Alpina’s pilot series of watches gets a new quartz model: the Alpina Startimer Pilot Quartz Worldtimer. It comes in three different colors
A quartz movement uses an electronic oscillator regulated by a quartz crystal to keep time. The crystal oscillator creates a signal with very precise frequency, which is why a quartz is far more accurate than a mechanical watch. And it is easier and cheaper to produce, the reason why watches with a quartz movement are mostly cheaper than mechanical watches.
The first quartz clock was built in 1927 by Warren Marrison and J.W. Horton at Bell Telephone Laboratories. In the “who will be the first” race for a quartz wristwatch Seiko was first. In December 1969 they produced the world’s first commercial quartz wristwatch, the Astron. That was just before a union of 16 Swiss watchmakers introduced the Beta21 quartz movement that was used by Omega, Rolex and Patek Philippe in their watches.
Watches with a quartz movement
This TW Steel Nigel Mansell Chronograph is dedicated to one of the most legendary British Formula 1 racing drivers
This Casio Edifice Mugen Edition is the motor sports related result of the collaboration between the two Japanese brands
The Nivada Grenchen Chronoking “Paul Newman” Orange is another hybrid Seiko quartz by the restarted Swiss brand
This TW Steel Red Bull Ampol Racing Chronograph CS120 pays a tribute to the Red Bull Ampol Racing team
With the Tissot Seastar 1000 40MM it’s all about the case size. The line-up now has a 36, 40 and 45.5-millimeter case
Maurice Lacroix manages to convert 17 plastic bottles into this Maurice Lacroix Aikon #Tide Mahindra. Which makes it eco-friendly
A vintage-looking quartz with a mechanical touch: the Nivada Grenchen Chronoking Aviator Sea Diver Meca-quartz
This is the Edox CO-1 Chronograph Titanium, the first fully titanium chronograph in the CO-1 series from Edox
Is the Omega x Swatch Bioceramic Moonswatch a brilliant move or an assessment of the original Speedmaster?