THE ART OF TRANSFORMING
A LONG AND RIGOROUS PROCESS
Before we can contemplate the curves of our timepiece, the very first step is to manufacture the case that will house the 403 other parts of the watch. To do this, each case requires more than thirty hours to manufacture, a far cry from production rates of mass-assembled watches.
3 YEARS OF DEVELOPMENT
After more than 3 years of research and development, our team perfected patented techniques that allow Lorige to be the first watch brand to use carbon/carbon.
THE MANUFACTURING STAGES OF A HOUSING
1. CARBON BRAKES RECOVERY
We collect the carbon brake pads directly from motorsport teams.
They provide us with a certificate that lists the track record of each pad, thus ensuring a perfect traceability.
2. MACHINING OF THE BRAKE PAD
The first machining of the material is carried out in order to obtain the overall shape of the watch case, before progressing to the processing phase.
3. PROCESSING OF THE MATERIAL
The material is then processed through the use of a high-performance, bio-based binder. A final machining stage is necessary to obtain the ultimate shape of the case.
4. HOUSING FINISHING
Each case is inspected from all angles, pre-assembled and leak tested before carrying out the final touches by breaking off protruding edges, and achieving a uniform finish on all surfaces of the part.