Coupling Patents (Class 368/193)
  • Patent number: 9170563
    Abstract: The invention relates to a horological device, in particular a horological movement or timepiece, comprising a winding mechanism and at least one mechanism for correcting at least one indicator member. According to the invention, the aforementioned mechanisms can be actuated by a control stem that can occupy at least two axial positions, each corresponding to the actuation of one of the mechanisms, said control stem (T) comprising: a winder pinion (5) that can engage with the winding mechanism; and a sliding pinion (6) that can be moved axially, both with respect to the control stem (T) and with respect to the frame of the horological device, and can engage with the correcting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: ROLEX S.A.
    Inventors: Denis Rudaz, Pierre Villaret
  • Patent number: 6179464
    Abstract: The gear train (1) connecting the driving element (3) to the minute wheel (2) includes a wheel and pinion (5) able to be disconnected from this train to interrupt the movement and stop the hour (23) and minute (22) display when the time-setting stem (8) is actuated while in a pulled out position (21). The disconnectable wheel and pinion (5) then undergoes a movement of translation which removes it from the other wheels and pinions (4, 6) of the train (1), the axes about which all the wheel and pinions rotate remaining substantially parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: ET SA Fabriques D'Ebauches
    Inventor: Marco Bettelini