In the 21st Century, the computer has not replaced the watchmaker's specific expertise. Watchmakers meticulously assemble the various components, using the main plate as the base element in the movement architecture.
This operation requires dexterity, experience and days of patience to assemble complicated movements. The master watchmaker patiently adjusts each part of the mechanism, to ensure that the movement taking shape in their hands works perfectly.
Once assembled, the movements go through an “activation” phase, where they will tick for the very first time. They will then be set and undergo a long series of checks.