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True to my philosophy, the vast majority of components are produced in-house, including such items as screws, pins and watch case, which elsewhere are often obtained from catalogues of serial-produced or contracted standard parts. Only the mainspring, the balance-spring and part of the jewels are purchased externally, as they correspond to three component types shaped by processes that are fully-fledged trades in their own right. The watches are fitted with an entirely hand-crafted, custom-built escapement.
Because my work is artisanal, no two watches of mine can be the same; nothing in them is interchangeable or uniform. Although machine-tools are used, a vast amount of work, gauged by eye as much as from the fabrication plans, is carried out manually using a file. Each creation is therefore fundamentally unique. Added to this, my policy is to offer clients a timepiece that suits their own particular tastes, made in a style which is mine but in which they themselves have defined the complications, the display, the materials, the escapement, the layout of the parts, and so on. As I can see no point in doing the same thing twice, I am delighted to have no identical clients and be free to create afresh with each new order!
“Your heart was warm and happy
With the lilt of Irish laughter
Every day and in every way
Now forever and ever after."