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Accurate to the second: Our top 5 most precise watches

Mechanical watches have their own charm. However, when accuracy is an issue there are more factors to consider as it can vary from day to day.

The clock wins or loses time when it is in a single due to gravity position rests. This is where the so-called balance wheel comes into play, which adjusts itself to compensate for time lost and gained in various positions. A customized watch should perform within specification when worn daily. If you take your watch off at night, you can test different placements to find the ideal position that causes the least loss of time. In general, we recommend that you always place the watch flat with the dial facing up.

In addition, thetemperature an important factor. Many modern clocks are designed to compensate for changes in temperature, unless the clock is exposed to extreme changes in weather. But even then, a simple adjustment can solve the problem.

A new mechanical watch will take a few weeks to find its momentum and keep the time “accurately”. This usually happens when the lubricants are evenly distributed inside the watch. Should you find that your watch is running slower or faster after the first few weeks, you can either decide to regulate it or to set it.

Regulation: If your watch is running either too fast or too slowly, the solution would be to adjust the beat rate accordingly. This is a simple process and can be done quickly by turning a screw. A qualified watchmaker will complete this task in a few minutes with the right equipment - one of the most frequent interventions in our CHRONEXT master workshop.

Attitude: This is especially true for watches that run too slowly or too quickly and also not run smoothly, especially in different positions. Here the balance is adjusted so that it compensates for the different positions. Also a simple process, but it takes more time as each position has to be monitored and adjusted.