• Revolutionary flexible watch part designs

    Flexous is a technology specialist in flexible mechanisms for horology

  • Revolutionary flexible watch part designs

    Flexous is a technology specialist in flexible mechanisms for horology

Longer runtimes

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Fewer parts

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Lubrication free

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WHAT WE DO

We design, develop and produce custom-made innovative watch parts and partner with like-minded watch makers to develop flexible mechanisms from concept to product.
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FLEXIBLE MECHANISMS

While engineering usually relies on complexity to achieve more functionality and better performance, flexible mechanisms can outperform classical solutions by the “less is more” principle. Flexible mechanisms transmit and transform force and motion by undergoing elastic deformation of their flexible segments, as opposed to rigid body parts and joints.

ADVANTAGES

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Larger storage capacity

Storage comes from spring deformation. We master deformation of elastic elements and enable energy storage with higher power density and lower variation of torque.

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Automatic winding without bearing

We enable exploitation of the optimal dynamics for automatic winding by combining the opportunities in flexible mechanisms with know-how from our sister company, Kinergizer energy harvesting technologies. Flexible automatic winding solutions eliminate the need for bearings and enable several times more efficiency than conventional systems.

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Oscillators with a monolithic design

With flexible mechanism technology we can design components made from only one part, while having an even higher functionality than traditional equivalents. Our oscillators push the boundaries of precision, are extremely thin, and allow for significantly longer run-times due to the absence of friction.

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Other revolutionary flexible parts

With roughly 130 components that make up a basic mechanical watch, the possibilities for flexible mechanism replacements are extensive.

REVOLUTIONARY PARTS

A new generation of watch parts

Flexible mechanisms take over the function of traditional components in watches, and set new boundaries for precision, accuracy and power reserve, allowing for a sleek design.

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Larger storage capacity

Storage comes from spring deformation. We master deformation of elastic elements and enable energy storage with higher power density and lower variation of torque.

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Automatic winding without bearing

We enable exploitation of the optimal dynamics for automatic winding by combining the opportunities in flexible mechanisms with know-how from our sister company, Kinegizer energy harvesting technologies. Flexible automatic winding solutions eliminate the need for bearings and enable several times more efficiency than conventional systems.

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Oscillators with a monolithic design

With flexible mechanism technology we can design components made from only one part, while having an even higher functionality than traditional equivalents. Our oscillators push the boundaries of precision, are extremely thin, and allow for significantly longer run-times due to the absence of friction.

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Other revolutionary flexible parts

With roughly 130 components that make up a basic mechanical watch, the possibilities for flexible mechanism replacements are extensive.

LONGER RUN-TIMES

Watches with longer run-times

Increase the run-time of the watch by reducing the energy consumption with state-of-the-art materials, more efficient designs, by increasing the available power with innovative barrel springs or by more efficient automatic winding.

FEWER PARTS

Watches that consist of fewer parts

Imagine the complexity of a watch escapement system becoming a monolithic design: one part, made in one piece! Flexible mechanisms reduce the number of parts in watches. Fewer parts, more design possibilities.

THIN

Watches thinner than you think possible

The monolithic nature of flexible mechanisms completely eliminate the need for axles and stones, offering the possibility of reducing the thickness of a watch significantly.

LUBRICATION FREE

Watches that need little-or-no lubrication

Monolithic designs are inherently frictionless. Flexible watch part mechanisms have little-to-no wear, requiring no lubrication and therefore little to no maintenance

OUR MISSION & VISION

MISSION

To partner up with like-minded watch brands in bridging the fields of traditional watch making and 21st century flexible mechanism design.

VISION

We strive to become the most forward thinking innovative technology provider in horology. Our vision is to eventually provide flexible mechanism solutions for all the components in a watch, providing improved alternatives to traditional mechanisms.

WHO WE ARE

Flexous was founded in 2012 as a spin-off of an internationally leading group in the field of flexible mechanisms at Delft University of Technology. It is part of The Netherland’s renowned Yes!Delft high-tech incubator. Flexous Mechanisms is the only independent company specialised in the design and development of flexible mechanisms for horology. Flexous Mechanisms is known for being part of the synergy for Zenith Defy Lab that challenged nothing less than the operating principle of mechanical watches invented by Christiaan Huygens in the 17th century. As a recognition of cutting edge design and research & development, our founder and CEO Dr. Nima Tolou was awarded the Engineer of The Year 2018 title in The Netherlands.

WAY OF WORKING

We design, develop and produce custom-made innovative watch parts and partner with like-minded watch makers to develop flexible mechanisms from concept to product.

In close collaboration with top watch brands, we develop revolutionary, tailor-made, concepts and designs and integrate these into new products.

Would you like to see how together we can incorporate modern technology into your watch designs?

NEWS

CONTACT US

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Flexous Mechanisms B.V.

info@flexous.com

Molengraaffsingel 12

2629 JD Delft

The Netherlands