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Of or relating to timepieces worn on the wrist or kept in a convenient place, such as a coat pocket.

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perpetual calendar

Timepieces; Watches

This calendar automatically adjusts to the length of each month, even in a leap year. However it will have to be adjusted manually in 2100 which will not be a leap year in the Gregorian calendar.

mixed display

Timepieces; Watches

Refers to a watch that indicates hours and minutes with hands (analog display) while other optional functions, such as chronograph timing, are indicated by means of liquid crystals (digital display.)


Timepieces; Watches

The Monaco series, introduced in 1969, in honor of this unique Grand Prix whose original track is a very special experience for drivers. Its water-resistant square case - the first in watchmaking ...

winding stem

Timepieces; Watches

A cylindrical shaft with a threaded end section on which the crown is fitted. It is used for setting the time and winding the watch.


Timepieces; Watches

Current norms state that a watch can only be called "Water-resistant" if it withstands perspiration, drops of water, rain, or immersion in one meter of water for 30 minutes. Superior levels of ...


Timepieces; Watches

The movement of a balance from one extreme to the other. In a classic watch movement the balance oscillates at a speed of 5 vibrations/second or 18,000 vibrations/hour. In modern watches the number ...


Timepieces; Watches

The Verona series was launched in 1978, inspired by the romantic image of the Italian city. It was composed mainly of quartz watches.

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