Dec 15, 2016

The Secret World of Hairsprings with Bovet 1822

Tags: Bovet, Hairspring, Regulating Organ, Spiral

For the very first, we have been able to access and bring you along to a very secret workshop where they manufacture the most strategic component of any mechanical watch: the hairspring.

This privileged access was granted to us by Bovet 1822, one of the very rare brands that do this themselves, and we were able to uncover part of the mystery behind the fabrication process. Find out more in this exclusive video report!

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  • JTMarlin8


    Excellent video. The key takeaway is the sorting process. No matter how much they control the manufacturing, in the end there is variation and the only way to get the best results is to sort and match hair springs to balance wheels through actual testing. This is the same way they make super precision ball bearings and high performance CPUs.

    Feb 17, 2019

  • Buck Otte

    Buck Otte

    Very lovely !!

    Feb 07, 2019

  • Alex P

    Alex P

    Marc, thank you! Only the Swiss and Germans have the skills necessary to perform this type of high-quality work. Both countries possess what I loosely term: A Culture of Quality!

    Jan 16, 2019

  • Pat Stokes

    Pat Stokes

    If we didn't have humans we wouldn't have an environmental problem whether watches are good for the environment or not. 0:58 I wonder what marketing guy came up with "watches are good for the environment" To say nothing of the environmental problems what come with the mining for the precious (rare) materials and manufacturing of watches. So I'd love to see that guy quite smiling over that idiotic idea. I guess Europeans are just as gullible as Americans.

    Jan 09, 2019

  • Ted dibiasi-JLC-Sinn

    Ted dibiasi-JLC-Sinn

    but what does Jean -Claude Biver think of this?

    Dec 11, 2018

  • RaindropsOnMyHead1


    Is this guy sign for the deaf? Or is he a kungfu master? Stop with the hands for the love of ....

    Nov 06, 2018

  • Jorge  Luna

    Jorge Luna

    Soy el único que ve como la pared detrás de él tiene movimientos?

    Aug 05, 2018

  • JollyVolt


    Why is he moving his hands too much

    Aug 03, 2018

  • Sky173


    Absolutely fascinating. It reminds me of the beating heart for the clock. thanks for sharing!

    Jul 03, 2018

  • nama rahsia

    nama rahsia

    so much talking

    May 23, 2018

  • noobi palium

    noobi palium

    What they do not tell you about luxury watches: it costs a fortune to get it fixed. It will definite break down because it's a man-made machine. Do not buy it unless you can afford the repair cost.

    May 14, 2018



    I can't believe it. I'm 12 almost 13 and wow I made one! But lol it's an hour- a- day inaccurate lol

    May 09, 2018

  • debendra gurung

    debendra gurung

    What an irony. In cars - its the ones that gobbles up as much fuels that defines luxury. In watch its the exact opposite. Is it all but a marketing BS.

    Apr 18, 2018

  • Gennarino Tortolani

    Gennarino Tortolani

    I love watch and repairing hairspring , the best relax therapy

    Apr 11, 2018

  • anthony williams

    anthony williams

    A "Man" stands in front of a camera to tell the world about hairsprings in watches, and does not bother to shave his chin, or to wear a shirt. To add insult to injury, he waves his hands at the viewer, like a puppet on strings, and in thirty seconds he loses his audience. What a waste of "time" the supposed subject matter of the film.

    Apr 08, 2018

  • K.C. LeJeune

    K.C. LeJeune

    For those people griping about Marc Andre talking with his hands, 9 out of 10 times a person doesn't even realise that they are using their hands when they talk, more common than you think. Also if that's the only thing you get out of this WONDERFUL video by Marc, then you have bigger issues. Ignore the haters Marc Andre! GREATEST fine watch coverage on the planet!! Respect my friend from Kevin in Louisiana USA.

    Mar 27, 2018

  • Aaron Jaben

    Aaron Jaben

    I don't quite get it...I need more hand movements while you talk

    Mar 11, 2018

  • SameBasicRiff


    the video and audio quality of this, even besides the great content, is phenomenal. kudos.

    Mar 11, 2018

  • Omnihil777


    Give this man a cocktail shaker, that would make him at least in one way useful...

    Mar 05, 2018

  • Astrafalustre


    What a terrible accent !! Hurts my ears.

    Mar 04, 2018

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