Precision is a recurring theme when one talks about watchmaking. Horology brings in all the mechanical gears and wheels and then scales it down to unimaginable levels. The Franck Muller workshop was one of the very few watchmakers in the world to create its own tourbillon complications. The company’s founder, after whom the company is named, made his first tourbillon watch in 1984 and since then the company has come a long way.
The company now makes watch cases that are milled on computer controlled machines for astounding accuracy. The Curvex watch cases seen in the video are shaped, polished automatically and manually. They are then engraved and with precision and encrusted with real diamonds in a painstaking process. These diamond studded Franck Muller Curvex watches can cost upwards of $20,000, but they are truly masterpieces created with a beautiful collaboration between computers and humans to achieve greater levels of – yes, precision.