Aug.
22
2014
Thumbnail DeLaneau
Genève

Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix

Ladies' High-Mech

— We present a selection of bejeweled tourbillon models competing in the ladies’ high-mech category at this year’s Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix.
de Grisogono, DeLaneau, Louis Vuitton, Chaumet, Chopard
D de Dior Alligator

Dior

La D de Dior Alligator

— A collection available in the three colours of gold.
Thumbnail Walter von Känel, CEO of Longines with Yana Kudryavtseva and Giulia Steingruber

Longines

New Ambassadors

— Yana Kudryavtseva and Giulia Steingruber appointed Longines Ambassadors of Elegance.
Thumbnail Contest WorldTempus & Vulcain Win a Aviator GMT timepiece

Win a Vulcain timepiece

We are offering a Vulcain Aviator GMT watch worth CHF 4,220.
The watch list

Watches of the day

  • Thumbnail Blancpain Heure Decentree Petite Seconde Retrograde Watch-face-view

    Blancpain

    Women

    Off-centred Hour Retrograde Small Seconds

  • Thumbnail Hysek verdict 45mm Tourbillon PVD Noir Watch-face-view

    Hysek

    Verdict 45mm Tourbillon PVD Noir

  • Thumbnail Vacheron Constantin Métiers d'Art Fabuleux Ornements Manuscrit Indien 33580/000R-9959 - watch face view

    Vacheron Constantin

    Métiers d'Art

    Fabuleux Ornements Indian Manuscript

  • Thumbnail Ralph Lauren Slim Classic RLR0162700 - watch face view

    Ralph Lauren

    Slim Classic

  • Thumbnail Davidoff Velocity Diver Night Dive Edition Acier Watch-face-view

    Davidoff

    Velocity Diver Night Dive Edition

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Definition of the day

Steel,

Iron mixed with a small amount of carbon. Watchmakers refer to a watch's steel components (rocker, screws, index, etc.) as "steels". Among the different grades of steel, semi-hard is used for transmission arbors, embossed or bent parts. Hard steel is used for screws, pinions and watch parts that do not require very hard grade steel. Very hard and extra hard steel is used for springs, files and suchlike.