Watch Wiki

The Best Watches and Watch Brands

User Tools

Site Tools



This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

deployant [03.07.2022 15:33] (current) – created - external edit
Line 1: Line 1:
 +====== Deployant ======
 +{{wst>image_cr|IWC|Portugieser_Automatic|IWC Portugieser with single **deployant clasp**}}
 +A **deployant** is a hinged [[clasp]] for a watch [[strap]].
 +===== History =====
 +[[Cartier]] patented the first "folding buckle" in [[1909]]. Called the "boucle déployant" in French, this would be exclusive to Cartier for decades, and was used on the first wristwatch, the [[Cartier Santos]] starting in [[1911]].
 +===== Styles =====
 +In contrast to a simple [[buckle]] or folding [[clasp]], a deployant has two or more hinged metal components that fold over each other to close the watch strap or [[bracelet]]. Many deployants are designed to resemble conventional buckles, but some have subtler design, hiding the clasp entirely. Many deployants have one or more button to release the catch but others are purely friction attached.
 +Most deployants reverse the classic strap attachment, with the longer "tongue" portion attaching at the top of the watch case and the shorter "buckle" portion at the bottom.
 +==== Single Deployant ====
 +{{wst>image_cl|Cartier|Pasha|This Cartier Pasha has a **single deployant**|290px}}
 +A **single deployant** has a single hinged section that folds over underneath the strap or bracelet and a clasp that attaches at the end. Single deployants are simple in design but are sometimes cirticized for their bulk and for the fact that the visible clasp sits at one end rather than neatly under the wrist.
 +Many single deployant clasps can be attached to a conventional [[pin buckle]] watch strap. Some watches offer an option of either a pin buckle or deployant, depending on price or model, with the same basic strap. Sometimes the strap is reversed to accommodate the deployant, but others work in the regular strap orientation. Some manufacturers have developed deployants that fold the longer "tongue" of the strap on the inside but most have conventional [[loop]]s to hold the tongue.
 +==== Double Deployant ====
 +{{wst>image_cr|Glashütte Original|Sport_Automatik_Gold|This Glashütte Original has a **double deployant** on a bracelet}}
 +A **double** or **butterfly** deployant has two hinged sections, one at either end of the base component. These attach at the middle of the wrist and are sometimes more compact.
 +This type of clasp usually cannot be used with a conventional strap and requires a specially-made piece with [[spring bar]] attachments on both elements.
 +==== Tri-Fold Clasp ====
 +Similar to a single deployant, a **tri-fold clasp** has a single folding arm inside the strap or bracelet but adds a large overhanging plate outside as well. This outer portion has a [[spring bar]] or simple bar to attach to the folding component. Some tri-fold clasps also feature a second "safety" catch which folds over the outer plate to keep it from unlocking.
 +===== See Also =====
 +  * [[Strap]]
 +  * [[Bracelet]]

Donate Powered by PHP Valid HTML5 Valid CSS Driven by DokuWiki

© Watch Wiki. All texts are protected by copyright. The respective copyright holders are the signatories of the contributions. For details see Impressum. Regarding objections and complaints (copyright and other rights) also see there. Impressum | Privacy Policy | Copyright | About Watch Wiki