Backes & Strauss creations have always drawn inspiration from the British heritage. Backes & Strauss produces jewelled watches with an unashamedly contemporary design in both its timepiece and fine jewellery ranges.
When a pendulum or balance oscillates, it moves between two extreme positions. The movement from one of these positions to the other and back counts as one oscillation. A balance usually produces 9,000 oscillations an hour, i.e. 18,000 vibrations.