Watches By Movement
A watch movement (also known as a “calibre”) is the engine of a watch that
acts as the powerhouse to make the watch and its functions work. This internal mechanism inside the
timepiece moves the hands and powers any complications such as a chronograph, annual
calendar or a dual time zone. Driving all of the timekeeping functions, the movement is the
essential component in a watch and keeping accurate time; a watch would not function without it.
There are countless different movements that are created by watch
manufactures utilizing proprietary innovations, but each of these movements will fall into one of two
categories—quartz or mechanical.
Quartz movements are very accurate and require minimal maintenance aside from battery replacements. They tend to be low cost since they are battery powered and have few moving parts.Quartz watches aren’t as desirable to most watch enthusiasts because they lack the technical craftsmanship and engineering that mechanical timepieces have.
Mechanical movements are often chosen over quartz movements for luxury watches because of the level of quality and craftsmanship of mechanical movements. Skillfully created by expert watchmakers, these movements contain an intricate series of tiny components working together to power the timepiece.