swiss vs japanese made watches wired

Technology-inclined publication WIRED just premiered its newest original series [De]Constructed, as the brand deconstructs objects to see what’s inside them and what makes them work.

For its first episode, New York City-based professional watchmaker Ryan Jewell takes apart two different timepieces by Brooklyn watchmakers Carpenter — one with Swiss movement and the other Japanese, in order to showcase the inner workings of each model.

It’s worth noting that the Carpenter watch with a Swiss movement is priced at $825, while its Japanese counterpart retails for $595. In the 30-minute video clip above, Ryan Jewell provides step-by-step instructions displaying the teardown of both watches, providing an in-depth look at its overall composition, as well as comparing the differences of both movements.

Click play above, then after, learn why luxury watches are so expensive.

Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

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