History of the Miyota Movement


Nowadays, the Miyota movement is certainly the most famous Japanese watch movement in the world. Renowned for its reliability and sturdiness, it also offers an excellent quality/price ratio. Discover the little-known history of this essential movement !


The origin of the Miyota movement: CITIZEN Watch Co.

When, at the end of the 19th century, Japan finally opened up to international trade after centuries of isolation, the Japanese began to learn about watchmaking from the Swiss. Very quickly, Japanese watchmakers became specialists and developed their own watchmaking industry. In 1918, the CITIZEN company (which became Citizen Watch Co. in 1930) was founded. This company gradually became a pioneer in the development of new movements through its “Miyota” branch, established in the 1950s in the city of the same name.

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The Miyota movement in a few dates

  • 1959 : Citizen Watch establishes a movement manufacturing plant in Miyota City (Nagano, Japan).
  • 1980/1981 : Sales of Miyota movements began and the iconic “Calibre 2035” model was introduced to the market.
  • 2009 : the Miyota 9015 automatic movement, a revolutionary development of the 8215 caliber, goes on sale.
  • 2016 : a large movement assembly plant is built in the city of Saku (Nagano, Japan).

Reliable movements for your Beaubleu watch

For the past 40 years, Miyota movements have been highly prized for their great precision and their interesting price/quality ratio. For this reason, they are used by many watch brands throughout the world. Beaubleu, which favors high-quality materials, has thus decided to equip its watches from 2017 with the revolutionary Miyota 9015 movement to guarantee you reliability and robustness.

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