High-beat watches that feed your need for speed

High-beat watches that feed your need for speed

Postby koimaster » August 29th 2018, 8:50am

Not trying to make the others look bad, but these are the fastest timekeepers on the market

In mechanical watchmaking, speed equals accuracy. And by speed, we're referring to the rate of the movement's regulating device: Its balance wheel and hairspring. In other words, it's a question of how many times per second does the balance wheel oscillate.

A standard Swiss made mechanical movement such as the ETA Calibre 2892-A2 has a 4-hertz frequency. This means that its balance wheel and hairspring oscillates at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour – not slow by any standards, but still far from being fastest in the market.

As a matter of fact, anything between 3 and 4 hertz is considered the industry norm. Just for the sake of comparison, though, a typical quartz movement such as the Seiko 9F for instance vibrates exactly 32,768 times per second.

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