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Swatch Group and Audemars Piguet collaborate to develop new non-magnetic compensating alloy

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Swatch Group, in collaboration with Audemars Piguet, has developed a new non-magnetic compensating alloy called Nivachron.

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The alloy was developed with the aim of optimizing the resistance of watch movements to magnetic fields.

The Nivachron balance spring reduces in the influence of the residual effect of a magnetic field on the running of a watch.

The Swiss-made balance spring, made of a titanium base, is also very effective against temperature variations experienced in wearing conditions.

Magnetic fields affect a watch’s operation and can even, in some cases, stop the watch completely.

Of all the watch components required to make a timepiece, the balance spring is one of the most critical.

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