The designer follows his own inspiration to create a new model (pictures: Breguet)
Gold and silver are melted together to form the watchcase.
The bottom plate on which all the other parts of a watch movement are mounted is cut according to the needs of the new watch.
The precision of the cutting is checked with a laser.
The bridge of the tourbillon cage is polished and bevelled. A tourbillon, a complication in watchmaking invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet in 1801, is a movement designed to counter the effects of gravity on a mechanical watch.
The tourbillon cage is almost ready to be mounted.
The balance-spring and the balance are important elements of the movement, the watch's heart.
After mounting the movement's wheels on the base plate, a second plate is added on top.
The numbers are printed on the dial with a transfer applied by using a gelatine pad.
The hands are placed on their bearing, the last operation before the watchcase is sealed.