Frothy prose aside, it’s extremely interesting to see that Patek Phillipe, the centuries-old watchmaker, has entered the Jet Age by using Silicon wheels that are punched out of a wafer—just like high-tech computer chips. The silicon apparently wears better over time and doesn’t require the regular lube jobs mechanical watches require.
For more than fifteen years, Patek Philippe has been interested in a particular domain: the development of new materials that don’t need lubrication.
I love mechanical watches. And no, you don’t have to wind most great mechanical watches, they wind themselves – using the movements of your arm.