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Mechanical watch vs. quartz watch

There are two main families of watches: electronic and mechanical. Their difference lies in the energy used to make them work. Mechanical watch or quartz watch for men? Manual or automatic winding? When it comes to choosing a watch, two schools of thought seem to oppose each other for the movement. If mechanical watches are very popular with collectors and watch lovers, quartz watches are the most common on the market. In this article we will help you to see more clearly.


Mechanical watch vs. quartz watch: The choice is yours to make!

  • Automatic watches for men : The Initial is our collection of sober and elegant automatic watches, with or without complications. This collection of automatic watches for men gathers watches with or without visible movement. The Initial Open Heart automatic watch, with its classic and contemporary design, is equipped with hour, minute, second and 24-hour counter functions and lets you see the movement's gears. In this collection, you will also find our three-hand Initial automatic watch, the Initial power reserve and the Initial Calendar watch, with white or blue dial. Each of these watches has interchangeable straps. You can choose the material of your strap, a smooth leather strap, grained leather, ostrich leather or Milanese mesh, and the colors, a brown, blue, black or green strap.
  • Women's automatic watch : The Initial 36 is our collection of automatic watches for women. Designed, conceived and assembled in France, the Initial 36 is equipped with hour, minute and second functions and also exists in an open heart version. You will appreciate the open heart of this watch which reveals the movement's gears. This collection combines clean lines and delicate curves in a spirit that is both timeless and contemporary. This watch with its champagne or white dial goes very well with a silver or pink gold Milanese mesh bracelet. Our interchangeable strap system allows you to alternate your watch strap with an elegant leather strap.
  • Men's quartz watch: The Bastille is one of our men's quartz watches with a sleek and stylish design. This men's watch with interchangeable strap comes with white, blue, green and black dial. The Bastille with its 39mm diameter case fits perfectly on men's wrists. You will also find our Solaire watch in steel, available with a white or blue dial. The solar watch with blue dial combines index and number from 1 to 12. This watch goes well with a Milanese mesh or leather strap.
  • Women's quartz watch : You are looking for a women's quartz watch ? The Sully is our fine quartz watch for women. A true concentrate of elegance and femininity, the Sully watch imposes its finesse and dresses up your wrist on a daily basis thanks to its interchangeable bracelets that adapt to your outfit as well as to your mood. This refined watch is available in rose gold and silver and you can choose one of our elegant leather or Milanese mesh straps in rose gold or silver to bring a vintage touch to your watch. For a sportier watch, choose our Aurore steel watch. This waterproof watch comes with a blue, emerald, steel or pink dial. Both feminine and sporty, this watch will brighten up your wrist every day.