1. Alarm – a sound signal issued at a pre-set time.

2. Aluminum - is a metal three times lighter than stainless steel and about one and a half times lighter than titanium, extremely durable, resistant to corrosion and temperature fluctuations, allergic neutral.

3. Anti-reflection - anti-reflective coating on the surface of the glass, aimed at minimizing the reflection of light, thus increasing the readability of the dial.

4. Barometer - a sensor that measures atmospheric pressure, allowing for earlier detection of weather anomalies.

5. Bezel - in other words a telescope located around the glass of the watch, it is often a rotating element used to read, among others time, speed.

6. Mesh bracelet - made of steel wire, adjustable with a sliding lock, more delicate than a standard bracelet.

7. Ceramics - scratch-resistant, durable, hypoallergenic, brittle material.

8. COSC Certification - issued by a Swiss institute that conducts research confirming the accuracy of the chronometer.

9. Chronometer - a watch whose precision has been confirmed by appropriate tests by the Swiss organization Controle Officiel Suisse de Chronometres.

10. Chronograph - in other words a stopwatch, a function that allows you to record momentary measurements.

11. Timestamp-  function indicating the days of the month.

12. Eco drive - technology that allows watches to function without the need for battery power, thanks to the action of light.

13. EOL – low battery indicator.

14. Moon phases - an additional function useful, for example, for sailors, or a decorative element.

15. Smart function - connection of the watch to the phone enabling the use of many functions.

16. Guilloche pattern – decoration engraved on the dials, cases and other elements of the watch.

17. GMT - a function that allows you to read the local time and other time zones using a separate pointer embedded in the center of the dial.

18. Case - an external element of the watch that serves as a casing for the mechanism, protects it against damage and external conditions, and is also decorative.

19. Crown - an element located at the watch case, used to set the hands, date or winding the mechanism.

20. Silicon balance hair - an innovative element resistant to weather conditions, magnetically inert, thanks to which it increases the stability of the gait.

21. Square wheel - module design in Maurice Lacroix watches in the Masterpiece line, where a toothed frame in the shape of a square rotates in cooperation with a toothed cam in the shape of a three-leaf clover.

22. Manufaktura – handicraft, independent creation of a mechanism with components by the manufacturer.

23. Mother of pearl - the inner surface of the shells of some crustaceans, a fragile material, which makes it valuable and unique.

24. Quartz movement - battery powered mechanism.

25. Automatic movement - the internal spring of the watch is wound by a rotor that reacts to the movement of the wrist.

26. Hand-wound movement - watches with such a movement must be regularly wound by hand with a crown.

27. Leather strap - an elegant and durable element of various textures holding the watch case.

28. Rubber strap - a soft and durable element holding the watch case, completely waterproof.

29. Perpetual Calendar – perpetual calendar, taking into account leap years (estimated time of string accuracy 100 years).

30. Plating – decoration of metals in order to obtain a given color of the product.

31. Powerlite - a unique alloy made of a combination of titanium, aluminum, zirconium, ceramic and magnesium, which was patented by Mauirce Lacroix.

32. Powermatic 80 - a precision automatic movement with an 80-hour power reserve.

33. Precidrive - mechanism 8 to 10 times more precise than standard quartz movements.

34. PVD – a very durable method of injecting color into steel.

35. Radio Controlled - the function of synchronizing the watch by satellite, setting the time on its own.

36. Power reserve - this is the time the watch will work without winding up.

37. Rotomat - a device used to wind watches with an automatic mechanism.

38. Shock-resistant - resistance to shocks, impacts.

39. 316L steel - also called jewelry, stainless, surgical or noble steel. It does not deform, does not break, does not change color, does not become dull and does not lose its shine, is hypoallergenic and does not rust.

40. Super-Luminova - dial backlight technology used to coat the hands, indices on the dial and on the watch ring.

41. Hesalite glass - plastic glass characterized by the lowest scratch resistance, but it can be polished. Thanks to its high flexibility, it is more resistant to impacts.

42. Mineral glass - moderately resistant to scratches, but resistant to impacts.

43. Sapphire glass - very hard and scratch resistant, however, it is more brittle than mineral glass.

44. Tachometer - a function most often found on the watch ring used to measure speed.

45. Tachymeter - a scale on the dial or bezel of a chronograph, used to measure the average speed of an object or activity over a known distance.

46. Telemeter - a function that allows you to determine the location of the lightning strike from your position by observing lightning and thunder.

47. Thermometer – a sensor that measures the ambient temperature in degrees Celsius.

48. Timer - the function of measuring time backwards with a sound signal.

49. Titanium - light metal, half as heavy as steel, extremely durable, resistant to corrosion and temperature fluctuations, hypoallergenic, nickel-free.

50. Rotor - an element of winding an automatic watch, which, under the influence of hand movements, rotates against the mechanism, which results in self-winding of the drive spring.

51. Carbon fiber - very light, unbreakable, is made in the process of industrial processing of raw materials rich in carbon

52. Water resistance - this is a description of the water resistance class of the watch case, which indicates up to what value of static pressure the mechanism is protected against water penetration.

53. Worldtimer - the function of a peer watch showing the time in all 24 time zones of the Earth.

54. Power reserve indicator - this is an indicator showing the tension of the mechanism in automatic watches.

55. Butterfly clasp - a type of watch strap clasp that is fastened like a bracelet and unfastened after pressing the button or pulling the lock firmly.

56. Skeleton watch – such watches have a partially or completely uncovered watch mechanism, which we can admire through the glass caseback.

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