60 years ago Fangio won his 5th World Title in F1 and this TAG Heuer Formula 1 Fangio Limited Edition commemorates that moment
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
A new DS: the Certina DS Podium GMT Chronometer comes with a 41-millimeter case in steel or titanium on a leather strap or bracelet
Bronze is highly popular among watch makers. The Maurice Lacroix Aikon Bronze follows this trend with a pricey quartz model
Celebrating 25 years of Sauber in the Formula One: this is the Edox Chronorally Sauber F1 Team 25th Anniversary Limited Edition
The TAG Heuer Formula 1 No.33 Max Verstappen 2017 Special Edition is a more red version of last year’s Verstappen TAG Heuer
The Breitling Professional Chronospace EVO B60 has the brand’s first analog quartz chronograph entirely made by Breitling.
The members of the winning team of the 35th America’s Cup wore this Omega Speedmaster X-33 Regatta Chronograph ETNZ
A new chronograph as a tribute to Ayrton Senna: the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Ayrton Senna Limited Edition
The entry model of three new watches dedicated to Ayrton Senna: the TAG Heuer Formula 1 Ayrton Senna Limited Edition
Another limited edition celebrating the partnership with Sauber’s F1 team: the Edox Chronorally Limited Edition Sauber F1 Team