GERMANY, GLASHÜTTE, SAXONY – July 31, 2017: At NOMOS headquarter in Glashütte. Here: Glashütte three-quarter plates with rose pink rubies during the production process. In watchmaking, rubies are known as “jewels.” These are synthetically produced to ensure accuracy and serve as bearings, and tiny oil reservoirs, to the pinions in the wheel.

CREDIT: Gordon Welters for The New York Times
For a story by Jack Ewing.

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