a movement consists of performing decorative operations when all
functional machining operations are completed, in order to create
the artistic emotion of beauty and technical perfection.
for finish : burrs are unattractive and impair the smooth running
of the mechanism.
relating to bevelling : Each type of surface of a part has a name ;
each is touched up, corrected and decorated by hand.
between the visible surface and the flank of the part (chamfers)
are finely bevelled and polished. The rim is thus underlined by
the light playing on the bevels.
Note : Hand-bevelling
is an extremely meticulous task.
Machine-bevelling is faster but the appearance is very different.
The only proof that a part has been decorated by hand is the
interior angle. No machine is currently capable of achieving
It is by observing this detail that one discovers this art which
perpetuates the grand watchmaking tradition.