Step 3: Delving into the history of watchmaking to incorporate purist techniques into our watch concept
While many watch brands strive to simplify, Maison Boanton delves into horological history to (re)discover and integrate purist techniques into its watch concept (e.g., a central container).
In the history of watchmaking, various technical innovations have emerged at different periods. Used by renowned Swiss watch houses, some of these innovations facilitate the assembly and customization of watches.
The design of our watches is not something commonly seen in watchmaking. We employ manufacturing and assembly processes utilized in luxury watchmaking, and found in a few renowned Swiss houses.
For instance, we have chosen to incorporate a component that only few luxury watchmakers use: the central container. Our bezel and back are screwed to this container, an essential component that makes it possible for anyone to change their watch.
At Boanton, our container enables you to more easily replace any components, including case, dial, and hands, offering complete interchangeability.
This approach adds an additional layer of complexity, going against current trends where brands strive to simplify assembly of their watches reducing production costs.
In simple terms, the fewer components produced, the fewer the risks.