Monday, September 12, 2016

Catena SA100 Automatic Movement

Catena SA was founded in 1947 by Mr. Willy Lebet. The first watch making workshop is rooted in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. In the early 50’, Mr. Lebet registered the brand Catena and the company was specialized in the assembly of mechanical watch movement. However, Mr. Lebet was driven by a desire to create an independently produced Caliber, an automatic movement for originality and technical ingenuity.

Year after year since his dream, the company had spent a good deal of time prior to that researching and developing the philosophy and product identity of a movement that would bear their name.The movement, which was 6 years in the development process, was created in conjunction with a team of talented watch makers and engineers, with the aids of avant-garde technology. The first “in-house” caliber SA100 was released in 2008.
The self-winding SA100 caliber, produced entirely within CATENA SA, has a diameter of 12½ and a frequency of 28,800 vph. The SA series is available in several variations, including three hands plus date (SA100), three hands with visible balance (SA200) and skeletonized version (SA800). A range of additional functions also added, which to date includes small second (SA110) and power reserve indicator with small second (SA130).
The self-winding SA100 calibre is designed to allow a wide variety of additional functions. In the next few years, the SA100 will be incorporating custom-made complications, which includes large dates with day-night indicator, dual-time zone, moon phase, annual calendar and chronograph.

Technical details
Catena SA100
Mechanical with automatic winding, power reserve 36 hours
Functions: hours, minutes, second, calendar
Diameter: 28mm
Height: 5.15mm
Jewels: 29
Frequency: 28,800 vph

Catena SA110
Mechanical with automatic winding, power reserve 36 hours
Functions: hours, minutes, small second, calendar
Diameter: 28mm
Height: 5.15mm
Jewels: 31
Frequency: 28,800 vph

Catena SA130
Mechanical with automatic winding, power reserve 36 hours
Functions: hours, minutes, power reserve indicator, small second, calendar
Diameter: 28mm
Height: 6.45mm
Jewels: 35
Frequency: 28,800 vph

Catena SA200
Mechanical with automatic winding, power reserve 36 hours
Functions: hours, minutes, second
Diameter: 28mm
Height: 5.15mm
Jewels: 28
Frequency: 28,800 vph

Catena SA800
Mechanical with automatic winding, power reserve 36 hours
Functions: hours, minutes, second
Diameter: 28mm
Height: 5.15mm
Jewels: 28
Frequency: 28,800 vph

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