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Mechanical complications made out of blades

Introducing blade complications

Forget what you think you know about watchmaking. For over 500 years, watchmakers have relied on cogs and wheels to create their mechanical masterpieces.

We craft instead our mechanisms with hundreds of flexure beams. These micromechanical blades don't spin but bend with surgical precision to animate our complex mechanisms. Originally developed for space applications, they are literally out of this world.


If it’s good enough for NASA, it’s good enough for us. Blade mechanisms withstand the most intense conditions like the launch of a rocket or space-freezing temperatures. But most importantly, they are frictionless.

What's the added value for our complications? They will never need lubricating, will never cease up, and will never need to be repaired when you service your watch.

The collision of two worlds

We’ve hijacked the manufacturing processes from the microelectronic world to miniaturize these space mechanisms to the extreme. As thin as paper, they are the thinnest complications in the world.

By combining the know-how of these industries, we discovered an unexplored path for mechanical watchmaking in the twenty-first century.

Swiss roots

Our manufacturing processes come straight from the semiconductor industry. But don't worry, we haven't forgotten our Swiss heritage. Like the watchmakers of old, we still want to enchant and surprise with our mechanical wonders.

Welcome to our world.


Who invented this technology?

Blade technology was developed at CSEM, a Swiss Technology Innovation Center with roots in watchmaking. Not only was the world’s first quartz watch and silicon hairspring created there, but it’s also where our blade complications began their journey. Our technology is backed by CSEM’s decades of knowledge. To date, three patents protect the innovation.

Are you developing a complete movement out of blades?

No! We only develop complication modules that can be integrated into an existing mechanical movement. Traditional movements do their job perfectly, and we do not want to reinvent the wheel. We craft complications that don’t exist anywhere else on this planet.

Why are your complications made from silicon?

Because silicon can be etched incredibly precisely, we’ve tried making our blade complications out of other materials, and all we could make was a wall clock. Pretty cool but not practical to wear.

How reliable are these mechanisms?

Extremely. They do not wear or fatigue. They also do not influence the timekeeping function of the movement that powers them.

How close are you from a first timepiece?

We plan to launch our initial model beginning of 2024. Stay tuned, we cannot wait to share it with you.



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