Quinting Mysterious Chronograph

First model of the brand Quinting, the Chronograph Quinting is a sport model, with modernity and a unique elegance, due to its infinite transparency. The case with a width of 43, 8 mm and a thickness of 14mm gives to the Chronograph a robustness solid as a rock. Made in stainless steel, or in yellow, pink or white gold 18kt, the Chronograph is presented either with a crocodile leather bracelet or with a steel bracelet.

Quinting Mysterious Chronograph

The chronograph Quinting can be a pure men model in its traditional version in rough steel, the dials could varied with a tonality of 6 colours (black, steel, white, blue, chocolate and red). But it can also become a very feminine piece thanks to the setting of diamonds and to the variation of colours of the dial and the bracelet.

Quinting Mysterious Chronograph

Rough strength of the mater or feminine watch, the Chronograph Quinting is a timeless piece, because of its transparency which gives to it a unique and incomparable place among all the great complication watches.

Quinting Mysterious Chronograph

The mysterious Chronograph Quinting is composed of the first and unique sapphire movement in the world, created and patented by Quinting. With the exception of 7 pieces, included the hands, the 256 components of the Chronograph are exclusively made on measure. This model is composed of 11 sapphires layers, 5 are stationary and 6 are mobile to assure the movement of the hands.

Quinting Mysterious Chronograph

Each Chronograph is unique and has engraved an individual number on the back of the case. The Chronograph is waterproof until 50 meters of depth.

The watch is composed of metalized sapphires and has an anti-reflection treatment. The case back and the movement are engraved with an individual serial number. The unique transparent movement is patented.

Technical details

Case
Total Height: 14,00 mm
Total Diameter: 43,80 mm
Water resistant: 50 meters (5 ATM)

Movement
Diameter: 39,00 mm
Total Height: 8,60 mm
Number of sapphire layers: 11 perfectly parallel sapphire discs
Warranty: 2 years
Adjustment: +0.10 – 0.60 sec/j.

Functions
Hours, Minutes, Date with indication am / pm
The chronograph has 3 little dials with seconds, minutes and hours.
Seconds at 12 o’clock
Minutes at 6 o’clock
Hours at 9 o’clock

Bracelet/strap
Alligator strap with Quinting buckle

Versions
Stainless steel, yellow gold, pink gold or white gold
Precious metal bracelet (stainless steel, yellow gold, pink gold, white gold)
Dial with or without diamond setting
Bezel with or without diamond settings
Other precious metals and stones can be used on request. Some special engravings can be made on moving and stationary sapphires.

Quinting Transparency

Launched in 2004, the Transparency is the second line of the watches Quinting. With its 3 hands (hour, minute and second) and its smaller case (39 mm) in comparison to the other models, this watch with its pure and sober lines suits both to the men and women.

Its dial which can be in a circle or octagonal shape can be polished, brushed or set with diamonds. In stainless steel or in gold18kt, the Transparency is an ethereal and refined piece, with an extreme sophistication.

Quinting Transparency

The Transparency has a counter balancing forces movement which permits to compensate the effects of rough gestures. Besides the technical advantage brought by this revolutionary process, this movement also permits to bring a real animation to the design.

The Transparency is like all the other models of Quinting a great complication watch which is composed of 186 pieces. Its movement contains 9 layers of sapphires perfectly parallel, 4 are mobiles and 5 are stationary. It is waterproof until 50 meters depth.

The watch is composed of metalized sapphires and has an anti-reflection treatment. The case back and the movement are engraved with an individual serial number. The unique transparent movement is patented as well as the counter balancing forces movement.

Technical details

Case
Thickness: 9,12 mm
Diameter: 39 mm
Water resistance: 50 meters (5 ATM)

Movement
Number of sapphire layers: 9 perfectly parallel sapphire discs
Warranty: 2 years
Adjustment: +0.10 – 0.60 sec/j

Functions
Hours’ hand
Minutes’ hand
Seconds’ hand

Available with:
Alligator strap with Quinting buckle
Stainless steel, yellow gold, pink gold or white gold
Dial with or without diamond setting
Bezel with or without diamond setting

Quinting Arabesque

Swiss luxury watch brand Quinting launches a model which reflects the race of time through an arabesque which perpetually changes its shape with the passing of seconds, minutes and hours. Every second, a new ephemeral draft appears, the round dance of seconds, minutes and hours drawing some figures in perpetual movement.

Three different arabesques have been engraved on three mobile sapphires which represent the hours, minutes and seconds. The first figure moves at the rhythm of seconds, the second at the rhythm of minutes and the third at the rhythm of hours. Thus, the shape drawn is different every second but also every minute and hour.

Quinting has created the model Arabesque in two versions, the first in gold, the second in steel. The gold watch presents 3 arabesques with golden shades, a very elegant piece. The steel watch presents three tinges of grey, from the bright grey to the charcoal grey for a very modern effect.

The watch is composed of metalized sapphires and has an anti-reflection treatment. The case back and the movement are engraved with an individual serial number.

Technical details

Case
Total Height: 9,12 mm
Total Diameter: 39 mm
Water Resistant: 50 meters (5 ATM)

Movement
The unique patented movement with counter balancing forces on the seconds hand.
Distance between 2 sapphires: from 0,18 to 0,55 mm
Number of sapphire layers: 9 perfectly parallel sapphire disks
Guarantee: 2 years
Adjustment: +0.10 – 0.60 sec/d.

Functions
Hours
Minutes
Seconds

Strap
Crocodile leather strap
Precious metal bracelet (gold, stainless steel)

Versions
Case with or without diamonds on the interior ring and the exterior bezel are available on Stainless steel, Yellow gold, Pink gold or White gold.

Quinting Dove of Football

The Quinting Dove of Football collection is comprised of 192 unique pieces representing the number of member countries of United Nations. With the representation of Dove and the world’s most popular game Football, the watch is a reminder for the necessity of harmony and peace in this world. The transparency of the watch symbolizes that the man who wears it is an actor of the peace, the builder of a better humanity.

The dove of Football wears the universal effigy of the peace. Two doves are engraved on sapphires’ rotated discs. Dint the mechanism, which is constituted with fixed and mobile transparent sapphires glasses, the engraving of these 2 doves is made on the hour’s sapphire and the minutes’ sapphires. Like this, the 2 doves turn with different speeds and become one every hour. It reminds to its owner that it is worthwhile working and fighting during 59 minutes to have one minute of peace.

The dove of Football is a transparency watch, which represents 192 unique pieces, equal to the number of the member countries of UNO. For each member country matches a unique piece. Beyond, every piece wears on the case of the watch a number which made references to the entrance date of the country in the UNO. The 2 doves become one only one minute every hour, which symbolizes the Perfect Peace.

Opposite, the non exhaustive list of the UNO’s member countries with the dove’s number which matches to the date of the country’s entrance in UNO.

For example, the above featured  watch is the piece number 190. It corresponds to Switzerland, the 190th country which is entered in UNO among the 192 member countries. The number of the piece matches to the number which is attributed to the country when it entered in UNO.

The man is the builder of the peace and of a better humanity. Trough the 2 doves, we see the man who wears the watch. It symbolizes that it is this man who is the builder of the peace and a better humanity. Every piece is engraved (on the side of the case) with the blood group of its owner because most of the time the History is written with blood.

The football is the most popular sport of the world. It is a very strong instrument which permits speaking to the world and touching it.

This watch is made of metalized sapphires and has anti reflection treatment. The case and the transparent sapphire movement are engraved with a number of unique piece. The case and the buckle are made in high steel.

Technical details

Case
Total Height: 14,00 mm
Total Diameter: 43,80 mm
Wet Strength: 50 meters (5ATM)

Movement
The unique transparent movement is patented.
Diameter: 39,00 mm
Total Height: 8,60 mm
Number of sapphires layers: 13 parallels sapphires discs
Warranty: 2 years

Functions/Display
Hours, minutes, Date / indication AM-PM
The chronograph has 3 little dials with the seconds, the minutes and the hours.
The timer of the seconds is located at 9 o’clock.

Strap
Hand Made, in crocodile.

Value
CHF 35.000

List of the UNO members countries with the number of the corresponding Dove Serial Number Country Date of entrance in the UNO:-

1 – USA – 24 Oct 45
2 – El Salvador – 24 Oct 45
3 – Egypt – 24 Oct 45
4 – Brazil – 24 Oct 45
5 – Cuba – 24 Oct 45
6 – Denmark – 24 Oct 45
7 – Russia – 24 Oct 45
8 – Lebanon – 24 Oct 45
9 – Luxembourg – 24 Oct 45
10 – Nicaragua – 24 Oct 45
11 – New Zealand -24 Oct 45
12 – Paraguay – 24 Oct 45
13 – Philippines – 24 Oct 45
14 – Poland – 24 Oct 45
15 – Dominican Republic – 24 Oct 45
16 – Turkey – 24 Oct 45
17 – Saudi Arabia – 24 Oct 45
18 – Argentina – 24 Oct 45
19 – Belarus – 24 Oct 45
20 – Chile – 24 Oct 45
21 – China – 24 Oct 45
22 – France – 24 Oct 45
23 – Haiti – 24 Oct 45
24 – Iran – 24 Oct 45
25 – Syrian Arab Republic – 24 Oct 45
26 – United Kingdom – 24 Oct 45
27 – Ukraine – 24 Oct 45
28 – Greece – 25 Oct 45
29 – India – 30 Oct 45
30 – Peru – 31 Oct 45
31 – Australia – 01 Nov 45
32 – Costa Rica – 02 Nov 45
33 – Liberia – 02 Nov 45
34 – Colombia – 05 Nov 45
35 – South Africa – 07 Nov 45
36 – Mexico – 07 Nov 45
37 – Canada – 09 Nov 45
38 – Ethiopia – 13 Nov 45
39 – Panama – 13 Nov 45
40 – Bolivia – 14 Nov 45
41 – Venezuela – 15 Nov 4510
42 – Guatemala – 21 Nov 45
43 – Norway – 27 Nov 45
44 – Netherlands – 10 Dec 45
45 – Honduras – 17 Dec 45
46 – Uruguay – 18 Dec 45
47 – Ecuador – 21 Dec 45
48 – Iraq – 21 Dec 45
49 – Belgium – 27 Dec 45
50 – Afghanistan – 19 Nov 46
51 – Iceland – 19 Nov 46
52 – Sweden – 19 Nov 46
53 – Thailand – 16 Dec 46
54 – Pakistan – 30 Sep 47
55 – Yemen – 30 Sep 47
56 – Myanmar – 19 Apr 48
57 – Israel – 11 May 49
58 – Indonesia – 28 Sep 50
59 – Albania – 14 Dec 55
60 – Austria – 14 Dec 55
61 – Bulgaria – 14 Dec 55
62 – Cambodia – 14 Dec 55
63 – Spain – 14 Dec 55
64 – Finland – 14 Dec 55
65 – Hungary – 14 Dec 55
66 – Ireland – 14 Dec 55
67 – Italy – 14 Dec 55
68 – Libya – 14 Dec 55
69 – Jordan – 14 Dec 55
70 – Nepal – 14 Dec 55
71 – Portugal – 14 Dec 55
72 – Lao People’s Democratic Republic – 14 Dec 55
73 – Romania – 14 Dec 55
74 – Sri Lanka – 14 Dec 55
75 – Morocco – 12 Nov 56
76 – Sudan – 12 Nov 56
77 – Tunisia – 12 Nov 56
78 – Japan – 18 Dec 56
79 – Ghana – 08 Mar 57
80 – Malaysia – 17 Sep 57
81 – Guinea – 12 Dec 58
82 – Benin – 20 Sep 60
83 – Burkina Faso – 20 Sep 60
84 – Cameron – 20 Sep 60
85 – Cyprus – 20 Sep 60
86 – Congo – 20 Sep 6011
87 – Ivory Coast – 20 Sep 60
88 – Gabon – 20 Sep 60
89 – Madagascar – 20 Sep 60
90 – Niger – 20 Sep 60
91 – Central African Republic – 20 Sep 60
92 – Democratic Republic of the Congo – 20 Sep 60
93 – Somalia – 20 Sep 60
94 – Chad – 20 Sep 60
95 – Togo – 20 Sep 60
96 – Mali 28 Sep – 60
97 – Senegal – 28 Sep 60
98 – Nigeria – 07 Oct 60
99 – Sierra Leone – 27 Sep 61
100 – Mauritania – 27 Oct 61
101 – Mongolia – 27 Oct 61
102 – United Republic of Tanzania – 14 Dec 61
103 – Burundi – 18 Sep 62
104 – Jamaica – 18 Sep 62
105 – Rwanda – 18 Sep 62
106 – Trinidad and Tobago – 18 Sep 62
107 – Algeria – 08 Oct 62
108 – Uganda – 25 Oct 62
109 – Kuwait – 14 May 63
110 – Kenya -16 Dec 63
111 – Malawi – 01 Dec 64
112 – Malta – 01 Dec 64
113 – Zambia – 01 Dec 64
114 – Gambia – 21 Sep 65
115 – Maldives – 21 Sep 65
116 – Singapore – 21 Sep 65
117 – Guyana – 20 Sep 66
118 – Botswana – 17 Oct 66
119 – Lesotho – 17 Oct 66
120 – Barbados – 09 Dec 66
121 – Mauritius – 24 Apr 68
122 – Swaziland – 24 Sep 68
123 – Equatorial Guinea – 12 Nov 68
124 – Fiji – 13 Oct 70
125 – Bahrain – 21 Sep 71
126 – Bhutan – 21 Sep 71
127 – Qatar – 21 Sep 71
128 – Oman – 07 Oct 71
129 – United Arab Emirates – 09 Dec 71
130 – Germany – 18 Sep 73
131 – Bahamas – 18 Sep 7312
132 – Bangladesh – 17 Sep 74
133 – Grenada – 17 Sep 74
134 – Guinea-Bissau – 17 Sep 74
135 – Mozambique – 16 Sep 75
136 – Sao Tome and Principe – 16 Sep 75
137 – Cape Verde – 16 Sep 75
138 – Papua New Guinea – 10 Oct 75
139 – Comoros – 12 Nov 75
140 – Suriname – 04 Dec 75
141 – Seychelles – 21 Sep 76
142 – Angola – 01 Dec 76
143 – Samoa – 15 Dec 76
144 – Djibouti – 20 Sep 77
145 – Vietnam – 20 Sep 77
146 – Dominica – 18 Sep 78
147 – Solomon Islands – 19 Sep 78
148 – Saint Lucia – 18 Sep 79
149 – Zimbabwe – 25 Aug 80
150 – Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – 16 Sep 80
151 – Vanuatu – 15 Sep 81
152 – Belize – 25 Sep 81
153 – Antigua and Barbuda – 11 Nov 81
154 – Saint Kitts and Nevis – 23 Sep 83
155 – Brunei- 21 Sep 84
156 – Namibia – 23 Apr 90
157 – Liechtenstein – 18 Sep 90
158 – Estonia – 17 Sep 91
159 – Marshall Islands – 17 Sep 91
160 – Latvia – 17 Sep 91
161 – Lithuania – 17 Sep 91
162 – Micronesia – 17 Sep 91
163 – Korea Republic – 17 Sep 91
164 – Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – 17 Sep 91
165 – Armenia – 02 Mar 92
166 – Kazakhstan – 02 Mar 92
167 – Kirghistan – 02 Mar 92
168 – Azerbaijan – 02 Mar 92
169 – Uzbekistan – 02 Mar 92
170 – Moldova – 02 Mar 92
171 – San Marino – 02 Mar 92
172 – Tajikistan – 02 Mar 92
173 – Turkmenistan – 02 Mar 92
174 – Bosnia – 22 May 92
175 – Croatia – 22 May 92
176 – Slovenia – 22 May 9213
177 – Georgia – 31 Jul 92
178 – Slovakia – 19 Jan 93
179 – Czech Republic – 19 Jan 93
180 – Ex-Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – 08 Apr 93
181 – Eritrea – 28 May 93
182 – Monaco -28 May 93
183 – Andorra – 28 Jul 93
184 – Laos – 15 Dec 94
185 – Kiribati – 14 Sep 99
186 – Nauru – 14 Sep 99
187 – Tonga – 14 Sep 99
188 – Tuvalu – 05 Sep 00
189 – Serbia – 01 Nov 00
190 – Switzerland – 10 Sep 02
191 – Timor Leste – 27 Sep 02
192 – Republic of Montenegro – 28 Jun 06

Quinting Quardinal

The Quardinal is the third line of the watches Quinting. Launched in 2006, it is the fusion between the Chronograph and the Transparency. Its design reminds one of the Chronographs, which is characterised by its robust case but the wide transparency of the dial reminds one of the line Transparency.

Available in gold, platinum or stainless steel, the Quardinal can also be set with diamonds and the colours of the dial and the bracelet can be proposed in 6 different versions (black, white, red, blue, chocolate and steel). This model is composed of 137 pieces and its movement contains 9 sapphires, 4 are mobile others are stationary.

Quinting Quardinal

The watch is composed of metalized sapphires and has an anti-reflection treatment. The case back and the movement are engraved with an individual serial number. The unique transparent movement is patented.

Technical details

Case
Total height: 14,00 mm
Total diameter: 43,80 mm
Water resist: 50 meters (5 ATM)

Movement
Diameter: 39,00 mm
Total height: 8,60 mm
Number of sapphire layers: 9 perfectly parallel sapphire discs
Warranty: 2 years
Adjustment: +0.10 – 0.60 sec/j.

Functions
Hours, Minutes, Date with indication am – pm
Seconds at 6 o’clock

Available with:
Alligator strap with Quinting buckle
Stainless steel, yellow gold, pink gold or white gold
Precious metal bracelet (stainless steel, yellow gold, pink gold, white gold)
Dial with or without diamond setting
Bezel with or without diamond settings

Quinting Ferrari Challenge

Specially created for racing car divers, the Ferrari Challenge watch features a completely transparent movement. Swiss watch manufacturer Quinting has integrated in its clock mechanism technical characteristics which belong to the high technology of racing cars. This watch was born from the 4th impossible mission accepted and carried out by the watchmakers of the Quinting manufacture.

Before commissioning this project, three impossible missions were accepted and carried out by the watchmakers of Quinting: it is in result of 7 years of research and development and investments of several dozens of millions of Swiss francs (the first and second missions) that the first transparent chronograph was born. The third mission has required 9 other years of additional research and development.

  • The first impossible mission: To create the first chronograph movement in the world transparent at one hundred percent, mysterious at one hundred percent, this mission that was confided to the greatest specialists in the Swiss watchmaking failed. After seven years of research and development this mission was crowned with success in 2000 thanks to the watchmakers of Quinting.
  • The second impossible mission: To create the first and unique sapphire movement in the world or in other words a movement composed of the parts made of a precious transparent material but not of metal. This complex mission was carried out in 2000.
  • The third impossible mission: To create at one hundred percent mysterious movement that makes turn the seconds hand as if it were suspended in the air. This mission was also carried out with success in 2002.

The 4th impossible mission was carried out by the watchmakers of the Quinting Manufacture in 2007. The mission was suggested by Ange Barde, a racing driver who holds an amazing prize list. Ange Barde was looking for a watch manufacture which was able to create a watch which could support all the restraints of the high racing car. He has turned toward Quinting and asked to create a watch that could be equal to these performances.

Mission:-

  • To create a watch that can withstand all the constraints imposed by the racing cars.
  • To create only unique pieces.
  • To make turn a car inside the transparency movement of Quinting. But each timepiece will have its own movement.

6 racing drivers are the owners of these watches. Quinting had engraved their blood group on each watch. On the case of each watch is engraved a number between 1 and 60, which represents one minute of the sixty of one hour. This number indicates the minute when the two cars will be superposed to make only one. If it is the number 5 which is chosen, the cars are superposed every hour and 5 minutes (1.05pm, 2.05pm, 3.05pm…). Like that every timepiece is unique.

The restraints were the following:-

  • To increase the lifetime of the wheels, improve their precision and their adhesion: To achieve this objective the Quinting manufacture has realised a worldwide premiere. It has put, as in the racing cars, some tyres on the sapphire wheels and then toothed them. Thus adhesion, precision as well as the lifetime have strongly increased.
  • To counterbalance the forces (acceleration, effect of gravity): To achieve this objective the Quinting manufacture did not keep to the beaten track of other manufactures that apply the system of tourbillon created by Abraham Louis Breguet in 1801. In the days of Abraham Louis Breguet watches, these pocket watches of the wealthy men, were not worn on the wrist but in the waistcoat pocket. The timekeepers remained all the time in vertical positions. Their parts were subject to the effects of gravity thus causing errors in the rate of the watch. In order to increase precision the inventor brought to reality his idea to put the regulating organs (the balance and the spiral spring) as well as the escapement (that supplies energy to the balance) in a small mobile cage that makes one turn around its own axis in one minute. And rotation of the whole mechanism around the same axis thus allowed compensating the effects of gravity. Since the wrist watch appeared almost nobody has worn pocket watches. The continuous movements of hand play the role of tourbillon and this small horological complication has became useless.

– But nevertheless it keeps its value as a poem. The way taken by the manufacture is the one of the contemporary man of the third millennium. Abraham Louis Breguet found the solution how to eliminate errors caused by the effect of gravity, Mr Pascal Berclaz from Quinting found the solution how to compensate all the errors not only those caused by gravity but also the errors that result from the movements of the man’s hand who plays golf or violoncello or pilots a space shuttle. His watch is not subject to the effect of gravity but to other forces. To realize this the Quinting manufacture has created a worldwide premiere, the first transparent movement in the world with counterbalancing forces in which two parts move in opposite directions or in other words the wheels of the seconds turn as the seconds hand and other wheels rotate in opposite direction. Thus if one set of wheels accelerates the other one decelerates and thanks to the mysterious Quinting system the forces will be counterbalanced.

  • To create only unique timepieces: Quinting and Ange Barde have decided to create only unique timepieces. Indeed, all the watches seem to be the same but they are in reality all different. There are 60 unique watches. The number 60 represents the number of minutes in one hour. On the case of each watch is engraved a number between 1 and 60. This last one indicates the minute when the two cars are superposed to be just one. For example, if you choose the watch number 5, the two cars will be superposed every hour and 5 minutes: 12.05pm, 13.05pm, 14.05p… The racing drivers who ran for the Challenge Ferrari title, including Ange Barde, had their blood group engraved on the case of the watch instead of the minute.

A watchmaker in the watch

A big number of horological masterpieces are hidden in museums owing to the extreme fragility of their movements. How many jewellers and owners of the greatest complications were obliged to return their jewels to the watchmakers because of the defective wheels? To solve this problem the Quinting manufacture placed a watch mechanism inside the watch, which will be able like magic to readjust the wheels of the chronograph counter. From this fact comes the expression “a watchmaker in the watch”.

To realize this feat the wheels were assembled on the clutches allowing thus in case of strong constraints to disengage the wheels. You will see when the hands of the chronograph are not any more at 12 o’clock the watchmaker of your Quinting watch has disengaged the wheels and the watch underwent a shock. To ask the watchmaker to engage the wheel again you should simply press the push buttons and as if by magic the mysterious watchmaker will readjust at your request the counters at 12 o’clock. This marvel of the watchmaking tradition that embodies also the Swiss traditional watchmaking manufactured at one hundred percent at the workshops of Quinting.

QUINTING WATCHES

Based in Switzerland, Quinting is the first and unique manufacture in the world to create transparent watches.

In 1993, five Swiss engineers fascinated by watches have decided to combine their knowledge and expertise to try to create the unimaginable: to create a chronograph totally transparent. One of whom was Pascal Berclaz, a Researches Engineer and current President of Quinting. The challenge was launched; the craziest adventure of the watchmaking history has begun to start. They created in Geneva the Quinting Manufacture. Their investigation fields have been varied and were not only limited to the area of watchmaking, but have also covered the automobile, aeronautical or optical industries, to penetrate the mystery of the transparency.

Quinting belongs to the elite of watchmaking, to the very small circle of watch brands which produce their own movement and which own therefore the status of watchmaking Manufacture. Indeed, it is until now the only one in the world which was able to develop and patent a totally revolutionary movement made up of transparent sapphires, impossible to copy. All the components of this movement are especially realised for Quinting and are assembled by hands, in accordance with the purest Swiss watchmaking tradition in its manufacture of St Blaise, near Neuchatel in Switzerland.

Since its creation, Quinting has always pushed back the limits of the possible, exploring constantly territories which have been always considered by the high watchmaking world unattainable. Combining the traditional Swiss know-how of watch making to the expertise of leading edge technology, the Quinting watches bear no similarity to other watches and are worn by the most well known personalities of the world like Bill Clinton, Vladimir Putin or the members of the Swiss Government.

First and unique manufacture in the world to create transparent watches, the story of Quinting is a succession of technological challenges won one by one to continue growing the dream and reach the ultimate perfection.

Here are some world firsts from Quinting:-

  • Creation of the first and unique 100% transparent movement in the world
  • Creation of the first and unique chronograph in the world with a sapphire movement
  • Creation of the first and unique movement in the world with counter balancing forces.

Quinting belongs to the very small circle of Swiss Manufactures which produce their own movement. The Quinting movement is the only one in the world totally transparent, this means it doesn’t let appear any mechanism or part of it. Many brands have launched some ‘skeleton watches’ or some ‘bridge watches’ but Quinting remains the only brand which has succeed to create an entirely transparent watch, which is composed of sapphire discs.

The principle of the sapphire movement is based on the superposition of stationary and mobile discs of sapphires. The use of the sapphire as basis material of the movement assures the non-reproduction of Quinting-watches. Indeed the great pureness of the sapphire remains an indispensable condition to the creation of the movement, and that is the reason why Quinting is supplied exclusively by precious stones sellers.

Moreover, the process of sapphire assembling remains a very complicated step which needs some particular machine-tool realized on measure for the brand. On the other hand, the production of Quinting movements requires a very high qualified personal: an already experimented watchmaker needs to be especially trained for 2 years before being able to create Quinting’s movement.

Timeline

1999: 7 years of research and development have been necessary to take up the challenge and in 1999; the first prototype of a chronograph totally transparent with a sapphire movement, unique in the world was created. This feat was immediately awarded by the prestigious “Official Price of the watches Review’.

2000: Launch of the first Quinting watches on the Market A last reef has need to get over for this very new company, to pass from the prototype to the production of this incredible watch, its components were totally different of those of a traditional watch, and required to be made to measure by retailers external to the classical watchmaking world. This critical step has been surpassed with success through the impetus given by Pascal Berclaz, actual President of Quinting and the first watches Quinting appeared on the watchmaking market in 2000.

2008: The year 2008 has been a decisive turning point for the manufacture Quinting which has succeeded in only a dozen of years to impose itself among the most prestigious watchmaking brands. To continue its development, the Manufacture has increased its shares capital in August 2008 by putting on the market some shares with a value of 10 Swiss francs whereas its value was of 1 Swiss franc in 2001. Its models are sold today in more 25 countries all over the world, from the Asian countries, to the Arabic ones without forgetting the United States and the Europe.

Contact details

Manufacture D’Horlogerie Quinting
Chemin Clos Belmont 2 – 1208 GENEVE
Switzerland
Website: http://www.quinting-watches.com