In a post from "Mike Stuffler" Moderator @ Watchuseek:
"Damasko is currently applying for a new patent. Damasko has developed a new production technique to produce hairsprings.
After three years of development the “Epi-Poly -Silicon” (EPS®) is ready for serial production.
It is a poly crystalline silicone which is for the first time produced as a layer out of vapour deposition.
Due to the vapour deposition it is possible to create crystals in nanometer size which makes that material a perfect substance for mechanical applications."
The new movement named the "A 35" will make it's public debut in a few months and will feature: a new patented winding mechanism, a ceramic/steel mix rotor bearing which takes away that parts need for lubrication, along with the mentioned DLC escapement, and in-house hairspring.
Damasko has apparently invested over 3 million Euro into this project, with most of that money going into developing the machinery to keep everything local. Starting now all pallets, wheels, pinions, barrels, rotors, bearings, balances, escapements, decorative engravings, spotting(s) and galvanic processes will be produced, and performed in-house.
A big thanks to Mike over at Watchuseek for passing this info along!