A Mecaquartz movement is a hybrid technology that blends the mechanical feel and personality of a mechanical chronograph watch with the precision and accuracy of a quartz movement. Basically, it offers the best of both worlds.
The Mecaquartz movement's origins can be traced to the late 1970s and early 1980s, when watchmakers were looking to develop a hybrid movement that would combine the advantages of quartz and mechanical chronograph movements. Due to its precision and inexpensive price, the quartz movement, debuted in 1969, completely changed the watch industry. It lacked a mechanical movement's classic feel and fine mechanical craftsmanship, though.
Mecaquartz movements address this problem by using a quartz crystal oscillator to regulate the timekeeping, although they make use of mechanical components such as the smooth sweeping chronograph hand and the flyback chronograph hand function. This allows the Mechaquartz watch to have the accuracy of a quartz movement with the mechanical feel and characteristics of a mechanical chronograph watch.
Instead of stopping, resetting, and restarting the chronograph, the flyback function enables the user to reset the chronograph to zero and begin a fresh timing sequence with a single button press. For individuals who need to efficiently and rapidly time a number of events, this feature is helpful.
In conclusion, the Mecaquartz movement is a real revolution in the watchmaking industry. The combination of quartz and mechanical movements delivers the features and personality of a mechanical movement along with the precision and dependability of quartz. The sweeping hand and flyback functions, among others, make the Mecaquartz movement a versatile and reliable choice for watch enthusiasts.
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