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Quality is of upmost importance for luxury mechanical timepieces. A market that has historically been dominated by reputation and heritage has met tough competition driven by innovation and modern technology, high standards still remain synonymous with this sector.

The Challenge

Optical quality is typically measured objectively using machines. Aesthetic requirements come with increased demands; every aspect is understandably scrutinised when it comes at such a price point. Knight Optical were approached for their eye for detail to supply a robust watch face with specialised coating requirements.


A lens made from optical grade sapphire with an anti-fingerprint coating, combined with the need to eliminate unwanted reflections in the visible spectrum, required fine tuning to produce the required result. Customised tooling to ensure a 100% aperture and multiple coating layers was vital in delivering such a result.


Certified under ISO9001, Knight Optical’s facilities enable the individual inspection of every component. The subjectivity, created by aesthetic driven inspection criteria, required an adaptable approach. Their skilled technicians were able to work closely with the client to ensure the exacting requirements were met.

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