This year’s Basel watch show, I think a lot of people must be very impressed on one thing, that is, Breitling and Tudor exchange movement, why we are very concerned about this matter, and even feel some incredible it? Because in the past years, the brands are either busy with self-produced movement, or busy with the market, has long been no two major companies swap the main movement of the thing, not to mention not long ago there are foreign media broke the Breitling May have to sell, this time this situation, many people began to doubt that Rolex is not to take over the Breitling replica. Of course, this is the ultimate rumor, but also reminds me of a thing, that is, the watch industry seems to have been a long time there has not been such a big “scale” technology sharing, in recent years because of market reasons, more and more brands Tend to self-produced movement and apply for their own patents, or stressed the exclusive, and thus establish a brand image.
Tudor MT5813 automatic chronograph movement (from cheap Breitling replica B01)
Although we are popular, is the Breitling fake watches and Tudor swap movement, but from the official point of view, is the development of cooperation, because in fact not directly swap, each actually have done a lot of changes. This is very interesting, in the last century, the cooperation between the various major brands to develop, is a very normal thing, and thus the birth of a lot of today still still prominent products, such as was born in the last century 50’s a thickness only 1.64 mm ultra-thin manual movement, developed by Jaeger-LeCoultre, Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin. There is also an example of the 60s of last century, Breitling, Hamilton, Buren, TAG Heuer to work together to develop the first self-winding chronograph movement Caliber 11. In addition, there are many examples, some because it is still in use, so inconvenient to disclose too much.
Jaeger-LeCoultre 803 (thickness of only 1.64 mm)
Watch industry after the group integration, the Group’s technical cooperation has occurred, first few examples. In 2013, Tissot and ETA co-developed the Group’s most important basic movement Powermatic 80, was a long time to become a mechanical cheap replica watches basic functions of a hot topic, the past ETA’s main movement, dynamic storage in 42 hours or 48 hours, while the Powermatic 80 movement can have 80 hours of power, greatly improving the daily practicality. At that time, this movement used in Tissot luxury watch luxury series, the market at first on this movement is full of questions, but today this movement has become a lot of Swatch Group brand under the standard. Tissot launched a year later, according to different brand positioning, with different movement level, assigned to the United States, Hamilton and Citroen and other brands to use, and in the price formed a certain gradient.
Tissot 80 movement
More than that, in 2016, ETA company also provides a higher version of the 80 movement, the use of silicon hairspring 80 movement, first loaded in the United States and Tissot among the two brands, and to promote, as in the year 80 Movement in the strong momentum in Tissot, we have reason to believe that with the maturity of the process, silicon gossamer will also be in the near future, as the movement of the same as the 80 Swatch Group, the main movement of the standard, but the current For example, use only in relatively high-end products.
The United States degrees Caliber 80 silicon gossamer movement
Speaking of silicon gossamer, Swatch Group has long been already used before the use of silicon gossamer, Breguet, Blancpain, Jacques De Luo and other public high-end brands are in use, while the main movement of Omega 8500 and 9300 a series of Movement, are using silicon gossamer. With the tripping of Silicon Gossip last year, and this year’s Longines Record series using monocrystalline silicon gossamer, we believe that this is a Swatch Group’s vertical technology extension, from the top brand has been to the general brand, from high-tech silicon to ordinary silicon Materials, silicon gossamer in accordance with their own different levels, distributed to the group among the various brands, thus completing a large-scale technological upgrading.
Omega Nivachoc shock
There is also a detail is the Omega main coaxial movement, are used Nivachoc shock absorber, the shock was at the time also considered the exclusive Omega, although the Omega did not explicitly emphasize the shock absorber, but indeed in a certain To the extent of the Omega independent movement and other movement to distinguish. Longines this year launched the Record series of watches, it is surprising to see the watch is also used Longines Nivachoc shock, and verified, the movement has been used in Longines before, even in Hamilton Have been used. The downward extension of this new technology allows the Swatch Group to have a higher price / performance ratio and a technology content.
Jaeger-LeCoultre and the nations are using the four-digit year
In addition to the Swatch Group within a large number of technical sharing, Richemont Group, LVMH Moet Hennessy Group, Kaifeng Group, the internal watch factory technology sharing also exists, such as Jaeger-LeCoultre module and the nations 51613 movement Perpetual calendar module, Richemont Some brands of Tourbillon is designed by Cartier Tourbillon designer Kasapi.
Technical cooperation to a certain extent, to allow the market to enjoy the benefits, so as to cultivate the market size, the brand can get the funds, while improving the quality, is clearly a wishful sale.