From original sketch to final endorsement, the Detroit Watch Company timepieces originated in Detroit in the year 2013. Our vision is simple—offer timeless design together with our global resources to acquire high-quality mechanical movements and hand assemble each timepiece in Detroit.
We chose mechanical movements for their intricacy and the knowledge of the watch collector identifying with a wonderful complicated small engine at work on his or her wrist. Hundreds of small parts, gears, springs, etc. keep a watch functioning with a slight movement of the wrist to keep it continuously wound. Similar to all automatic movements, the watch can also be wound manually. The rotor is what keeps an automatic watch wound. The kinetic motion of the movement of the rotor, which contains a heavy metal weight around its outer edge, winds the mainspring. The rotor may either be wound unilaterally or bilaterally depending upon the movement model and manufacture. A specific amount of jewels are acquired for the hardened steel pivot of a movement’s rotating gear wheels depending upon the movement caliber. These are lodged in synthetic rubies (polished stones with a hole) and lubricated with a very thin layer of special oil. Swiss Sellita and Eta (Soprod, late 2017) automatic movements and Japan Miyota automatic movements are used in our collections.