Watchmaking refers to everything that concerns the industry of time objects. The watchmaking glossary has became richer with many vocabulary words over the years. For that reason, we provide you with this illustrated glossary so as to better grasp its different constituents. So, how do you use this watchmaking glossary ? Nothing could be more simple : click on a letter, and then on the word that interests you !


A ring around the case middle that secures the crystal.

A rotating bezel records additional information such as the duration of a given phenomenon.

The bezel on a diving watch is unidirectional. This is a deliberate feature and an additional safety factor as the bezel only rotates in the direction that will reduce dive time. Hence if the bezel is accidentally turned, the diver can still surface with sufficient air and respect decompression stops.