The ability for us to cut our own escape wheel in our atelier with custom hand made cutters isn’t for the light hearted but is a key point to being fully independent. Utilizing, and building upon, a modern re-invention of 1800’s Watchmaker Louis Richard’s eccentric oil free escapement Mr.Spitz has created something rather spectacular in watchmaking. While fine tuning and poising the pallet fork was one hurdle of re-imagining a mechanical design of yesteryear, he also brought symmetry to its functional parts. All of this while working in tandem with a greatly oversized titanium balance wheel.
Keeping it simple using the least amount of parts to accomplish each sub components duties is what Daniel says was needed to be executed. From vast experience we know the more complicated a timepieces caliber is the more prone they are to something somewhere causing problems. So Daniel set out to strip it down to essentials and build it up with robust overbuilt thick parts reminiscent of an era past.
An escape wheel and hand polished steel pinion made from A to Z in our United States atelier. With an extended through plate pinion shaft it connects to the sub seconds wheel on the dial side. The teeth are a shape unique requiring a series of hand made cutters and procedures for our wheel cutting machine. Hand operated and guided, of course.