Bodle Technologies featured in the Swiss Chronometry Society Bulletin 92

SSC Bulletin 92 Front Cover

Bodle Technologies has featured in the Société Suisse de Chronométrie’s (SSC) biannual Bulletin, number 92, published on the 6th December 2021.

Publishing the Paper: Personalisation of watch components using a novel, switchable PVD coating, Bodle Technologies presents the company’s novel and extremely versatile switchable colour technology. The paper demonstrates how the PCN-based thin-films (<10 nanometre) have the potential to create an entirely new paradigm of smart decorative coatings available to watch designers.

The Switchable PVD coating is capable of displaying extremely high-quality colours, with near-zero angle dependence on any substrate. More importantly, the coating can be reversibly switched between two or more colours by means of a standard pulsed laser system and without the need for contact energy (batteries, electronics, etc) to maintain a specific colour state. The versatility of this novel non-ink, non-patterning, non-destructive technique is offered as an entirely new paradigm for the creation and mass-customization of extraordinary watch components, capable of being produced in-factory and in-store.

The SSC aims to showcase the know-how of all professions in the watchmaking industry. The SSC constitutes a real platform for information sharing and valorisation of knowledge in a world where innovation is vital. The Bulletin is published twice yearly presenting a review of the Society’s activities, as well as articles of a technical, industrial, historical and educational nature.

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