At the heart of our current range of timepieces are self-winding (automatic) mechanical movements. Unlike the standard, no-frills quartz watches that run on batteries, mechanical timepieces are powered by energy stored and harnessed through an intricate clockwork of tiny gears and springs, a technology that preceded quartz watches by almost a thousand years.
Mechanical movements, with their high level of craftsmanship and precision engineering, cost far more than quartz movements and are preferred for use in higher-end timepieces. Our current models are typically powered by the Miyota 9015, a self-winding mechanical calibre from Japan’s Citizen Watch Company that’s often compared to the Swiss-made ETA 2824/ 2892. The Miyota 9015, with its higher beat-rate, is a class above the Miyota 821A calibre that is used in our entry-level models. We chose these movements for their class-leading reliability, robustness and smooth second hand sweep that’s seen in fine timepieces. They’re easy to maintain and will run trouble-free for many years.