My insight view of Zenith … Part 4 of 11 … Follow me on a tour through the Manufacture in Le Locle

… this photograph shows the machine just pressing one jewels into a bridge …

Now let us discover how the jewels are pressed in the main plate and other components to later reduce the friction in the movement.

 

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… Skilled hands trim the main plate by removing burrs from it …
… Skilled hands trim the main plate by removing burrs from it …
… done or still to do …
… done or still to do …
… a team of four women is in charge of trimming the main plates …
… a team of four women is in charge of trimming the main plates …
… these are traditional tools to press the jewels into various components…
… these are traditional tools to press the jewels into various components…
… the work is mostly done by women …
… the work is mostly done by women …
… since some of the components are pretty tiny you need the right magnifying glass …
… since some of the components are pretty tiny you need the right magnifying glass …
… first the lever is placed on the tool and then the jewel is pressed in with an exactly defined force …
… first the lever is placed on the tool and then the jewel is pressed in with an exactly defined force …
… the close-up shows the red pressed in jewel at the left side …
… the close-up shows the red pressed in jewel at the left side …
… special tools can be found here …
… special tools can be found here …
… another component is first placed on the tool and then the jewel is pressed in it …
… another component is first placed on the tool and then the jewel is pressed in it …
… this is the future: modern CNC-machines take over the work. The machine first picks up the jewels and then presses them with the exact defined force into the component or the main-plate…
… this is the future: modern CNC-machines take over the work. The machine first picks up the jewels and then presses them with the exact defined force into the component or the main-plate…
… this photograph shows the machine just pressing one jewels into a bridge …
… this photograph shows the machine just pressing one jewels into a bridge …
… at the left side are the trays for the jewels, in the middle you see the bridge and in front a try with more bridges that have to be machined …
… at the left side are the trays for the jewels, in the middle you see the bridge and in front a try with more bridges that have to be machined …
… the Swiss machine is produced by CHMicrotech …
… the Swiss machine is produced by CHMicrotech …

 

… for a better understanding what is going on and to discover the original “sound” of this CNC-machine the movie will show some details …

 

 

… the lady assembles the barrels …
… the lady assembles the barrels …
… at Zenith each barrel is controlled and tested …
… at Zenith each barrel is controlled and tested …
… it is essential that the barrel delivers the right amount of energy to the movement…
… it is essential that the barrel delivers the right amount of energy to the movement…
… an overview of this department at zenith in Le Locle…
… an overview of this department at zenith in Le Locle…

 

 

 

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