Here’s How The New Omega Spirate System Works
We asked our head watchmaker to explain Omega's new Spirate System – here's why he said it's 'absolutely brilliant.'
Originally published by Anthony Traina on Hodinkee, February 10th 2023
A couple weeks ago, Omega announced the new Speedmaster Super Racing, but
Timepieces from makers that have mastered the art of crafting their own movements.
By HODINKEE SHOP AUG 16, 2018
While in-house manufacturing is rightly pointed to as a sign of quality, it’s a misconception that only the most expensive watches feature movements made in house. Here, we present some
In the watch industry, it’s crucial to be on the forefront of in-house research and development to stay competitive. One of the best ways to update a current model or debut a new one is to create a groundbreaking new movement that sets the bar
In-house movements create a lot of conversation and raise a lot of questions. Is an in-house movement truly better? Is it really worth the markup? Also, is it reasonable to expect watch brands to own every single part of their production—especially when that wasn't industry
If a movement is the heart of a watch, then ETA movements arguably beat at the very core of the Swiss luxury watch industry. ETA is Switzerland’s largest movement maker, and they’ve played a large part in defining the industry as it is today. However,
Quartz vs. Automatic: The Movements
The late 1960s ushered in a new generation of watchmaking with the introduction of the first quartz movement. This technological breakthrough set off a tumultuous time for the Swiss watch industry. These Japanese-made quartz calibers were less expensive, more accurate, and