In the watch industry, there are several watch movements and sometimes it can be difficult to navigate. For our automatic watchConcordia, we have chosen the Swiss automatic movement ETA 2824 - 2. But what are the specificities of this Swiss automatic movement? To answer this question, we are going through this article to tell you the history of the ETA 2824-2 Movement, before explaining the particularities of this movement.
- ETA, history of a recognized Swiss manufacturer
- The particularities of ETA's 2824-2 movement
- Our Charlie Paris watches with ETA 2824-2 movement
1. ETA, history of a recognized Swiss manufacturer
Founded in 1856 in Grange, ETA which stands for Elegance, Technology, Accuracy (in French, elegance, technology and precision) was originally a watch manufacturer and not just a movement. ETA first took for name "Girard & Schild" then Eterna in 1906. In 1932 the Eterna manufacture split into 2, one structure will be dedicated to the marketing of finished watches (Eterna SA) and the other ETA structure will be dedicated to blanks (blanks are all the spare parts that make up the movement).
The Swiss manufacture ETA merged in 1978 with ASUAG, a group of Swiss manufacturers, then in 1983 ASUAG and SSIH were forced by their banks to merge. This merger gives birth to a new holding company, the Swatch Group.
ETA is currently the leading movement producer in Switzerland. On the one hand for all the watchmaking houses of the Swatch group, but also for other brands such as ours. The Swiss manufacture ETA now produces 75% of Swiss mechanical movements. The quality of its movements has given rise to the current renown of many watchmaking houses.
2. The particularities of ETA's 2824-2 movement
ETA's Swiss caliber 2824 was created in 1972, then in 1982 was to be perfected and undergo numerous modifications: the rubies went from 17 to 25 with frequencies ranging from 18,000 to 3600 vibrations per hour.
Recognized for its reliability, precision and longevity, the ETA 2824-2 movement is a guarantee of quality and a true classic within the watchmaking industry.
3. Our Charlie Paris watches with ETA 2824-2 movement
Thefirst edition of our Concordia automatic watch used ETA 2824-2 movements.At Charlie Paris, our mission is to offer you watches that are both sober and remarkable, with excellent value for money and aresponsible manufacturing. It is for this reason that we started to think about an alternative because these movements are more and more complex to find and the prices that traders charge us are increasing drastically from year to year, while ETA competitors produce more and more efficient mechanisms.
After long discussions with various manufacturers, it is STP (Swiss Technology Production) with its STP1-11 movement that wins our trust. A rapidly expanding manufacture, which designs calibers recognized for their reliability, precision and quality of execution. The advantage of dealing directly with this manufacture? A possibility of modifications and easier customization, and more attractive prices by avoiding intermediaries.
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