Energy under control

When a watch hits the floor from the height on one metre it experiences a deceleration of 5,000G — in other words the balance is subjected to a force 5,000 times its own weight. The reaction threshold of the Incabloc® shock absorber is around 35 grams.

The system acts in two stages:

  • The energy of the shock, transmitted by the most resistant part of the balance-staff (the pivot shank) is entirely absorbed by the bearing block (buffer);
  • The system recenters instantly and exactly (action of the lyre-spring®).
Incabloc shock absorber