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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

At last, a 6 Hz movement. 43200 vph is here!



We've talked a lot about pushing watches to ever higher beat frequencies in the pursuit of accuracy here, here, here and I've been waiting for when anybody would push for a higher frequency movement and finally YES! Announced here, the styling may be one thing, but I am so pleased to see a movement like this this year. Do NOT expect the Swiss to follow...... this ND58 movement from Seiko Instruments beats faster than anything!

Now we just need that warranty -now where did I put it? ah yes...

2 Comments:

  • At April 04, 2006, Blogger Speedmaster said…

    Does it use a traditional Swiss lever escapement? If so, I fear for its longevity. I'm generally a proponent of slower beat movements, between perhaps 18k and 21.6.

     
  • At October 15, 2006, Blogger PAwel said…

    I belive Girard Perregaux was the first one who used movements with 36.000 vph. Some of its High Frequency Gyromatic models already in 60-ties offered written quarantee of accuracy within limits of +/- 1 min/month. And they were not too expensive!-maybe in "upper Tissot, lower Longines" leage.
    I have purchased mine in early 70-ties and it still ticks perfectly:-)

    Rgrds
    Pawel from Warsaw - Poland

     

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