About Watch Movements

Chronograph is becoming more and more common, but full of chronographs on the market are basically inseparable from the number of star base movement. To really understand the chronograph stopwatch, you must first sort out a few chronograph movement masterpiece. The so-called basic play well, continue to grow in the future is not a problem, this article is mainly to discuss the supply of the brand as the basis of the timing of what is the powerful, and the reasons for the enduring, then come to see Your chronograph movement is listed among them.

Valjoux movement
Valjoux movement can be said to be the most popular movement of the chronograph movement, because even Rolex, Omega, Po, IWC, and so many big names are based on this movement, bringing a lot of classic watches. The name of Valjoux is derived from the abbreviation of Valle de Joux, and the movement is located in the local town. It was acquired by ETA SA Manufacture Horlogère Suisse in 1980 and was renamed ETA. The SWATCH group is the owner of this movement. Strictly speaking Valjoux just changed the name with the acquisition process. In the past, Valjoux factory production movement, one of the most talked about the Valjoux 7750, later known as ETA 7750. Valjoux 7750 movement came out in 1974, over the years common in the various brands of self-winding chronograph and complex function table to 7750 movement modified to achieve more complex features, such as date, week, month and month equal. The use of Valjoux 7750 movement of the chronograph is the most widely known for the Rolex Daytona, and the complex watch is the IWC nations of the Da Vinci series and the classic complex watch is also based on 7750, and then installed three asked the newspaper, double Second hand timing and perpetual calendar mechanism.

Venus movement
With the Valjoux to keep pace with the most classic another chronograph movement is manual winding Venus movement. Venus company was founded in 1924, due to poor management in 1969 after the collapse, and then the movement has also stopped production, so the market is very promising. Venus movement common in the 1950s and 1960s Breitling flight table with the 1990s some high-end chronograph. Venus movement has a number of models, before and after 2000 there are several brands used, the most well-known as Panerai, because it has been discontinued so only a small amount of limited edition launch, so the table fans competing collection of watches. Venus is one of the best chronographs of the mid-20th century. This 1940-year-old antique movement, polished and chamfered, was fitted with blue steel screws and shock absorbers. So that the table is equipped with Venus movement is more precious.

Minerva movement
Now mention Minerva, everyone will think of Montblanc, but Minerva formally belonged to Montblanc before, has established a good reputation and masterpiece. US-resistant movement manufacturer was founded in 1858, was born in the Jurassic Valley Villeret area. The company was founded by the watchmaker Robert Brothers in the early years, borrowed the name of the goddess of wisdom in the Roman mythology, and officially renamed Minerva after the 1929 founder family had withdrawn. The company was known for its achievements in the nineteenth century pocket watchmaking and the creative technology contribution of the 1940s in chronographs, and was used by many big names, and it was the Panerai movement supplier. Until today, the movement is also a collection of watches and clocks touted. And today’s Minerva Montblanc is the main complex watch the main source of movement, sustained active in the watch industry star movement.

Lemania movement
Lemania is also a watch brand, in 1884 by the famous watchmaker Alfred Lugrin was founded in Switzerland, in addition to production timepieces, but also to develop timing and watch movement. The history of the development process of Lemania movement has served in Longines, Breitling, Ba Qi Lai and other brands, was Breguet acquisition and other integration, was removed to SWATCH GROUP finally settled down, but the most important complex movement sector or attached to Breguet, and renamed as Manufacture Breguet, past the accumulation of time in the field of deep foundation is still active in the Breguet table. Regardless of which brand, Lemania for the brand’s chronograph to bring brilliant results. In the past, Lemania and OMEGA cooperation, the most successful example is nothing more than OMEGA was the first super calendar lunar table, it is equipped with Lemania co-developed with the number CK2915 movement. In the antique watch in addition to Lemania itself, the most in the OMEGA chronograph. In addition to OMEGA, Table 100 Patek Philippe’s 5004 chronograph is also used Lemania movement as the basic movement.