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The movement of a timepiece is like “behind the scenes” crew that makes the performance run smoothly. You’ll probably never see it first hand, but it's what makes the difference between a watch that solely keeps time and an heirloom that can be passed from one generation to the next. The most basic movement can be comprised of over 100 tiny parts while some in-house masterpieces have over 1000.
You can also think of a watch movement like an engine in a car. The engine converts fuel (in the case of a movement, it takes in energy from motion or a battery) and makes the pistons fire, igniting the engine and allowing the car to travel at high speeds. When you have a timepiece with built with an in-house movement, it's as if you have a car engineered to outperform a Tesla Model S.