Tourbillon Boutique team cordially invites all watch connoisseurs for a complimentary check-up on their timepiece, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November. Our watchmaker will perform a series of tests to check water resistance, magnetism and amplitude.
Checking the accurary of your watch's movement :
Mechanical watches are among the most accurate measuring instruments ever created by man. However, the accuracy of any watch’s mechanism depends on a number of factors.
Some of these might be internal such as the type of movement and the condition of its working parts. There are also external factors: for example, accuracy can be affected depending on how regularly the watch is wound up, its specific position on the wearer’s arm during physical activity, as well as other criteria such as temperature, air humidity and the magnetic fields from the multitude of electronic devices that we surround ourselves with in our everyday lives.
In the meantime, you can check out some of the latest and most innovative timepieces on the market, while our service technician completes a comprehensive assessment of your watch using our specialized equipment to provide you with a comprehensive report and any necessary recommendations.
Demagnetizing your watch
The magnetic fields produced by the electronic devices that surround us can affect any mechanical watch. At their worst, strong magnetic fields can cause a watch to stop or, conversely, make it run fast.
It is important to understand that this won’t cause any permanent or long-lasting damage to your watch’s mechanism. In the majority of cases, all that is required to return a watch to normal is to demagnetize it using specialized equipment.
If your Breguet, Harry Winston, Blancpain, Glashütte Original, Jaquet Droz or Omega watch has stopped or is beginning to run fast, there is a chance it has been accidentally exposed to a strong magnetic field. If this is the case, we recommend that you bring it into a Tourbillon boutique where we will demagnetize it for you while providing you with a comprehensive assessment of the accuracy of your watch’s movement.
Checking water resistance
If your watch is sometimes exposed to water or humidity, for example, if you wear it while engaged in water sports or holidaying by the sea, we recommend that you check its water-resistance at least once a year.