Once the design has been finalised, it's time to curate the materials, which we source from industry leaders and trusted partners around the globe.
In order to ensure every part of the watch upholds our rigour, we work with the best artisans, craftsmen, suppliers and manufactureres on every feature and process, ensuring longevity for every piece.
We use a crystal sapphire glass finish on every watch we make.
Second only to diamond, crystal sapphire is one of the hardest and most durable materials on earth, so it will stand up to the test of your everyday wear.
All our dials are made from fine sheets of brass, on which each and every marker is painstakingly placed by hand, before placement in our 316L stainless steel casing. Each case-shape is fitted with a custom crown which responds perfectly to your needs; for example, the mechanical styles have a slightly larger 5mm crown to make manual winding nice and easy.
• 316L stainless steel is both corrosion resistant and incredibly strong, so can withstand ongoing contact with your skin, as well as the outside world.
We like to bring you choice, so our dials come in a range of finishes, from gloss enamel, to sand-blasted.
Each of these dials requires a different process, or multitude of processes, which are all individually hand-finished by Swiss artisans whether they've been stamped into our bespoke textures, pitted with sand, or hand-painted.
At Larsson & Jennings we use both plating and PVD-coating to achieve the clean aesthetic and hard-wearing finish of our watches. Our gold and rose-gold plated styles use 18 karat gold plating which contains 75% gold. Matte black styles, which you'll find in all collections, use PVD.
PVD stands for Physical Vapour Deposition, which is a vacuum coating process that utilizes a titanium nitride, providing an extremely durable coating, perfect for items you wear everyday.
When choosing movements to power our watches, we turned to the home of watch-making, Switzerland, and work with Ronda and ETA for our Quartz and Mechanical movements respectively.
Our quartz watches house a Swiss movement made by Ronda, specialists in quartz movements since 1946. Each quartz watch takes over three months to make and will have passed through at least 50 artisans' hands by the time it reaches final assembly and testing.
For mechanical movements, we work with ETA, a Swiss watch manufacturing house who have been producing movements since 1793. ETA is nestled in the hills near Lake Biel in the heart of the Jura region of Western Switzerland. Their movements are some of the most reliable in the industry, and are built by hand by artisans with the accumulation of over 200 years of expertise at their fingertips.
The ETA2892.A2 and ETA7001-2 movements contain nearly 100 parts, including an array of springs, gears, cogs, screws and base plates. All parts are specially chosen, shaped, calibrated, and hand-finished to work in unison together, accurately telling the time to within seconds per day. Between 17 and 21 of those parts are jewels: precious stones similar to sapphire and ruby, which cover the pins and joints of moving parts to dissipate any friction inside the watch and allow it to work to its highest performance.