Terminage 2 and 3 of the SparrowHawk II collectiontuesday 06 december 2011 at 10h09
Categories : Novelties
After receiving and inspecting all components from the respective suppliers, the factory started the Terminage 2 and Terminage 3 of the new SparrowHawk II collection on the weekend 48.
The French watchmaking term of "Terminage" describes the «Process of assembling and testing all parts of a watch.» Illustrated Professional Dictionary of Horology by the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH.
Terminage 1 covers the assembly of the movement itself, which is not our concern here since we purchase the movements already assembled and controlled from Japanese factories.
The new VK63 calibre we chose for the new collection has recently been the subject of discussions on PMWF.com. Besides two labels of the Seiko Corporation (Pulsar and Wired), Techné Instruments is probably the first third-party to have chosen this calibre.
We are very enthusiastic about this new calibre for various reasons:
First of all it is designed and produced by the World's 3rd biggest watchmaking group: Seiko Corporation.
Seiko has been a watchmaking pioneer for the last 50 years:
- 1969: World's first production quartz wrist watch
- 1973: World's first LCD watch with 6 digits digital display
- 1975: World's first multi-function digital watch
- 1983: World's first analog quartz watch with alarm chronograph
- 1988: World's first quartz watch with automatic charge through a rotor
The VK63 benefits from Seiko's proprietary technology and combines the accuracy of a quartz resonator and step motors with the comfort of mechanical commands.
Visually, the chronograph seconds hand sweeps at 1/5th of a second, and instantly reset like on a traditional mechanical chronograph.