Research & Development  

Our research indicates that today's timepieces are not always suited for the rigors of extreme conditions. And the failure is not always in the most complex mechanisms but rather in what holds everything together; attachments. For our first test, we placed a prototype chronograph in a Mirage 2000 fighter jet for battle simulations. At high G loads, the timepiece separated from the band and became a missile inside the canopy. The failure was in the spring bars; never designed for such stresses. Huguenin's response is the SCRU (screwed connector required union) mandate requiring all combat timepieces to use only threaded attachments greatly reducing the likelihood of separation failure due to shock or vibration. Other programs are currently being explored to further test the survival of Huguenin timepieces. We are prepared to serve the needs of any extreme environment with precision instruments designed for high survivability.