My insight view of Zenith … Part 9 of 11 … Follow me on a tour through the Manufacture in Le Locle

Within this workshop Zenith produces his complicated watches. Come with me and watch the master watchmakers at work.

 

… To enlarge my photographs to maximum size, please click on them once and then once again …

 

… Parts of the Zenith alarm wrist watch “Doublematic” …

… Parts of the Zenith alarm wrist watch “Doublematic” …

… Alarm on, Alarm off, Alarm on, Alarm off …

… Alarm on, Alarm off, Alarm on, Alarm off …

… the indication of the power reserve of the alarm …

… the indication of the power reserve of the alarm …

… a watchmaker was assembling an testing the “Doublematic” …

… a watchmaker was assembling an testing the “Doublematic” …

… a fascinating wrist watch with a lot of useful functions …

… a fascinating wrist watch with a lot of useful functions …

 

… let us discover the original “sound” of the “Doublematic” with this movie …

 

 

… another watchmaker was assembling a minute repeater …

… another watchmaker was assembling a minute repeater …

… depending on the focus of my photograph you may discover another detail of the movement …

… depending on the focus of my photograph you may discover another detail of the movement …

… always good to see are the two little hammers that strike the time …

… always good to see are the two little hammers that strike the time …

… by activating the mechanism the hammers begin to strike on the two gongs …

… by activating the mechanism the hammers begin to strike on the two gongs …

… The hours are struck on a gong of low pitch, the quarters on two gongs, one of high and the other of low pitch. The minutes are struck on a high pitch …

… The hours are struck on a gong of low pitch, the quarters on two gongs, one of high and the other of low pitch. The minutes are struck on a high pitch …

… the gongs are made of hardened steel, firmly fixed at one end …

… the gongs are made of hardened steel, firmly fixed at one end …

… a really fascinating mechanism …

… a really fascinating mechanism …

… and there we go, this is the last photograph …

… and there we go, this is the last photograph …

 

… and now let us discover the original “sound” of the minute repeater mechanism and see how the hammers strike the time with this movie …

 

 

 

… this is the cage of a tourbillon …

… this is the cage of a tourbillon …

… when mounted in the movement it looks like this …

… when mounted in the movement it looks like this …

… the tourbillon gage is steadily turning at the speed of of one turn per minute …

… the tourbillon gage is steadily turning at the speed of of one turn per minute …

 

… the video shows the cage turning at a constant speed …

 

 

… ladies and gentlemen: The master watchmakers in their workshop in Le Locle …

… ladies and gentlemen: The master watchmakers in their workshop in Le Locle …

… here in difference to the production of bigger quantities one watchmakers assembles the entire movement from A to Z …

… here in difference to the production of bigger quantities one watchmakers assembles the entire movement from A to Z …

… he gets all the parts in boxes as you can see them at the left side on the table …

… he gets all the parts in boxes as you can see them at the left side on the table …

… then part per part he assembles the complication. He also adjusts the movement and he is also testing it …

… then part per part he assembles the complication. He also adjusts the movement and he is also testing it …

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