factory produces millions of mechanisms, serving about half of all Swiss production. What contribution […]