A new model is added to the DS Podium collection: this Certina DS Podium Chronograph 1/10 sec black NATO in steel or black PVD
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
The Certina DS Podium Chronograph Lap Timer Racing Edition celebrates the partnership with the ADAC GT Masters, a cool German race cup
The Breitling Colt Skyracer is Breilting’s latest pilot model. It’s made from polymer with composite fibers to make it ultralight
The TAG Heuer Formula 1 Chronograph Manchester United Special Edition is for fans of The Devils throughout the world
The TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300 M – 43 mm is the latest Aquaracer featuring a 43-millimeter case and a quartz movement
These are the 16 best watches of 2016. We think. And we have categorized them by topic. Sort of. Here we go!
The Citizen Promaster Sky Satellite Wave GPS not only looks impressive, you need an impressive amount of time to figure out all its features
The Edox Delfin Chronograph Rose PVD is a new model in the Delfin Chronograph collection, with pink PVD coating on a stainless steel case
This limited edition Casio G-Shock MR-G GPS Hybrid Gold Hammer Tone MRGG1000HG-9A celebrates 20 years of MR-G
The Tissot T-Sport PRS 516 Quartz Chronograph NBA Championship 2016 celebrates the championship of the Cleveland Cavaliers