Quartz movements – “Ronda inside”
All too often, the heart of a watch – its movement – is unfairly overlooked. Yet a watch’s design is strongly influenced by the movement, including its functions and their arrangement on the dial.
The „Quartz Specials“ comprise mostly complex calibers, such as chronographs and sophisticated multifunctions like alarm, 2nd time zone and retrograde. These quartz movements are engineered for stylish timepieces and watches with high functionality and particularly unique designs.
Besides a full range of Swiss Made movements, some selected products are also available in a Swiss Parts version, assembled in the Far East.
The „Quartz Essentials“ stand for a number of reliable quality calibers. The collection ranges from a vast variety of standard and special functions in sizes between 5½’’’ and 11½’’ to very small and slim models. Moreover, it also offers an attractive quartz chronograph.
Most calibers are to come as Swiss Made movements as well as Swiss Parts movements.
Innovative with high standards of quality
The market today calls for increasingly complex functions and innovative movements that enable them to create the most sophisticated watch models. There is an equally strong demand, too, for extremely accurate products that are made to the highest quality standards. So it’s good that, when devising and developing new quartz movements, Ronda’s teams keep a firm and clear focus on their customers’ success.
Watchmakers can choose from a wide range of high-quality Ronda movements that meet even the most discerning demands in design and quality terms.
Swiss Made movements
Ronda produces and sells movements for wrist watches. The label “Swiss Made movement” is protected by law and reads as following:
Definition of the Swiss watch movement as of 2017
To be regarded as a Swiss movement, the movement must:
a) have undergone technical development in Switzerland:
1. for exclusively mechanical movements, at least mechanical construction
and prototyping of the movement as a whole,
2. for movements that are not exclusively mechanical, at least mechanical
construction and prototyping of the movement as a whole, together with
the conception of the printed circuit or circuits, conception of the display
and conception of the software;
b) have been assembled in Switzerland;
c) have been inspected by the manufacturer in Switzerland and
d) at least 60% of the manufacturing costs must be generated in Switzerland
e) and at least 50% of the value of all the constituent parts, but excluding the cost of assembly, must be of Swiss manufacture.
Swiss Parts movements
Apart from the Swiss Made movements, a selection of the product range is also being offered as “Swiss Parts” version. These calibers are being assembled in the Far East.