The oscillating weight, or rotor, is the element that will allow the automatic mechanical caliber to be wound during the movement of the wrist. Its design must meet stringent technical requirements to ensure its function. In fine watchmaking, the back of the watch is opened to admire the beauty of the movement. The weight becomes the face of the automatic movement, being an important decorative element that lulls the imagination of the most creative. Its surface allows for almost limitless artistic executions, while remaining a technical piece. The materials used for its design are gold, platinum or tungsten. For exceptional timepieces, gold is the material of choice for watchmakers because of its ability to be decorated.
Whether one-off or mass-produced, Horlyne creates exceptional masses on a turnkey basis, with all the finishing touches: gem-setting, Guillochage, CNC engraving, Femto laser engraving, polishing, blocking, sandblasting, côtes de Genève, colimaçonnage, etc.
In some cases, to help our customers in their supply chain, we can assemble the mass on the ball bearing. This operation may seem trivial but it can result in a significant amount of waste. Horlyne is able to guarantee a reliable and repeatable assembly process.
Guilloche is a true art. The action of guilloche “consists in finely engraving networks of lines, curves and straight lines”. This technique is reserved for exceptional brands.
Stone setting is a technique of fixing diamonds and precious stones. This meticulous technical artform is carried out by our craftsmen.
Horlyne practices engraving for decoration or for identification purposes. Horlyne makes microengravings on very fine surfaces.
With the oscillating weights, the company's flagship product, as well as its various services, Horlyne mobilizes all its resources in terms of manufacturing, creativity and knowledge of the nigh-end watchmaking market (demand, trends, innovation capacity, etc.).