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New movement from Switzerland - NEWTON by SOPROD

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  • New movement from Switzerland - NEWTON by SOPROD

    Apparently, this is the new competition for ETA and others:
    Manufacture SOPROD introduces NewtonŽ, a new competitively priced industrial-scale Swiss movement.

    Les Reussilles, March 12th 2020 – Mechanical movements embody a philosophy testifying both to the history of the first artisans and to the most innovative mechanisms ever invented by humankind. Enter the NewtonŽ movement from Manufacture SOPROD, stemming from three years of development and industrialisation. The first examples have rolled off the production lines, their reliability has been successfully tested and they are ready to be delivered to the renowned Swiss brands who ordered them from us. Since 2008, SOPROD has been part of the Festina industrial group which, through its various companies, masters the essential components for the complete manufacture of mechanisms from mechanical calibres to quartz connected movements. At the heart of its six Swiss production sites, the entirely independent Manufacture produces all its components including its assortments - escape-wheels, pallets and rollers - as well balances and even balance springs -, while its entity in the French Jura region produces mainplates only. SOPROD is thus offering a 100% Jura calibre, at a competitive price, in perfect harmony with the origin of its components. An entry-level industrial ‘engine’, entirely from the Jura and almost exclusively Swiss, that only the Manufacture SOPROD can currently offer and guarantee to Swiss watch brands upholding Swiss Made expertise and values. Read more…

    • 11 ˝ ‴. D: 25.60 mm. H: 4.60 mm
    • 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz)
    • 23 jewels
    • 44-hour power reserve
    • Hours, minutes, central seconds
    • Semi-instantaneous aperture-type calendar, display
    • Fast calendar adjustment
    • Time-setting with stop-seconds device
    • Automatic rewinding
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