Why is the quartz watch not recognized by watch enthusiasts?

Because there was no other alternative, for a long time, watches were only mechanical. The first quartz watch was marketed in 1969. Despite the technological advances offered by these watches, they do not seem to enjoy the same recognition from watch lovers.

What are the differences between a mechanical watch and a quartz watch?

These two types of watches do not work in the same way, if only by the energy they use.

The mechanical watch uses kinetic energy, either through wrist movements or through the action of a spring.

The quartz watch uses electrical energy supplied by a battery.

The energy and the mechanisms which result from it are at the heart of the main differences between these two watches.

The kinetic energy that drives the mechanisms allows the hand to move smoothly while a quartz mechanism will tend to “jump” from one second to the next.

At the same time, quartz mechanisms are more accurate than mechanical ones since they drift less than one second per month against several seconds per day for a mechanical model.

A simple technology story?

To be passionate about high-end watchmaking is to be passionate about this mechanism, these complex wheels, this “old technology” of high precision.

Quartz watches without these complex mechanisms do not have this beauty, this refinement. They are generally seen as watches for the general public, unlike mechanical watches which are dedicated to enthusiasts.

The passion for mechanical watches only increases in a world where everything is simplified. This type of mechanism combining high technology and traditional know-how is an ode to many virtues such as patience, precision and difficulty.

This is the choice that Beaubleu has made by selecting the MIYOTA 9015 movement, renowned for its quality, its robustness and the precision of its architecture. 

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