Switzerland and Germany in particular are two countries within the European Union that preserve a long watchmaking tradition. The watchmaking industry and precision engineering formed a part of the basis of today’s machining industry. The majority of watches today are still made by hand. Nevertheless some highly precise, sensitive and complex parts of the movement and case require innovative, partially automated production processes. Modern and highly precise clamping technology and innovative machines support the craftsmanship of today’s watchmaker and create a basis for the best watches that have ever been made.
A unit of length equal to one thousandth (10⁻³) of a millimeter or one millionth (10⁻⁶) of a meter also called micrometer.