Menu

Eccentric

Understanding Mechanical Watches

At the heart of every mechanical watch lies a complex mechanism that keeps time with remarkable accuracy. Unlike quartz watches, which are powered by a battery, mechanical watches are driven by a mainspring that needs to be wound either manually or automatically.

The mainspring stores energy and releases it in a controlled manner through a series of gears and springs, driving the hands on the watch face. The balance wheel, which oscillates back and forth, acts as the timekeeper, ensuring that the energy is released at a steady rate. This intricate dance of gears and springs is what makes mechanical watches fascinating.

The Art of Horology

Horology, the art and science of measuring time, is at the core of every mechanical watch. It is a discipline that dates back centuries, and it has evolved significantly over time. From the early mechanical clocks of the Middle Ages to the sophisticated wristwatches of today, horology has always been about precision and innovation.

But horology is not just about technical prowess. It is also an art form. The design and decoration of a watch, from its case and dial to its movement, are as important as its mechanical functions. The best watchmakers are not only engineers but also artists, and their creations are works of art that tell time.

The Swiss Tradition

Switzerland has a long and storied history in watchmaking. Swiss watchmakers are renowned for their skill and craftsmanship, and Swiss-made watches are considered the gold standard in the industry. The “Swiss Made” label is more than just a mark of origin; it is a seal of quality and prestige.

Swiss watchmakers are known for their attention to detail and their commitment to perfection. They use the finest materials and employ traditional techniques, but they also embrace innovation. From the invention of the automatic winding mechanism to the development of high-tech materials, Swiss watchmakers have always been at the forefront of horological innovation.

The Eccentricity of Luxury Mechanical Watches

Luxury mechanical watches are not just about telling time; they are about making a statement. They are expressions of personal style, status symbols, and investments. But what sets them apart is their eccentricity. The term “eccentric” is often used to describe something that is unconventional or unusual, and it perfectly encapsulates the world of luxury mechanical watches.

From watches with unconventional designs and complications to those made from rare and exotic materials, luxury mechanical watches push the boundaries of what is possible in watchmaking. They are the result of watchmakers’ relentless pursuit of perfection and their desire to create something unique and extraordinary.

Unconventional Designs and Complications

One of the ways in which luxury mechanical watches exhibit eccentricity is through their designs and complications. Complications are functions of a watch beyond the basic display of hours, minutes, and seconds. They can include features such as a chronograph, a moon phase display, or a tourbillon.

Some luxury watches take complications to a whole new level, incorporating astronomical displays, minute repeaters, or perpetual calendars. These watches are not just timepieces; they are miniature mechanical marvels that showcase the watchmaker’s skill and ingenuity.

Exotic Materials and Craftsmanship

Luxury mechanical watches are often made from precious metals such as gold or platinum, but some watchmakers go a step further, using exotic materials such as meteorite, mother-of-pearl, or even dinosaur bone. These materials are not only visually striking, but they also add a layer of exclusivity to the watch.

But it’s not just about the materials; it’s also about the craftsmanship. The creation of a luxury mechanical watch involves numerous stages, each requiring a high level of skill and precision. From the cutting and polishing of the components to the assembly and adjustment of the movement, every step is carried out with meticulous attention to detail.

Appreciating the Eccentricity

Appreciating the eccentricity of luxury mechanical watches is not just about understanding their mechanisms or admiring their designs. It’s also about recognizing the passion and dedication that goes into creating these timepieces. Every watch tells a story, and every detail is a testament to the watchmaker’s craft.

Whether you’re a seasoned collector or a novice enthusiast, the world of luxury mechanical watches is a fascinating one. It’s a world where art and science meet, where tradition and innovation coexist, and where the ordinary becomes extraordinary. So, take a moment to appreciate the eccentricity of these remarkable timepieces, and let them inspire you.

STAY UP TO DATE WITH RESERVOIR.

Be the first to hear about RESERVOIR’s exclusive events and new product releases.

By signing up to the RESERVOIR newsletter you are agreeing to allow us to email you and process of your personal data as described in the privacy policy.

Watches

Accessories

Watch Finder

Services

The brand

Stores

news

Delivery / Currency

Search

Need help ?

Call us

Visit Us

FAQ

Email Us

Media Editorial RESERVOIR Watch - Luxury Timepiece in Jet Black, Light Grey & Steel Grey

Watches

Media editorial of luxury RESERVOIR watch in shades of dark charcoal, light grey and medium grey.

Car

Watch - RESERVOIR

Aeronautic

Media: Luxury RESERVOIR watch with light grey, very dark grey and dark brown colour scheme.

Marine

Media RESERVOIR watch editorial in luxury colours of dark olive green, light grey, and light mint green.

Music

Watch - RESERVOIR

Comics by Reservoir

Dark olive green, light beige, and light blue-grey luxury RESERVOIR watch editorial media.

Partnership

You may also like

Accessories

Longbridge Vintage Car Watch with Jet Black, Light Grey, and Teal Blue Leather Strap

Straps

Media editorial of a luxurious RESERVOIR watch with a jet black and light greyish beige with light grey accents.

Watch winder

Car

Media of RESERVOIR watch in luxury editorial featuring dark olive green, light beige, and light grey shades.

GT Tour

Vintage luxury car with rpm counter and watch in light grey, dark black, and dark red.

Supercharged

British Mini Car in Contrasting Light Beige, Dark black and Dark Grey-Blue at Longbridge

Longbridge

356 Porsche Car with Light Grey, Dark black, and Medium black Watch

Kanister

Armani - Watch

390 FASTBACK

Analog watch - Watch

MONZA DESIGN

WW2 Battlefield Scene with GI in Car, Watch in Dark Olive Green and Light Grey-Brown.

Battlefield

Explore

You may also like

Aeronautic

Airfight Watch with Jet in Dark black, Light Grey, and Medium Grey

Airfight

Leather-clad WW1 Pilot wearing a black, light beige, and light grey watch in a biplane.

Black Sparrow

Explore

You may also like

Marine

Luxury Diver's Watch with Dark Navy and Light Grey-Blue Manometer.

Hydrosphere

RESERVOIR - Watch

Tiefenmesser

Explore

You may also like

Music

Luxury RESERVOIR watch media editorial with jet black, light grey, and dark greyish blue colors.

Sonomaster

Explore

You may also like

Comics by Reservoir

Comics featuring Blake and Mortimer in black, light grey and light blue-grey.

Blake et Mortimer

RESERVOIR - RESERVOIR watch RESERVOIR x POPEYE CRICKET

Popeye

Explore

You may also like

Partnership

Explore

You may also like

GT Tour

You may also like

Supercharged

You may also like

Longbridge

You may also like

kanister

You may also like

390 Fastback

You may also like

MONZA DESIGN

You may also like

Airfight

You may also like

Black Sparrow

You may also like

Hydrosphere

You may also like

Tiefenmesser

You may also like

Sonomaster

You may also like

Blake et Mortimer

You may also like

Popeye

You may also like

ABDULLA lUTFI

You may also like

Language
Delivery country & currency
  • Mauritius / USD ($)
  • Niger / USD ($)
  • Senegal / USD ($)
  • South Africa / USD ($)
  • Austria / EUR (€)
  • Belgium / EUR (€)
  • Bulgaria / EUR (€)
  • Switzerland / CHF (CHF)
  • Cyprus / EUR (€)
  • Czech Republic / EUR (€)
  • Germany / EUR (€)
  • Denmark / EUR (€)
  • Estonia / EUR (€)
  • Spain / EUR (€)
  • Finland / EUR (€)
  • France / EUR (€)
  • United Kingdom (UK) / GBP (£)
  • Greece / EUR (€)
  • Croatia / EUR (€)
  • Hungary / EUR (€)
  • Ireland / EUR (€)
  • Italy / EUR (€)
  • Lithuania / EUR (€)
  • Luxembourg / EUR (€)
  • Monaco / EUR (€)
  • Malta / EUR (€)
  • Netherlands / EUR (€)
  • Norway / EUR (€)
  • Poland / EUR (€)
  • Portugal / EUR (€)
  • Romania / EUR (€)
  • Sweden / EUR (€)
  • Slovenia / EUR (€)
  • Slovakia / EUR (€)
  • Turkey / USD ($)
  • Hong Kong / USD ($)
  • Indonesia / USD ($)
  • India / USD ($)
  • Japan / JPY (¥)
  • South Korea / USD ($)
  • Malaysia / USD ($)
  • Philippines / USD ($)
  • Singapore / USD ($)
  • Taiwan / USD ($)
  • Canada / USD ($)
  • Dominican Republic / USD ($)
  • Mexico / USD ($)
  • Panama / USD ($)
  • United States (US) / USD ($)
  • Australia / USD ($)
  • New Zealand / USD ($)
  • United Arab Emirates / USD ($)
  • Bahrain / USD ($)
  • Kuwait / USD ($)
  • Lebanon / USD ($)
  • Oman / USD ($)
  • Saudi Arabia / USD ($)