Lausen, 19 August 2015

Summer Newsletter

Welcome to our Newsletter

There is nothing permanent
except change
Heraclitus of Ephesus (approx. 540-480 BC)

After some exceptionally hot summer days in Switzerland, we are looking forward to autumn with some relief. Today, we are letting you know about the next trade fair, some product information and some further technical improvements.

With best late-summer regards,

Erich Mosset - CEO
Patrick Lichtsteiner - Sales Director

Topic Overview


Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair

Our teams from Hong Kong and Switzerland are looking forward to your visit from 8 - 12 September 2015 at the
Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair – one of the most important events within the watch industry. 

Booth 3B-B02, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

Products – Chronos

RONDA xtratech Z50 also available as Swiss Parts

This spring we presented to you for the first time the latest addition to the Xtratech line. Simple functionality, a wide variety of design options, and a highly attractive price range - that’s the 2-eye Chrono Z50. 

What makes the Z50 so special?
– Top price-performance ratio
– Chrono for fashion watches and sports watches
– 13 ¼ ’’’ with look at 3-9
– Center stop-second, 30 minutes
– Eye positions at 8.3 mm
– Date and small second
– 50-month battery life

When will the RONDA xtratech Z50 be on the market?
– Swiss Made, nickel-plated – starting now
– Swiss Parts, nickel-plated – as of October 

The Swiss Made movement is available! Have you ordered your sample movement yet?

» Click here for the data sheet of Z50 incl. technical drawings

Technicals & product development

Optimized seconds-hand steps

We have enhanced our second wheelintermediate wheel and rotor components to bring even greater precision to each seconds-hand steps.

The improvements relate to the 8¾''' to 11½''' size RONDA powertech 500 series, though not all these products will be modified at the same time. The enhanced components are already being used in the following calibers:
– 11 ½ ''' 512, 513/S, 515/S, 515.24D, 515.24H, 517, 519

The multifunctionals will follow from January 2016:
– 10 ½ ''' 502, 503/S, 505/S, 505.24D, 505.24H, 507, 509

Remaining modells will follow in the second semester 2016:
– 8 ¾''' 582, 583, 585

What is important here in terms of watch repairs?
In both the enhanced and the previous version of these movements, the second wheel, intermediate wheel and rotor form a single unit. So when replacing individual components here, please note that the two different versions should not be combined. A production code will be marked on the main plate indicating the version used.

You will find full information in the corresponding Technical Instructions which will be continually revised.