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Conservation- restoration


Conservation - repair - restoration is provided to all types of watch and clock movements, see list below.

Any parts lost or damaged like: balance staffs, balance springs, train wheels & pinions, jewels, bearings, escapement parts, bridges etc. can be calculated and executed using traditional techniques (no CNC, laser cut, etc.) and in the aesthetic style of the movement's historical period.

Pocket watches
Wristwatches
Marine chronometers
Bracket clocks
Pendules de Paris
Wall clocks, Cuckoo clocks
Floor clocks
Regulator Clocks
Tower & Public clocks
Antique Car and Motocycle Instruments

We handle all types of escapements:

Verge
Cylinder
Duplex
Pin lever
English & Swiss Levers
Detents
Dead beat
Recoil
Brocot
Mixed, etc.

Chronometers are adjusted to positions and isochronism to their specification standards.

Our specialty is antique complicated movements like:

Chronographs
Independent seconds
Repeaters
Calendars
Automata
Music boxes
Carillons, etc.

As mentioned above, damaged or missing parts can be calculated and reproduced including repeater gongs or parts of the cadrature.

Any restoration project has one year warranty.


19" cal. V stemwind gold pocket watch, circa 1870

Patek Philippe wristwatch, 1940

Vacheron Genève cal. V 18" keywind, 1860

Vacheron & Constantin 18" open face pocket watch, circa 1890

Vienna regulator, mantel clocks

Fratelli Solari tower clock, late 19th cent.

A car's dashboard clock

Marine Chronometers



Bespoke Watchmaking

We can execute unique handmade timepieces upon request.


Aurdemars Frères ¼ repeater chronograph movement (Le Phare)



Decoration

The movements under conservation - restoration retain their original decoration. Parts, that are missing or damaged and have to be reproduced, can be decorated as the originals.

Côtes de Genève, perlage, anglage, mirror polishing, graining and blueing are applied to bridges, plates and steel parts, while hand engraving and engine turning (guillochage) is involved in other parts and in case making.


19" cal. V movement, after restoration and decoration (graining, mirror polishing, blueing, satin finishing)

Patek Philippe movement restored with hand-finished decoration (spotting, clouding, mirror polishing, blueing, satin finishing)



Dial

We restore watch and clock dials, enamel or metal.

We can also make new dials for antique movements.


Dial Restorations

Dial before and after restoration