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Method for determining parameters for adjustment of the working of a mechanical watch

A method for determining parameters for adjusting a mechanical watch with an electronic device, including a measurement sensor a to measure a parameter to which the electronic device is subjected, and a device for data transmission to transmit the data provided by the measurement sensor to a device for receiving data which is external to the mechanical watch, the method including successively a step of measuring periodically, with the measurement sensor, the value of the physical parameter to which the electronic device is subjected; a step of transmitting the data provided by the measurement sensor to the external device for receiving data; a step of recording and analyzing the data transmitted to the device for receiving data with a view to deducing therefrom the conditions to which the electronic device is subjected, and a step of determining the parameters for adjusting the working of the mechanical watch as a function of the conditions of use.. . ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

Connected lamp and lamp control method

A portable connected lamp makes it possible to project a pattern. The lamp includes lighting to transmit a light. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

Fixing device

The invention relates to a fixing device for attaching a band to a watch case by means of a connecting link, the watch case comprising a case middle, at least one pair of lugs and a case back, the connecting link comprising a passage accepting fixing means of attachment to the watch case. According to the invention, the fixing means are incorporated into the connecting link and comprise elastic return means separating two pivots mounted with the ability to move inside the passage, and each capable of moving between a compressed position and a rest position in which the pivots are designed to rest in a hole formed in each lug of the watch case.. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

Flexible strip for horology and method for manufacturing the same

A method for manufacturing a flexible strip, including forming a plate of the required thickness with one or more micromachinable substrate wafers; affixing, on either side of the plate, an upper mask with an upper window and a lower mask with a lower window, of identical geometry; etching the plate, at least to mid-thickness, from the upper side of each upper etching window, and from the side of each lower etching window; removing the upper mask and the lower mask, to delimit a flexible strip having a height equal to the thickness of the plate, and whose edges are as-etched. A flexible strip made of micromachinable material, including, between two parallel upper and lower surfaces, two peripheral, tapered and reverse-tapered edge surfaces, for a flexible pivot, a resonator, a movement or a watch.. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

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Protection for the strips of a mechanical watch resonator

Strip resonator for a mechanical watch movement, comprising a structure, an oscillating inertial element, and elastic strips forming a flat bearing for the inertial element, and a flat, anti-shock device arranged to protect each strip from rupture in the event of a shock, and including a first prestressed flexible element arranged to allow a variation in length during the expansion or contraction of a strip within a range of lengths corresponding to normal operation of this strip under the action of a stress of intensity lower than a first threshold, and to prevent the expansion or contraction of this strip when it is subjected to a tensile or respectively compressive stress of intensity higher than the first threshold, and the resonator includes, for the three-dimensional anti-shock protection of the strips, in an axial direction perpendicular to a main plane, axial protection means, which include, on the one hand, axial banking members for limiting the axial travel of at least one inertial element, and on the other hand, an axial anti-shock device comprising a second axially prestressed flexible element.. . ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

Protection of a blade resonator mechanism against axial shocks

A timepiece resonator mechanism includes a structure and an inertial element oscillating around an axis and subjected to restoring forces exerted by a plurality of elastic blades, each fixed directly or indirectly to the structure at a first end and fixed directly or indirectly to an inertial element at a second end. The elastic blade extends in a perpendicular plane to the pivot axis and is deformable substantially in this plane, where this resonator mechanism includes an axial stop including at least a lower axial stop and/or an upper axial stop, and the axial stop is arranged for the protection of the blade resonator mechanism against axial shocks in the direction of the axis.. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

Low power lcd driver circuit

A driver circuit for an electronic display, including a power supply system configured to provide a reference voltage, a dc-dc converter having an input connected to the power supply system and having at least a first output configured to provide a first driving voltage, a second output configured to provide a second driving voltage and a third output configured to provide a third output voltage, wherein the second output voltage is higher than the first output voltage and wherein the third output voltage is higher than the second output voltage, wherein the dc-dc converter includes at least a first charge pump, and wherein the input is directly connectable to the second output to provide the reference voltage as the second output voltage.. . ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

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Watchmaking gasket

A watchmaking gasket, in particular a watch glass gasket for a timepiece, includes a polymer matrix charged with phosphorescent and/or fluorescent pigments.. . ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

Watch comprising a transmission device between a control member and the movement

The invention concerns a watch comprising a case having a middle part and inside which is housed a movement. The watch also includes a control member intended to be actuated by a user and an internal transmission device provided with an actuator, able to move, in response to actuation of the control member, between a rest position and an active position in which it actuates a mechanism of the movement. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

04/05/18 / #20180095172

Process and system for determining a distance between a wearable object and a base station

For the process for determining a distance, there is provided a succession of coded signals at high frequency transmitted between a base station and a wearable object. A preparation of a response signal is conducted in the wearable object on reception of the first synchronisation signal after activation of the wearable object. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

04/05/18 / #20180093642

Process and system for secure access to a determined space by means of a wearable object

In the case of the process for secure access to a determined space, it is provided that after activation of the wearable object, a first coded signal is transmitted from the access or unlocking device, this first coded signal is received in the object and a coded response signal is transmitted with synchronisation to the device after a defined time of transmission. A processing of the coded response signal converted in the processing unit of the device is conducted in order to check the defined time delay and the response code of the wearable object and to determine the flight times of the signals between the device and the wearable object. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

03/29/18 / #20180088534

Self-winding watch

The invention relates to a self-winding watch comprising a movement connected to a winding device of a barrel spring comprising an oscillating weight pivoting around an axis a, a reduction wheel train cooperating with the oscillating weight to transmit the torque to the barrel, a storage unit for electrical energy, a photovoltaic cell arranged to receive the ambient light and charge the electrical energy storage unit, a control circuit connected to the terminals of said electrical energy storage unit and drive means connected to the circuit and coupled to the oscillating weight to displace it. According to the invention the electrical energy storage unit, the control circuit and the drive means are integrated to the oscillating weight.. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

03/01/18 / #the present invention concerns a method for obtaining a finished or semi-finished zirconia-based article, the surface of the article having a metallic external appearance and non-zero surface electrical conductivity, wherein the method includes the steps of:

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03/01/18 / #the invention relates to a copolymer and a substrate having a surface, at least one part of which is coated with an epilame agent comprising at least one compound in the form of a copolymer comprising v units, n units, optionally at least one m unit, and optionally at least one p unit, linked by covalent bonds by their main chains, wherein

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01/18/18 / #20180016686

Method for fabrication of a timepiece provided with a multi-level exterior element

A method for fabrication of a piece including, superposing an electrically insulating layer including a first orifice, an additional layer including a first aperture, an intermediate layer including a first hole, and a base layer surmounted by a base motif, depositing a metal layer, so that at the end of this step, the metal layer forms a shell covering electrically conductive walls of the base motif, of the first orifice, of the first aperture and of the first hole, and includes a lateral area resting on the insulating layer, dissolving the insulating layer, coating the metal or alloy layer with a volume formed by a base material of the piece, so that the volume conforms to the shapes of the metal layer.. . ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

01/11/18 / #20180011448

Watch and item of jewellery with interchangeable wristband

Watch or item of jewellery comprising a case or setting comprising main and secondary slots that enable the fixture of interchangeable removable wristbands comprising an end link with an end piece with studs arranged to cooperate in a complementary manner with these secondary slots, wherein this link comprises a lock with a slide catch arranged to cooperate in a complementary manner and with minimal play with the main slot in a locking position, towards which the slide catch is moved by elastic restoring means, wherein said lock comprises intrinsic unlocking means with a pushbutton operable by a user to move this slide catch away from the main slot and control an unlocking of the lock by retraction of the slide catch by an application of pressure to the pushbutton.. . ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

01/11/18 / #20180008017

Watch strap

Watch comprising at least one case and a strap formed by a flexible blade with a first end fixed to the case and a second opposite end provided to cooperate with a device for attaching and adjusting the length of the strap. According to the invention, the adjustment device comprises a clasp formed by a cap and a lever between which the flexible blade slides, the clasp being hinged on the case by linking means which define an axis of rotation about which the lever can undergo a rotation in order to be able to move into an open position and into a closed position, the lever comprising an eccentric which is integral with the lever in the vicinity of the axis of rotation and is provided in order to clamp the free end of the blade against the cap and to retain the strap when the lever is in the closed position.. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

12/14/17 / #20170356977

Management of synchronisation with a beacon

The present invention relates to a communication assembly comprising a first terminal provided with a first communication module arranged to communicate with a plurality of beacons, each comprising a communication circuit to enable data to be sent and/or received with a particular periodicity said assembly additionally comprises a second terminal having a second communication module, wherein said second terminal is arranged to scan its environment by means of said second communication module in order to detect the presence of beacons within range and to retrieve for each beacon detected the particular periodicity and a time offset corresponding to the period between a reference point and the start of the transmission of the message and send them to the first terminal.. . ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

12/07/17 / #20170351219

Timepiece mechanism with adjustable inertia balance wheel

Watch comprising a movement, with a timepiece balance wheel comprising a ring distinct from the balance rim, carried by a flange with respect to which this ring is movable in rotation to modify the position of inertia blocks elastically carried by the flange, each able to be indexed in different stable angular positions corresponding to a different inertia of the timepiece balance wheel, the movement further including an operating member movable between coupled and uncoupled positions which includes a stop means for immobilising the rim in a coupled position, and a control means for rotating the ring to modify the position of the inertia blocks in the coupled position, the watch including a crown controlling the control means, a rotating coupling ring controlling the coupling/uncoupling of the operating member through contactless interaction with an external adjustment tool.. . ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

12/07/17 / #20170351218

Timepiece mechanism with adjustable inertia balance wheel

Watch comprising a movement, with a balance comprising a ring distinct from the balance rim, elastically fixed to a flange with respect to which this ring is movable in rotation to modify the position of inertia blocks elastically carried by the flange, each able to be indexed in different stable angular positions corresponding to a different inertia of the balance, the movement including an operating member movable between coupled and uncoupled positions which includes a stop means for immobilising the rim in a coupled position, and a control means for rotating the ring to modify the position of the inertia blocks in the coupled position, the watch including a crown controlling the control means, a rotating coupling ring controlling the coupling/uncoupling of the operating member through contactless interaction with an external adjustment tool.. . ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

11/30/17 / #the invention concerns a method for heat treatment of an austenitic steel of the high nitrogen steel or austenitic hns type, or of an austenitic steel of the high interstitial steel or austenitic his type, said austenitic hns or austenitic his containing precipitates of nitrides, carbides or carbonitrides of chromium and/or of molybdenum, this method comprising the step which consists, after machining the austenitic hns or austenitic his containing the precipitates, in redissolving the precipitates by bringing the austenitic hns or austenitic his to its austenitizing temperature, then cooling the austenitic hns or austenitic his sufficiently rapidly to avoid the re-formation of precipitates.

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11/23/17 / #the invention relates to a process for the production of a part provided with an external element, wherein the process comprises the following steps:

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11/23/17 / #the invention relates to a process for the production of a part provided with an external element comprising the following steps:

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11/16/17 / #20170325554

Attachment link

An attachment link for a watch band arranged to attach the band to a watch case between the horns, wherein a first end of the attachment link is fixed to a watch band strand and the second end of the attachment link is fixed to the case with a bar, wherein the link is between the horns and against the case. The attachment link includes a device for blocking pivoting in order to firmly hold the attachment link between the horns.. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

11/09/17 / #20170324442

Communication process and system for high-sensitivity and synchronous demodulation signals

The communication process for high-sensitivity and synchronous demodulation signals between a transmitter (2) and a receiver (3) comprises a first synchronisation phase followed by a modulation and demodulation phase of the data. To achieve this, the transmitter transmits a pseudo-periodic chirp signal to the receiver, where a frequency conversion of the chirp signal is performed in a mixer (33) by an oscillating signal (so) at constant frequency of a local oscillator (34) to supply an intermediate signal, which is filtered and sampled for a logic unit (37). ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

10/26/17 / #20170307414

Position sensor for a timepiece setting stem

A capacitive sensor to determine instantaneous angular position of a rotatable element in a timepiece, such as a setting stem of a wristwatch. Static electrodes are configured to form, in conjunction with rotor electrodes of the rotatable element, a first differential capacitance pair and a second differential capacitance pair. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

10/05/17 / #20170285575

Coloured timepiece component

The present invention relates to a timepiece component comprising on at least one part of its surface a coating formed of one or more layers of organic pigments.. . ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

09/28/17 / #the invention relates to a circuit for detecting a variation in inductance of the magnetic circuit of an inductive displacement sensor, wherein the detector circuit comprises:

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09/28/17 / #20170277124

Method for maintaining and regulating the frequency of a timepiece resonator

A method for maintaining and regulating frequency of a timepiece resonator mechanism around its natural frequency, the method including: at least one regulator device acting on the resonator mechanism with a periodic motion, to impose a periodic modulation of resonant frequency or quality factor or a position of a point of rest of the resonator mechanism, with a regulation frequency between 0.9 times and 1.1 times the value of an integer multiple of the natural frequency, the integer being greater than or equal to 2 and less than or equal to 10, and the periodic motion imposes a periodic modulation of the quality factor of the resonator mechanism, by acting on losses and/or damping and/or friction of the resonator mechanism.. . ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

09/21/17 / #the invention relates to a method for decorating a timepiece component comprising:

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09/21/17 / #20170269554

Semi-impermeable closure device

A portable object comprises a case forming a housing inside which is arranged a device that requires air to operate, and a closure device comprising at least one permeable element. The closure device is arranged to provide impermeability to liquids while allowing the atmosphere inside the housing to communicate with the external atmosphere. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

09/14/17 / #20170261933

Timepiece regulating mechanism with optimised magnetic escapement

Timepiece regulating mechanism including an energy storage means delivering an output torque (cs), via a train (3), to a wheel set (4) forming a magnetic escapement mechanism (10) with a resonator wheel set (5) subjected to the torque from a return means (6) and cooperating therewith, either directly or via a magnetic stop member (7), this magnetic escapement mechanism (10) being arranged to operate when the wheel set (4) receives a torque higher than or equal to a maintenance torque (ce), and the train (3) includes a torque regulating means (30) arranged to deliver to the wheel set (4) a constant torque comprised between 1.0 and 2.0 times the maintenance torque (ce), the torque regulating means (30) including a fusee (8) of continuously variable cross-section, from which unwinds a chain (9), wound by a drum (21), directly or indirectly driven by the energy storage means (2).. . ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

08/24/17 / #20170242403

Magnetic escape wheel set for timepieces

Watch with a timepiece movement, a resonator mechanism, including a magnetic escapement mechanism including an escape wheel set including a magnetized track, with a succession of areas according to a scrolling period in which its magnetic features are repeated, each area including an increasing magnetic field ramp followed by a magnetic field barrier with an increasing field and of higher field gradient that that of the ramp, the track includes a continuous, closed magnetic layer over the entire periphery of the escape wheel set, of constant thickness and variable width, whose geometry defines these magnetic field ramps and barriers, this escape wheel set cooperating with a sprung balance via a pivoting magnetic stop member comprising a pole piece arranged to cooperate alternately with an internal track and an external track of the magnetic layer.. . ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

08/24/17 / #20170242402

External element with a light sensor

An external element of a timepiece including a frame made of a first material, the external element further including at least one light sensor.. . ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

08/24/17 / #20170241805

Position sensor and method for determining a position of a timepiece setting stem

A position sensor and method for determining an axial and/or an angular position of a setting stem of a timepiece. A magnet is provided on the setting stem, and at least one magnetic field sensor is configured to detect changes in magnetic field strength along at least a first axis and a second axis as the rotatable element rotates; the second axis is not parallel to the first axis. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

08/10/17 / #watch or movement including a timepiece resonator movement including two rcc flexural pivots mounted in series about an intermediate rotary support and having the same virtual pivot axis, each comprising two straight flexible strips of the same length, whose clamping points opposite to this pivot axis are at the same distance with respect to this axis, and which define linear directions, forming angles, in pairs, with this virtual pivot axis, whose value expressed in degrees is comprised between:

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08/10/17 / #20170230782

Beacon having multiple communication interfaces

A communication beacon including a calculation unit associated with a memory unit for data backup and with a clock circuit and a communication circuit, the beacon being supplied with power by a power supply unit. The communication circuit includes a first interface unit using a first protocol, at least one second interface unit using a second protocol, and an antenna connected to each of the interface units.. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

07/20/17 / #20170205940

Portable touch object with simplified turning off of touch keys

A portable object including a case formed of a frame closed by a glass forming a housing, in which an electronic module is placed, the electronic module cooperating with a controller including at least one plurality of touch pads for interacting with the electronic module, each touch pad being located on an inner/outer surface of the case, the electronic module being programmed to operate in a first operating mode in which at least the touch pads are activated and to operate in a second operating mode in which at least the touch pads are deactivated.. . ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

06/22/17 / #the invention relates to a process for assembling and repositioning at least two parts by means of a repositionable hot melt adhesive, wherein said parts are held together in assembled position when said adhesive is at a temperature ta and can be repositioned in relation to one another when said adhesive is heated to a temperature tc, wherein said adhesive comprises at least a formulation, which:

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06/22/17 / #20170179556

Cathode for a metal/air battery and methods for manufacturing such a cathode

The invention relates to a cathode for a metal/air battery comprising at least one active layer produced in an active material and having an air side and a metal side, a current collector and a hydrophobic membrane produced in a hydrophobic material and deposited on the air side of the active layer. Said hydrophobic material has a porous structure and has penetrated into the air side of the active layer so as to form, between the hydrophobic membrane and the active layer, an interpenetration zone of hydrophobic material in the active material, in which there is a concentration gradient of hydrophobic material which decreases in the ingoing direction of air into the cathode.. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

06/22/17 / #20170179517

Battery

The invention relates to a battery comprising at least a cathode current collector, a cathode, a separator, an electrolyte, an anode and an anode current collector, the cathode being disposed between the cathode current collector and the separator, and the anode being disposed between the separator and the anode current collector, the battery further comprising a sealing gasket disposed on the periphery of the cathode, of the anode and of the separator and connecting the inner peripheral edge of the cathode current collector to the inner peripheral edge of the anode current collector. Said sealing gasket is at least partly made of a viscoelastic elastomeric material.. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

06/22/17 / #20170176944

Dial applique for a timepiece

The invention relates to an applique intended to be affixed to a timepiece dial, comprising at least one foot portion having a first end attached to the applique and a second, free end, the foot portion being arranged to be capable of insertion into a hole provided in the dial. According to the invention, said foot portion comprises, on the side of the free end thereof, a plastically deformable area arranged to form, after deformation, once the foot portion is inserted into the hole in the dial, at least one locking area of the foot portion on the dial.. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

06/22/17 / #20170176943

Dial applique for a timepiece

The invention relates to an applique intended to be affixed to a timepiece dial comprising at least one foot portion having a first end attached to the applique and a second, free end, the foot portion being arranged to be capable of insertion into a hole provided in the dial. Said foot portion comprises at least one aperture opening towards the exterior and forming a housing arranged to receive means for anchoring the foot portion to the dial, once the foot portion is inserted into the hole in the dial.. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

06/22/17 / #20170174941

Assembly of timepiece parts assembled using repositionable hot melt adhesive and process for assembling and repositioning such parts

An assembly of timepiece parts assembled together with an adhesive at a temperature ta and to be repositioned when the adhesive is at a temperature tc. The adhesive includes a formulation, which at tc includes a mixture of polymer chains with pendant diene units x and coupling molecules including two dienophile end groups y, wherein the x units and the y groups are arranged to react with one another and to bond together with the diels-alder reaction at a temperature tda and to regenerate with the retro-diels-alder reaction at a temperature trda, at ta forms a three-dimensional network, in which the polymer chains are linked to one another by the coupling molecules with the diels-alder reaction, where ta<trda≦tc, where temperature tda ranges between 0° c. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

06/15/17 / #20170168460

Solar skeleton watch

A skeleton watch including a case provided with a back cover and a crystal, and a set of components forming a movement of the skeleton watch, the components being arranged inside the case between the back cover and the crystal and being wholly or partially visible through the crystal, wherein the skeleton watch comprises at least one solar cell.. . ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

06/08/17 / #the invention relates to a bracelet or strap, in particular a watch band, comprising at least one organic material based portion intended to be placed in contact with the user's skin, said organic material containing at least one functional agent, such as an antibacterial agent. according to the invention, said organic material also contains a cosmetic agent for the skin, arranged to be able to be in contact with the user's skin when the bracelet is worn.

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05/18/17 / #portable electronic device capable of processing information, said portable electronic device including a body arranged to be capable of being secured to the user, and at least one electronic assembly for processing information, the body of the portable electronic device being formed by a layer of plastic material which gives the portable electronic device a shape and thickness, characterized in that the portable electronic device includes a first impermeable plastic film which serves as a coating for the layer of plastic material, and a second impermeable plastic film secured to the periphery of the first impermeable plastic film, and in that the electronic assembly for processing information is arranged between the first and second impermeable plastic films.

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05/18/17 / #20170141857

Method for calibrating a frequency synthesiser using two-point fsk modulation

The method for calibrating the frequency synthesiser using two-point fsk modulation consists, in a first phase, in supplying an excitation signal generated by a calibration unit to a sigma-delta modulator by deactivating a digital-to-analogue converter and transmitting the output signal from a loop filter of the synthesiser to the calibration unit, which digitally converts the incoming signal and offsets the phase shift between the excitation signal and the loop filter output signal in the calibration unit. In a second phase, the excitation signal is supplied to the sigma-delta modulator and to the activated digital-to-analogue converter, and the digital-to-analogue converter gain is calibrated by checking, in the calibration unit, the polarity of the loop filter output signal with respect to the excitation signal, and using a dichotomy algorithm.. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

05/18/17 / #20170139376

Component of external parts for a timepiece made of welded materials

A component of external parts for a timepiece, the component including a first silicon-based part and a second metal-based part, where one surface of the first part is welded using laser-type electromagnetic radiation onto a surface of the second part in order to secure the parts to each other. A method for fabrication of a component of external parts for a timepiece, by forming a first silicon-based part and a second metal-based part, mounting a surface of the first part on a surface of the second part, and welding, using laser-type electromagnetic radiation, the surface of the first part mounted on the surface of the second part, in order to secure the parts to each other.. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

05/18/17 / #20170139029

Beacon localization method

The method for localizing a beacon consists in transmitting, by a first transceiver, an initiation signal, which is received by second and third transceivers, in calculating, by means of said initiation signal, errors between a reference frequency of the first transceiver and reference frequencies of the second and third transceivers, in transmitting, by the beacon, a first pulsed signal, which is received by the first, second and third transceivers, in transmitting, by the first transceiver, a second pulsed signal, which is received by the second and third transceivers, in calculating differences in the times-of-flight of the first and second pulsed signals, each time-of-flight difference being calculated in a time base provided by a local oscillator of the first transceiver by means of reference frequency errors, and in calculating a beacon position by means of the times-of-flight.. . ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

05/04/17 / #20170123379

Interaction between two timepiece components

A timepiece mechanism including a first component and a second component configured to cooperate with each other in a relative motion on a trajectory in an interface area, wherein a first path of the first component includes magnetic and/or electrostatic actuation components, configured to exert a contactless stress on complementary magnetic and/or electrostatic actuation components included in a second path belonging to the second component. Throughout a monotonous relative movement of the second path with respect to the first path, interaction energy between the first component and second component has a variable gradient with at least one position of discontinuity of the gradient, which corresponds to a variation in the contactless stress, the position of discontinuity of the gradient corresponding, in a variant, to an abrupt variation in the contactless stress.. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

04/27/17 / #20170115635

Pedometer incorporated in a mechanical watch

A watch includes a pedometer mechanism for estimating a physical activity level. The watch includes at least one moving or pivoting weight arranged to drive a ratchet, an elastic or friction holder for holding the ratchet in position between two movements of the moving or pivoting weight, the ratchet driving a gear train displaying, on a display, a value corresponding, to within a multiplicative factor, to the number of pivoting motions of the ratchet, and/or to the value of the cumulative angular rotation of the ratchet, and the pedometer mechanism includes a limiter only allowing the pivoting of the ratchet from a minimum threshold corresponding to a minimum travel of the weight if the weight is movable or to a minimum angular rotation value of the weight if the weight pivots.. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

04/27/17 / #20170115634

Pedometer incorporated in a mechanical watch

A watch includes a pedometer mechanism for estimating a physical activity level the watch includes at least one moving or pivoting weight arranged to drive a ratchet, an elastic or friction holder for holding the ratchet in position between two movements of the moving or pivoting weight, the ratchet driving a gear train displaying, on a display, a value corresponding, to within a multiplicative factor, to the number of pivoting motions of the ratchet, and/or to the value of the cumulative angular rotation of the ratchet, and the pedometer mechanism includes a limiter only allowing the pivoting of the ratchet from a minimum threshold corresponding to a minimum travel of the weight if the weight is movable or to a minimum angular rotation value of the weight if the weight pivots.. . ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

04/27/17 / #20170115628

Self-winding mechanism for watches

Watch comprising a case containing an energy accumulator recharged by a winding mechanism, this watch is arranged to receive, attached to the case or in immediate proximity thereto, an additional self-winding mechanism arranged to be worn by a user at the same time as the watch and comprising a transmitter wheel set arranged for contactless cooperation with a receiver wheel set comprised in the winding mechanism, by remote interaction under the action of a field in the air-gap between the transmitter wheel set and the receiver wheel set, the intensity of the field and the maximum air-gap distance being defined to transmit to the receiver wheel set, to recharge the energy accumulator, a torque or a force imparted by a user to the transmitter wheel set, and the additional self-winding mechanism is removable and portable with respect to the case.. . ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

04/20/17 / #20170105493

Adjustable link for bracelets

An adjustable link for bracelets, including a first half link and a second half link arranged to be assembled to move with respect to each other, including an adjustment, and a locking mechanism cooperating with a complementary locking mechanism in order to form a captive assembly. The adjustment includes a screw, a hole passing through the first half link, and a blind threaded hole extending into the second half link, the through hole and the blind threaded hole facing each other, and being arranged to cooperate with the screw to continuously adjust the position of the first half link and of the second half link in the longitudinal direction in order to adjust the position between a maximum position and a minimum position.. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

04/13/17 / #20170104454

Drive circuit for an oscillator

The present invention concerns a drive circuit for driving an oscillator. The drive circuit comprises a first inductor comprising a first terminal and a second terminal; an electrical energy source connected to the first terminal; and a switching circuit connected to the second terminal and to the oscillator. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

04/13/17 / #20170102672

Mechanical wristwatch bracelet with which an electronic function is associated

Wristwatch comprising a mechanical device for executing a first mechanical function arranged to produce a first acoustic alarm signal, and an electronic device housed in a bracelet and arranged to produce a second acoustic alarm signal and/or a mechanical vibration, wherein the electronic device is arranged to produce the second acoustic alarm signal at the moment when the mechanical device for executing the first mechanical function produces the first acoustic alarm signal.. . ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

03/30/17 / #nickel-free austenitic stainless steel comprising, in mass percent:

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03/09/17 / #20170068222

Magnetic clock escapement and device for regulating the operation of a clock movement

A magnetic clock escapement, and a regulating device, the escapement including a first circular network formed by n1 magnetic lines and a second circular network formed by n2 magnetic lines, n2 being different from n1. The first and second networks are superimposed to define a combined pattern having a magnetic moiré effect. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

03/02/17 / #sealed device for calibrating an altitude measurement device comprising an atmospheric pressure sensor whose movements of deformation are converted, via a transmission system, into a pivoting motion of an activation system that drives the pivoting of an indicator hand, wherein a sensing element bearing on the atmospheric pressure sensor is rigidly fixed to a transmission shaft movable along its longitudinal axis of symmetry, wherein the calibration device includes an air intake that can adjust the pressure inside the calibration device as required, and also includes a first button via which the axial position of the transmission shaft can be adjusted, and a second button via which it is possible to move the atmospheric pressure sensor up or down.

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03/02/17 / #20170059315

Altitude measurement device and portable object comprising the same

Altitude measurement device including an atmospheric pressure sensor arranged to be compressed or to expand in a rectilinear direction as a function of the atmospheric pressure to be measured which increases or decreases, wherein the movements of deformation of the atmospheric pressure sensor are transformed, via a transmission system, into a pivoting motion, in a plane perpendicular to the rectilinear direction of deformation of the atmospheric pressure sensor, of an activation system which drives the pivoting of an indicator hand, wherein the indicator hand moves over a graduated circular scale, wherein the atmospheric pressure sensor is arranged to be able to be moved in one direction or in the opposite direction depending on the rectilinear direction of deformation thereof relative to the other components of the altitude measurement device, wherein the atmospheric pressure sensor is mounted on a seat which is fixed in a support, which forms a case with a cover.. . ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

02/09/17 / #nickel-free bulk amorphous alloy, formed, in atomic percent, of:

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02/09/17 / #20170038737

Escapement with escape wheel with field ramps and non-return

A timepiece escapement mechanism including a resonator and an escape wheel arranged to cooperate with this resonator directly or indirectly through a stopper forming part of this escapement mechanism, this escape wheel including a succession of tracks carrying magnetic or electrostatic field potential ramps arranged to cooperate with the resonator or respectively with the stopper, this escapement mechanism comprising a non-return device arranged to oppose the recoil of the escape wheel, and the stopper cooperates, on the one hand, with a plate forming part of the resonator and, on the other, with these magnetic or electrostatic field potential ramps by at least one pole shoe forming part of the stopper and arranged to move in the field corresponding to the magnetic or electrostatic field potential ramps.. . ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

02/02/17 / #20170034561

System of connected devices

A set of devices including: at least one receiver and at least one portable device, the receiver including a mechanism receiving a multichannel signal capable of preserving a part of the signal transmitted on a particular channel allowing information to be received, a conversion mechanism associated with a propagation mechanism broadcasting the information, and a communication mechanism; a portable object including an electronic module, the electronic module including at least a calculation unit and a wireless communication circuit to communicate with the communication mechanism of the receiver. The portable object can detect, via the wireless communication circuit, presence of at least one receiver belonging to the set of devices and acting on the at least one receiver to change the particular channel and to select a particular channel whose identifier or whose program currently being broadcast has at least one identifier identical to the identifier programmed in the portable object.. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

01/19/17 / #20170017205

Mechanism for regulating the rate of a timepiece oscillator

A microsystem for setting the rate of a timepiece oscillator, including a wheel/inertia block including an off-centre unbalance and a toothing and arranged to pivot with respect to a base plate of the microsystem, which includes an actuator driving a first active click arranged to drive the toothing, and includes a device for stopping the toothing in position, wherein the actuator is a thermomechanical actuator arranged to convert a flow of light energy into a displacement of a distal end of the thermomechanical actuator, which carries a first active click or directly controls a movement of a first active click, and the microsystem is capable of incorporation in a watch including a crystal transparent to predetermined wavelengths ranges and allowing the passage of a light ray to regulate the microsystem.. . ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

01/12/17 / #20170010586

Timepiece resonator with crossed strips

A timepiece or watch includes at least one resonator, which includes at least one weight that oscillates with respect to a connecting element fixed to a structure of a timepiece movement. The weight is suspended from the connecting element by resilient crossed strips which extend at a distance from each other in two parallel planes. ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd

01/05/17 / #20170003656

Watchmaker's portable lubrication tool

Watchmaker's portable lubrication tool including at least one lubricant reservoir, with a plurality of chambers, each only accessible to a user in a first open position of the tool, each reservoir being closable by a sealed lid which, in a second closed position, is kept sealingly pressed on the reservoir, and the tool includes a structure which carries such a lid associated with such a reservoir, and which is a component of a multi-function pocket knife of the “swiss army knife” type, with a frame on which pivots a plurality of blades, the tool comprises at least one elastic return arranged to exert, in the second closed position, a force on at least one lid to press it sealingly on an associated reservoir.. . ... The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd








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