Welcome to the world of fine luxury timepieces. In order to familiarize yourself with various watch brands and its functionality, its important for you to know some of the standard terms in the industry. Here are some commonly used terms.

A unit of gold fineness (and gemstone weight). Purity is 24k. 18k gold is 75% pure. Some sources distinguish carat applied only to gemstones, denoting a unit of weight. We have not seen the need to do so on this site.